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The stone city of Petra was carved into Jordan’s red rock cliffs more than 2,000 years ago. Once a Roman trading stop and stronghold of the Nabataean Arab kingdom, Petra is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world’s most iconic archaeological destinations. 

The Basics
Petra is a highlight of the Middle East, renowned for its astonishing cliff-bound monuments and Greek-influenced architectural style. Thanks to the city’s Hollywood portrayal in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Petra rose to international fame and is now one of Jordan’s most-visited attractions. Travelers usually approach the site through the long and narrow Siq, a chasm that opens up on the magnificent Treasury—Petra’s most-photographed building. Within the winding mountain ravines you’ll also find tombs, an 8,000-seat amphitheater, and the triumphal arch of the Temenos Gateway.  

While it’s possible to catch Petra’s highlights on a day trip from Eilat, Jerusalem, or Amman, there’s enough to see to warrant a multi-day stay. Petra is often included on longer tours of Israel and Jordan that typically include visits to Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem, depending on the length and option chosen. For a personalized experience, opt for a private tour. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Petra is a must-see for adventure travelers and archaeology buffs.
  • Visitors can opt for a 1-day or 2-day pass for entrance into Petra.
  • It gets hot in the Jordan desert; don’t forget to bring sun protection and plenty of water.
  • Remember to dress respectfully in loose-fitting clothing that covers your legs and shoulders.
  • Petra tours from Eilat, Jerusalem, and Amman can last up to 12 hours.

How to Get There
Petra is 150 miles (240 kilometers) south of Jordan, near the town of Wadi Mousa. It takes roughly 20 minutes to walk from town to the archaeological site. A guided day tour is the most convenient way to get there, but Wadi Mousa can also be reached by JETT bus from Amman or Aqaba. Transportation by taxi is also an option.

When to Get There
Plan to arrive at the main entrance first thing in the morning to explore the site before crowds begin to arrive. Spring and autumn offer the best weather, with warm days and cool nights. Expect temperatures over 100°F (38°C) in summer.

Petra Monastery Hike
While the Treasury ranks as Petra’s most famous structure, the Monastery is just as impressive and often much less crowded, due in part to the strenuous hour-long hike necessary to get there. Those who brave the journey up some 800 rock-cut steps are rewarded with a chance to explore Petra’s largest carved monument. The path up to the Monastery sits mostly in the shade during the afternoon.
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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.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Day Trips

Day Tour to Petra from Eilat

Visit the spectacular rock-cut city of Petra on a full-day tour from Eilat, and explore the ancient world of the Nabataeans. See temples and a treasury carved directly into rosy cliffs, then learn how the historic necropolis was lost to the desert for centuries. This Petra tour includes pickup and drop-off in Eilat, entrance fees at the site, lunch and bottled water.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Petra Day Trip from Jerusalem

Visit Petra on a full-day tour from Jerusalem by air that makes the most of your time in Israel. You’ll have four hours to explore Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was inhabited since pre-historic times, taking in cliff-carved temples, a Roman theater, and other Nabataean landmarks. This 16-hour tour includes plane tickets, entrance fees, a guided tour of the site, lunch, and round-trip transport from your hotel in Jerusalem.
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  • 16 hours
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  • 16 hours

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Private One Day Petra from Aqaba - Guided Tour

Our Target : Make all guests happy and satisfied during their tours Our Slogan : Bridge Travel Your Bridge to discover beauty of Jordan
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Private Petra tour from Aqaba port

Live your dream and enjoy our day tour to Petra from Aqaba. Start your tour from Aqaba port, and then move to enjoy visiting the most exciting places in Petra Discover Petra which is one of the new seven wonders of the world. See the Treasury, Roman Theater, Royal Tombs and more.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Day Trips

Day-Tour to the City of Petra from Tel-Aviv

Visit breathtaking Petra in Jordan on a day trip from Tel Aviv. With round-trip flights to Eilat and scenic return journeys on Jordan’s desert highway to Petra, all you need do is relax and admire the 2,000-year-old rock-cut city. Opt to walk or ride a horse to the Siq entrance canyon, and explore Petra’s star attractions, including the Treasury and other sights, on foot. After lunch at a local restaurant, stop to see Wadi Rum at viewpoints on the way back to Eilat for your return flight to Tel Aviv.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

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Day Tour to Petra by Bus from Tel Aviv

Travel to one of the world’s most iconic locations and be back in Tel Aviv the same night on this same-day trip to Petra in Jordan. Travel comfortably by air-conditioned bus, getting hands-on assistance with the border crossing. Tours include admission tickets to the ancient, rock-cut city, plus a tasty lunch spread. Upgrade to enter the site by horseback, just as merchants once did.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours
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Petra 1 Day from Sharm El Sheikh

Visit the ancient city of Petra on a full-day excursion from Sharm el Sheikh. First you will sail from Taba to Aqaba in luxury and then drive to Petra, where you will visit the most popular attraction in Jordan.
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  • 16 hours
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  • 16 hours

Day Trips

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Petra Day Tour

One of the 7th Wonders of the WorldExperience the magic of this ancient town, discover the history behind the rose-red city
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  • 10 hours
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Petra private day tour from Aqaba

08:00 pick up at any hotel in Aqaba. 2 hrs drive to Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Start your private tour. Enter the site through a splendid narrow path flanked called Siq until you reach the breathtaking Treasury. Then to Street of Facades to the Royal Tombs. Free time to explore on your own. Walk the same way back to the entrance to have the lunch in a local restaurant . In the afternoon return to hotel in Aqaba.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Private 3 Hours Inside Petra Tour: Treasury from the Top Off the Beaten Track

With a personal guide to lead the way, you can venture beyond popular main sites at Petra. Set out for a private hike to a hidden overlook above the Treasury, see the little-known Wadi Farasa canyon, visit the High Place of Sacrifice, and more. You’ll experience a side of Petra many visitors miss without getting lost in a maze of unmarked trails.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Private Petra Highlights Day Tour

Avoid the hassle from aspiring guides, cameleers, and donkey boys by arranging your own private guide for Petra in advance. On this short introductory walking tour, see highlights from the Siq (the canyon from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) to the Treasury, the Royal Tombs, the Theater, and the Street of Facades. Please note that entrance fees are at your own expense.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours

Day Trips

Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat

Visit iconic and historic Petra from Eilat on this full-day, guided tour with lunch included. Head through the sandstone Siq on route one of the world’s seven wonders built by the Nadateans of Jordan some 2000 years ago. Behold the Treasury monument as well as ancient crypts, mourning halls, baths, and temples. Stand in a 3000-seat Roman theatre built in 1st-century BC and watch the nearby mountains change colours throughout the day.  
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

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Day trip to Petra by ferry from Sharm el Sheikh

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the port of Taba. There you board the ferry to Aqaba / Jordan. After a 40-minute drive you will be met by your tour guide. Within two hours the transfer will take you to Petra. By horse or by foot, it goes through the rock canyon, the Sik, to the most beautiful monument, the treasure house. From here you continue on the façade road to the Roman theater, the Royal Tombs and Qasr al-Bint. After lunch in Petra you will be driven back to Aqaba, where you will have one hour free time for shopping. Afterwards the transfer will take you back to the port of Aqaba to take the ferry to Taba. Upon your arrival at the port of Taba, the transfer will take you back to your hotel.
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  • 22 to 24 hours
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  • 22 to 24 hours
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Day Trips

Petra Tour from Amman

Visit Jordan's most important historic site, the incredible UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Petra, in just one day with this tour from Amman. Your private driver will pick you and your party up from Amman and transport you to Petra, where you'll visit the site along with a professional tour guide. Here you'll get the chance to ride a horse through canyons to the iconic Treasury building followed by a journey through the ruins and up to the equally gorgeous monastery before heading back to Amman in the evening.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Petra Day Tour to the Monastery

Enjoy a hassle-free trip to Petra and check off the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage in just half a day with a private guide. Enter via the Siq, see the Treasury, the Theater, the Royal Tombs, and the Street of Facades, then climb up to admire the Monastery and descend to the basin, where your tour finishes. Please note: entry is at your own expense.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours

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1 Day Tour to Petra from Aqaba

Explore the famous rock city Petra and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the UNESCO–listed city of Petra and explore deep canyons beneath soaring sandstone cliffs. This private tour whisks you there and back in a day by private air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver. Hotel pickup and drop off is included, with local guide in Petra and lunch.
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  • 7 hours 8 minutes
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  • 7 hours 8 minutes
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Private day tour to Petra from Amman

*Our prices are per vehicle not per person.*We do these tours since 2015.*Our drivers are very well trained and speaks excellent English.*We always give you a free time in all places to make your experience much enjoyable!*When you book any of our product, you will get 10% DISCOUNT at all of our other products.*Contact us for other products and how to get discounts.*You can customize every single tour we offer, you also can customize your pick up and drop off times.
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  • 10 to 15 hours
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  • 10 to 15 hours
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Petra Excursion from Dead Sea

Discover the beauty of the Red Rose City, Petra through a private tour and transportation with an English speaking driver . You can choose on the given options to have a local guide with you or be by your own and also option that includes lunch.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Petra From The Dead Sea or From Amman- Private Guided Tour

Morning pick up from your Dead Sea resort or your hotel in Amman(we suggest you start at 7 or 8 in the morning) in a modern air-conditioned vehicle with a friendly and informed driver, drive south to Petra (drive time is 3 hours). Upon reaching Petra, you will be introduced to your professional guide, and then start your guided tour, beginning with a walk through the long and winding Siq, until you catch your first glimpse of the impressive and imposing treasury, and marvel at impossible architecture that is over 2000 years old. Continue through the Street of Facades, the Roman Theater, the Royal Tombs till you reach Qasr Al Bint at the end of the colonnaded street, at which point your guided tour ends and you can either walk back to the gate to meet your driver for the voyage back, or spend some free time to relax or explore on your own before walking back to the gate and drive back to your resort.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
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  • 9 to 12 hours
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Full-day Tours

Private Day Trip to Petra from Amman

Explore the ancient city of Petra, with its gorgeous rose-hued rock-hewn temples and carvings, with this full-day trip from Amman. You'll depart bright and early, with plenty of time to visit the most iconic attractions in the ancient world wonder, including the Siq, the Treasury, and the Ad Deir Monastery.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Day Tour to Petra from Aqaba

Public buses between Aqaba and Petra leave only when they fill up, so, unless you plan to stay overnight, a tour is pretty essential. On this one, experience the highlights of this ancient rock-cut city, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, with a guide. After an authentic Jordanian lunch, head back to Aqaba with photo stops at views of the Wadi Rum.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Day Trip Aqaba Petra

Petra and its sandstone-carved monuments lies just north of Aqaba. With this private full-day tour, skip the time and inconveniences of public buses and having to haggle for a guide on arrival. Instead, enjoy hotel pickup, travel by private car, and benefit from a pre-arranged privately guided tour. See the Treasury, theater, and more; hear detail you might miss alone, and relax knowing you'll cover the highlights with ease.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
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  • 6 to 9 hours

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Petra 1 Day Tour from Aqaba Jordan

While in Jordan, high on the itinerary of every traveller is Petra: an ancient city featuring a magnificent tableau of pink sandstone tombs and temples. Departing Aqaba, this 10-hour tour not only takes you to Petra, but also to the sandstone desert of Wadi Rum, where rock sculptures litter the landscape. Take a guided tour of Petra’s ancient architecture, eat a traditional Jordan lunch, and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transport from your Aqaba hotel.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours


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