Petra, what today is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was the capital of the ancient Nabatean Kingdom. This long lost city, carved entirely into rose-red sandstone rocks, is a mystic and magical place, an eternal tribute to a lost civilization. The ancient city is entered through the Siq, a deep and narrow gorge, lined with rocks of fantastical shapes and colors. In the end the Siq reveals the drama of Petra's most recognizable monument, the glorious Treasury building.
The second part of the Petra and the Red Sea tour will be spent in the resort of Taba on the Red Sea. Located at the confluence of 3 continents, Taba is surrounded by untamed desert, cinnamon mountains and vibrant coral seas. The Red Sea beaches are an exquisite gift of nature. The clear blue waters have an amazing brightness allowing to see the vividly colored coral reefs and the multitude of exotic fish. A long chain of mountains, which appear to be in several different colors, run parallel to the coastline.
HIGHLIGTS: The pink stone city of Petra ● Al-Khazneh Treasury Temple ● Petra's Sacred Siq ● Capital city of Amman ● Wadi Rum Desert ● Jordan's biblical sights: Madaba, Mount Nebo, Al Karak, St. George's Church and Baptismal Sites ● The Greco-Roman city of Jerash ● The Dead Sea's resort and salt spa treatments
Itinerary specifics subject to change.