Petra Day Trip from Amman

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Petra Day Trip from Amman

From $273.33 per person

Explore the rose-colored city of Petra with a private driver who doubles as your guide.

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Duration 10 hours
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Highlights
  • Experience Jordan’s greatest ancient treasures on this private day trip to Petra from Amman
  • Enjoy a 2 hour guided tour of UNESCO-listed Petra: a rock city cut into a sandstone valley
  • Walk or ride a horse along the 'siq' entrance canyon, and behold the rose-tinted Treasury, Royal Tombs, and more
Full description
Enjoy an early morning hotel pickup to drive south to the Nabatean Red Rose City of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. As you travel, gaze at the desert landscapes and hear tales of Jordan’s history. Hewn into a sandstone valley carved by the Nabataean people some 2000 years ago, this ancient rose-red rock city, located 245 kilometers from Amman at the crossroads of age-old trading routes, dominated ancient Arabia. Pass by Little Petra, a small rocky valley with carvings that archaeologists believe acted as the Nabatean’s caravan, before heading to the main city. Continue to Petra to learn more about its magnificent history. On arrival, enjoy a 2 hour tour of this UNESCO World Heritage listed wonder with a local guide. First, walk or ride a horse through the famous 'siq', a narrow path of 1.2 kilometers, and a rock fissure that was once the main entrance to the city. Marvel at your first glimpse of the hauntingly beautiful Treasury 'El Khazneh' as the canyon suddenly opens up. Then, walk through the widening canyon to see the 3000-seat Theater, the Royal Tombs, and the High Place of Sacrifice: a clifftop altar that was once used for animal sacrifices and other ceremonies. As you explore, listen as your guide describes how the Nabateans sculpted the buildings, and learn how they mastered the harsh desert conditions to make their lives here. After approximately two hours of exploring, enjoy free time. Later, return to Petra’s entrance and rejoin your private vehicle and driver, at which point you'll journey back to Amman, where your day trip ends with a hotel drop-off.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • One day entrance fees to Petra
  • Horse ride before the 'siq'
  • Local guide
  • All types of meals, unless option with lunch selected
  • Vegetarian meals available upon request
  • All types of beverages
  • All types of gratuities, including tips to the driver, guide, and horse boy
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • For clients holding a Jordan Pass, the corresponding entrance fees to be returned directly in destination
    • Pickup and drop-off from Amman Queen Alia International Airport available by request for lay over day tour
    • Local SIM cards and Wi-Fi are available upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge, approximately $20 USD. Prices subject to change by the communication company
    • Tours with lunch: most local tourist restaurants in Jordan are non-alcoholic
    •  Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a sunhat
    • Tour activities are provided in English. French and Spanish tours available upon request
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 4 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      5/5
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    The lunch was booked and included, however the Restaurant wasn‘t informed. My Guide solved the problem by calling the Agency, but he spent nearly 20 min with this. However, it was an amazing tour. Please keep in mind that everybody is expecting a tip of 3-5 Dinar. That makes the tour a bit more expensive.

    December 8, 2019

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    The trip went perfectly to our full satisfaction!

    The driver in particular was very friendly and took care of our safety. The guide with his knowledge was also able to look after us very well on site and explain the story of Petra. Outstanding! Can only recommend!

    May 20, 2019

    February 23, 2019

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