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  • Address: Wadi Musa, Jordon, Jordan
  • Admission: Admission to Petra starts at 50 JD
As visitors walk through the narrow fissure known as the Siq, a sense of mystery and anticipation builds. This canyon-like corridor, partly natural and partly sculpted by the Nabataeans, serves as the main entrance to the ancient city of Petra, and the 3/4-mile (1.2-kilometer) path ranks among the most memorable elements of any visit.

While it resembles a canyon, the Siq was actually formed when tectonic forces split the mountain in two. It begins at a dam built in 1963 atop a Nabataean dam from the first century. Remains of a monumental arch can still be seen at the entrance to the passage. As it winds through sandstone, the walls tower as high as 500 feet (150 meters) and the path narrows to a mere 7 feet (2 meters) in some places.

While many a visitor rushes through the Siq, anxious for that first glimpse of Petra, it’s well worth savoring the walk and taking in all the details added to the natural rent by the Nabataeans. For example, water channels were carved into both sides of the Siq, allowing residents of the ancient city to draw in water from Wadi Musa.

Practical Info

Get your camera ready! As the Siq narrows toward its end, it frames a sunlit slice of the Treasury.

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Private Full-Day Trip to Petra from Amman, Amman, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

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 $59.00
Petra by Night Walking Tour, Petra, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Petra by Night Walking Tour

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

Petra has a special charm that is amplified at night. This tour starts from the entry gate to Petra passing the Siq where you will walk until you reach the ...  Read more

Location: Aqaba, Jordan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.50
Full Day Petra Tour by Coach from Aqaba, Aqaba, Night Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full Day Petra Tour by Coach from Aqaba

Book a seat with a group & travel from Aqaba to the UNESCO-listed city of Petra. Discover the rose red city of Petra and its rock-carved ruins on a day ...  Read more

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

From USD $212.50
Full-Day Petra Tour from Amman, Amman, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Petra Tour from Amman

While in Amman, take time out to visit ancient Petra, carved by the Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago, on this small-group 10-hour tour. Travel to the ...  Read more

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

From USD $218.75
Private Tour: Petra Day Trip with Lunch from Ma'in Hot Springs, Amman, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Petra Day Trip with Lunch from Ma'in Hot Springs

Petra one day tour is an excellent way to discover Petra from Ma'in Spa hotel. This is an 11 hour tour to the Red City. You will drive by desert and mountains, ...  Read more

Location: Dead Sea Region, Israel
Duration: Flexible

From USD $325.00
Petra Private Tour from the Dead Sea with Monastery and Lunch, Dead Sea, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Petra Private Tour from the Dead Sea with Monastery and Lunch

Private Petra walking tour is an excellent way to discover Petra from Dead Sea. The full day tour will take you into the Rose Red City. Walk through the Siq ...  Read more

Location: Dead Sea Region, Israel
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $325.00
Full Day Tour to Petra from Amman with Optional Guide, Amman, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full Day Tour to Petra from Amman with Optional Guide

Depart Amman for Petra that is located 140 miles (225 kilometers) South of Amman. Petra once dominated the trade routes of ancient Arabia. Pass by Little Petra ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 8 to 10 hrs

From USD $190.00
Horseriding Trip to Mount Aaron in Petra, Petra, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Horseriding Trip to Mount Aaron in Petra

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Go off the beaten track on a horseback-riding tour through Petra. With an expert guide, explore deep into Petra, perfect trip if you have previously seen Petra ...  Read more

Location: Petra, Jordan
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.75
Private Petra Walking Tour: Including The Monastery, Petra, Horseback Riding
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Petra Walking Tour: Including The Monastery

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

See the best of Petra in 4 hours tour with a private, professional guide . See the famous attractions that Petra is known for, such as the siq ( narrow gorge ...  Read more

Location: Petra, Jordan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.75
Private Tour: Petra Day Trip Including Little Petra from Amman, Amman, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Petra Day Trip Including Little Petra from Amman

4.5 star rating: Recommended 74 Reviews

No visit to Jordan is complete without a visit to the rose-red city of Petra, one of the wonders of the world. Carved from the pink-hued stone more than 2,000 ...  Read more

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

From USD $218.75

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