Today visit the “rose-red” city of Petra. Although much has been written about Petra, nothing prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed. More than 2,000 years ago Petra was used as a temporary refuge by nomadic Nabataean Arabs – Bedouins – who came north out of Arabia. Starting with only a few caves, they carved the sandstone to create this spectacular and awe inspiring fortress city.
They turned it into a junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome. The whole day is yours to spend exploring this impressive city but make sure you arrive early in the morning when the sun highlights the amazing natural colours of the rocks. Enjoy lunch at the Basin Restaurant located inside the city. This evening return to see the Siq and the Treasury lit by the flickering flames of more than 2,000 candles whilst enjoying tea and listening to the Bedouins play their traditional music.
Breakfast/ Lunch Included.