Petra Day Trips from Amman

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The ancient city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, is the jewel of Jordan. And, though you could spend days exploring this spectacular sandstone settlement, travelers who are short on time can see the highlights of the ancient city during a day trip from Amman. Find out more below.  

Private Tours
If you’re on a tight schedule but want to see as much of Petra as possible, private tours are the way to go. With private tours from Amman, you dictate the timings. This means you can get your trip underway as early as you wish, or perhaps a little later, with pickup from your hotel. 

Opt for private round-trip transfers from Amman and either explore Petra independently or hire your own local guide. Alternatively, pick a more comprehensive private tour package that includes a guided excursion of Petra. Tours can be tailored to your specific interests, be they art, history, or culture. It’s also possible to add on additional experiences, such as a short horseback or camel ride, as well as visits to Little Petra and the Dead Sea.

Group Tours
Group tours to Petra from Amman offer a good-value and are an efficient and hassle-free way to see the top sights in the ancient Nabataean city. As with private tours, sightseeing experiences vary depending on which tour you choose. Pick a bare-bones excursion that includes transfers from Amman and free time at Petra, or opt for an all-inclusive tour with round-trip transfers, a guided tour of the site, a horseback ride, and even lunch. 

Things to Know
  • Petra is about 140 miles (225 kilometers) from Amman. Driving takes 2.5–3 hours. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring a hat to protect you from the desert sun.
  • Some tours include entrance fees to Petra.
  • Full-day tours from Amman typically last 8–13 hours. 
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Amman Petra Private Full-Day Trip

If you have time for one side trip from Amman, make it Petra. Carved 2,300 years ago by the Nabataeans, this southern Jordan UNESCO-listed rock city is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. This private tour whisks you there and back in a day by private air-conditioned vehicle and with an itinerary customizable to your wishes. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included, with optional local guiding at Petra at own expense.
  • Duration: 8 to 11 hours
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$56.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 11 hours
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$56.00 USD

From Amman: one day tour to Petra

Visit Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, on a day tour from Amman. Ride horses to the Siq (canyon entrance to the city), then continue on foot through narrow passageways carved into enormous pink sandstone cliffs. See the Al Khazneh—also known as “The Treasury”—the ornate temple made famous in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and other archeological sites along the way. 
  • Duration: 10 to 13 hrs
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$53.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 to 13 hrs
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$53.00 USD

Private Tour: Petra Day Trip Including Little Petra from Amman

Experience Jordan’s greatest ancient treasure on this private day trip to Petra from Amman. After traveling from Amman to Petra with a private driver, enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of UNESCO-listed Petra: a rock city cut into a sandstone valley some 2,000 years ago. Walk or ride a horse along the Siq entrance canyon, and behold the rose-tinted Treasury, Royal Tombs and more. During your explorations, learn about Petra’s history from your local guide and see lesser-known Little Petra, whose sculpted rock buildings were a suburb of the main city.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$187.50 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$187.50 USD

Day Tour to Petra from Amman

It’s at least a 6-hour round-trip from Amman to Petra, Jordan’s signature sight. Enjoy the comfort and flexibility of a private guide and vehicle with none of the delays entailed by multiple pickups on this door-to-door tour. Stroll the majestic Siq to the Treasury, admire the Royal Tombs and the Roman Theater, and discover Qasr al Bint. Your tour includes tea, coffee, water, entrance fees, and in-vehicle Wi-Fi.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$173.55 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$173.55 USD

Full-Day Petra Tour from Amman

When in Jordan, the UNESCO-listed New7Wonder of the World, Petra, should be at the top of your sightseeing itinerary. Gain a comprehensive overview of the 2,000-year-old rock city on this 10-hour, small-group tour from Amman, including hotel pickup and drop-off. Tick off Petra highlights including the Royal Tombs and the Treasury, the site’s most photographed building, and enjoy an optional horseback ride through the dramatic Siq gorge. A small group, limited to nine people, ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$187.50 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$187.50 USD

Private Full-Day Trip To Petra And Wadi Rum

Organizing your own Petra and Wadi Rum day trip while in Amman can mean spending hard-earned vacation time arranging a driver. This private tour eliminates this hassle while giving you valuable flexibility. Journey to Petra by private vehicle, and opt to tour the rose-red city with a local guide (own expense) or alone. Next, continue to Wadi Rum for an optional 4x4 tour and dinner at this UNESCO-listed desert wilderness.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$314.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$314.00 USD

Petra and Little Petra Day Full-Day Private Tour from Amman

Visit Petra and Little Petra on a full-day, private trip from Amman to the ancient Nabatean city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll have the option to explore on your own or visit with a local guide, starting with the winding slot-canyon path that leads to the magnificent Treasury. Adding Little Petra to your trip means you'll see a side of the site that many visitors miss, including Neolithic ruins, sandstone cliffs, and a fresco that dates back to Nabatean times.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$53.50 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$53.50 USD

Private Petra Guided Tour from Amman or Dead Sea

Visit the ancient Nabatean city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day, private trip from Amman or the Dead Sea. Enjoy the flexibility of a private car and driver throughout the day, with a local Petra guide to lead the way for a 5-hour tour of the desert complex. Ride a horse through the winding siq canyon, stand at the foot of Petra’s treasury, and leave the crowds behind as you climb to the hilltop monastery, a magnificent site that’s often overlooked on shorter tours.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$175.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$175.00 USD

Petra From Amman Full-Day Private Tour

Discover the ancient Nabatean city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day, private trip from Amman. You'll make the 3-hour journey to Petra in the comfort of a private, climate-controlled vehicle, with the option to spend up to four hours exploring, entering the site on a winding path that passes between spectacular cliff walls. The driver can arrange a local guide upon arrival, or you can see Petra on your own before returning to Amman.
  • Duration: 7 to 10 hrs
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$186.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 to 10 hrs
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$186.00 USD

Private Day Trip to Petra and Dead Sea from Amman

Even if you only have a night or two in Jordan, check off the nation’s two signature sites in one action-packed day on this transport-only tour. Let your private driver take the strain as you travel in comfort and style to the rose-red city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the world-famous Dead Sea. Please note: Winter tours omit the Dead Sea as the days are too short.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$60.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$60.00 USD

Petra the Desert Rose & Wadi Rum Private 1 day Excursion

Visit Petra and Wadi Rum in one day with ease on this full-day tour from Amman. Depart from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and make your way to Petra. Accompanied by a guide, explore the site and take a break for lunch. Continue to Wadi Rum, where you will go into the desert in a jeep.
  • Duration: 12 to 13 hrs
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$266.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 to 13 hrs
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$266.00 USD

Private Full-Day Trip to Petra from Amman

With tombs and temples carved into high sandstone cliffs, Petra is Jordan’s most iconic destination, and the entire ancient complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Petra with a private guide on a full-day trip from Amman that includes entrance fees and round trip transport from your hotel or the airport.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$59.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$59.00 USD

Full-Day Private Round-Trip Transfers to Petra from Amman

If you have time for one day trip from Amman, Petra is a must. This ancient rock-cut city is a UNESCO-listed wonder, and this 12-hour trip takes you there and back in comfort, with a personal driver. On arrival, choose to explore independently or hire a local guide (additional cost), enjoying an ample six hours to see rock-carved monuments like the Treasury, theater, and more, as you wish. Entrance fees at own expense.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$60.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$60.00 USD

Full-Day Tour to Petra from Amman with Optional Guide

Explore an ancient desert city—and a UNESCO World Heritage Site—on a full-day, private tour from Amman to Petra. Unlike group tours with a fixed itinerary, this trip gives you the choice between a full, guided tour of Petra and a transport-only option, each with flat-rate pricing that’s a cost-effective alternative for groups of up to seven people.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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$190.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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$190.00 USD

Petra day trip from Amman

Experience 2,000-year-old Petra on a full-day private tour from Amman that frees you from any worries about transport or haggling with guides. Admire Jordan’s landscapes en route to the UNESCO-listed rock-hewn city, and enjoy a privately guided tour to ensure you don’t miss any detail about its Treasury, tombs, and key monuments. Lunch, admission, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included to make your trip complete.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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$182.26 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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$182.26 USD

Sightseeing Tour to Petra from Amman

Discover age-old Petra, voted one of the Seven New Wonders of the World in 2007, on this full-day trip from Amman. Journey south through the Jordanian desert, and tour Petra’s highlights with a local guide. Walk through the Siq sandstone canyon, the entrance to the 2,000-year-old, rose-red city; and marvel at the spectacular Treasury, considered Petra’s showpiece. Continue on foot to behold further treasures, such as the Royal Tombs and amphitheater as your guide recounts their history. Later, break for lunch at a local restaurant before your return to Amman.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$230.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$230.00 USD

Private Petra and Little Petra Round-Trip Transfers from Amman

If you’re short of time in Jordan but eager to visit Petra and do it on your own terms, this 12-hour private round-trip from Amman is ideal. Your package includes round-trip transportation to Petra and Little Petra in a privately chauffeured, air-conditioned vehicle. On arrival at both sites, choose to explore independently or hire a local guide (additional cost) — it's up to you. Entrance fees are at your own expense.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$68.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$68.00 USD

Petra One Day Tour From Amman

Travel to and explore the rock-hewn city of Petra in one straightforward private full-day tour from Amman, all without having to barter with cab drivers or guides. Ideal for those with limited time in Jordan, the trip includes private return transport and a guided tour of Petra’s highlights. Plus, enjoy an optional horseback ride toward the main city from the gate, a real perk when it’s uncomfortably hot.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$320.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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$320.00 USD

Private Full Day Petra Tour With Little Petra from Dead Sea

The ancient rock-cut city of Petra and its neighbor, Little Petra, lie within day-tripping distance of the Dead Sea. With this private tour, avoid having to organize transport independently, with pre-arranged round-trip travel and tours at both sites. See Little Petra and Petra’s highlights such as the Treasury and Royal Tombs, all as local guides share their history. Entry fees, a Petra horse ride, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$231.25 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$231.25 USD

Petra Day Tour- Best of Petra Tour From Amman with Guide and Lunch Included

Visit the magnificent city of Petra on a full-day, private tour from Amman that includes a guided walking tour of the UNESCO site. Exploring with a personal guide means the flexibility to take Petra in at your own pace, never being rushed by a group as you follow a towering slot canyon to the Treasury, see rock-cut architecture, and discover the fascinating history of the desert stronghold.
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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$265.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
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$265.00 USD

Private Tour Petra with Monastery El Deir and lunch

Visit Petra in a day from Amman is tricky without hiring a car. On this full-day private tour, see the ancient city with ease with an air-conditioned vehicle and driver. Depart from your Amman hotel and travel to Petra. In the company of a guide, explore the area, including the Treasury. Enjoy a local lunch before heading to Monastery El Deir.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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$211.00 USD
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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$211.00 USD

Private Tour from Amman: Petra with Camel Ride

Petra is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, so it’s important to make the most of its sights if you visit. Ensure you see and hear about all its highlights on this private day trip from Amman, with a guide for background and a pre-arranged camel ride to save you haggling with camel guides. Private air-conditioned transport and hotel pickup and drop-off are part of the package.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$204.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$204.00 USD

Private Petra Round-Trip Transfers from Amman with Optional Local Guide and Entry Fees

If you’re planning to visit Petra, this private day-trip from Amman gives you various ways to check it off your list. Choose just private round-trip transport to the ancient city, leaving you to explore independently or hire your own local guide. Or, upgrade to add on a local guided tour, or to an all-in-one package including local guide and entry fees. Whichever you choose, you’ll love the ancient rock buildings and timeless scenery.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$48.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$48.00 USD

One day tour to Petra from Amman

Head south from Amman to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Petra. Take a horseback ride until Siq and walk through the narrow passage of rocks to reach the Rose City. Learn about the rich history of the region from your guide and visit the theater, the royal tombs, the Great Temple, and the Petra Church carved from the pink rock.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$165.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$165.00 USD


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