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 Petra and the Highlights of Jordan tour will also allow us to stay on the dramatic shores of the Dead Sea, touring the cinnamon color dessert landscapes of Wadi Rum and some of Jordan's most famous biblical sites: Madaba, Mount Nebo, Saint George Church and Baptismal sites, and Al Karak.