Petra, Jordan, often called the Rose City thanks to its pinkish stone, is one of the most impressive destinations in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage site dates back to around 300 BC, but wasn’t actually known to the Western world until a Swiss explorer discovered it around 1812. The ruins of the massive ancient city are surrounded by towering rock formations, caves and gorges that make for seriously Instagrammable shots.
The city is easily accessible from both Amman, Jordan’s capital city, and Israel. From Amman, it’s about a three- to four-hour drive. You can rent a car, get a driver or take a bus. It takes about the same amount of time to get to Petra from Israel too. There are many options for day tours that will take you to Petra from Israel, or you can do it on your own.