Petra was carved from pink sandstone cliffs by the Nabataeans some two millennia ago, and left undisturbed until its rediscovery in 1812.

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Key Stats

Best Time To Visit

Mar - Jun, Sep - Nov

Flight from London London

5:45 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +3 hrs

This is one of the planet's real 'must see' destinations. The entrance to the famous city is a narrow high-walled gully, which widens to reveal the spectacular Treasury building. From here, explore Petra's unfolding secrets before ending up at the enormous Monastery.

The Jordanian government insists only local guides can show visitors around and these guides are allocated.

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Original Highlight

Petra
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'Petra' actually means rock in Greek, referring to the fact that the entire city was hewn from the rocky cliff faces.

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Where to stay

Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea

Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea

All rooms and suites face the Dead Sea and have a spacious outdoor balcony, terrace or veranda.

Movenpick Resort Petra

Movenpick Resort Petra

The hotel has a contemporary exterior and a luxuriant interior based on Arabic and oriental design.

Four Seasons Amman

Four Seasons Amman

The Four Seasons in Amman is arguably one of Jordan’s most luxurious hotels, and certainly offers some fantastic views of the cityscape below from its location atop the highest of Amman’s seven hills.

Bedouin Camp Wadi Rum

Bedouin Camp Wadi Rum

Arranged around a central fireplace, our private camp offers simple but comfortable accommodation, and basic bathroom facilities.

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