Video: How to Explore Petra, Jordan in a Day!

The rose colored lost city in Jordan was once a forgotten civilization, but today, it’s one of the country’s most valuable treasures and greatest tourist attractions.

Located amid majestic canyons and hidden behind a barrier of rugged mountains, Petra is full of mysterious charm. The structures, which are carved into the vibrant towering sandstone cliffs, are abandoned temples and tombs, and the breathtaking ruins are considered to be one of world’s most visually stunning archaeological sites.

The Treasury Building Photo by: Heather Newgen

2,000 years ago, Petra was created by the Nabataeans and was once a thriving trading center. Situated between the Dead Sea and Red Sea, it was primarily known as the capital of the Nabatean empire between 400 B.C and A.D. 106. It was completely untouched and overlooked until a Swiss explorer stumbled upon it in 1812.

Now, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, and in 2007, it was named one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World.” In the last few years, Petra has been appearing on countless adventurous travel must-see blogs, and rightfully so. And the Treasury Building is where “Indiana Jones” was filmed.

So, if you’re one of the many people dying to see Petra, watch our vlog for helpful travel tips and to see what the awesome experience is really like.

Produced by: Heather Newgen

Videographer/Editor: Carolyn Eastman

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  • Heather,
    Tamar forwarded 3 of your Israel videos to us. I was born and raised in Haifa, my dad was born and raised in Jaffa. I am now in San Jose CA but loved watching your videos and reminiscing about by beautiful home land. Thank you for all that you do there, even if just a tourist, spreading the word about Israel is the best thing you can do. As you probably know Tamar has been there almost every year since she was born. We’re headed there again in 2 weeks taking another group of friends that have never been there.
    Take care and enjoy your travels,

    • Hi Daphne-

      Thank you so much for your sweet message. I really appreciate it. I love Israel and I was blessed to have had the opportunity to volunteer/travel there and raise awareness on what needs to be done. Have a wonderful trip and thanks again for being so awesome xoxo