Petra and Wadi Rum
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Petra, Wadi Rum
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An Arabian adventure from Petra to Wadi Rum in southern Jordan allows you to experience some of the country’s historical, archaeological and geographical highlights. Start by taking in the architectural sights of the ancient stone-carved city of Petra. It’s best experienced on foot and the Al Khubtha trail offers incredible views of both the ancient city and the surrounding landscape. Then, head south to the Wadi Rum valley and weave through the sandstone siqs (canyons) and into the sunset on a pickup truck safari. Extend this trip by continuing south to the coastal city of Aqaba for a spot of Red Sea snorkelling.

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Hike the Al Khubtha trail for views of ancient Petra
Petra

Hike the Al Khubtha trail for views of ancient Petra

Take in the key architectural features of Petra - Jordan’s hidden city carved into stone - with a short but steep trek along the Al Khubtha trail, which provides stunning views of the amazing ancient metropolis, culminating with a view of the Treasury - one of the city’s most elaborate temples.

Fly through Wadi Rum on a pickup truck safari
Wadi Rum

Fly through Wadi Rum on a pickup truck safari

Spend a day exploring the rose-red desert sands and meandering through the sandstone and granite siqs (canyons) of the Wadi Rum in a pickup truck. If you can, spend the night in a desert camp for an unforgettable experience.

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