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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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3-Day Petra Wadi Rum and Jordan Tour from Jerusalem, Jerusalem, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

3-Day Petra Wadi Rum and Jordan Tour from Jerusalem

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

This 3-day group tour of Jordan leaving from Jerusalem will take you to all of the highlights of Jordan including Petra, Wadi Rum, Amman Citadel and Jerash. ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $550.00
Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat, Eilat, Multi-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat

4 star rating: Recommended 12 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 $199.00
Petra Day Trip from Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Day Trips
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Petra Day Trip from Jerusalem

Tour Petra from Jerusalem including internal flights, and transfer from your hotel. See the famous Treasury, that made Petra famous. Walk through this amazing ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $615.00
Private Petra Guided Tour from Amman or Dead Sea, Amman, Day Trips
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Private Petra Guided Tour from Amman or Dead Sea

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore Jordan's most mesmerizing sight, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, on this 10-hour private day trip from Amman or the Dead Sea. See the Siq, ...  Read more

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

From USD $175.00
Private 4-Night Jordan from Amman: Petra, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, Petra, Day Trips
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Private 4-Night Jordan from Amman: Petra, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This five day tour gives you a great opportunity to see the highlights of Jordan. Start with a panoramic tour of Amman center, downtown with its Roman Theater, ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $587.50
Day Tour to Petra from Eilat, Eilat, Cultural Tours
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Day Tour to Petra from Eilat

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 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
Petra 1 Day Tour from Aqaba Jordan, Aqaba, Day Trips
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Petra 1 Day Tour from Aqaba Jordan

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 5 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 $170.00
Private Full-Day Aqaba Shore Excursion to Petra and Little Petra, Aqaba, Day Trips
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Private Full-Day Aqaba Shore Excursion to Petra and Little Petra

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Join this private shore excursion Aqaba to explore Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and one of Jordan’s most enchanting Archaeological sites. ...  Read more

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

From USD $225.00
8 Day Ultimate Tour of Israel and Jordan, Jerusalem, Ports of Call Tours
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8 Day Ultimate Tour of Israel and Jordan

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

This compelling experience will take you to visit the highlights of Israel and Jordan, in 8 memorable days. Your experience will start with the most iconic ...  Read more

Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $1,275.00
Petra by Night Tour Ticket, Petra, Cultural Tours
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Petra by Night Tour Ticket

3 star rating: Worth doing 4 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

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