A Glimpse of Petra

  • days: 4
  • from: $1,265

Description

Discover the Lost City of Petra! The entrance is located at the end of a dark, narrow chasm; words cannot describe the unique beauty of the magnificent entrance to the Treasury. Carved deep into the rich red sandstone it has a stunning glow to it. Once inside it’s simply amazing as there is a whole underground city to explore.

Please Note: Ramadan is observed from 23 April to 23 May 2020.

Itinerary

Day 1  Amman - Petra

Welcome to Amman the capital of Jordan and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world. Hidden away amidst the folds of spectacular hills, this unique site was lost for almost 300 years until it was rediscovered in 1812 by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. En route to Cairo, through the area of what is now Jordan, his fluent Arabic enabled him to understand stories of a wondrous ancient city hidden away amongst impenetrable mountains. You can imagine the impression the ruins made upon him, for he was fully able to appreciate the importance of his discovery and correctly identify the city as ancient Petra. Overnight in Petra.

Day 2  Petra

Today begins a truly memorable experience as you enjoy a full day at Petra, one of Jordan's national treasures. This UNESCO World Heritage site, otherwise known as "The Rose City", sits in the steep-sided canyon of the Wadi Mousa. To begin your day you discover Petra's most famous monument, the Treasury, as it dramatically appears at the end of the Siq. Petra was built by the Arab Nabateans more than 2,000 years ago, their monumental tombs, palaces, temples and treasury delicately carved from the desert's natural rose-coloured rocks and sandstone. An extraordinary and unique place, Petra was an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked the Eastern world with that of the West. Your guide will explain the history of this great city and include the sites of Pharaoh's Castle, the Triumphal Arch, the Amphitheatre situated near the top of a large hill and the stunning Monastery. The view from here is worth the climb! [B]

Day 3  Petra

An opportunity to visit breathtaking Petra again today, or simply enjoy the day at leisure. Soak in the ancient history of this incredible site and climb the trails to capture the perfect shot. [B]

Day 4  Petra - Amman

Today is the completion of your Jordan tour; we trust you will leave with wonderful memories! [B]

Inclusions

Travel

  • Meet & greet on arrival and private airport transfers
  • All touring in a private air-conditioned vehicle 

Accommodation & Meals

  • 3 nights at the Petra Guest House Hotel or similar (4 star)
  • 3 breakfasts

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based driver throughout
  • English-speaking local specialist Petra guide

Entrance Fees

  • 2 day entrance to the site of Petra

Sightseeing

  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary

The Small Print: Prices are per person based on twin share. Single Supplement on request. Seasonal surcharges apply. Hotel upgrades are also available. Please contact our office for details.

Visa Requirements: For Australian passport holders, a visa for Jordan needs to be purchased upon arrival (for all passengers that have arrival transfers with Bunnik Tours, our Jordanian operator will organise this visa free of charge). For non-Australian passport holders, please check with your travel agent.

Please note: We are sure you will have a fantastic time in Jordan. Marion Bunnik has just finished travelling through Jordan on an inspection visit and has noticed that Jordan has had an enormous influx of tourists over the past couple of years. As a result of this, the infrastructure that is usually enjoyed by tourists in well developed countries can often be stretched and therefore, inconsistent. This may mean that there may be noticeable differences in standards, including vehicles, hotels and guides. Bunnik Tours always endeavours to provide the best touring experience possible and recommends that everyone who visits Jordan, do so with an open mind and flexibility.