Petra from above

Petra- The Rose Red City- Worth A Visit!

May 6, 2015
Luxury Tours

The ruins of Petra remain perhaps the most magnificent of their kind on Earth. The stunning surroundings, structures and carvings of Petra make it enchanting and overwhelming. It is also known as the Rose Red City in Jordan and is situated in the middle of the desert that went unnoticed for many centuries. You can only use one way to get in or out. The path goes through the giant rock mountain that stretches for almost a kilometer.

Inside the city you will find a mixture of artistic engineering that is amazing even in today’s technological advancement. The striking feature of this city is that most of the structures are carved and not built, and that is a fact that will take your breath away. The main structures built some 2000 years ago are larger than life, with towering columns that will dwarf anyone standing next to them. There are caves that are carved from sheer rock faces, a theater carved in stone and much more. When you take a walk through the path leading to Petra, it reveals an elaborate water delivery system that brought water into the heart of Petra.

Petra site is about 2000 years old. It was unknown to the western world until it was discovered in 1812 by a Swiss explorer named Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. It is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1985 and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. You will certainly have a unique experience when you visit this city that has been mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls as the city of Rekem. Petra is a fantastic achievement of ancient human civilization in Jordan.

If you are interested in Petra tours you must keep a few things in mind. Jordan requires a visa to get into the country; however citizens of most countries can get their visa upon arrival at the airport. Once you get there, stop at the foreign currency exchange counter and get some Jordanian Dinars as the visa counters do not accept foreign currencies. You can visit Petra with the help of our professional drivers. Plan to spend at least 2 days in the city as it is not possible to see it all in one day. There are several hotels in the town surrounding Petra and we can book the hotel that meets your requirements at preferential rates.