Exploring the Enchantment of Petra by Night: A Mystical Journey in Jordan

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Exploring the Enchantment of Petra by Night: A Mystical Journey in Jordan

Activity: Journey Through Time: Petra by Night

Location: Petra, Jordan

How to get there: Fly to Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) in Amman, Jordan. From Amman, it's approximately a 3-hour drive to Petra. Car rentals and buses are available for transport.

Where to stay:

  • Low Range: Rocky Mountain Hotel
  • Mid Range: Petra Moon Hotel
  • High Range: Movenpick Resort Petra

What to bring? Comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing for the cool desert night, a camera, and a sense of adventure.

Did you know? Petra was named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007.

Lingo deck: Arabic Lingo Cards

Recommended product: Arabic Lingo Cards

Imagine walking through the Siq, a narrow canyon leading to the ancient city of Petra, under the cover of nightfall. The path illuminated only by the light of over 1,500 candles, leading you towards the Treasury, an iconic monument carved straight out of the rock face. This is Petra by Night, a not-to-be-missed adventure that offers a unique and mystical experience of one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world.

Petra, also known as the Rose City due to the color of the stone from which it is carved, offers an extraordinary experience during the day. However, it's at night when the city takes on a different persona, inviting visitors to walk through history in an almost surreal setting. The event is held every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening, starting at 8:30 pm and lasting for around two hours.

The "Petra by Night" tour starts at the Petra Visitor Centre and takes visitors on a celestial journey along the Siq to the Treasury. Along the way, visitors are serenaded by traditional Bedouin music, adding to the mystique of the experience. Upon arrival at the Treasury, you'll be treated to stories about the ancient Nabateans who built this city more than 2000 years ago.

To truly immerse yourself in the Jordanian culture and make the most of your visit, don't forget to brush up on your Arabic with the Arabic Lingo Cards. Not only will it help you navigate Petra and the rest of Jordan more comfortably, but learning a few phrases in the local language can also greatly enrich your travel experience.

This journey through time does not only offer a glimpse into the past but also showcases the timeless beauty of one of the world’s treasures in a unique ambiance. Petra by Night is undoubtedly a must-experience activity for those looking to step off the beaten path and see a world wonder from a whole new perspective.