Visit south Jordan’s must-sees of Wadi Rum and Petra in one day on a private 8-hour trip from Aqaba. Experience the red-and-pink cliffs and canyons of the Wadi Rum desert valley on a 2-hour 4x4 tour. Then, enjoy a guided tour of Petra’s highlights, including the Siq, Treasury, amphitheater, and royal tombs. Your experience includes private round-trip transport, and tours and admission to both sites, including the option of riding horseback in Petra.
Meet your driver at your Aqaba hotel, and relax as you travel to Wadi Rum by private, air-conditioned vehicle. This vast chunk of desert mountains, valleys, cliffs, and rocks is known for its ever-changing pink-and-red colors, Bedouin settlements, and connections with T.E. Lawrence, also known as World War I's ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’
On arrival, enjoy a roughly 2-hour tour by 4x4. Trundle around the canyons and cliffs, and absorb the timeless scenery. See landmarks including the ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom’ rocks named after Lawrence’s autobiography, and view some of the valley's pre-Christian rock carvings.
Next, continue to the spectacular rock city of Petra, hewn by the Nabataeans along trade routes 2,000 years ago. Once here, meet up with a local guide and set off to explore. Your entrance ticket, and the option to explore by horseback is included.
Make your way through the Siq, the 1-mile (1.5 kilometer) entrance gorge, and marvel at the magnificent Treasury (Al Khazneh), where it’s believed many riches were hidden. Then, explore Petra's other wonders, like the amphitheater and royal tombs, as your guide shares their history.
Afterward, reconvene with your vehicle and end your tour with a hotel drop-off in Amman.