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Petra

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2,516 Reviews
Free admission

The Basics

Petra is a highlight of the Middle East, renowned for its astonishing cliff-bound monuments and Greek-influenced architectural style. Thanks to the city’s Hollywood portrayal inIndiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Petra rose to international fame and is now one of Jordan’s most-visited attractions. Travelers usually approach the site through the long and narrowSiq, a chasm that opens up on the magnificent Treasury—Petra’s most-photographed building. Within the winding mountain ravines you’ll also find tombs, an 8,000-seat amphitheater, and the triumphal arch of the Temenos Gateway.

While it’s possible to catch Petra’s highlights on a day trip from Eilat, Jerusalem, or Amman, there’s enough to see to warrant a multi-day stay. Petra is often included on longer tours of Israel and Jordan that typically include visits to Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem, depending on the length and option chosen. For a personalized experience, opt for a private tour.

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2-Day Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea from Amman

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2-Day Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea from Amman
$249.00 per adult
Excellent Tour
This tour was outstanding. You will not be disappointed. This was a trip of a lifetime and the memory will be everlasting.
Craig_B, May 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Amman

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Very good
Anna_A, Dec 2020
2-Day Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea from Amman
That was a great trip in December of 2019, a specially because we didn’t have much time. We paid 230euros for a person and in two days visited petra, wadi rum and dead sea. It was a group of 7people. Guide was very friendly, had a lot of stories to tell, provided us with free wifi, took pictures with his camera and sent it to us after the trip. Highly recommended!
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Petra Day Trip
Samantha_O, Jun 2021
Private Petra Day Trip Including Little Petra from Amman
The guided tour for part of the visit was wonderful to learn more anout the history. Basel, my driver, was friendly, knowledgeable and extremely courteous.
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Made Incredible Memories in a Land full of History
Scott_S, May 2021
3-Night Jordan Private Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea
We had an incredible time. It was the perfect amount of time to see the top sights in Jordan. Our driver Firas was kind, resourceful and informative. We felt very safe and comfortable with him. We added Jerash and Mt. Nebo, which worked very well. Overall, an amazing, memorable trip in a land full of history.
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Fantastic experience
Holly_L, Apr 2021
Amman Petra Full-Day Trip
Wonderful trip. Guide was amazing and knowledgeable and bought me chocolate 🤣 amazing experience all around
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Petra Highlight
DAVID_G, Mar 2020
2-Day Petra and Jordan Tour from Jerusalem
Our Jordan guide, Yazan, was outstanding in every way: friendly, patient, knowledgeable, and passionate. You could not ask for a better guide. I would rate him 10 stars if it were possible. Petra is a no miss tour. It is awesome. Yes there are some hours on the road, but with our group and guide, no problem.
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dsj, Feb 2020
Petra & Wadi Rum (1 Day Private tour)
Excellent guide, tour couldn't have been better. Highly recommend it for all travelers!! Tour went to Petra.
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Great daytrip to Petra
vikingprajurit, Feb 2020
Amman Petra Full-Day Trip
Had a great trip to Petra. Bader was an excellent and friendly driver and provided much useful information along the way.
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Excellent tour to Petra
konstantinsold, Feb 2020
Petra & Wadi Rum (1 Day Private tour)
I can highly recommend the tour - what I liked most is that the tour guide is very flexible and patient, which allowed me to stay longer in Petra than I had initially planned. He also made me familiar with local Habits and organized a night in camp upon request. Thanks again for your hospitality
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Riding above Petra
glasslightspace, Feb 2020
Petra 2 hour horse riding tour: High Place of Sacrifice off the beaten track
We had a fantastic time. Being out in the landscape on horses looking down into Petra was a special experience, and spending time with Ahmed in a landscape he knows and loves and is extremely knowledgeable about. One of us was an experienced rider and the other hadn’t ridden in 40 years but this was fine, the horses were well trained and Ahmed paced the ride according. I would highly recommend this.
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Once in a life time experience
ReFeZH, Jan 2020
Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat
We were prepared that it would be a long day but at the end we have seen everything what was needed during the Petra stay. Transportation and border control took same time but was not so worse than described in other comments. At the end a wonderful day.
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MartinObydgoszcz, Dec 2019
Petra - 1 Day From Eilat
Trip was very good ! Everything was well prepared. Petra is beautiful And for sure it is worth to see !
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Once in a lifetime
FrequentFlier759592, Dec 2019
4-Night Private Jordan Classic Tour: Petra, Dead Sea, and Wadi Rum
A crazy wonderful experience! Each moment was better than the next. Getting off the beaten track was key. Jerash was unexpected in size and grandeur. Wadi Rum is a must by ute. Petra leave to last. Risk the donkey horse and camel rides. They are well worth it especially if you lose yourself with the local Bedouins.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Petra is a must-see for adventure travelers and archaeology buffs.

  • Visitors can opt for a 1-day or 2-day pass for entrance into Petra.

  • It gets hot in the Jordan desert; don’t forget to bring sun protection and plenty of water.

  • Remember to dress respectfully in loose-fitting clothing that covers your legs and shoulders.

  • Petra tours from Eilat, Jerusalem, and Amman can last up to 12 hours.

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How to Get There

Petra is 150 miles (240 kilometers) south of Jordan, near the town of Wadi Mousa. It takes roughly 20 minutes to walk from town to the archaeological site. A guided day tour is the most convenient way to get there, but Wadi Mousa can also be reached by JETT bus from Amman or Aqaba. Transportation by taxi is also an option.

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When to Get There

Plan to arrive at the main entrance first thing in the morning to explore the site before crowds begin to arrive. Spring and autumn offer the best weather, with warm days and cool nights. Expect temperatures over 100°F (38°C) in summer.

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Petra Monastery Hike

While the Treasury ranks as Petra’s most famous structure, the Monastery is just as impressive and often much less crowded, due in part to the strenuous hour-long hike necessary to get there. Those who brave the journey up some 800 rock-cut steps are rewarded with a chance to explore Petra’s largest carved monument. The path up to the Monastery sits mostly in the shade during the afternoon.

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