Just 200 metres away is Petra's Visitor Centre and the Siq, a narrow mile-long canyon winding through rock cliffs to the hidden ancient city of Petra. The Nabataeans carved the sandstone rocks into stunning temples, palaces and tombs about 2000 years ago.
From 4000-year-old rock drawings to 1750-metre-tall rock skyscrapers carved by the desert wind over the centuries, the magnificent landscape of Wadi Rum desert is 1 hour away. Explore by camel or 4x4 but make sure you catch the staggering crimson sunsets.
Although it's one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities, Amman is the dynamic modern capital of Jordan, about 2.5 hours away. Nestled among 7 hills, traditional white houses rub shoulders with modern villas, and bustling souks with chic boutiques.
Don't Go Home Without
Exploring Petra by night when the mystery and allure of the ancient city is amplified. Take the 10km candlelit tour, starting 200 metres from Crowne Plaza Resort Petra, and relax into the Jordanian atmosphere, complete with traditional music performances.
For swimming or snorkelling in the Red Sea with pristine coral and stunning marine life, look no further than Aqaba, 1.5 hours from Crowne Plaza Resort Petra. Diving centres abound, or you can stay dry and watch the fish from a glass-bottomed boat.