Today is perhaps the highlight of our challenge as we make our way along the narrow gap in the towering cliffs into the ‘Lost City’ of Petra. Built more than 2,000 years ago, Petra was a strategic centre for the old silk and spice routes that criss-crossed the Middle East, Asia and Africa. It prospered for many centuries, with a population of around 25,000 at the height of its power. This stunning ancient city lay forgotten by the world for 1,000 years before being rediscovered in 1812. The city’s houses and monuments are hewn out of the valley’s sandstone cliffs veined with shades of red, purple and pink giving it its warm glow. On arrival in Petra we see the magnificent treasurey, Petra’s most awe-inspiring monument. Tonight we stay in the comfort of a hotel in nearby Wadi Musa.
Meals: B,L,D Accom: Hotel