Luca Godina and Marriam arrived to Jordan for a week-business, and they had only two days off that they can use for visiting the best places in Jordan, and So I advised them with the magical Two Days Trip tour, that includes Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea , and as usual I added the visit of Gulf of Aqaba (on the Red Sea) as a surprise , so they will have the chance to swim at the same day on the Red sea , and the Dead Sea and that what happened.
We started our trip by moving toward Petra, and as usual , I'm always providing the best possible scenary to my guests , and for this reason I would always choose the back way to Petra , which is called Alhisha way , where it takes us directly to Little Petra and all the way back toward the front area of Petra
For seven centuries, Petra fell into the mists of legend, its existence a guarded secret known only to the local Bedouins and Arab tradesmen, Therefore Petra is sometimes called the ‘Lost City’. In spite of its being such an important city in antiquity, after the 14th century AD, Petra was completely lost to the western world. Finally, in 1812, a young Swiss explorer and convert to Islam named Johann Ludwig Burckhardt heard locals speaking of a "lost city" hidden in the mountains of Wadi Mousa.In order to find the site without arousing local suspicions, Burckhardt disguised himself as a pilgrim seeking to make a sacrifice at the tomb of Aaron, a mission which would provide him a glimpse of the legendary city. He managed to bluff his way through successfully, and the secret of Petra was revealed to the modern Western world. Petra Day Tour one of the best tours in Jordan.
Two Crusader-period castles are known in and around Petra. The First is al-Wu'ayra and is situated just north of Wadi Musa. It can be viewed from the road to "Little Petra". It is the castle of Valle Moise which was seized by a band of Turks with the help of local Muslims and only recovered by the Crusaders after they began to destroy the olive trees of Wadi Musa. The potential loss of livelihood led the locals to negotiate surrender. The Second is on the summit of el-Habis in the heart of Petra and can be accessed from the West side of the Qasr al-Bint. Petra Day Tour, Wadi Rum Camping, Jordan Tours , Jordan Travel is amazing ,
According to Arab tradition, Petra is the spot whereMoses(Musa) struck a rock with his staff and water came forth, and where Moses' brother,Aaron(Harun), isburied, atMount Hor, known today as Jabal Haroun or Mount Aaron. The Wadi Musa or "Wadi of Moses" is the Arab name for the narrow valley at the head of which Petra is located. A mountaintop shrine of Moses' sister Miriamwas still shown to pilgrims at the time ofJeromein the 4th century, but its location has not been identified since. Petra Day Trip tour, Wadi Rum cmaping, Dead Sea tour, Jerash tour, Jordan Tours , Jordan travel is an amazing experince .
"I had the great fortune to meet Mustafa while working in Jordan, and HIGHLY recommend him as an excellent, attentive, knowledgable, flexible,and fun tour guide. We packed in so many adventures and sights on our trip to Petra, Wadi-Rum, and the Dead Sea, it was the trip of a lifetime. Mustafa was prompt, well prepared, and flexible with our group as we made our journey, which made the experience unique. But best of all, he's a very nice, warm, friendly guy, and I enjoyed his enthusiasm for showing us the "off the beaten track" sites in Jordan.
I think the best comment I can leave is that I will tell my children if they are ever in Jordan, Mustafa is the guy they should tour with. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime :) It was worth every penny (and then some)!! - Melissa Back Tamburo"
History of Petra
Petra name came from the Latin word ‘petrae’ ,meaning ‘rock’, lies in a great rift valley east of Wadi Araba in Jordan about 80 kilometers south of the Dead Sea – 260Km to the south – South-west of Amman – Jordan Capital. It came into prominence in the late first BCE (BC) through the success of the spice trade. The city was the principal city of ancient Nabataea and was famous above all for two things: its trade and its hydraulic engineering systems. It was locally autonomous until the reign of Trajan, but it flourished under Roman rule. The town grew up around its Colonnaded. Following the flow of the Wadi Musa, the city-center was laid out on either sides of the Colonnaded Street on an elongated plan between the theater in the east and the Qasr al-Bint in the west. The quarries were probably opened in this period, and there followed virtually continuous building through the first and the second centuries CE. Petra day tour, Wadi Rum Camps, Bedouin camps, Jeep tour in Rum Vallery, Jerash tour, Dead sea tour, Jordan Tours , and Jordan travel can never be more excited .
There are numerous and varied accommodations available in Wadi Mousa (the main city of Petra) , as well as a few hotels on the panoramic drive between Wadi Mousa and the nearby (15 kilometers) village o f Taybet. Camping is now illegal inside Petra and its considered a reserve, organized and controlled by the RSCN (Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature). Petra day tour, Wadi Rum Camps, Bedouin camps, Jeep tour in Rum Vallery, Jerash tour, Dead sea tour, Jordan Tours , and Jordan travel can never be more excited .
Petra is a huge city, and it has hundreds of sites to see, so if a visitor would like to see most of the places in Petra, he can easily spend three days on the town – Wadi Mousa city , and visit different places on each day … But it’s also possible to see most of the main sites in Petra in minimal time which could be achieved in few hours visit … In order to Accommodate different guests and visitors demands and needs which mostly is restricted to time and budget limits , we – in Jordan Private Tours & Travel has designed different plans to visit Petra – Petra Tour , but the base plan is Petra Full Day Tour visit , we also combined another places to visit on different tour plans like Petra and Wadi Rum two days tour visit , little Petra - Petra two days tour visit , little Petra – Petra and Wadi Rum three days tour visit , Dead Sea area, Mount Nebo , Al Shobak Castle, Dana and Al Mujib Natural reserves are covered as well on the two days tour plans, Petra visit is doable in one day tour from Amman so don’t be frustrated with longer day plans if you are restricted to time and budget limits…
At the Evening time , we continue our trip tour by moving to Wadi Rum area :
Wadi Rum is One of the world’s outstanding desert landscapes… situated in the friendly and peaceful nation of Jordan … truly breathtaking scenery and a chance to experience desert life and Bedouin culture, which offers spectacular vistas of towering cliffs and bold rock formations etched by erosion into other-worldly forms. Petra day tour, Wadi Rum Camps, Bedouin camps, Jeep tour in RumVallery, Jerash tour, Dead sea tour, Jordan tours , and Jordan travel can never be more excited .
Lawrence of Arabia was a well-known visitor to the Wadi Rum, and there are a number of sites here associated with him through tradition or historical proof. But generally there is little in the way of construction, or even vegetation, with only the nomadic Bedouins able to scratch an existence out of the red desert sands. Petra day tour, Wadi Rum Camps, Bedouin camps, Jeep tour in Rum Vallery, Jerash tour, Dead sea tour, Jordan Tours , and Jordan travel can never be more excited .
A maze of monolithic rocks capes rise up from the desert floor to heights of 1750 m creating a natural challenge for serious mountaineers’ .Hikers can enjoy the tranquility of the boundless empty spaces and explore the canyons and water holes to discover 4000-year-old rock drawing and the many other spectacular treasures this vast wilderness holds in store
Wadi Rum Activities: Wadi Rum Camping , Rum Jeep Tours , Trekking & Hiking
Things to see & Do in Wadi Rum
You can explore Wadi Rum in several ways: by jeep, by camel, by horse or on foot (hiking) and you can stay overnight in a Bedouin tent and gaze at the amazing panoply of stars.
Jeep tours: Is the quickest way to see the well-known scenic and archaeological sites. There are 19 of these sites of interest and it is possible to visit any combination in a single tour. Tours start from the visitor centre, where you can choose one of 9 tour packages, lasting from 2 hours to full day. Longer trips can be arranged. Most vehicles are pick-up trucks operated by local Bedouin cooperatives. They are characterful and fun but only have modest levels of comfort. Private 4 x 4 vehicles and tour company fleet-vehicles can enter Rum, provided they follow all regulations. Petra day tour, Wadi Rum Camps, Bedouin camps, Jeep tour in Rum Vallery, Jerash tour, Dead sea tour, Jordan tours , and Jordan travel can never be more excited .
Camel rides: are a popular activity and short trips can be arranged on demand from the visitor centre., which last between 1hr to full day. Overnight trips and long treks are possible on request. A small number of operators offer pre-booked horseback tours. Petra day tour, Wadi Rum Camps, Bedouin camps, Jeep tour in Rum Vallery, Jerash tour, Dead sea tour, Jordan Tours , and Jordan travel can never be more excited.
Wadi rum camps: All ourBedouinTents are weather proof and will keep you cool in summertime and warm in winter. The goat hair design is unique and will provide you with a very comfortable sleep. All rooms have a bed, mattress, and blanket and are fitted with power points and lights with power from our solar panels. The tents all have one door and a window with amazing views of the surroundingdesert. Inside the tent have nice patterns on the walls and ceiling. All tents are located within 100m of the main communal tent where you will eat your meals and hangout with others. Petra day tour, Wadi Rum Camps, Bedouin camps, Jeep tour in Rum Vallery, Jerash tour, Dead sea tour, Jordan Tours , and Jordan travel can never be more excited .
Wadi Rum Night Camp : Fire Evening : And this what you won't find it offered or presented by any tourism company in Jordan , or on other places ,,, the Personal touch that we deal with all our guests can be noticed very clear on this part ,,, where we will move after dinner time out of the camp to an isolated part "beside the camp" , and where we will set our private camp on that spot , all required tools and equipement is prepaired and you will notice that your self if you had the chance to take that part of the trip (Ice boox with cold water and cold drinks , Fire "usually wood is not availalble on Rum area , so its prepared and ready on the car ", chairs , etc ... "This part is included by default with Mustafa SUV Offer only, cause sedan vehicles won't be able to go inside Rum reserve, and usually drivers are not familiar with Rum Desert driving conditions and routes"
Next Day, after taking the Jeep ride in Rum valley , we moved toward Aqaba city , took a small tour on the beach , took a boat ride and watched the amazing corel at Aqaba beach (Glass boat).
And finally , moving toward the Dead Sea , and enjoying the beach till sunset , and back to Amman at the End of the day. Petra day tour, Wadi Rum Camps, Bedouin camps, Jeep tour in Rum Vallery, Jerash tour, Dead sea tour, Jordan Tours , and Jordan travel can never be more excited .
Jordan Trip Tour guests Testimonials :The weekend trip with Mustafa was an absolute whirlwind of excitement and "amazing-ness". In just two days, we managed to see Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Red Sea, and the Dead Sea...as well as so many places in between. Mustafa knew all of the best places to go, whether it was watching the sunset in Wadi Rum or eating at a great lunch place with some of the best food I had in Jordan. He was very knowledgeable and gave great background information while driving to all of the different sites. I will echo what Melissa said about this being a trip of a lifetime and Mustafa was the best guide to show us beautiful Jordan. Thanks again! - Colin Dobbins"