The British Broadcasting Channel has called Petra, “one of the 40 places you have to see before you die,” and indeed that is what the city is.
Petra is a city that had been lost for centuries until its discovery by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. Petra is a city that inspired many and the poet, John William Burgon, was not any different. Petra allowed him to write, “it seems no work of Man's creative hand, by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned; But from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful, alone!” The rocks seem to have a mind of their own, and you can sense something enchanting as you walk down the rock-lined corridor to the magnificence that awaits you.
On this day, a special guide will take you along the same route many have traveled before you and you feel as if you have journeyed into another world. You get to explore a carved city within stone, walk through a dim, narrow gorge called The Siq, (a holy path filled with old and ancient relics of gods); a sophisticated water system has been placed on both sides of the gorge. Much more will be revealed to you as you walk until you reach The Treasury. You will be mesmerized like Indian Jones was in the movie, ‘The Last Crusade.’
A whole city, carved from stone, will open up before you once you leave The Treasury-houses, theaters, tombs, facades. As the sun casts its rays onto these places and other tourists stroll along and discover the hidden secrets of Petra you will understand what life must have been like for the people living here-tranquil, bustling, and exquisite.
Things to consider:
Petra entrance fee: 50 JOD
Please note this tour is a conuntaion of the 8 Days program, therefore will be returing with a tourist bus or a car at 5:00 PM departing Petra, you will be dropped off in the 7th Circle, please note the transport back to your hotel is not provided and we will try to make your last night at a walkable distance to your hotel from the dropping point.