Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa

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Originally built over 2,000 years ago by the Arab Nabataeans, Petra serves as a representative example of ancient rock-cut architecture and water collection techniques. Visitors know the fortress and important post on Middle Eastern trade routes for its reddish color. Approach the ancient site by hiking an easy 1 km (0.6 mi) path through steep rock cliffs. Upon arrival, you'll find hundreds of surviving tombs carved in relief out of the rock, as well as a Roman-style amphitheater, a Nabataean monastery, and an intricately detailed treasury. Wear comfortable shoes and a hat to protect your head from the sun, and carry plenty of drinking water. Using our world travel planner, Petra - Wadi Musa attractions like Petra can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Petra has been on my bucket list for over 20 years and I finally visited in mid-March, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, the virus had not spread to Jordan yet so there was no....  more »
  • We ordered take out and were very pleased with the robust flavors and quality. This is a step up from most Mediterranean take out. The mixed appetizer plate (hummus, baba ghanus...) was very good and....  more »

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