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The first-timer’s guide to visiting Petra, Jordan

Visiting Petra in Jordan: Everything you need to know

Petra is always appearing on top travel lists – the top ten places to see in your lifetime, the new seven wonders of the world. But unlike some places which feature on those lists, Jordan is actually fairly easy…

The Monastery at Petra
Travel tales

Exploring Petra: The mountainous Monastery

After a first day visiting the Treasury and Petra’s other main sites, day two meant it was time to take some of those pathways and go exploring. And one place that I’d seen mentioned time and again as a…

The Royal Tombs and Roman columns at Petra, Jordan
Travel tales

Exploring Petra: Beyond the Treasury

When you think of Petra, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the Treasury and the famous walk through the narrow corridor of the Siq to get there. But that’s only a tiny fraction of Petra’s huge…

The temples of Petra in Jordan lit up by candles at night
In pictures

Petra by night // In pictures

As soon as I announced I was going to Petra, the one thing everyone said I must do was see it at night. On three evenings a week, the ancient city is open to visitors in the evening when…

A 7-day Jordan itinerary

A one-week Jordan itinerary

World-class archaeological sites, spectacular desert scenery, friendly people, delicious food and guaranteed sunshine – there are plenty of reasons to visit Jordan. Though who am I kidding, it was famous view of the Treasury at Petra seen through the…