Petra in Jordan is one of those lost-world wonders that never ceases to amaze. UNESCO has described it as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage". Inhabited since prehistoric times, this astonishing Rose City is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges.
To truly explore the beauty of Petra and Jordan’s wilderness, we recommend you try a multi-hike to the ancient city of Petra that starts from the Dana Biosphere Reserve, the most diverse area of plant life in the country. The park's red rock escarpments, sandstone cliffs and valley protect a surprisingly diverse ecosystem. If you'd like some archaeological curiosities, there are almost 100 archaeological sites in the reserve.