As you ride on horseback through the desert under the Arabian sun, the massive ornate wall of the Treasury (the entrance to the ancient 'lost' city of Petra) is revealed.

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This is your honeymoon and, yes, that will be your new Facebook profile pic. We spent a 12-hour day exploring, climbing the 800 steps to the Ad-Deir monastery on the top of a plateau (you can also go by donkey), and drinking mint tea with the local Bedouin people. Thankfully, the Mövenpick is right at the entrance to the site.

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Comfortable rooms (with Dead Sea toiletries) are arranged around an inside courtyard where they serve a delicious Arabian Nights-style buffet - just don't miss a sundowner at the Al Ghadeer Roof Garden first. Then spend a few days by the Red Sea and float away any aches from your Arabian adventure.

WOW FACTOR For the most romantic way to see Petra, book a night tour and follow a trail of 1,500 candles into the Treasury.

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FLIGHT TIME: 5 hours.

GO Double rooms cost from £161 www.movenpick-hotels.com, while Royal Jordanian www.rj.com return flights start at £365.