Saturday 21st November 2020
After breakfast we are in store for the highlight of Jordan. We spend a whole day touring Petra (see left), shown around by a local Bedouin guide who resides in the city.
Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan’s southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the “Rose City.” Perhaps its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and known as “The Treasury”.
We transfer for dinner and overnight at the Aqaba Hotel, Aqaba.