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Petra is a highlight not just of Jordan but of the entire Middle East, a sublime and mysterious city that sits as an incomparable jewel of ancient architecture. Petra was once an important stop on a Roman trading route, but was only assimilated into the empire in 106 AD. Until then it had been a stronghold of the Nabataen Arab kingdom, whose knowledge of Greek architectural styles is reflected in their astonishing cliff-bound monuments. Today Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Approaching through the long, narrow chasm, or Siq, you come face to face with the graceful columns of the magnificent Treasury, Petra’s most-photographed building. Like almost all structures here, it wasn’t built but rather carved out of the pink-hued rock, which means the interiors are usually modest in comparison with their grand facades. Further sights at ground level include an 8,000-seat amphitheater, numerous tombs and the triumphal arch of the Temenos Gateway.

Climb to higher ground and you'll find an open-air site of ritualistic sacrifices, the huge Monastery and the Triclinium, or Feast Hall, which has the best of Petra's few surviving decorated interiors.

Practical Info

Petra is 150 miles (240 kilometers) south of Jordan, near the town of Wadi Mousa, where there is a variety of accommodation. A stay of at least two days is recommended.

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Private Full-Day Trip to Petra from Amman, Amman, null
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Private Full-Day Trip to Petra from Amman

Explore UNESCO World Heritage–listed Petra — the jewel in Jordan’s crown — on this private full-day trip from Amman. Follow a private guide through Al Siq to ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $195.00
Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat, Eilat, Private Day Trips
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Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat

4 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

This tour will take you on an adventure that you will never forget, through the mountains to see Petra in all of her glory. Petra, one of the seven wonders of ...  Read more

Location: Eilat, Israel
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $194.00
Day Tour to Petra from Eilat, Eilat, Day Trips
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Day Tour to Petra from Eilat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

A magical day tour in Petra. Choose any date and enjoy a beautiful tour to Petra with pro guides. Pickup/drop off from any hotel in Eilat. Departures every day.

Location: Eilat, Israel
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $219.00
Group Tour to Petra, Amman, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Group Tour to Petra

Traveling solo? Enjoy and experience Petra with new friends. The Group Tour to Petra is a great choice to visit Jordan's Wonder of the World. Join a Group ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $185.00
Petra by Night Tour Ticket, Petra, Day Trips
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Petra by Night Tour Ticket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

A romantic way to see Petra. The Petra by Night tour is not your typical sound-and-light show. There are no colored laser beams, no booming amplified music or ...  Read more

Location: Petra, Jordan
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.75
Private Tour: Petra Day Trip from Aqaba, Jordan, Night Tours
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Private Tour: Petra Day Trip from Aqaba

Rewind more than 2,000 years in time on this private full-day trip to Petra from Aqaba! Pass by Little Petra the Nabatean’s carvan stop before heading to the ...  Read more

Location: Aqaba, Jordan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $218.75
Petra 1 Day Tour from Aqaba Jordan, Aqaba, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Petra 1 Day Tour from Aqaba Jordan

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 12 Reviews

Take a one day tour to Petra from Aqaba. Tour one of the famous Wonders of the World with a licensed guide. Walk through the Siq to arrive at the famous ...  Read more

Location: Aqaba, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $213.00
Private Petra Guided Tour from Amman, Amman, Day Trips
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Private Petra Guided Tour from Amman

This private Petra tour is your ideal tour from either Amman or the Dead Sea area to discover the famous ancient city cut into red rock sandstone. Your day ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $160.00
Sightseeing Tour to Petra from Amman, Amman, Day Trips
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Sightseeing Tour to Petra from Amman

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Petra which is located in south of Jordan, was a capital for Nabteens. You will have the chance to observe Royal tombs and other big stones such as Treasury, ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: Flexible

From USD $230.00
Day Tour to Petra from Wadi Araba and Eilat Border, Eilat, Day Trips
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Day Tour to Petra from Wadi Araba and Eilat Border

Petra one day tour from Wadi Araba and Eilat border. Transportation to Petra, a tour guide and entrance fees are included. Your driver and tour guide will make ...  Read more

Location: Eilat, Israel
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $534.00

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