Welcome to Wadi Musa

Wadi Musa’s fortunes depend almost entirely on tourism. Dozens of new hotels were hastily erected in the late 1990s (after the peace treaty with Israel), often with no aesthetic or social sensitivity. Many locals bought into the new opportunities that mass tourism offered only to be stung in the tourism slumps that have followed hostilities among Jordan's neighbours. A moratorium on hotel building remains in place in an effort to curb rampant expansion and to shift the focus to improving services rather than simply ‘packing them in’ – a strategy that has largely worked in a town that takes its custodianship of Petra seriously.

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Queen Alia QAIA Airport Transfer

Our Driver will be waiting for you at the airport once you exit the customs area holding a sign with your name. Private Transfer from Jordan Queen Alia International Airport QAIA to main destinations in Jordan (You may select your destination while booking) starting from Amman city , to the Dead Sea - Hotels area and Petra at Wadi Musa. This is basic transfer service in modern cars with AC, This is NOT a tour , so drivers doesn't really speaks English ( just few words ) and won't be able to explain any details for you. If you are looking for English speaking drivers then you need to Select the a tour - not transfer service.

$390 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 2-Day Tour of Petra from Amman or Dead Sea

Your journey starts at 12pm with a pick up at your hotel from your host. The drive to Petra is a 3 hour drive south. You will be driven in an air-conditioned, modern vehicle, and en route you will have a chance to stop for a snack, along the way. In Wadi Musa, your driver will assist with your hotel check-in at Petra that night. The tour of Petra starts at 8:30pm sharp and is advised to be at the meeting location 15 minutes prior.  You will be met by your group leader to take you through the Siq to the Treasury, both of which are lit with more than 1,000 candles. Once you arrive to the Treasury in, your group leader will direct you to the Treasury to relax and enjoy traditional Jordanian music while enjoying a hot cup of tea. Your guide will also share the story about Petra and the Nabataeans civilization, before walking back down the Siq and returning to your Petra hotel for the night. You will be staying in a 3 star hotel of your choice are family run boutique business with great service. The next morning after breakfast, you will experience Petra by day. Your driver will meet you in the morning, with an 8am departure to arrange your tour. At the ticket window, be sure to visit the newly renovated Petra Museum included in your ticket price. Thousands of years of history housed in the new modern museum. You will also see the remains of this kingdom, including the royal tombs, an obelisk, the Treasury, streets, temples, a theater, and a monastery. In Petra, there a plenty of eateries for a snack or to have lunch. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and a sun hat. Once you are ready to return back to Amman, your driver will be waiting for you at the agreed upon location for your transfer back to the capital.

$75 Outdoor Activities

3-Hour 4x4 Safari in Little Petra

You will be picked up from your hotel or camp in Wadi Musa (Petra), then get ready for one of the best rides of your life during a 3 hour 4x4 safari. A short way along is Petra’s best views, a breathtaking sweep over the central valley of the ancient city, with many of the monuments in view, dwarfed by the mountains. In the beginning, we will drive about 10 minutes to reach Al Wu'ayra Fort which is located in Wadi Musa, 1 km north of the main entrance of Petra. The fort was built during the reign of Baldwin I (1115 – 1118 AD) during the Crusades. Next, we will continue the drive and enjoy the view of Petra mountains along the northern way to Little Petra, passing a Bedouin village before we drive-off road from Kharubat Al Fajah and navigate deeper into Little Petra. Here, we will explore more of the landscape before reaching a Neolithic village dated (7200 BC – 6500 BC) which makes it one of the first settled villages in human history. During that time, the settlement burned down and was rebuild. After its reconstruction, it was only inhabited for a short while, before being totally abandoned. Remains of the houses and a retaining wall are still visible today. They are remnants of one of the first transitions from semi-settled nomads to settled villagers and the start of an agrarian economy. We then continue driving through the mountains to reach Beir Al Aris, which is considered one of the most amazing examples of Nabataean water systems. The huge well collected water during the rainy season. It was so well built, that it is still in use today and the locals use the water for irrigating their crops. Next, we drive to Siq Al Bard and visit the ancient caves there which were used as caravans stations for the traders who used to pass through Petra. Here we will also explore one of the caves containing one of the best fresco paintings in the region. About this time, the day is drawing to a close so we will drive higher into the mountains of Little Petra where we will reach a nice spot to view one of the most stunning sunsets in the world while enjoying tea over the fire along with a light snack. Afterwards, you will be returned to your hotel or camp in Wadi Musa

$149 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Petra, Madaba, Karak Castle Tour from Amman

Day 1:  Amman - Petra Through King's Highway - Madaba - Karak Castle - Little Petra - Wadi MusaYou will be picked up from Amman at 8am in an air-conditioned vehicle with a driver. Passing through the King's Highway and travel onward to Wadi Musa, the nearest town to the archaeological site of Petra, stopping at different places on the way. Start from Madaba city and visit St. George's Greek Orthodox Church (church map) and martyrs churches. You will then be taken to Karak Castle, the Middle East's second largest castle, through Wadi Al-Mujib to Little Petra. You will then be dropped off at your hotel in Wadi Musa. Overnight at hotel in Wadi Musa Day 2: Petra  - Amman After your included breakfast, you'll be start your from your hotel at 7am to head out for a self-guided day in Petra. You will have nine hours of exploring time inside Petra itself; many people choose to visit the treasury, monastery, the high area of Sacrifice and sites in between. You will be picked back up at 4 pm at your original departure point, and driven to your original hotel in Amman.

$135 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Amman to Petra with Dana Reserve and Shobak Castle: 2-Day Tour

Day 1: Amman -  Petra -  Dana Nature Reserves - Little Petra - Wadi MusaYou will be picked up from  Amman at 8am, passing through the desert highway toward Wadi Musa, the closest town of the Petra archaeological site, stopping at different places on the way. You will visit Dana Nature Reserve and view the amazing scenery of the reserve. Next, you will see Shobak Castle (Crusader castle - known as Montreal as well), and then visit Little Petra. Finally, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Wadi Musa at 4pm for an overnight stay. Overnight at hotel in Wadi Musa based on selection. Day 2- Wadi Musa - Petra tour - AmmanAfter breakfast the next day, you will start your Petra tour at 7am (possible at 6 too ) , and head out for a self-guided day in Petra. You will have nine hours of exploring time inside Petra itself; many people choose to visit the treasury, monastery, the high area of Sacrifice and sites in between. You will be picked back up at 4pm at your original departure point, and driven to your original hotel, concluding the tour.

$2100 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Israel and Petra Highlights Tour of the Holy Land - 9 days

Day 1: Ben Gurion Airport transfer to Tel AvivDay 2: Tel Aviv, Masada & Dead SeaVisit Beersheba Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was he last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans.Visit the excavations including Herod’s palaces, bathhouse and cisterns. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend for a “float” in the salty water of the world’s lowest place. Day 3 Jerusalem-sightseeing of the new city   Start the day with a panoramic view of Mt. of Olives. On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to the Israel Museum’s and Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust). Afternoon drive to visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem. Day 4: Jerusalem-Old City & Bethlehem*Visit the Western Wall, the Temple area and to Walk along the Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross,ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. after we continu to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and a view of the Shepherd's Fields. Day 5: Beit Shean, Nazareth, GalileeLeave Jerusalem passing by Jericho, the oldest city in the world.Travel through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean.  Proceed to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and the carpentry workshop of Joseph.On to Safed, city of the Kabala, for a walk through the mystic alleys, a visit to a synagogue and the artists’ colony. Day 6: Golan Heights, Sea of GalileeDrive to the Golan Heights, passing by the Druze villages. Pass by Banias, source of the Jordan River. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes and the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter's house at Capernaum. Visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the fish and bread took place.Continue to Tiberias for a short tour of the old center of Jewish learning. Day 7: Acre, Haifa, CaesareaFamous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, for a panoramic sightseeing, including the Baha'i Shrine, Persian Garden, Mount Carmel. Proceed southwards to Caesarea to visit the ancient port, including the Roman Theater and the Hippodrome. Day 8: Eilat, PetraDrive to Petra through the scenic Jordanian desert, Enter the Rose City of Petra through the Siq. Continue into the heart of this ancient city carved into the mountains, passing hundreds of tombs and monuments and a spectacular Amphitheatre, which once held 3,000 spectators. Exit the city and stop for a sit-down lunch in Wadi Musa - the new town of Petra, followed by a visit to Moses Spring before leaving. Day 9: Transfer to the airport for departure