Imagine…

Riding on your camel, you arrive to Petra, a city on the storied Silk Road settled over two thousand years ago.

You’re not at the crowded main siq entrance. You are entering Petra through the backdoor, a well-guarded secret entrance that fewer than 5% of travelers know of.

Through this hidden passageway you find your way into this legendary site, exploring its caves and back trails and buildings, carved out of solid rock, away from the crowds, at your own pace. You’ll wonder about the locals – people like yourself in many ways, except that they grew up in these caves.

And you’ll be able to savor this contemplative time as you make your way to the main plaza’s iconic Treasury. Learn the rich history of the city and – with a little luck – meet Marguerite, author of the memoir Married to a Bedouin, who has a stall in Petra that provides opportunities for local women artists to sell their pieces.

From Petra, the heart of this smallish country, it’s a short drive to the Dead Sea, where you can soak in a mud bath, and then tour the prominent Christian sites of Mt Nebo, 6thC Byzantine churches, and Madaba, the home of that remarkable mosaic map of the Holy Land.

Or journey to Jerash’s hippodrome to watch reenacted chariot races and view the impressive ruins of Hadrian’s Arch. Our guide will will introduce you in locals’ homes where you can cook and even stay the night.

Or head south to Aqaba where the Red Sea offers world-renowned diving and snorkeling, vast refuges for migrating birds, and socially-conscious handicraft programs.

Or journey to Jerash’s hippodrome to watch reenacted chariot races and view the impressive ruins of Hadrian’s Arch. Our guide will will introduce you in locals’ homes where you can cook and even stay the night.

Along the way, you can sleep in Bedouin camps and special star-viewing desert tents, the fanciest resorts and the most humble homestays, and even one-of-a-kind spots like the House of the Artist.

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