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PETRA The Rock Petra Camp  
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Wadi Nemelech, Beidh area, Petra
Tel.: +962-776066180
Fax: +962-6-5669051
e-mail: info@therockpetra.com
www.therockpetra.com

The rock is a unique Bedouin camp in a spectacular tranquil setting at Beidha area in Petra;
surrounded by majestic towering rocks with a rare 2,000 year old rock carved Nabatean wine
press and water channels. The camp dominates the entrance to a beautiful narrow winding
gorge "Siq Ba'ja" which leads to the 7,000 B.C. naturally fortified Ba'ja II Neolithic village. The
dense terraced stone houses are still well preserved and sheltered from all sides by high rock
formations.

The rock camp offers an insight into "the inhabitants of the desert" the Bedouin's way of life.

Ideally set in a lovely serene setting, The rock camp have captured the beauty & comfort of lodging
in 15 hand-made Bedouin tents or 12 regular luxury tents merging impeccably into the timeless
landscape. All tents are beautifully furnished in a colourful Bedouin rustic touch with remarkable
views of the soaring rocks. Each Bedouin tent can accommodate two guests while the spacious
luxury tent can take up to Four; featuring comfortable beds with sheets, pillows & blankets.

Bathrooms for ladies & gents are set up in two separate units; each having two basins, toilets and
showers with running hot & cold water.

Location

The rock camp is located in a spectacular setting in Beidha area, 14 km north of the ancient fabled
city of Petra on the scenic Wadi Nemelleh road leading to Wadi Araba in the heart of the ancient
Incense & Spice thriving trade route. Taking advantage of their unique location and protective
surroundings the Nabataeans harnessed the rain water, a rare commodity in the arid desert, building
dams and rock-carving water channels to create a major caravan station along the route offering
water, safe haven to caravans, and irrigating fields of various kinds of grapes they grew. The
partially painted 1st century A.D. fresco ceiling of one of the rock-carved houses in Siq el-Barid
(Little Petra) shows vine leaves and grapes with little birds sitting on the vines. It was a Nabataean
custom to drink wine at banquets. An intact rock-carved grape press and a 2,000 year old dam
can be seen today at the campground.

Contact Us

Reservation office - Amman / Jordan
Tel: ++ 962 6 5679050
Fax: ++ 962 6 5669051
Mob: ++ 962 79 9777589

Camp - Petra

Mob: ++962 77 6066180

To e-mail us your reservation or travel requests : info@therockpetra.com

 

 

 

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