Uncovered operate a variety of small group Egypt and Jordan tours, including Jerash, Wadi Rum and Petra, Jordan. Desert, Tombs and Jordan; Egypt and Jordan Explorer; Egypt and Jordan Highlights; Jordan Uncovered
Some of the less impressive Royal Tombs.
The 7,000 seat Roman amphitheatre next to the Street of Facades, started by Nabateans but expanded by Romans.
The Roman Highway looking towards the Royal Tombs.
Photo by Jean Housen.
Petra's largest monument, Al Deir, also known as the Monastery (it was used by Christians at some point), tho' still lacking an interior of interest.
Right at the opposite end of Petra to the Siq entrance, Al Deir will require some dedication to reach as the 800 steps up to this spot are a hot and tiresome business after already hours of rocky walking in the sun; donkeys come in handy for this stretch. Note the Jordanian fooling around on the urn at top. Fatalism rules, OK!
Sand art, unique in Petra as all the colours are completely natural and scraped off rocks.
Encounters Travel is a small-group operator running fun, great value Jordan Tours: Jordan Encounters including the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, trekking the 'Rose Red' city of Petra; or there is Ancient Encounters which also includes Egypt's best attractions from the Pyramids to Luxor.
Petra's Bedouin guards heading off home after a day's work. Next, Wadi Rum Pictures.
It seems no work of Man's creative hand,
by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned;
But from the rock as if by magic grown,
eternal, silent, beautiful, alone!
Not virgin-white like that old Doric shrine,
where erst Athena held her rites divine;
Not saintly-grey, like many a minster fane,
that crowns the hill and consecrates the plain;
But rose-red as if the blush of dawn,
that first beheld them were not yet withdrawn;
The hues of youth upon a brow of woe,
which Man deemed old two thousand years ago,
match me such marvel save in Eastern clime,
a rose-red city half as old as time.