Breakfast at the hotel and departure for an expedition entirely devoted to Petra, the pink city.
Geology explains the red city, which is entirely carved from soft sandstone. However, what you can see today is the result of men’s work through the ages. Nearly 800 monuments can be observed in Petra over 100 square kilometres. It is the Eighth Wonder of the World and has been registered World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is today, the most famous site in Jordan and in the Middle East.
You will cross the Siq, narrow and long fault due to a prehistoric earthquake. At the end of the Siq, suddenly appears Petra’s most majestic monument, “Al Khazneh” or the “Treasure” with a Greco-Roman decoration. Be ready to be astonished by the beauty of the city!
Beyond the Treasure, there are hundreds of carved buildings, temples, royal tombs, baths, arch-shaped doors, cobbled streets and above all, The Roman Theatre with about 3000 seats. You will cross the Romain Cardo and visit the Qasr El Bint, the only temple still standing and in a remarkable state of conservation.
Lunch at the site restaurant.
The afternoon is free. If your physical condition allows it, you can attempt the ascent to the monastery of El Deir to admire the masterpiece of the site, “The Monastery”.
Back to the hotel at the end of the day.
Dinner and night at the hotel.