Welcome to Petra


A visit to Petra when it was rediscovered for the wider world by Jean Louis Burckhardt in the 19th century meant going in disguise, speaking in local dialect and engaging the trust of surrounding tribespeople. Today visitors are welcomed both by the Bedouin who still relate to the Ancient City as home, and by the townspeople of neighbouring Wadi Musa whose facilities make a several-day visit to the Ancient City a pleasure. With nearby Nabataean attractions at so-called Little Petra, desert camping and numerous hiking opportunities, at least two days should be allowed to do Petra justice.


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$187.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Petra Day Trip Including Little Petra from Amman

You will leave the hotel early in the morning to drive south to the Nabatean Red Rose City of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, for a classic visit. As you travel, gaze at the desert landscapes and hear tales of Jordan’s history. Hewn into a sandstone valley carved by the Nabatean people some 2,000 years ago, this ancient rose-red rock city located 245 kilometers from Amman at the crossroads of age-old trading routes, to dominate ancient Arabia. Pass by Little Petra, a small rocky valley with carvings, that archaeologists believe acted as the Nabatean’s caravan before heading to the main city and as an accommodation stop for the traders who traveled through the city. Continue to Petra main site to learn more about its magnificent history. On arrival, leave your vehicle, and enjoy a 2-hour tour of this UNESCO Heritage listed wonder with a local guide. First, walk or ride a horse through the famous “siq”, a narrow path of 1.2 kilometers; rock fissure that was once the main entrance to the city, and marvel at your first glimpse of the hauntingly beautiful Treasury “El Khazneh” as the canyon suddenly opens up. Admire this rose-pink masterpiece, originally built to house priceless treasures and capture it on camera. Then, walk through the widening canyon to witness other buildings such as the 3,000-seater Theater, Royal Tombs, and the High Place of Sacrifice: a clifftop altar that was once used for animal sacrifices and other ceremonies. As you explore, listen as your guide describes how the Nabataeans sculpted the buildings, and learn how they mastered the harsh desert conditions to make their lives here. After around two hours of exploring, enjoy free time, if time permits you can climb up the monastery on your own. Return to Petra’s entrance and rejoin your private vehicle and driver. Then, journey back to Amman, where your day trip ends with a hotel drop off. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a sunhat for this unforgettable adventure. Come and explore one of the world’s wonders of architectural engineering combined with the ingenuity of carving for an unforgettable adventure just like that of Indiana Jones!

$456.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Night Jordan Private Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea

Traveling with a friendly, professional driver, your 3-night tour takes you into Jordan’s interior to experience some of the natural and archaeological gems hidden in its beautiful desert landscapes.After an overnight stay in Amman on Day 1, enjoy a guided walking tour of the age-old, UNESCO-listed rock city of Petra on Day 2. On Day 3, after an overnight stay in Petra, take in the stunning desert scenery of Wadi Rum on a 4x4 and then continue to the Dead Sea. Enjoy time here to float in the incredible, salt-rich waters before you wend your way back to Amman and spend a last night at your hotel in the city.A choice of hotel accommodation is available on your tour: choose from Jordan’s tourist-class, prime-class or superior-class hotels depending on your budget. Breakfast and dinner are included at each hotel and there’s ample time to enjoy lunch at your own expense on each day.Please see the itinerary below for details on each day of the tour.

$396 Day Trips & Excursions

Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Your flight from Tel Aviv Sde Dov airport will take just under an hour to reach Eilat, Israel's southernmost city on the coast of the Red Sea. From here you will be driven to Arava to cross the border into Jordan. Occasionally there may be queues. Travelling in deluxe transportation via the Desert Highway your Petra Day Trip will head to the Hasan Prince Palace for stunning views of the Petra mountains. Remember to bring your camera! From here you will continue into Petra, where you will have 5-6 hours to take in the sights. The entrance to the city itself is via a long, narrow gulley with impressive 220m (650ft) rock sides called the Siq. Emerging from here you’ll be greeted with the dramatic sight of the Treasury (El-Khazneh) – a majestic, red building, featured in several Hollywood films. While the purpose of the building remains a mystery, its sheer magnificence makes up for any gaps in its history. Standing over 40m tall and carved entirely of solid rock, this is one of the most elegant relics of the ancient world. Visit Petra’s theatre, tombs, facades and colonnaded street before breaking for a well-deserved late lunch (included in price) at Nabatean’s Tent Rest. You'll have time to shop at the colorful Bedouin bazaars and stop to view Wadi Rum, the famous desert, before your drive back to Eilat (approximately 2.5 hours) to catch your Tel Aviv flight.

$199 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat

The tour leaves from your hotel in the morning at approximately 8:15am, then will proceed through the Aqaba border, where you will be assisted be the staff. From there, it is an approximate 2-hour drive to Petra, with beautiful scenery along the way. Once you arrive at the Petra site, the guide will start the tour. The tour starts by going through a path between the cliffs, called the Siq, a huge 1.2 kilometer crack in the sandstone. Throughout the day you will see the mountains change colors, from pink, dark red, purple or orange.The tour will take you to see the Treasury, which is Petras most famous monument. You will also see crypts, baths, mourning halls, buildings from the past, temples, and a Roman theater.After visiting Petra, you will go to lunch (included in the trip price). Time permitting you will go on a short sightseeing tour in Aqaba and then return to Israel. The estimated time of return to Eilat is 7:00pm.

$170 Day Trips & Excursions

Petra and Wadi Rum: Southern Jordan Private Tour from Amman

Your friendly and professional driver will meet you at 06.30am in your hotel lobby in Amman to transfer you to Petra and then Wadi Rum. You will start off on a pleasant trip on the Desert highway to Petra, where you will have the chance to stop for a coffee break or stretch. The drive will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Once in Petra, your driver will assist to arrange your entrance fee (included) at the Petra Visitors Center. At the center you also have the option to hire a local Petra guide (additional cost) in multiple languages to enhance the Petra experience.. You are able to enjoy lunch during your time in Petra with an array of cafes and snacks to choose from (not included). Once you are done with Petra, you will meet your driver at your agreed upon location and time to continue to Wadi Rum. The ride from Petra to Wadi Rum is about 1.5 hour driving time. In Wadi Rum, your driver will take you to the Wadi Rum Village which includes a gift shop, restaurant, washrooms, small museum and the option to hire a Bedouin Jeep ride to explore Wadi Rum further (not included).  A Bedouin Jeep ride deep into the desert is highly recommended and the friendly Wadi Rum residence are very hospitable to share their country with you. The most popular tour is a 2 hour jeep ride which is the ideal route to explore Jordan’s beautiful terrain and answer the question’ Why Hollywood chooses Jordan’s Natural Wonder of the World as their movie back drop’,  After you Wadi Rum experience, your driver will be waiting at the Village to take you back to Amman  approx. arrival between 9pm.

$219 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Tour to Petra from Eilat

After picking you from your hotel, we will gather the group together and begin your tour to Petra from Eilat as we transfer from Eilat to Arava Border. Border crossing process includes border control and customs, and crossing times can vary (up to 3 hours) so, so your patience is appreciated. Transfer from the border to Petra in new air-conditioned vehicles. This ride takes approximately 2.5 hours, passing through a vast and comfortable highway (the "desert way"), following through a scenic route on the mountain side. There will be a stop en route for toilet and refreshment, before arriving at Petra's historical site, known as one of the Seven Wonders Of The World. The tour of Petra begins at the entrance to the site with a 20-minute walk (1.7 km approx.) to the main highlight, the Treasury. Included in your package is an optional horseback riding for the first 200 meters of the route. In Petra, the guide will take you through the higlights of the site, including: the Siq, Obelisk Tomb, Calligraphy, Treasury, Jabal Madbach (sacrificial palace), Tombs, Theater. After the tour, enjoy lunch at a local authentic restaurant before starting the journey towards Aqaba. This route includes a few stops along the way at certain observation points in order to give you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful landscape that Wadi Rum has to offer. If time permits, we will free time at the markets in Aqaba, before re-crossing the border into to Israeli territory with the assistance of your guide. Transportation back to Eilat.