While in Jordan, high on the itinerary of every traveller is Petra: an ancient city featuring a magnificent tableau of pink sandstone tombs and temples. Departing Aqaba, this 10-hour tour not only takes you to Petra, but also to the sandstone desert of Wadi Rum, where rock sculptures litter the landscape. Take a guided tour of Petra’s ancient architecture, eat a traditional Jordan lunch, and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transport from your Aqaba hotel.
Your tour begins around 10:30am at your Aqaba hotel, where you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for the incomparable jewel of Petra. Following a 1-hour drive, you’ll arrive at Wadi Rum – a seemingly interminable desert landscape peppered with otherworldly rock formations and towering cliffs.
Stop to capture photographs before you continue to Petra, to take an unforgettable walking tour of the ancient archeological site and New7Wonder of the World. After strolling through Siq, a narrow chasm, you’ll behold the imposing columns of the Treasury, arguably Petra’s most iconic building.
See, too, the Roman amphitheater and admire the rose-tinted hue of sandstone caves, tombs, and temples as you explore one of the wonders of the world. Then, when hunger strikes, head to an authentic Jordan restaurant to revitalize with lunch.
Sated, you’ll return to Aqaba and bid your guide farewell at your hotel.