I joined a group tour from travel agency Shoestring to Jordan. We made an 8 days itinerary from Amman via Petra and Wadi Rum to Aqaba.
80km south from Wadi Rum desert we arrived at Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea) to spend two nights in Aqaba. A day trip on the boat and some site-seeing in the city gave me my last impressions of Jordan. What a diverse country I have seen in just a week: ancient cities, two different seas, deserts and canyons! On the last day we returned to Amman to take the plane back to Amsterdam. Thanks Jordan, nice to meet you, I had a great time!
I woke up excited for the day ahead in the historical and archaeological site of Petra. Over 2000 years ago the capital city of the Nabataeans. We started to walk the Siq (a narrow gorge) to see the ruin Al Khazneh ("the Treasury") hewn into the sandstone cliff in front of us. Till late afternoon I walked and climbed the grounds of Petra to see the many ruins. Wow! This is a World Heritage site for sure!
The stable country of Jordan looked like an interesting destination for a week of travelling. So I booked a package tour and started in Amman for 7 days of great diversity. It's the capital city build on hills. From there we continued to the ancient ruins of Jerash, the Pompeï of the Middle-east. De salty Dead Sea was a funny experience to float in the water.
The next day we stopped in the village of Madaba and Mount Nebo (view on the Promised Land) before we reached the village of Petra.