When you think of Jordan, the famous archaeological site of Petra immediately comes to mind, the Nabatean capital dating back to 300 BC that rises in a narrow valley dismayed by tombs, temples and monuments carved into the red sandstone walls. It is from here that Petra has earned the nickname of "pink city". How to reach it by wheelchair : If you are equipped with an electric wheel you can travel the Siq gorges without any problem and access the treasure and other adjacent sites. If, on the other hand, you travel with a manual wheelchair you will have more effort and it will take longer. You will arrive as far as the “Tresury“, the treasure which owes its name to the legend according to which an Egyptian pharaoh hid his treasure here while following the Israelites, and then continue on stretches of dirt road where you also encounter some stones. Click here now to discover our accessible trip to Jordan! Petra was proclaimed one of the "Seven New Wonders of the World" by a popular poll in 2007 and is also one of the most famous sites declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site . Its name is linked to that of the Nabataeans, a nomadic tribe from western Arabia. In its wadis, valleys or river beds formed by streams, and on the adjacent hills, evidence of Neolithic villages dating back to 7000 BC has been found Crossing the narrow walls of the Siq gorges is a unique experience to do at least once in a lifetime . The capital of Jordan is Amman , which developed mostly in the 20th century. For this reason it is considered a modern city, but among the concrete buildings there are still some evidence of ancient Philadelphia, such as the ruins on top of Jebel Al Quala'a located on the top of the oldest hill in the capital where the Citadel stands. Going down towards the south of the country, you cross the Road of the Kings which runs along the spine of the central plateau of Jordan. And it is in this area that you can climb Mount Nebo, where Moses seems to be buried and continuing further south, after Petra, you will come across what corresponds to the perfect idea of a desert: Wadi Rum. Thanks to the presence of numerous wells and springs it has been inhabited since prehistoric times. The Nabataeans settled here around the 4th century, but the region owes its fame to the intrepid Thomas Edward Lawrence, known to all as Lawrence of Arabia, who lived there in 1917 during the Arab Revolt. Where he glimpsed the Promised Land which he never managed to reach. Those who go to Jordan cannot miss the experience of floating in the Dead Sea , located at the lowest point on earth! Here the concept of bathing takes on a new meaning, because its oily water saturated with salts will keep you afloat like a cork. In addition, the Dead Sea mud is an excellent natural beauty product for the skin and you can also benefit from its properties with treatments in one of the many resorts on the coast.
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
from € 2040 - Voli inclusi
Accessible travel to Jordan When you think of Jordan, the famous archaeological site of Petra immediately comes to mind, the Nabatean capital dating back to 300 BC that rises in a narrow valley dismayed by tombs, temples and monuments carved into the red sandstone walls. It is from here that Petra has earned the nickname […]
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