This was going to be a long day with lots of driving, so our driver picked us up at 6:30am to start our day.
We hit this rest stop after 2 hours of driving to grab some breakfast and use the bathrooms. We ended up picking up some snacks as well.
Petra National Park
We got to the park and entered with our Jordan Passes. To our mistake, we didn’t opt for an official tour guide and just like at the airport, we got bombarded with unofficial guides and other services (you can have the tour guide shoo them away).
After walking 3km through a canyon, you arrive at the first building - The Treasury. This when we wished we had a tour guide because it was non-stop harassment for services from this point.
We walked through the park, admiring the buildings and eventually made it to the last portion of Petra National Park - a pathway up a mountain to see the Monastery. We were running low on time so we ended up paying for some donkey rides up to the top and back to the Treasury.
From there it was a brutal 3km walk through the canyon back to the front entrance with a sleeping Ava.
After grabbing a quick lunch outside of Petra National Park, it took another 3 hours to get to Wadi Rum. Our driver parked the car in a guest lot and we were all driven, along with our clothing, to the Bedouin camp in the back of a pickup truck, where we would spend the night.
We dropped off our gear and took a short ride to a nearby site where we could watch the sunset.
We walked back after and were served a dinner that was cooked similarly to the Pacific Islanders - on coals under the dirt. The food was delicious; it was far better than the food from the Bedouin camp in Dubai! After dinner, we showered and head to bed.