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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.

From Tel Aviv: Petra 2-Day Tour

2. From Tel Aviv: Petra 2-Day Tour

Our two fully-packed days begin in Tel Aviv, as we head toward the Jordanian border. We cross at the King Hussein / Allenby border, and enter Jordan, driving through the Judean desert for about an hour. We continue towards Madaba, an ancient Jordanian city, and go up to the viewpoint of Mount Nebo. Then we will have lunch. From here we will go to a Bedouin camp near Petra where you will enjoy Bedouin hospitality, including an Arab-style dinner and a comfortable bed for the night. Before going to sleep, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze, as you drink a cup of delicious Bedouin tea.. On the second day we will tour Petra. One of the seven wonders of the world, and Jordan’s most treasured attraction, Petra is an unforgettable place. It was carved into the red rocks of the soaring cliffs in the early 1st century as the tomb of a Nabataean king, and was hidden under sand for centuries before recently becoming accessible again. We will enter through the Siq, a narrow gorge, and tour the Treasury and Amphitheater with our guide who will explain the sites and history as you marvel at the beauty of each structure. Then you will have free time to continue individually as you wish: climb to the Royal Tombs, walk down the Roman Cardo, hike up to the Monastery, and explore the different sites. We will meet up for lunch in Wadi Musa before returning back to Jerusalem via the Allenby border crossing. This fully guided tour, including full transportation and comprehensive information, can be further enhanced by using our travel app for smartphones and tablets. The app provides you with maps, information and pictures, can be downloaded for free on our site before you embark on the trip so it will not require an internet connection. You can also explore the sites on your own, without the guide, if you prefer to do so. For more information on the sites we’ll be passing, download our free travel app to your smartphone.

From Amman: Private Petra Day Trip with Guide

3. From Amman: Private Petra Day Trip with Guide

See the ancient architecture and geological rock formations of the desert with your guide there to explain the history of the city. Spend some free time to explore before being dropped off again at your hotel. Depart your hotel early-morning to drive south to the Nabatean Red Rose City of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Reach Petra's main site to learn more about its magnificent history. Enjoy a tour of this UNESCO Heritage-listed wonder with a local guide. First, walk through the famous “Siq”, a narrow path of 1.2-kilometer rock fissure that was once the main entrance to the city. Marvel at your first glimpse of the hauntingly beautiful Treasury “Al - Khazneh” as the canyon suddenly opens up. Admire this rose-pink masterpiece, originally built to house priceless treasures. Walk through the widening canyon to witness other monuments such as the 3,000-seat theater called the Royal Tombs, and the Byzantine Church. as your guide describes how the Nabateans sculpted the buildings. Next, enjoy some free-time to explore. Climb up the Monastery, see the Petra Museum, or visit the High Place of Sacrifice, a clifftop altar that was once used for animal sacrifices and other ceremonies. After leaving the sites you will pass by Little Petra, a small rocky valley with carvings. Then, journey back to Amman, where your day trip ends with a hotel drop-off.

Tel Aviv: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-Day Tour with Bedouin Camp Stay

4. Tel Aviv: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-Day Tour with Bedouin Camp Stay

Entering Petra, through the Siq, you will arrive at the famous Treasury. One of the reasons Petra is one of the seven wonders of the world is The Treasury - the most famous facade in Petra. More than 800 statues, facades, temples, the Roman theater, tombs, caves, and more... Unforgettable experiences in ancient architecture. The Nabateans inhabited Petra over 2000 years ago and prospered from building a water conduit system. Water was sold to the passing caravans, merchants, and travelers. Petra began to decline after the earthquake in 363 A.D. Not having enough resources to rebuild it, people left Petra. Day 1: Petra There will be a flight at 06:30 a.m. from the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. We will pick you up from Eilat Airport of Ramon at about 07:40 a.m. and take you to the Arava border. Drive to Petra in an air-conditioned vehicle. When we arrive at the visitor center, we will start the tour. We will see the Treasury House, the tombs the Roman Theater, and more. You will learn about the Nabataens history, their art, their gods, and more. After 3 hours of walking and learning, we will eat lunch in one of the local restaurants. After lunch you will be taken to Wadi Rum, where you can sleep in a Bedouin style tent, and enjoy the atmosphere and the quiet of the desert. Day 2: Wadi Rum After breakfast in the Bedouin camp, we will start the touring day. A drive of about 2 hours on 4x4 wheels will take you to a magnificent landscape. We will introduce you to the Nabataens ways, and the Bedouin way of life. After the tour drive back to the Arava border and to the Eilat Airport for your flight back to Tel Aviv. Arrive back in Eilat at around 15:30, and the flight out is usually around 20:40. (You may have some extra time before your flight)

From Amman: Wadi Mujib Siq Trail Private Hiking Tour

5. From Amman: Wadi Mujib Siq Trail Private Hiking Tour

Embark on a private self-guided hiking tour to the Wadi Mujib river canyon. Admire the beautiful natural scenery on an easy to moderate hiking trail, with the potential for swimming in the calm river. Start with pickup from your hotel in Amman by private leisure air-conditioned vehicle. Travel to the Mujib Bridge and pass by the beautiful scenery to reach Wadi Mujib. Be amazed by the breathtaking gorge located 400 meters below sea level. Embark on the hiking trail which is classified as an easy to moderate trek. Enjoy an a self-guided trek at your own pace, where you will follow the course of the river towards the dam. Once the waterfall and gorge are reached, you will be able to enjoy a swim, depending on the water level. Afterward, head back towards your car that is waiting for you. Enjoy a short panoramic tour with views of the city of Amman, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Petra Full-Day Private Tour from Amman

6. 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 purchasing tickets. From this point, you’ll begin your tour of this fascinating site. An English-speaking guide (if purchased) can lead you on 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 commentaries. 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 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.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Petra Day Tour

7. 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.

From Dahab: Day Trip to Petra by Ferry with Hotel Transfers

8. From Dahab: Day Trip to Petra by Ferry with Hotel Transfers

Explore Petra on a guided tour of the archaeological city, take in the views from the hill of Al-Habis in Wadi Musa, and have free time to shop and explore in seaside town of Aqaba. Savor a local lunch at a restaurant which includes a soft drink.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Dahab. Relax on the air-conditioned drive in a spacious bus on the 1.5-hour drive to the port in Taba. Hop aboard a ferry and relax on the cruise to Aqaba. Travel by bus for about 2-hours to Petra.  Follow your guide on a 2-3-hour walking tour of the archeological site. Enter Petra on foot, though the Siq, a narrow, winding gorge that is over 1 kilometer in length. Visit the Great Treasury (Al-Khazneh Farun), the Roman Theatre, the Royal Tombs (the Rainbow Tomb is a must for photographers). Admire hundreds of monuments, tricliniums (formal Roman dining room), and obelisks, which are all carved from the multi-shaded, rose-red sandstone. A walk through the colonnade of Roman Byzantine Petra brings you to the city center.  Continue to the hill of Al-Habis in Wadi Musa which is crowned with a crusader-era fort). Take in breathtaking panoramic views of deep gullies and uniquely colored rock formations. Rest with a buffet lunch where you can try local specialties paired with a soft drink.  Drive back to Aqaba where you will have an hour of free time for shopping before boarding the ferry back to Taba and transferring back to your hotel in Dahab late at night. 

From Sharm El Sheikh: Petra Temple Tour by Ferry with Lunch

9. From Sharm El Sheikh: Petra Temple Tour by Ferry with Lunch

Visit the Great Temple at Petra in Jordan, leaving from Sharm el Sheikh. Take a ferry from Egypt to Jordan, visit the Temple, see ancient carvings, and stop at the Al Khazneh Treasury and the Roman Theater with your local guide. Start your tour with pickup from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and head to the Taba border, where the ferry is docked to start your voyage to the Jordan Aqaba border. Meet your guide and head to the Great Temple of Petra. Explore the lost city of the Nabataeans, carved into the mountains many centuries ago. Continue to the Siq, a natural and imposing crevasse. Follow the trail leading to the city and discover ancient statues and carvings of idols. Then head to the treasury of Al Khazneh and the Roman Theater. Finish your tour with lunch in a local restaurant in Jordan. Then take the ferry back to Sharm El Sheikh, and get dropped off back at your hotel.

Amman: Private City Sightseeing Tour and Petra Day Trip

10. Amman: Private City Sightseeing Tour and Petra Day Trip

Step back into ancient history as you visit the Nabatean Red Rose City of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Journey through Little Petra, a small rocky valley with carvings believed to represent the Nabatean’s caravan heading to the main city who used this as an accommodation stop for the traveling traders. Move onto the main Petra site and learn about its magnificent history on a 2-hour guided tour. Walk or ride a horse through the famous Siq, once the main entrance to the city. Admire this rose-pink masterpiece as you walk through the canyon to explore the Royal Tombs and the High Place of Sacrifice. Head back to the capital of Amman for a panoramic tour of the city’s highlights. Catch a glimpse of the animated markets and churches bustling with life. Pass King Hussein’s Palace and King Abdullah’s mosque, then gaze at the Roman Amphitheater carved into a hillside. Enjoy some free time in downtown Amman, meet the locals and pick up a souvenir to remind you of your trip.

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4.5 / 5

based on 227 reviews

Hassan from Zaid Tours was an excellent tour guide and companion for us. Absolutely friendly, hospitable and very welcoming. He made our experience a remarkable one that we will forever remember it. If we come back to Jordan, it’ll only be with him!

The driver was super hospitable and friendly, took us from our hotel and waited for us, also super knowledgeable about the history of the country, we do recommend this beautiful tour. The car was very clean and super comfy.

The guide speaks good English, made sure we had everything we needed, and was more than helpful. He Made the experience more enjoyable, very personable and friendly. 10/10 recommend

Great experience. Beautiful place. Punctual driver and comfortable car

Would recommend this, but it's on the expensive side