Petra Short Break
DAY 01 : Q.A.I.AIRPORT – PETRA
Upon arrival to Queen Alia International Airport, you will find our representaive holding a sign with your name, he will assist you with immigration & customes formalities, then drive to the rose-red city of Petra along the Desert Highway which the main international road to the south.
Re-turn back to your hotel in Amman for dinner & overnight.
DAY 02 : PETRA s/s ( REGULAR VISIT )
After breakfast, a full day dedicated for the exploration of the breathtaking Nabatean city of Petra which was carved out of the rose-red sandstone about 2,000 years ago & has recently been voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The tour starts by passing by the Obelisk Tomb and then proceeding through the Siq –the narrow gorge that leads to Petra’s most impressive monument, the Treasury.
Then on to the Street of Facades, the Theatre, the Royal Tombs, the Colonnaded Street, the Byzantine Church, the Temple, the Monumental Arch, Qasr el-Bint Faroun & finally climb up to the gigantic 1st century AD monument of the Monastery for those who wish.
Re-turn back to your hotel in Petra for dinner & overnight.
DAY 03 : PETRA s/s ( MODERATE VISIT )
After breakfast, onother day dedicated to explore the Far above Petra on a mountain summit, the Nabataeans carved out the High Place of Sacrifice, their most sacred open-air altar where they performed ritual killings of animals. The path to the altar includes obelisks dedicated to the kingdom's two main deities: Dushara, the god of strength, and al-Uzza, the goddess of water and richness. Along with public idolise, the Nabataeans also practiced private worship as evidenced by the shrines and niches cut into the surrounding rock face.
They continued to practice this religion for hundreds of years, but by the early fourth century they had adopted Christianity as their main religion
.Re-turn back to you hotel in Petra for Dinner & overnight.
DAY 04 : PETRA – Q.A.I. Airport
PS: Don't miss the chance & ask for an extended stay at the Red Sea ( Aqaba ) to make you visit more admirable.
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