Full-Day Tour to Petra from Amman with Optional Guide

Day Trips & Excursions in Amman
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Tour description

Depart Amman for Petra that is located 140 miles (225 kilometers) South of Amman. Petra once dominated the trade routes of ancient Arabia. Pass by Little Petra the Nabatean’s carvan stop before heading to the main city. Your visit to this hauntingly beautiful place begins with a walk through the Siq, a narrow path that was once the main entrance to the city. An impressively long, deep and narrow gorge of stunning natural beauty, the Siq is hemmed in by cliffs soaring up to 263 feet (80 meters) , and measures three-quarters of a mile (1.2 kilometers).

You will depart from your hotel in Amman and set off on the Desert Highway for a 3.5 hour drive south to Petra in an air conditioned vehicle. You will have the opportunity to stop and take a break en-route. Once you have arrived in Petra you will be taken to the Visitor Center where a guide can be arranged ( If Selected ). After your ticket purchase, the tour of Petra begins. You will enter through the Siq where your tour guide (if purchased) will explain about the history of Petra. It is advised to stay close to your guide to capture the details of the fascinating history of the Nabateans who built the city out of rocks. You will then continue walking a further kilometer down into the Siq where you will come across the Treasury. You will have the opportunity to rest, eat, drink, and use the facilities whilst in Petra, just inform your guide, or converse with the friendly locals. You will then return through the Siq back to the Visitor Center where you will meet your driver for your 3.5 hour journey back to Amman.

What's included

  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • English-speaking driver
  • Pick-up and drop-off from selected Amman hotels
  • Free Wifi
  • Bottled water inside the Car

What's not included

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Local Guide (Optional)


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Step back in time on a history tour