Abercrombie & Kent Luxury: Front Row Seats To Amazing Places


Winding down our time in Egypt and Jordan with top luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent, we visited the Ancient City Of Petra, the star of the Jordan show.  Our new Facebook photo album highlights details of the attraction seen on a walking tour to the lowest point of the attraction and back.  Here, we have some highlights of that tour.

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As Jordan’s most-visited tourist attraction, the Ancient City of Petra was established perhaps as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans…but no one knows for sure. An iconic symbol of Jordan, Petra lies on the slope of Jebel al-Madhbah (the biblical Mount Hor) in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.

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Petra has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985 but only after people living there were relocated to a city built for them off site.

 

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The mysterious site was unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt.

 

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UNESCO has described Petra as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”.

 

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Named one of the  New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007, Petra was also chosen by the Smithsonian Magazine as one of the “28 Places to See Before You Die”.

 

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Once we get back in the office, look for an upcoming Exposure Photo Narrative that allows full size images and should bring a very nice viewing experience.

 

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I should note that our hotel, the Movenpick Resort Petra, was chosen by Abercrombie & Kent because of its close proximity to the Petra site; right across the street.  There might be better hotels in the area but none have this strategic advantage, much like the Mena House Hotel in Cairo was chosen for the stellar view of the Giza pyramids from our Pyramid View Rooms.

 

Chris Taking Photo

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  1. Photo Album: A Day In Egypt With Abercrombie & Kent
  2. Photo Album: The Temple Of Luxor
  3. Photo Album: Favorite Images From Egypt
  4. Photo Album: The Temples Of Abu Simbel
  5. Photo Album: The Cairo Bazaar

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  1. Mena House Hotel Cairo
  2. On The Streets Of Cairo
  3. Egyptian Museum Of Antiquities
  4. Lunch On The Nile
  5. Karnak Bazar
  6. Cairo Street Scenes
  7. Mit Rahina Museum
  8. Step Pyramid
  9. Tomb of Ka Gimni
  10. Carpet School
  11. Aboushakra Egyptian Lunch
  12. Giza Pyramids
  13. The Solar Boat
  14. A Camel Ride In Egypt
  15. The Iconic Sphinx
  16. Valley of the Kings
  17. Mena House Dinner
  18. Luxor
  19. Temple Of Karnak
  20. Sanctuary Resorts Sun Boat IV
  21. Seen On The Nile
  22. Sun Boat IV Culinary 
  23. Egyptian Night
  24. Sunrise On The Nile
  25. Scenic Cruising On The Nile
  26. Luxor By Day
  27. Temple Of Goddess Hathor At Denderah
  28. Nile Dining On Deck
  29. Sundown On The Nile
  30. Luxor At Night
  31. Going Through Locks On The Nile
  32. Edfu Temple
  33. Egyptian Cooking Lesson
  34. Ptolemaic Temple At Kom Ombo
  35. Egyptian Night On Sun Boat IV
  36. Philae Temple
  37. Beautiful Flowers Of Egypt
  38. The Unfinished Obelisk
  39. A Felucca Sailboat Ride On The Nile
  40. Abu Simbel Temples
  41. Egypt Air
  42. Cairo Revisited- the pretty side of town
  43. The Four Seasons Cairo
  44. Cairo Mosques
  45. Cairo Bazzar
  46. Royal Jordanian Airlines

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