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From Amman: Private Day Trip to Petra with Pickup

1. From Amman: Private Day Trip to Petra with Pickup

Depart Amman in the morning and drive along the desert highway to Petra and Wadi Mousa. Upon arrival at the ancient city, enter the archaeological site and make your way to the famous rock-carved Treasury via the stunning Siq canyon. Visit the vast Theater, carved out of the mountainside, and then continue to the Monastery to marvel at the remains of the facade of the holy site. Return through the rock walls via the impressive High Place of Sacrifice, where breathtaking views and amazing rocks of different colors are your reward. Depart in the afternoon and get dropped off at your hotel in Amman.

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Amman to Petra Half-Day Transfer

2. Amman to Petra Half-Day Transfer

Visit the city of Petra from Amman with this half-day trip transfer. Your knowledgeable and professional driver will transfer you to Petra, wait while you explore this amazing city for 3 hours, and take care of your transportation back to Amman, creating a completely stress-free visit for you. One of the 7 Wonders of the World, Petra is a spectacular example of the engineering genius of these ancient people, carved into the dusky pink rock face over 2,000 years ago. Enter the city through the Siq, a narrow gorge over 1 kilometer in length, and admire the dazzling colors and rock formations before catching your first sight of Al Khazneh. Marvel at the massive Roman-style theater, seating 3,000 people, magnificent obelisks, temples, sacrificial altars, and colonnaded streets, as well as the impressive Ad Deir Monastery overlooking the valley. Gain an insight into Petra’s colorful past at the two museums within the site – the Petra Archaeological Museum and the Petra Nabataean Museum. Visit the small stalls set up by the several artisans from the town of Wadi Musa and a nearby Bedouin settlement, selling local handicrafts, such as pottery, Bedouin jewelry, and bottles of striated multi-colored sands from the area.

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Petra, Jerash and Amman: 2-Day Tour From Tel Aviv

3. Petra, Jerash and Amman: 2-Day Tour From Tel Aviv

Early in the morning, the shuttle will pick you up from Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv, drive through Jerusalem, and then you’ll head north. Enjoy stunning views of the fertile landscape along the Israeli side of the Jordan valley, slowly turning into the dusty terrain of Jordan’s North after you cross the border at the Sheikh Hussein Bridge. Your first stop is Jerash, known to be one of the world’s best preserved Roman cities. The impressive Hadrian’s arch marks the entrance to colonnaded streets, theatres, temples, and a hippodrome. Walking among these will take you on a journey through time, while your guide shares stories of the city’s glorious past, and how it was once ruled by Alexander the Great. Continue to the capital city Amman, where you will drive by sites such as the Royal Palace and King Hussein National Mosque, and get a general overview of the city. Before moving on from Amman, you’ll get to taste a delicious local sweet, called Knafeh. An authentic Bedouin campsite will welcome you for a campfire dinner and a good night’s sleep in one of the comfortable tents. The nomadic Bedouins have inhabited the desert for thousands of years, and are famous for their extensive hospitality. After breakfast the next morning, it’s time to visit the UNESCO site of Petra. Carved into the red rocks by the Nabateans some 2,000 years ago, it hasn’t lost any of its magic. Your guide will lead you through the Siq, serving as an entrance corridor to the ancient city that eventually opens up to the iconic Treasury. From here, you’ll continue towards the Royal Tombs, the 3,000 seat amphitheatre, the Monastery and much more, each a stunning example of perfectly symmetrical Hellenistic architecture. Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, before returning to Tel Aviv via the Allenby crossing in the late evening.

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From Sharm El Sheikh: Petra Day Tour

4. From Sharm El Sheikh: Petra Day Tour

Start with pickup from Sharm El Sheikh and travel through the Sinai Peninsula to Taba. From here, take a ferry across the Gulf of Aqaba to Jordan. Make your way to the gorge of Ma'an, where the ancient city of Petra can be found. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Wonders of the World, the city was once described as being "forgotten by the world for over 1,000 years". Petra is home to towering buildings carved into the pink stone. On your tour of the canyon, admire the sight of the Treasure Palace, the Roman Theater, and the Temple and Treasures of the Citadel. One of the most astounding archaeological sites in the world, this tour will allow you to check it off your bucket list. After exploring Petra, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before heading back to Sharm El Sheikh.

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Petra Full-Day Private Tour from Amman

5. Petra Full-Day Private Tour from Amman

On this 10-hour excursion you’ll travel from Amman to Petra by air-conditioned sedan, stopping for a break during the 2.5-hour drive. When you arrive at the Petra Visitor Center, a private guide can be arranged for you and your group of up to 3 persons (optional) after tickets have been purchased. From this point you’ll begin your tour of this fascinating site. An English-speaking guide (if purchased) can lead you on a tour inside Petra and ensure that you visit the major attractions and learn about the city’s founding. At the end of the narrow canyon known as Al Siq, you’ll marvel at the Grecian-style façade of Al Khazneh. It is recommended that you stay close to your guide so you don’t miss out on any of the commentary. You’ll hear details of the fascinating history of the Nabateans who built the city out of rocks. You’ll have a chance to rest, eat, drink, and use the facilities while in Petra. At the end of the tour, your guide will escort you to the meeting point for the 3-hour trip back to Amman.

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From Eilat: Petra Full-Day Tour

6. From Eilat: Petra Full-Day Tour

After an early departure from Eilat and crossing into Jordan, you will travel 2-3 hours along the scenic mountain route, to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After passing the Obelisks in front of the cave, you will enter the narrow, 1,200 meter long canyon, the Siq, where you have the option to ride for the first few hundred meters. As you walk through the gorge with the towering red stone on either side, you can marvel at the incredible sites carved into the red mountain. The magnificent exterior of the treasury with its Corinthian columns is particularly well-preserved as it is deeply carved into the rock and protected by overhanging rock. To give you an idea of the height, the funeral urn alone, tucked away up in the heart of the exterior is eleven feet high.  The monumental building known as Ad Deir, is over forty meters high, its columns reaching more than two stories. At the Roman theater, you can all but wonder who filled the seats. Marvel at the sacrificial altar and the numerous tombs, each uniquely designed. After a late lunch, you will cross back to Eilat.

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From Eilat: 2-Day Tour to Petra

7. From Eilat: 2-Day Tour to Petra

Day 1: After an early departure from Eilat and crossing into Jordan, travel 2-3 hours along the scenic mountain route and through the desert to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World – briefly stopping for an overview. Pass the Obelisks in front of the cave tomb, then enter the narrow, 1,200 meter long canyon, the Siq, with an option to ride for the first few hundred meters. Walk through a gorge with the towering red stone on either side and marvel at the incredible sites carved into the red mountain. The Deir (temple) will dwarf over you, forty meters high with columns reaching more than two storeys tall. See the Roman theater and its uniquely designed tombs, along with the sacrificial altar. Then, after dinner in Petra you will have a free evening.  Day 2: In the morning spend free time exploring Petra on your own and enjoy the Bedouin market. Begin the return journey after lunch, and stop at a number of observation points to enjoy scenic views of the desert landscape and of Wadi Rum, before crossing to Eilat.

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What people are saying about Ad-Deir

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 176 reviews

Nidal picked me up at my hotel on time in Amman. He was knowledgeable, personable, safe, intelligent, and fairly fluent in English. The time flew by. He transferred me to a local Petra guide who was able to explain the history and relevance of what I was seeing in a clear and understandable way. He even helped me cope with the relentless vendors and animal handlers who are soliciting their services. It was a great day!

Just wanted to say thank you very much for travco company for organising my great trip to Petra!! Tariq my driver was really great in looking after me all day a top man,

Everything when we’ll , Jafar came in perfect time , told me a lot of things about the place and story of Jordan , and we also eat together on the way back.

Khalil was the best driver. He was very polite, friendly and we had great time with him. The trip was on time and we enjoyed Petra. Thank you.

We liked it very much. World class tour. Haezem was very helpful and friendly.