Petra Wadi was a beautiful ancient city in a valley that as was destroyed by natural and political forces. Very recently in the year 2007 Petra was declared as one of the Seven Wonders of the World by the UNESCO.
Even after going through various devastations the ancient city has been able to retain major parts of its architectural masterpieces. The relics and majestic palaces and hallways depict the glory of the ancient city of Petra Wadi.
Petra which was the capital of the Nabataea kingdom of Jordan was a prosperous trade centre during the 6th BC. In AD 663 an earthquake destroyed life, property and the city’s water system and even later after the conquest of Saladin in 1189 Petra got abandoned by its residents. The ancient city which was also called the rose red city due to the color of the stones with which it is constructed got discovered by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in the year 1812. Since that time Petra has again come into the attention of the world and every year thousands of tourists and historians visit that place.
Trip mandates to Petra:
Various trip organisers conduct day tours to Petra Wadi Rum from the neighbouring cities like Jordan and Eilate. Always carry your passport since it is required while buying the tickets. The tickets to get inside the premise of the Petra city costs $ 127 however this is for the day tourists to Jordan i.e. the ones who will spend the night at Jordan after getting back from Petra. The overnight tourists and cruise riders pay $ 70 for a day’s access inside Petra. For two or three days’ visit it will become lesser actually.
However on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday there are special night safaris at Petra which only costs 17 JD. The safari starts from 8: 30 where the guides will light up candles all the way up to the treasury. Covering the ancient in one day will require you to give time from dawn to dusk so it is better to split the trip in two days where the ticket cost also becomes less.
Trip organisers to Petra Wadi:
If you are a tourist then it is better to go in groups or with trip organisers who arrange for everything from the transport to the food and recreation. Mantis Tours- Petra Wadi Rum trip will cost $ 185 for adults and $ 85 for children below 12 years. They arrange for comfortable AC buses that will pick you from your hotel and again drop you there after the visit. The buses have drinking water arrangements along with that they organise horse rides and lunch at a premium restaurant during your trip to the ancient city.
Be sure to enjoy the trip to Petra with a trip conductor who will take care of all the itinerary arrangements as well as guides to give you important historical information about the newly declared Wonder of the World.