Boasting the title of one of the New7Wonders of the World, the archaeological city of Petra is a must-see attraction during your time in Jordan. Perfect for travelers seeking a more personalized sightseeing experience, this private 12-hour tour from Amman ensures you’ll receive undivided attention from your guide as you explore the 2,000-year-old site and Wadi Rum. Tick off Petra highlights such as Siq, the Treasury, and the Temenos Gateway, and enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off in Amman.
Your tour begins at your Amman accommodation at 6:30am, where you’ll board a private, air-conditioned vehicle destined for Petra, one of the New7Wonders of the World. Following a 3-hour drive along Jordan’s desert highway, you’ll arrive at Petra and greet your private guide.
Carved into the pink-hued Shara Mountains by ancient Nabataean communities, the UNESCO-listed, 2,000-year-old city is a masterpiece of ancient architecture. After strolling through the narrow chasm of the Siq, you’ll come face to face with the iconic columns of the Treasury — Petra’s most photographed building.
Then, tick off treasures such as the 8,000 capacity Roman amphitheater, the triumphal arch of the Temenos Gateway, and the Street of Facades. Learn about Nabataean traditions and receive undivided attention from your guide throughout the 2-hour walking tour.
Your guide directs you to a Petra restaurant to refuel with a buffet lunch before you reconvene with your driver and begin the 1.5-hour journey to Wadi Rum, a haunting expanse of desert filled with towering cliffs and ethereal rock formations.
On arrival at Wadi Rum, you’ll greet another driver and board a 4x4 vehicle for a tour of the surrealist valley. Gaze at dramatic cliffs and otherworldly rocks, shrouded in rosy-pink hues, and admire rolling sand dunes and the ancient etchings on the Khazali Canyon.
After reuniting with your driver, your tour concludes with drop-off at your Amman hotel.