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2020

Full-day excursion to Petra

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# Trip

Full-day excursion to Petra

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Description

Join us for a full-day excursion to Petra (lunch included; approx. 10 hours total, incl. 4 hours round trip). Petra is unquestionably one of the greatest marvels ever erected by Man and Nature and is considered to be one of Jordan’s national treasures. Carved into the pink and red stone by the Nabataeans—an Arab people living in Jordan over 2000 years ago—Petra, meaning “rock” in Greek, was strategically located at the junction of the silk and spice trade routes. To enter the city, we will follow the “siq”, a narrow gorge approximately one kilometer in length, delimited by sharp cliffs on either side—ending at Al Khazneh, the “Treasury”: The tomb of a Nabataean, this impressive Hellenistic facade was carved directly into the pink stone at the beginning of the 1st century. It is a masterpiece of refinement and symmetry which, on its own, makes a visit to Petra worthwhile. You will also discover the Roman style Nabataean theater carved into the rock over 2,000 years ago.

PLEASE NOTE

  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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