We spent seven days at sea after leaving Mumbai and by the time we reached Jordan even I was itching for some dry land. We’d booked ‘The Lost City of Petra’ tour before joining the ship and it was a full-day tour.
Everyone was on time, I think we may have even left a little bit early, and we were soon on the road and heading from Aqaba to Petra. It takes around 2 hours to get there and it’s quite a nice drive. We spotted several bedouins, numerous camels and passed through several towns that were alive with people going about their daily business. The nicest of all the towns was the one right next to Petra, I enjoyed the drive through there. It was full of hustle and bustle.
Petra was originally known as Raqmu and it lies on the slope of Jabal Al-Madbah in a basin among stunning mountains that form the eastern section of the Arabah Valley.
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