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.
Begin with pickup at your Amman hotel or Queen Alia International Airport, then travel to Petra in a private, air-conditioned vehicle stocked with bottled water. Enjoy views of the rocky Jordanian landscape as you drive the modern Desert Highway.
Upon arrival at Petra, continue on foot to the most important landmarks in the archeological site: enter ancient temples carved from solid rock, and see tombs that date back to 300 BC. Visit the treasury, the theater, and the monastery, whose inscriptions dedicate it to Obodas I, a king of the Nabateans. Learn about Petra’s fascinating history and rediscovery as you walk, and examine the best of the city’s carvings and architecture.
In ancient times, Petra was an important link on desert caravan routes, and traders passed through carrying incense, silks, and spices between Asia and Europe. In addition to the religious and public sites, you’ll find fascinating infrastructure from those Nabatean times, such as channels, dams, cisterns, and mines.
Continue to the Wadi al-Mahfur, climbing 1,050 stairs to the High Place of Sacrifice for spectacular views of the desert. After completing your tour of Petra Archeological Site, make the return trip to Amman, where this tour concludes with drop-off at the location of your choice.