11 April, 2016
Often referred to as The Lost City, Petra is in danger of again being lost due to a plunge in tourist numbers. There is no better time to go than now to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World because your visit will benefit the local community and you will have many of the big sites to yourself.
When to go
March to May or October to November are the best times to go. Although it doesn't get overly hot or cold at any time of year.
Who to take with you
Someone curious and a guide for safety (as well as knowledge). Adeeb Alhasanat from Jordan Inspiration Tours is unreal.
Most likely to bump into...
Bedouins who still lives in homes in the rocks. And lots of goats and sheep.
Riding around on a horse or mule - just make sure you pick a sturdy one.
Essentials you need to bring with you
A battery pack for your phone. Petra is 264 square kilometres (in other words, enormous) and it is incredibly easy to get lost exploring the ruins so you'll want to be able to call someone if you can. Good walking shoes and a hat are also very important.
How to get there
Fly to Amman, Jordan and drive two and a half hours.