“Not even Burkhardt, who was the first civilized man to see the place in a thousand years, described that temple properly; because you can’t. It is huge – majestic – silent – empty – aglow with all the prism colors in the morning sun. And it seems to think.” – Talbot Mundy
Petra is a showstopper and every bit as magical as you hope it to be. Embrace your inner explorer as you navigate to Petra, which emerges like a mirage from the desert. This rose-red ancient city known as “Sela” in the Bible – and Petra today –was lost to the world for five centuries until its rediscovery in 1812.
Our favorite way to approach is by horseback.
You’ll enter through a narrow gorge carved in the sandstone which opens to a stunning view of the Treasury (which enjoyed cinematic fame as the resting place of the Holy Grail). The World Heritage Site today features palaces, temples, tombs and more, all carved from soft stone cliffs. Masterful masonry makes for architectural surprises at every turn, from the Treasury to the Outer Siq, the 7,000-seat Theatre to the Roman Soldier’s Tomb.
We recommend 'Petra By Night' in addition to a full day tour. The ambience is simply majestic. The experience operates on certain nights only making it imperative that we plan a perfect journey for you.
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A spectacular natural wonder, the Dead Sea is perfect for religious tourism and fun in the sun with the family. With its mix of beach living and religious history travelers can soak up the sun while Biblical scholars can get their daily dose of religious history. The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing, super salty water itself – some ten times saltier than sea water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others. The unusually warm, incredibly buoyant and mineral-rich waters have attracted visitors since ancient times, including King Herod the Great and the beautiful Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra. All of whom have luxuriated in the Dead Sea's rich, black, stimulating mud and floated effortlessly on their backs while soaking up the water's healthy minerals along with the gently diffused rays of the Jordanian sun.