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Petra travel guide. The Treasury (al-Khazneh) Petra, the fabled "rose red city, half as old as time", is a well known ancient Nabataean city in the south of Jordan. Due to its breathtaking grandeur and fabulous ruins, Petra was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. Understand[edit] Petra was the impressive capital of the Nabataean kingdom from around the 6th century BC. The kingdom was absorbed into the Roman Empire in AD 106 and the Romans continued to expand the city. The ruins remained hidden to most of the world until the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, disguised as an Arab scholar, infiltrated the Bedouin-occupied city in 1812. The first major excavations of the site were in 1929 after the forming of Trans-Jordan. Get in[edit] Entry ticket[edit] Entry Ticket to Petra costs 90 JD (=127 USD) for those who are Day-Visitors to Jordan (i.e. those tourists staying in Israel or Egypt who will spend the day in Petra and return without spending the night in Jordan).

By bus[edit] Jafer K. 20 Amazing Hotels You Need to Visit Before You Die. 30.5K Flares Twitter 99 Facebook 30.2K Google+ 40 Pin It Share 111 111 Email -- Email to a friend 30.5K Flares × Take a look at some of the most amazing hotels in the world. Not everyone can afford holiday in one of these locations, however most of us would love to spend quality time with family or friends in these places. You might want to stay in the room underwater or perhaps enjoy your breakfast from the cave facing the sea.

Credits: Bored Panda Everyone will find something interesting. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Jordan Tourism Board - How to get there. The best time to see Petra is in the early morning or late afternoon, so plan for an early start or arrive the evening before and stay in one of the comfortable hotels near the site. By bus: - Alpha Daily Tours (Tel. (06) 5855196), Organize a full day tour that includes entrance fees, horse ride, and an English speaking guide.

Departure is from Alpha Terminal (Gulf Hotel) in . The bus leaves at 7.30 am daily to - JETT (Tel. (06) 5664146), Operates a modern fleet of air-conditioned coaches from Amman to Wadi Musa (Petra). Departure is from Abdali Station in Amman. By car:Petra is a 3-hour drive from Amman on the modern Desert Highway, or 5 hours on the more scenic Kings' Highway. By taxi:You can hire a taxi in Amman to take you to Wadi Musa (Petra). Jordan & Egypt Express. Highlights Kick back on Egypt's Red Sea coast, Hunt for a bargain in a Cairo souq, Visit Amman and discover chic cafes and modern architecture, Travel to Petra and explore an ancient rose-hued city, Camp in the desert with Bedouins Tour description provided by Intrepid There's something truly epic about this nine-day adventure through the spectacular, history-steeped landscapes of Jordan and Egypt.

Wander the ancient city of Petra, relax on the red sea, and finish up among the souqs and pyramids in Cairo. As you tour this land of tenacious adventurers, mighty pharaohs and biblical prophets, the legendary hospitality of the area's beautiful Bedouin people will ensure you a warm welcome to desert camps and the tranquil beaches of the Red Sea ** Please note this trip is operating on an alternative itinerary until 1 September 2014. Itinerary. Dahab. Low-key, laid-back and low-rise, Dahab continues its ongoing evolution into the Middle East’s prime beach resort for independent travellers. The startling transformation from dusty Bedouin outpost to spruced-up tourist village is not without its detractors, who reminisce fondly of the days when you dossed in basic huts by the shore.

But for all the starry-eyed memories of ‘the good old days’, there are plenty of plusses that have come with prosperity. Diving is now a much safer and more organised activity thanks to better regulation of operators; the shoreside restaurants have calmed down their touting to become more friendly ‘hello’ than sales barrage; and it’s cleaner and much more family-friendly, offering accommodation choices for everyone rather than just hardened backpackers. This is the one town on the south Sinai Peninsula where independent travellers are the rule rather than the exception and Dahab’s growth has not destroyed its budget-traveller roots.

Home - Scuba Diving in Dahab Egypt | Big Blue Dahab. Poseidon Divers | The Best Scuba Diving in Egypt. Poseidon Divers | Accommodation in Dahab,Egypt. Blue Beach Resort *** Situated a ten minute walk north around the bay from Poseidon this hotel is situated on the beach front, along from the lighthouse. A hotel with an outdoor pool and private area on the beach with sun loungers for available for the hotel guests makes Blue Beach a very relaxing spot. Blue Beach boasts a restaurant (Stone Ginger) and also houses one of the most popular bars in town. All rooms have an en-suite shower room, plus a terrace or balcony and air conditioning. >>> More details can be found by visiting their website. SSSS Hotel / Appartments **** The newly established 4S Hotel Apartments offer a new style of accommodation and is only a 10 minute walk to the dive centre. >>> More details can be found by visiting their website. Hotel Dahab Paradise *** The Hotel Dahab Paradise is a new enterprise in Dahab that we know is going to be incredibly popular.

More details can be found at: Oricana Hotel *** Blue Beach Club.