‘Round the World in 20 Days: Journey in Jordan
We arrived. Standing in Movenpick Hotel in Petra. My sister and I overly excited. Situated just minutes away from the entrance of one of the wonders of the world, the rose-red city carved by the Nabataeans. We started our exploration by booking the “Indiana Jones” trail tour. 2 horses and one guide who opted to walk, I had no choice but to be a “lone ranger” riding for 4 hours literally. Mind you, this was a huge deal as my sister and I have not ridden a horse prior except one time in gradeschool where we rode behind someone on a horse for like 10 minutes. So this was a leap for us! When we book the tour, we thought it was just a fancy touristic way to entice tourists…but no! It turned out to be actual Indiana Jones trail. Without harness, we climbed and climbed on foot this time towards an area there we can overlook the Treasury. Not the easy route that most would go for but the view was worth it.
Knackered, we returned just in time to catch the Petra by night guided tour. A truly magical experience where you see yourself following the crowd in darkness only lit by candles trailing the siq and into the front of the Treasury. There you will be seated as you listen to a Bedouin singing.
The next day, I rode a donkey. I have vowed not to ride anymore after the day prior’s adventure. However, to explore the rest of Petra was either by foot or horse/donkey. And since we’re pressed for time, there we were again. Pat on the back for me for taking pictures/video while riding too. Pat, pat.
Continuing our journey, we passed by Aqaba. The weather was was opposite of Petra. Here u can dip in the Red Sea or go on the glass bottom boats. The place is popular to divers btw. Or simply bask under the sun.
And of course, no trip to Jordan is complete without floating in the Dead Sea. It is a must.
I recommend staying in Kempinski Ishtar Hotel. It is situated right infront of the Dead Sea and the hotel is luxurious!
There are so many things to see and do in Jordan and I simply must come back. To finish off my RTW trip, I went to the Maldives. Click here to see my post on that:
But prior to my journey in Jordan, I was happily cruisin’ in…
- World’s Wonders : Petra (stuffsyouwannaknow.wordpress.com)
- My Journey Back in Time to Petra (lesleycarter.wordpress.com)
- Famous Historical Monuments (heritagesangha.wordpress.com)
- Petra: The Lost City of Stone (sapnasaurabh.wordpress.com)
- Petra (continuingtravels.wordpress.com)
- My Jordan Journey (lesleycarter.wordpress.com)
Posted on May 23, 2013, in 'Round the World in 20 Days, The Trolley Dolly and tagged Aqaba, Bedouin, Dead Sea, Indiana Jones, Jordan, Movenpick Hotel, Nabataeans, Petra, Siq, Wadi Rum. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.