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Epic Trails to Eternity: Discovering Petra’s Timeless Charm

Mahmoud Gebril November 18, 2021 Published in Jordan
Epic Trails to Eternity: Discovering Petra’s Timeless Charm

The Kingdom of Jordan is located in Western Asia on the East Bank of Jordan. The country is named after the Jordan River, which means ‘come to.’

This definition is the true face of Jordan, where hospitality has been the key to tourism, and with the country being the safest in the Middle East, Jordan has allowed many travelers to explore and fulfill their curiosity while traveling across the country.

Jordan has a tradition of welcoming visitors for decades now, from camel caravans to Nabataean tradesmen, Roman legionnaires, Muslim armies, or zealous Crusaders; Jordan has welcomed them with open arms.

Every generation who has passed through the land has left behind impressive monuments—monuments, including the Roman amphitheaters, crusader castles, and Christian mosaics. When traveling to Jordan, you have the privilege of being in the presence of one of the World’s Wonders: Petra. Petra is the ancient Nabataean city.

The city is locked in the heart of Jordan’s sandstone escarpments. When your footsteps bring you to Petra with one of our custom and private Jordan Tours, you will find yourself face-to-face with the jewel in the crown of the country’s many antiquities.

Petra, Jordan
Petra, Jordan

Petra is the essence of the search for antiquity and the origins of faith

The moment you come face to face with the Necropolis of Petra and its pink cliffs, only then will you understand how the Swiss explorer Jean Louis Burckhardt felt in 1812 when it saw Petra for the first time.

But the Bedouin were the first inhabitants in the city, a city that was partly built to honor the dead. When walking on the sacred path in the sunlight to Al-Khazneh, the Treasury, this feeling never fails to impress visitors.

Happiness is just around the corner when visiting Petra

The mysterious city of Petra is half built and half carved into the rock while being surrounded by mountains, mysterious passages, and gorges.

The city is an endless beauty of its own, and it has endless possibilities to explore it and continue to discover it every day. Petra has become one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.

Petra, Jordan

For travelers willing to have a glimpse of Middle Eastern culture, identity, or origins, Petra is the perfect place to start the journey. There are lots of tour packages that offer amazing experiences in Jordan, plus combined tours to experience Egypt and Jordan, as well as Egypt-Jordan luxury tour packages.

The Hidden Secrets of Petra

In the ancient city, you can visit Siq, the Treasury, the High Place of Sacrifice, the Royal Tombs, and much more.

Petra, Jordan
Petra, Jordan

When exploring Petra, you can see the fusion of Hellenistic architectural buildings with traditional Nabataean temples/tombs, including the Khazneh, the Urn Tomb, the Palace Tomb, the Corinthian Tomb, and the Deir which represent a unique artistic achievement and an outstanding architectural ensemble of the first centuries.

When wandering in the streets of Petra, you will be amazed by the diverse ensemble of architectural and archeological monuments dating from prehistoric to medieval periods.

This is an incredible testament to the richness of Petra’s history, traditions, cuisine, identity, and deep understanding of harmony among the different cultures.

When you feel lost and need to belong, Petra should be the destination to help you reinvent yourself among the sandstones, arid valleys, canyons, and desert landscapes.

You have the ability to go behind the city of Petra and embrace the open space of this carved city. Get to know the authentic Arabian experiences and the laid-back way of life in Petra and its residents.

Al Khazneh - The treasury of Petra, Jordan
Al Khazneh – The treasury of Petra, Jordan

When walking in the streets of Petra and tasting the dusty history, remember to stop in one of the vibrant restaurants, relax, and let everything go. You are here to stay, so explore, explore, and explore. Welcome to the incredible city of Petra.

Experience Petra for Yourself

If reading about the majesty of Petra has sparked your interest, make your travel dreams a reality by booking one of our handcrafted Jordan tours. Our exceptional guides will show you the very best of this ancient treasure and ensure your Jordanian adventure exceeds all expectations.

From riding horses through epic canyons to unwinding over authentic cuisine, we’ve crafted unforgettable experiences to complement your exploration of Petra’s many sites. And with luxury camps, hotels, and transportation, you’ll travel through Jordan in comfort and style.

Don’t just read about Petra – come immerse yourself in its magic. Contact our travel experts today to begin planning your custom Jordan tour.