The city of Petra is the prized possession of Jordan. Rediscovered to the west in 1812 by a Swiss explorer, the 2000 year old city is a legacy of the Nabataean Arab inhabitants whose rich culture, ingenious architecture and sophisticated city life remains well preserved and etched into the heart of southern Jordan. It is without doubt a magnificent city that stirs the human spirit and exemplifies the heights of world civilisation and therefore is the most spectacular tourist site in all of Jordan.