Day 5: Petra - Little Petra ('Al-Beidha') - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea
After breakfast visit Little Petra, ‘Al-Beidha’ an important suburb of the City of Petra. You enter the site through a narrow gorge called Siq al-Barid, the "cold Siq". The name refers to the circumstance that the high walls prevent sunlight from entering the canyon and warming it. The Siq is 350 meters long with three wider areas inside. It is believed Little Petra was an important suburb of Petra, being the entry and exit point for the trade routes to the north and north-west. Here the caravans from the Negev, Gaza, Jerusalem, Egypt and the Mediterranean coast arrived, had a rest and engaged in trade. Like in Petra buildings had been carved into the sandstone, used as residences, storages and tombs, with water channels and cisterns. In one of the buildings you can find the remains of painted frescoes with birds, grapes and flowers, dating back to the 1st century AD.
Continue to Wadi Rum, Jordan’s vast and echoing desert, for a 4x4 jeep ride. Stunning in its natural beauty, Wadi Rum epitomises the romance of the desert
. With its "moonscape" of ancient valleys and towering sandstone mountains rising out of the sand, Wadi Rum is also home to several Bedouin tribes who live in scattered camps throughout the area. Climbers are especially attracted to Wadi Rum because of its sheer granite and sandstone cliffs, while hikers enjoy its vast empty spaces. Overnight at Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea 5* with breakfast included.
Day 6: The Dead Sea
Today is completely free to explore an area that combines breathtaking beauty with a compelling ancient history with modern spas that will pamper you in the heart of the desert.
Overnight at Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea 5* with breakfast included.
Day 7: Flight back to the UK
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home