A few weeks ago, I traveled again with the Singelresor group after our trip to New Zealand and this time, we went to Israel and Palestine making a side trip to Petra, Jordan. With all the negative things being written about the safety of traveling to these countries, we actually did not experience anything that could be considered unsafe. Nevertheless, it is always advisable not to go to where the "conflict" is. The highlight of this trip for me was definitely being able to visit Petra and Jerusalem. We flew with Turkish Airlines in economy class so I did not write any flight reviews.
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First visit: April 2016
Places visited: Petra, Madaba, Mount Nebo
Photography: Arthur Jeciel & Michael Pannagel
A few weeks ago, I was able to visit Jordan for the first time, thanks to Singelresor. Our itinerary included a visit to Petra which is no doubt the top tourist attraction in the country. We then headed to Madaba, known as the "City of Mosaics", and made our last stop at Mount Nebo, believed to be the place where Moses was buried. Here are some of the sights we visited during our short trip to Jordan.
Our guide told us that the "Monastery" which is one of the largest sites in Petra is also a very popular site but since it would take about an hour and half to visit it and come back again, we decided to skip it. Of course, you can ride a donkey for an extra cost if you want to make the walking easier as it is uphill.
I also learned from our guide that you can visit "Petra by Night" starting from 8:30pm to 10:30pm for the price of 17 Jordanian Dinar and it is definitely recommended if you want to see another side of Petra. Unfortunately, it only runs every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and since we were there on a Tuesday, we were not able to do the tour. Well I guess I have another reason to come back to Petra.
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