Amazing Petra, Wadi Rum Desert Camp and Baby Camels – Trekking Through Jordan

Today was a tiring day. We awoke early to start the walk through the Siq to enter the ancient city of Petra. I thought I knew what to expect, but I wasn’t even close. It was an incredible experience. After more than twelve kilometers of walking, we somehow made it back to the car for the drive to Wadi Rum, the famous desert nature preserve. There we went on a desert drive to watch the sunset before returning back to the Bedouin camp for dinner. The places I saw and photos I took today are amazing and I will struggle to find the best way to share them all. Below is just a very tiny fraction of the amazing beauty to which I bore witness today.

The Treasury at Petra through the Siq

 

The Treasury, Petra

 

Royal Tombs at Petra
The Monastery, Petra
The Monastery, Petra

 

Baby Camel, 4 months old, Wadi Rum
Desert Sunset, Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum
Baby Camel (1 month old) with mother, Wadi Rum

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By: Matt Long

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9 Responses

  1. Sabrina

    Haha! You had me at “baby camel”. The pics are too cute 🙂

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  2. Christina S.

    As if I wasn’t excited enough about my Petra trip, you have to throw in baby camels?!

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    • Matt Long

      I hope you’ll visit more than Petra! There’s so much to do and see in Jordan.

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  3. Tony Slater

    I agree -there really IS so much more to see in Jordan! Petra itself is incredible, providing you can ignore the legions of hawkers trying to push their ‘ancient bedouin’ wares on to you. Sights like nowhere else, and you can even climb on them! But the most impressive thing in Jordan for my money, was the Roman city at Jerash. It’s in the north, about an hour from Amman and easily do-able in a day trip – but what a day! The scale of the place is breath-taking, gigantic columns by the hundreds and an ampitheatre you can actually go inside – as in, under the rows of seats, into the corridors and passageways! Most other places I’ve been this sort of thing was blocked off, but in Jerash there’s just so much of it – temple after temple after street-lined-with-temples! Incredible I filled a memory card with photos. And watched my girlfriend get slaughtered in the gladiator’s arena by a guy with arm muscles like my thigh! Now that’s entertainment…

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  4. Erik

    I admire your dedication! After tiring days, I rarely post, as evidenced by last weekend on the East Coast for me, which I still haven’t written about, and am unlikely to get to with the amount of work I had backed up when I got home!

    Happy Travels!

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  5. Bryan Snider

    Matt you have inspired me to go to Jordan! Thank you for the great post and wonderful photography as usual.

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    • Matt Long

      Excellent! I want to come back actually, still lots more to explore.

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  6. Mike On The Cheap Route

    Agreed, Jordan is amazing, Petra is in my top 5 for sure

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  7. mario deferrari

    Matt excellent photos..
    I plan to travel to Jordan next year..Petra and the desert (Wadi rum)
    How many days I need there? Like to I stay camping in the Bedouin camp.
    Please tell the best way to do it right.

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