Day 9 of your Jordan Egypt Travel Package is definitely going to be a day you will never forget. However, this day is also going to include a considerable amount of walking, so it is strongly recommend that you enjoy a nice full breakfast at your hotel in the morning. We also recommend that you wear comfortable shoes or sandals.
Shortly after breakfast you will be pick up, and you will then be driven to the ancient Rose Red City of Petra, a journey which takes about 2.5 hours. On arrival, the vehicle in which you are traveling will have to remain at the site’s Visitor Center, and from there it is about a 700 meter walk to the entrance of the Siq which is essentially a 1km-long rock gorge with towering cliffs that reach more than 80 meters above your head.
It is into these cliffs that the ancient Nabatean Arabs carved their spectacular city during the 6th century BC. No amount of words or pictures can quite describe this truly astonishing site which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and also one of the New World Wonders.
There is so much to see here at Petra that it would be impossible to see everything in a single day, but your tour of this site will see you visiting all the best parts of the city such as the Royal Tombs, the Pharaoh’s Castle, the Street of Facades, and the best attraction of them all, the in indescribable Treasury.
After so much walking and so much sightseeing, you will no doubt want to sit back and relax, which is exactly what you can do while you are being driven back to your hotel in Amman where you will be staying for the last night of your 10-day Jordan Egypt tour.