Monday, 29 June 2015

Petra- Wadi Rum - Aqaba a 3 Day tour offered by A division of Sunny Land Tours

The escorted tour departs  every Thursday from Amman to Petra via the Kings' Road. En route, visit the mosaic city of Madaba, where the oldest map of the Holy Land exists on the floor of Saint George's Church. Madaba, or Medeba in antiquity, features many famous mosaics that exist in public and private buildings. After Madaba, a short drive will bring us to Mt. Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea.

Here Franciscans have built a structure that protects a 4th and 6th Century Byzantine church. After visiting this site, we continue on via the scenic canyons of Wadi Mujib (Arnon's Valley in the Bible) to the Crusader castle at Kerak. This 12th Century hill top fortress features galleries, towers, and chapels and ramparts that recall the gallantry of the Crusaders themselves. Then proceed to Petra  for Overnight. On Friday the  full day is spent visiting  Petra. Once the ancient Nabatean capital, this city has a lot to tell. The visit starts at the visitors center, where we are assigned a Bedouin guided horse for the journey to the entrance of the lost city. After passing some tombs that are located outside the city, we will pass through the Siq an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone. It is a winding, one-kilometer-long fissure between overhanging cliffs that seem to meet more than 300 feet overhead. Near the end of the passage, the Siq, we will make one last turn and out of the gloom into a towering brightness, where Petra's most impressive monument, el Khazneh - “The Treasury”, stands. 

This most elegant remains of antiquity is carved out of solid rock from the side of the mountain. It is nearly 140 feet high and 90 feet wide. Beyond el Khazneh we are surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra's carved and built structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a carved Roman theater, large and small houses, burial chambers and much more. The Victorian traveler and poet, Dean Burgon, gave Petra a description which holds to this day - "Match me such a marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time. On Saturday we drive  the Wadi Rum Desert (a short ride in 4x4 vehicle) and its awesome moonlike landscape, where the film “Lawrence of Arabia” was shot. The tour proceeds for  a short visit to Aqaba before returning to Amman by the Desert Highway.

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Thursday, 25 June 2015

Vacation Packages featuring the Temples of Abu Simbel in their itineraries ( )

The Temples of Abu Simbel were built over 3200 years by the Pharoah Ramses II to commemorate his victory over the Hittites. The 2 Temples were built by the Nile River in Upper Egypt bordering Sudan, The Larger Temple dedicated to Ramses II as God is 98 feet high and 115 feet wide.  The Interior Temples are dedicated to his wife Nefertari. Both Temples were aligned in such an ingenious way that the Sun light penetrates the Great Temple to the Status of Ramses twice a year to coincide with his Birth and Coronation date. Such an achievement can only be surpassed with the construction of the Great Pyramids in Cairo built around 5000 years ago that took over 20 years to complete with thousands of slaves. In 1960 The Egyptian Government built the Aswan High Dam, which resulted in a United Nations effort to remove the Temples 210 feet up to a new plateau at a cost exceeding 50 million dollars allocated by UNESCO for this project.


Egypt & Petra, Jordan with Air (EG-TW-05)


Egypt & Petra, Jordan with Air
Tour Types
:9 Days
:Weekly - December 2015
:Cairo, Petra, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Amman
:Locally Escorted
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Thursday, 11 June 2015


Do you know about Costa Rica's Little Dry Season or Indian Summer? It's called El Veranillo de San Juan and it is a weather phenomenon, interrupting the green season (rainy season) for one month of glorious summer like weather. This phenomenon occurs between June and July so it's a great time to take advantage of prime weather with low season prices!

Hotel rates drop by more than 25% during this period! The country is green and verdant thanks to the onset of rain in May and the beaches are much less crowded than they are in December, January and February. Hotels and lodges are likely to offer specials such as an extra night for free, and resorts that are almost impossible to get into during the dry season are available and with much more attractive prices.

In so far as driving in Costa Rica is concerned during this period, opt for a private transfer. You'll be glad you did, since many roads suffer inconvenient interruptions such as landslides during the rainy season, so having an experienced Costa Rican driver navigate alternative routes is a real blessing. Domestic flights in Costa Rica operate during the rainy season but your best bet is to book a flight that leaves in the early morning. Chances are the weather is better in the morning than in the afternoon no matter where you are in Costa Rica.