Travel to Jordan by plane, and discover the remains of Petra, the ancient capital of the Nabataeans, along with the mysteries of this architectural jewel.
Having picked you up at your hotel in Cairo, we'll make our way to the international airport to take a plane to Amman.
Once we arrive at the Jordanian terminal, we'll make our way by bus to the Petra archaeological site. There we'll take a tour of the historical monument, all the while guided by an English speaking guide. The Nabataeans excavated various temples in the sheer rock cliffs of this desert region, and we'll visit some of the most important, such as the Al-Khazneh or 'The Treasury'. This monument, the best known within the complex has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The tour then continues visiting the tombs of Petra, where we'll see why the necropolis is one of the most valuable historical sites in the Middle East. Does it remind you of anything? The place is perhaps most famous for its role as the Holy Grail's resting place in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, appearing also in 'Transformers'.
With the tour around the site complete, we'll fuel up with lunch in Petra.
After this, we'll head back to Aman to take the return flight to Cairo, and from there return to your hotel by bus.
If you wish, you can complete the experience by adding an extra day in Amman to your excursion. In this case, at the end of the visit and lunch in Petra we will move to a central hotel in the Jordanian capital, where we will have dinner and overnight (half board).
The next day, after breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up for a guided tour of the center of Amman and see its main monuments: The Roman Theater, the Citadel, the Mosques... Once the tour is over Amman, we will go to the Jordanian airport to take a flight to Cairo. From the Cairo aerodrome, we will finally go to your hotel in the Egyptian capital