Crossroads of civilizations and commerce – B.C. and A.D.

Enjoy a full day exploring Petra, the once bustling Nabatean stronghold carved entirely from red rock. In the centuries just before and after Christ, the city of Petra was a strategically located center of commerce, attracting caravans traveling the roads from Egypt, Arabia and the Levant. Influences of many civilizations can be found here, yet so much of this ‘rose-red city half as old as time’ has yet to be excavated.

Before the Nabateans, the Edomites ruled this region. The area is part of the route that Moses and his people took on their long Exodus journey. The Edomite king denied passage, so Moses had to bypass the land of Edom. It is near Mount Hor, the final resting place of the prophet Aaron.

You will also have the opportunity to prepare a traditional meal under the guidance of a chef and local women.