May 2 – Petra, Wadi Rum (Jordan)

TRAVELING TO PETRA

Some of our group took horses down to the 6th century B.C.E. ruins of Petra
Others took horse carts down to the 6th century B.C.E. ruins of Petra
Most of our group walked down to the 6th century B.C.E. ruins of Petra
A quick break as our group walks down to the 6th century B.C.E. ruins of Petra
Another pause on our journey to see the 6th century B.C.E. ruins of Petra

PETRA!

The towering stone walls suddenly gave view of Petra’s Treasury
Petra’s Treasury, hewn into the sandstone cliff
Petra
Petra

WADI RUM

Our driver has taken us to the Wadi Rum, a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock of southern Jordan, also known for its connection with British officer T.E. Lawrence who based his operations here during the Arab Revolt of 1917-1918
We loaded into truck beds for our Wadi Rum tour
Ready for our one and a half hour sunset ride
The bumpy ride has just begun
Touring the expansive Wadi Rum valley
Our guide pauses our Wadi Rum tour to show us a rock with Aramaic writing
Bedouin camels in the Wadi Rum
On our second break, some group members took the opportunity to climb a sand dune
Wadi Rum
Luxury overnight tent accommodations in the Wadi Rum offer these bubble rooms as an option
We enjoyed our Wadi Rum luxury tent overnight experience, especially the bean bags! 
After a very full day at Petra and our tour of the Wadi Rum, we finally sat down for dinner.
Freshly made pita topped our dinner buffet in the Wadi Rum, yum!
Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum

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