A good Jordan tour company - a tour or selfdrive?
For assistance with anything to do with Petra or Jordan I now recommend and advertise the reliability and enthusiasm of Sami and Adeeb at Jordan Inspiration Tours - if youre the go-by-tour person, want a driver guide or want a car and hotels to self-drive then these guys can help happily with all that.
www.jitours.com An awesome experience!! Its easier to get to Jordan, and travel around Jordan, than I imagined and the amazing carved out of and into rocks Rock city of Petra is an amazing must-see - truly a wonder of the world!
Enjoy every single step and look into Petra
If you plan to visit Petra, be sure you wake up realy early in the morning. The best solution would be if you can spend more then one day there but if you decide to spend just one day then prepear yourself of hours and hours walking and filming. Don?t miss any part of this such great and beautiful place. My best memory? In general, everything!!! But the moment when you finish your walk through the Siq and sudenly you are standing there and watching Petra in all her or his? beauty. This moment it?s impossible to describe, you must feel it. I, for sure will never forget it.
The 8th wonder
Petra is really the 8th wonder of the old world.. and it has survied. It's located in the south of Jordan, and you can access this magical site by walking through a long and mysterious siq. Petra and Beida, is little sister. It was built by the Nabatean people. Built is actually not the correct word, as it was actually carved into the sandstone mountains that are typical of the area. learning how skillful and clever the nabateans were: they used to just carve a line of rock and then place pieces of wood in it - then poured water on the wood. As the wood expanded it used to break the soft sandstone, so that they did not have to carve the entire buildings and tombs by hand
A welcome sight
After the long hot climb to the Monastery it is such a welcome sight to see a drinks stall opposite. The drinks stall is set in a cave with seating & a covered area infront of it. You can sit in the shade & take in the view of the Monastery.
The landscape of Petra is amazing, and especially so as you get to the top of the rocks and start looking down onto the mountains and valleys to the rear of the city. It looks like you are staring out into a vast, untouched, unexplored region. And a not that many years ago, it was.