Magical and mysterious, Petra is one of the world’s greatest ancient sites.
Mausoleums are carved into sandstone cliffs, secret caves cover the landscape and camels wander past. Temples and monasteries change colour from red to pink as the sun crosses the sky.
This now-abandoned city was once the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom. It has a remarkable scale and beauty. Travel by horse-drawn cart then walk down the narrow corridor that guards Petra’s entrance. The fissure opens and the city extends before your eyes, sculpted in natural hues of pink and orange.
A local guide takes you around the most mysterious sights, including the Royal Tombs, Burial Chambers and the treasury made famous by Indiana Jones.
The sandstone city is even more mysterious after dark. An evening tour is a great complement to a historical discovery during the day, complemented by the places of Petra that other tourists do not see.