Petra, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is a legendary archaeological site renowned for its massive rock-cut architecture. Built about two thousand years ago by the Nabataeans, it is a monumental city that has fired the imagination of tourists ever since it was introduced to the West in 1812 by the Swiss explorer, Johann Ludwig Burckhard.
Nineteenth century English poet, John Burgon, in his famous sonnet ‘Petra’, wrote about the city: ‘Match me such a marvel save in Eastern Clime/ A rose-red city half as old as time
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 21:00|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
03.00 AM – 21:00
Depart from your hotel at about 03:00am (tbc), and drive to the Taba Marina. Sail to Aqaba, in Jordan. Drive to Petra, which usually takes about two hours. We then embark on a guided tour of Petra (up to four hours), including highlights such as The Siq, the Treasury, and the Royal Tombs We return to the entrance area, before driving back to Aqaba to catch the ferry at about 7.30pm. Lunch will either be before or after the guided tour, depending on timings and light conditions.
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