Breakfast, there is an optional two hour camel ride through a landscape of sandstone canyons. Non-riders are welcome to walk with the riders - quite a moderate pace, given the speed at which camels walk - or transfer ahead by 4WD to the road. The walk out if the desert descends from Wadi Rum to Edom (red) Mountains, we see the largest sand dunes area and pass the remains of Nabtain inscriptions in Jabel Elmezeet from 3rd century BC. Meeting our bus we drive northwards to Petra where our luggage is taken onto the campsite and we look forward to a day exploring this dazzling site on foot. We first enter via the twisting and colourful Siq gorge arriving at the famous Al-Khazneh (The Treasury). Continue through the heart of the ancient city climbing to the Royal Tomb and Roman Theatre before heading up to our basic campsite in the Wadi Shamassat. We have special permission from the Petra authorities to wild camp in this unique location, within walking distance of the Petra archaeological sites. This presents the opportunity to experience traditional Bedouin living arrangements in a large communal style goat hair tent, laid out with rugs, mattresses, pillows and blankets, this is where the group will eat, socialise and sleep. The camp is basic, there are no showers but a portable toilet and bowls of warm water will be provided for washing. This evening there is the option to return to Petra after dinner, for an enchanting tour of the old city by candlelight. Today's 13 kilometre walk is expected to take around five hours, descending to Edom and ascending 270 metres to the campsite.