He wrote us a list of things to do:
1. Go to Petra by Kingsway
2. Visit Petra
3. Visit Little Petra
4. Go to Wadi Rum (sit an see the sunset)
5. Go to the Dead Sea in Jordan Valey
6. City tour + um qais + jarsh + ajtoun
His name was Ahmad, and ... here you have his phone ... he was a nice man also
This is basically a cookery school for those wanting to learn how to make Arab dishes.
A group of local women in Petra have decided to take the big step outside the homes and work with guests each night, demonstrating and helping them prepare a tasty assortment of local dishes. The work is done under the supervision of a chef, but the guests themselves will help to prepare the dishes, cook the meal and even set the tables for dinner....
There are a number of different evening menus, all of which include a soup, a good assortment of salads and hot/cold mezza and a popular local main course such as mensaf, magluba, suwanee, kofta and other dishes one might encounter if invited to a family home for a meal. You can also learn how to prepare Bedouin tea, Turkish coffee and some herbal teas during the evening. The experience costs 30JD which includes the cookery course, meal and all non-alcoholic beverages as well as take-home recipes for all dishes prepared that evening.
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Wadi Musa is the name of a town which is the nearest town to the archaeological site of Petra and hosts many hotels and restaurants for tourists visiting this place.
You can watch my 5 min 39 sec HD Video Wadi Musa out of my Youtube channel.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Petra on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 30° 19' 7.26" N 35° 28' 53.92" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Wadi Musa.
Wadi Rum is another well-known tourist attraction on the south of Jordan. It is also known as the Valley of the Moon. It is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite at 60 km to the east of Aqaba. It is the largest wadi in Jordan.
The area is now also one of Jordan's important tourist destinations, and attracts an increasing number of foreign tourists, particularly trekkers and climbers, but also for camel and horse safari or simply 'day-trippers' from Aqaba or Petra.
We didn’t visit Wadi Rum because of lack of time but its Rock formations were well seen out of a bus window. May be next time…
You can watch my high resolution photo of Petra on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 29° 44' 51.67" N 35° 17' 22.05" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Wadi Rum.
King’s Highway is a most ancient route in Jordan. The King's Highway winds its way from Amman to Aqaba via Petra. First mentioned by name in the Bible, the King's Highway was the route that Moses wished to follow as he led his people north through the land of Edom, which is in southern Jordan.
Lining both sides of this 335 kilometer thoroughfare is a rich chain of archaeological sites. We droved 135 out of its way and
From Petra the King's Highway descends gradually past Wadi Rum and its moonscape-like natural wonders, before reaching the warm resort of Aqaba.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Petra on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 30° 2' 44.01" N 35° 27' 1.23" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio King's Highway.
Jebel Haroun is on the horizon for most of your time in Petra. Sometimes, usually in the mornings, the sun glints on the little mosque on the top of the mountain. This is supposed to be the tomb of the Prophet Aaron, the brother of Moses. It is a holy place for the Moslems and many of them go there in pilgrimage on certain days in the year.
You can go there on excursion from Petra on a donkey or a camel or - more expensively - with a jeep. You can't get up to the top with any of them, but you can get pretty close. Count on the whole day for the trip and take plenty of water with you.
If you want to hike it, then you must have a guide with you. You can find camel, donkey, jeep and a trekking guide by asking around down in Petra.
You won't be going to visit the shrine, which is a holy place and in any case not very interesting, but to look at the view, which on a good day shows you the Red Sea to the south and the Dead Sea in the north!
I found a sign that showed me to apparently the only surviving art from amongst the residences of the Nabateans around Petra - to me this was highly exciting!
Up in what was a 3rd floor living area are the remains of Nabatean art on the ceilings and wall from about the 1st century.
A little bit hair raising getting up there to it and even a little more hair raising getting back down again but it was great zooming in on the colour and designs and grabbing these shots!
While travelling along the King’s Highway you’ll be able to make a stop in King’s Way Rest House and Bazaar. Nothing particular, but wonderful landscapes, shopping and a chance to drink a cup of Jordan coffee. We stopped there twice on our way to and back Petra.
You can watch my 4 min 33 sec HD Video Jordan Petra part 8 out of my Youtube channel.
You can watch my high resolution photo of Petra on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 30° 2' 43.86" N 35° 27' 1.33" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio King’s Way Rest House and Bazaar.
Following to walk along the siq there are three big hole in the rock. They probably are dining room but also bedrooms as you can see from the signs over the wall. Inside these big rooms there is also a well where Nabatean collected water. Inside of them, over the roof there are some paints.
The Street of Facades is actually a series of minor tombs built by the Nabataeans. They are not amongst the most interesting sites at Petra but worth visiting just the same. The Street of Facades is located as you approach the Roman Theatre from the Khasneh Tomb. Unfortunately it is here that you will find most of the hawkers that will pester you to by some cheap souvenior.
After resting you legs at the restaurant opposite the monestary for a bit, and rather than heading strait back down the way you came up, continue past the Monestary. Keep going up following rocks on the ground with the word 'view' painted on them and you will soon come to two peaks with great views onto the surrounding mountains.
If you have time (about 3 hours) I suggest to you to visit Al-Beid, also call Little Petra. On the road towards the city, there is a wonderful panorama on Petra. You can see all the Wado Mousa, The Bizantyne Church, the Great Temple and also some tombs. From here you can see all the maestosity of this fantastic town hidden inside the mountain.
When you pass the door of entrance you see on your left this nice monuments. It's a temple, with again a lot of mistery to discover, and under its there are four triclinium that Nabateans used as dining room. Very nice monuments with very strange colours.
On the Gebel Harun (1396 metres) there is a small Muslim Sanctuary that it was build over a tomb. Archeologists think that this is the Tomb of Haron, brother of Moses. It's very difficult to see and you can see it onlu with a good zoom.
From the road that go to Al-Beid you can see a wonderful panorma over Petra. From the picture on the left you can see some Tombs (Moghar al Nassara) and in the background there is the Great Temple and the Byzantine Church. A great view!!!!
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