Amman Airport – Amman
Upon arrival at the Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Amman.
Amman – Wadi Rum
After breakfast we will start by visiting the majestic Wadi Rum. Once we reach our destination, you will be set to explore the immense area of Wadi Rum while in the back of a 4×4 vehicle. To discover a landscape that was once described by the British officer T. E. Lawrence as, ‘vast, echoing and Godlike.’ This description wonderfully summarizes the Wadi Rum experience. You will notice how the mountains of rock just seem to melt under the sun’s energy, and the tracks of camels, foxes, and wild dogs sprinkled on the wind-swept sand. Later, you will be taken to one of the highest points in all of Wadi Rum to witness a spectacular sunset. As we welcome the moon, a whole new view of the landscape around you emerges and as the darkness creeps in, the sky lights up with millions of stars to cast a silvery light upon the entire world. After the incredible view of the sunset, we will head towards our desert camp for Bedouin dinner and overnight in the camp.
Wadi Rum – Petra visit
Today we will transfer you to visit the “Red Rose City” of Petra. Petra is a city that was lost for centuries until its discovery by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. It is a city that inspired many poets, John William Burgon being no different. Petra inspired him to write, “it seems no work of Man’s creative hand, by labor wrought as wavering fancy planned; But from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful, alone!” On this day, a special guide will take you along the same route many have traveled before and you will feel as if you’ve journeyed into another world. You get to explore a city carved into 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. And just like Indiana Jones in The Last Crusade, you will be mesmerized by what you see. A whole city, carved from stone, will open up before you once you leave The Treasury. Everything is built from the rock face—houses, theaters, tombs, and facades. Upon reaching the Basin restaurant, we could add a little adventure to our tour by visiting the incredible monastery. This monastery is a one hour climb up 800 rock steps from the basin restaurant/museum area. Don’t be intimidated by the ascent though; donkeys are available, but the essence of the experience for many people is in the walk itself. While it is not as famous as the Treasury, the Monastery is considered one of the most impressive views at Petra. While containing much less decoration, it is still beautifully carved and worth every one of the 800 steps you took to reach it. Overnight in Petra
Petra – Amman Airport
After breakfast, you will head towards Amman Airport for your departure flight.
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