Petra - Wadi Rum Tour 2 days / 1 night(30/4-1/5/2015)
Departure from Irbid on Thursday Morning (April 30) to Wadi Rum, stay one night in Petra, take a full day tour in Perta and go back to the Hotel on Friday afternoon). Please Download the trip program:PTERA-WADI RUM-TRIP.docx
For this trip, you may pay at the conference site during registration; Excluding the entrance fees, the expected price it is about (70 JOD) which include: transportation, the dinner at Wadi Rum, accommodation for one night and breakfast at the hotel in Petra. The entrance ticket to Petra is 50 JOD for non-Jordanians.
Petra was known as the rose red city half as old as time. Described as one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage, and included in BBC’s one of the 40 places you have to see before you die. The tour includes visiting the site of Petra, the Roman Theater, the ancient Tombs of Petra, having lunch in the city center and having some free time to walk around and do some shopping if you like.
Petra: One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Jordan
Petra is considered the most famous and gorgeous site in Jordan located about 262 km south of Amman and 133 km north of Aqaba. It is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2000 years ago. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is now a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World that enchants visitors from all corners of the globe.
Wadi Rum, known as The Valley of the Moon, is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan and it is the largest valley in Jordan.Wadi Rum, one of the most impressing desert landscapes in the world and we get to see the desert sunset. Here Bedouins live in a traditional way and you experience their warmth by spending the night at a Bedouin Camp. Jordan’s most memorable natural sight, Wadi Rum is Lawrence of Arabia-land, where the British officer stayed in 1917 and much of the famous film was shot. Expansive red earth deserts capes vie for your attention with rugged sandstone mountains that unexpectedly rear up, sheer cliffs overlooking sand seas. The sculpting wind has created a rich gallery: rock bridges and arches, perfect smoothed domes atop towering pillars, and a spider’s-web of gnarled canyons and gorges. As romantic a place as you’ll find on earth, this is also a world class climbing destination, and a wild desolate place to hike. Above all, however, Wadi Rum is simply a difficult place to say goodbye to.