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$490 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Heart of the Negev One day tour

The Heart of the Negev desert is divided between two different climate areas. In many terms, this area is the meeting point between the border of the the settled land and the harsh and arid wilderness south from Mitspe Ramon.On our amazing day tour, we will cross between both.We will tour by 4X4 vehicle the famous Makhtesh Ramon (Ramon Crater) for about 2 hours, and later on, continue to Wadi Zin area, along the old terasses that were built across the dry river beds by the ancient residents of the area, the Nabateans and nowadays are re-planted again with vineyards by the modern farmers, Next, a visit to the Ruins of Avedat, a 2000 years old Nabatean city, second only to the famous city of Petra on the incense route.(entree fees are not included).Around the area of Avedat, we will hike through the Rock engraving park, hundreds of ancient art petroglyphs can be found there, we will walk through the rocks learning about them and the ancient cultures of the desert.

$226 Outdoor Activities

Petra Tour from Amman (Outdoor Activities )

Petra was lost for hundreds of years and rediscovered in 1812. The site was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 when it was described as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage." The temples and caves of Petra with its huge white rocks forming the gate and the narrow entrance which towers over 21 m high rest up on the slope of Mount Hor. Moreover, tours to Petra Jordan have been the main source of income for the kingdom, and have really taken off since 1994.When you take a tour to Petra, Jordan, you’ll note that it is possible to reach Petra on horseback, where you pass through the main gate called Bab Asiq. At the end of the Siq, Petra's most marvelous gravestone, the Treasury, appears it is the Pharaoh's treasure. The rock caves were still recently inhabited by Bedouins. Most of this unique city was built by the Nabatean Arabs in the fifth and sixth centuries BC. The Romans carved out a huge theater. Its true value lies in its ancient civilization; Petra had a population of over 30000 inhabitants. It is all craved in its rocky nature; the Nabataeans carved their temples and tombs into the pale yellow to dark brown rock. A variety of hotels offer accommodation for a memorable visit. On July 7, 2007, Petra was named one of New Open World Corporation's New Seven Wonders of the World. So no matter how much we describe Petra and its supremacy, a true visit will show its worthiness to the naked eye and thus you'll believe it’s a miraculous place with astonishing history that will last forever in your mind. 

$25 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Wadi Rum, Petra, and Aqaba Bus Tour from Wadi Rum

The JETT tour bus 'Aqaba-Wadi Rum-Petra' has three collection points from which the bus departs; The Mövenpick Hotel Tala Bay at 08:30 and Diver's village at 08:45, followed by JETT offices at 09:00. The bus then starts making its way to Wadi Rum and then to Petra  Make sure to visit/experience: Aqaba • Dive Centers: take advantage of your proximity to the infamous Red Sea and explore the unbeatable underwater life found just minutes away from the shore. • Water Activities: have some fun in the sun with a wide variety of water sports available to the visitors of Aqaba. • Glass Bottomed Boat: For those of you who prefer to keep their feet dry, all the deep-sea wonders can be viewed through a glass-bottomed boat or by submarine. Petra • Visitor center: the newly renovated visitor center will give you a glimpse of the adventure awaiting you • The Siq: an ancient main entrance leading to the city of Petra, starts at the Dam and ends at the opposite side of the vault; most of the rock is natural and another part was sculptured by the Nabataeans. • Al-Khazneh: among Petra’s amazing architecture, The Treasury or Al Khazna is the most popular landmark. It is merely the first of the many wonders that make up Petra, and it is one of the most elegant remains of the ancient world, the Treasury is carved out of solid rock and stands over 40 meters high. • Royal Tombs:  during any trip to Petra, you can't miss the unpredictable Royal Tombs that took its name from the rich decoration. To reach them you have to climb a stairway that leads to the famous Urn Tomb, which was used as a place of worship during the Byzantine Empire. • The Monastery: one of the largest monuments in Petra and was used for the meetings of religious associations, and later on as a Christian chapel and crosses were carved in the rear wall thus the name “Monastery” (Dayr in Arabic). Wadi Rum  • Um Fruth Rock Bridge: one of the most popular sites in Wadi Rum, this arch offers picturesque views of Wadi Rum. • Wadi Rum Hot Air Balloon: take flight over one of the most beautiful deserts on earth in your own private hot air balloon.  • Lawrence Spring: named after T.E. Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia, who famously made this area his military base and home.  • 4x4 Guided Jeep Tours: one of the best ways to see everything Wadi Rum has to offer. The tour will drive you through all the major sites of Wadi Rum including all the movie set locations from the movie "The Martian". 

$25 Transfers & Ground Transport

Amman Petra Amman

The JETT daily tour bus 'Amman - Petra - Amman' has three main collection points it departs from. The first is at 06:30 from the JETT offices at the Abdali Mall; to the intercontinental Hotel Amman at 06:50, followed by collecting the last passengers at 09:00 from the JETT offices at 7th circle. The bus then drives to Petra and arrives at 10:15.  Make sure to visit:Visitor center: the newly renovated visitor center will give you a glimpse of the adventure awaiting youThe Siq: an ancient main entrance leading to the city of Petra, starts at the Dam and ends at the opposite side of the vault; most of the rock is natural and another part was sculptured by the Nabataeans.Al-Khazneh: among Petra’s amazing architecture, The Treasury or Al Khazna is the most popular landmark. It is merely the first of the many wonders that make up Petra, and it is one of the most elegant remains of the ancient world, the Treasury is carved out of solid rock and stands over 40 meters high.Royal Tombs:  during any trip to Petra, you can't miss the unpredictable Royal Tombs that took its name from the rich decoration. To reach them you have to climb a stairway that leads to the famous Urn Tomb, which was used as a place of worship during the Byzantine Empire.The Monastery: one of the largest monuments in Petra and was used for the meetings of religious associations, and later on as a Christian chapel and crosses were carved in the rear wall thus the name “Monastery” (Dayr in Arabic).

$26 Transfers & Ground Transport

Petra Daily Tours - The Red Rose City

By the Iron Age (1,200 to 539 BC), Petra was inhabited by the Edomites. They settled mainly on the hills around Petra rather than the actual site chosen by the Nabataeans. Although the Edomites were not proficient at stone masonry, they excelled at making pottery and it seems they passed this craft on to the Nabataeans. The Nabataeans were a nomadic Arab people from Arabia who began to arrive and slowly settle in Petra at the end of the 6th century BC. It seems their arrival at Petra was unplanned, as their original intent was to migrate to southern Palestine. No doubt they found this place attractive with its plentiful supply of water, defensive canyon walls and the friendly Edomites, with whom it seems they had a peaceful coexistence. By the 2nd century BC, Petra had become a huge city encompassing around 10km, and was the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom.

$25 Transfers & Ground Transport

Aqaba Petra Aqaba

The JETT tour bus has three collection points in Aqaba before it drives to Petra. The first collection point is Mövenpick Tala Bay at 07:30 am and then moves. The second collection point which is diver's village at 07:45 and then the last pickup is from the JETT offices at 08:00. After which the bus moves onto Petra and arrives there in two hours with an estimate time of 10:00 amMake sure to visit:PetraVisitor center: the newly renovated visitor center will give you a glimpse of the adventure awaiting youThe Siq: an ancient main entrance leading to the city of Petra, starts at the Dam and ends at the opposite side of the vault; most of the rock is natural and another part was sculptured by the Nabataeans.Al-Khazneh: among Petra’s amazing architecture, The Treasury or Al Khazna is the most popular landmark. It is merely the first of the many wonders that make up Petra, and it is one of the most elegant remains of the ancient world, the Treasury is carved out of solid rock and stands over 40 meters high.Royal Tombs:  during any trip to Petra, you can't miss the unpredictable Royal Tombs that took its name from the rich decoration. To reach them you have to climb a stairway that leads to the famous Urn Tomb, which was used as a place of worship during the Byzantine Empire.The Monastery: one of the largest monuments in Petra and was used for the meetings of religious associations, and later on as a Christian chapel and crosses were carved in the rear wall thus the name “Monastery” (Dayr in Arabic).Al-Khazneh (the Treasury) is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient city of Petra. The structure was carved out of a sandstone rock face and has classical Greek-influenced architecture. It appeared in many Hollywood movies, gaining particular fame after being featured in Indiana Jones.