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3 Days. Petra 3* I Wadi Rum 2*

3 Days. Petra 3* I Wadi Rum 2*

3 Days. Petra 1 Night - Petra Bubble Luxotel3* + Wadi Rum 1 Night - Rahayeb Desert Camp 2*

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Petra

About the city

Petra, the fabled "rose red city, half as old as time", is a well-known ancient Nabataean city in the south of Jordan. Due to its breathtaking grandeur and fabulous ruins, Petra was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. The first major excavations of the site were in 1929 after the forming of Trans-Jordan. Since that time, Petra has become by far Jordan's largest tourist attraction. The site was included in the Steven Spielberg movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989 and was chosen in July 2007 as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The entrance to Petra is a long, winding sandstone canyon known as the Siq. There are minor carvings spotted here and there throughout the Siq, but the most impressive sights are the colorful and unusual sandstone patterns in the rock walls. There are also remains of terracotta pipes built into the sides of the canyon that were used in Roman times to carry water. Upon exiting the Siq, visitors can view the jaw-dropping grandeur of the Treasury (al-Khazneh in Arabic). Be sure to note the urn atop the Treasury structure. It has been rumored that the urn contained a Pharaoh's hidden treasure, and the urn bears the bullet pock marks where Bedouin travelers throughout the years have tested the theory. Past the next bend is the outer Siq or Street of Facades, a large canyon lined with the facades of various tombs. At the end of the Street of Facades is the 7000-seat Roman Theater. The theater was created by the Nabateans but later enlarged by the Romans. It is still used for occasional performances. On the side of the valley opposite the Roman Theater and a short walk up the hill, are the Royal Tombs. The name was given because they are quite grand in scale compared to the others in the area, but it is unclear for whom the tombs were originally constructed. The Monastery (ad-Deir), the largest carved monument in Petra, dates back to the 1st century AD. The interior, like that of the Treasury, is puny in comparison to the facade. The more than 800 steps up to the Monastery can take over an hour. Petra by Night happens on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 20:30. It is only made of candles, you'll hear a short play of Bedouin music and be served some tea in plastic cups while you sit on mats at the Treasury. It's best to see this before you see Petra by day, as it becomes far less impressive if you already walked up to the Treasury during daytime. It's not amazing, but it's something nice to do during nighttime.

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Petra Bubble Luxotel

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  • At 5.0 km from the center
  • Little petra main street maan, Wadi musa 71810
With a stay at Petra Bubble Luxotel in Wadi Musa, you'll be in a national park, within a 15-minute drive of Petra and Great Temple. This tentalow is 3.6 mi (5.9 km) from Byzantine Church and 3.6 mi (5.9 km) from Royal Tombs. Take in the views from a...
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  • Bubble Suite King (1 King Bed and 1 Large Twin Sofa Bed) (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 1 Accommodation nights

17/07/2020
Petra
Wadi Rum
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17/07/2020 18/07/2020

Wadi Rum

About the city

People have lived in Rum for thousands of years, struggling to survive in its harsh environment. They have been hunters, pastoralists, farmers and traders, as Rum is close to national borders. Even the famous Nabateans once occupied Rum, leaving behind several structures, including a temple. Local people gained notoriety more recently when they joined the arab revolt forces under the leadership of king Faisal and fought along with Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt (1917/18) to fight the occupying Turkish and German armies. Lawrence himself makes many references to Wadi Rum in his book ‘The Seven Pillars of Wisdom’, a title apparently inspired by one of Rum’s imposing mountains. The exploits of Lawrence have become part of local folklore, and some popular tourist sites are named after him, although whether he used these exact sites is open to debate. Virtually all the people living in and around Wadi Rum today are of Bedouin origin and, until recently, led nomadic lives, relying on their goat herds. They are resourceful, hospitable people who are largely responsible for developing Wadi Rum as a tourist destination. Recognizing the unique natural and cultural history of Wadi Rum and the vital importance of tourism to the local economy, the government of Jordan declared Wadi Rum a protected area in 1998. With support from the World Bank they commissioned the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, a national NGO, to prepare a conservation plan and build a team of local people to manage the area. This team is now under the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority and is pioneering ways to restore and safeguard Rum’s sensitive desert habitats from ever-increasing human pressure.

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Rahayeb Desert Camp

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  • At 12.1 km from the center
  • Diseh, seeq ummel tawagiprotected area, Wadi rum 77110
Located in Wadi Rum, Rahayeb Desert Camp is in the historical district, a 1-minute drive from Wadi Rum Protected Area and 13 minutes from Deeseh Knowledge Station. This tentalow is 11 mi (17.7 km) from Wadi Rum Visitor Center and 15.3 mi (24.6 km) f...
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  • Tent (shared bathroom) (bed type is subject to availability, 1 bedroom) (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 1 Accommodation nights

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3 Days. Petra 3* I Wadi Rum 2*
3 Days. Petra 3* I Wadi Rum 2*