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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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Day Tour to Petra from Eilat, Eilat, null
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Day Tour to Petra from Eilat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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
Private Full-Day Trip to Petra from Amman, Amman, Day Trips
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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
Day-Tour to the City of Petra from Tel-Aviv, Tel Aviv, Private Day Trips
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Day-Tour to the City of Petra from Tel-Aviv

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

Visit the world amazing sites of Petra, Jordan in a comfort day trip from Tel Aviv. With your round-trip flights to Eilat, and transfers to Petra included, you ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $452.00
Petra by Night Tour Ticket, Petra, Day Trips
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Petra by Night Tour Ticket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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
Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat, Eilat, Night Tours
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Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat

4 star rating: Recommended 8 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
Private Petra Round-Trip Transfers from Amman with Optional Local Guide or Local Guide and Entry ... 
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Private Petra Round-Trip Transfers from Amman with Optional Local Guide or Local Guide and Entry Fees Included

This is a 12-hour day trip to Petra for those who have a limited time to stay in Jordan. You will have approximately 6 hours to visit Siq, Petra Treasury, and ...  Read more

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

From USD $120.00
Petra 1 Day Tour from Aqaba Jordan, Aqaba, Private Day Trips
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Petra 1 Day Tour from Aqaba Jordan

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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 $227.00
Private Full Day Tour: Petra and Wadi Rum Exploration from Aqaba, Aqaba, Day Trips
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Private Full Day Tour: Petra and Wadi Rum Exploration from Aqaba

A guided tour along the Red Rock city of Petra and the Red Rose shiny desert of Wadi Rum. This tour will show you the incredible limits of a mixed beauty ...  Read more

Location: Aqaba, Jordan
Duration: Flexible

From USD $312.50
Group Tour to Petra, Amman, Private Sightseeing Tours
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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
Private Petra Tour from Aqaba City Hotels with Local Petra Guide Included, Aqaba, Day Trips
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Private Petra Tour from Aqaba City Hotels with Local Petra Guide Included

Private Petra sightseeing tour is an excellent way to discover Petra from Aqaba  city. The full day tour will take you into the Rose Red City. In 10-hours you ...  Read more

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

From USD $199.00

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