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Petra Private Tour from Amman

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Key facts

Where: Amman , Jordan Duration: 8 hours

Highlights

  • See the lost city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Wander through the astonishing rock-cut architecture and impressive water conduit systems created over 2,000 years ago
  • Learn about the history and culture of the Nabataeans, the industrious people who settled in this ancient wonder
  • Appreciate the famous façade of the treasury, where Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was filmed
  • This is a private tour which allows you time to explore at your leisure

Overview

Petra has reeled in visitors across the entire globe that come to marvel at its magnificent rock-cut buildings and sophisticated compound of dams and water channels – all created over 2,000 years ago. Prepare to be enchanted on your tour of this out-of-this-world UNESCO World Heritage Site.

See the heritage of the Nabateans, diligent Arab people who settled in southern Jordan to create many architectural works of art including the Siq, the 1km long chasm with walls 200 meters high, and the famously immense façade of the treasury monument.

Make your way to the narrow desert valley in a comfortable, private car with your very own local guide who will enlighten you with a series of interesting facts and will be there to answer all your burning questions. Several walks and climbs harbouring hundreds of tombs, temples, baths, burial chambers, arched gateways, colonnaded streets and poignant rock drawings will be revealed - as well as a 3000 seat open air theatre , a vast first century Monastery and a contemporary archaeological museum, which can all be explored at your own pace.

It’s a simply stunning and educating trip you will never forget. Petra has also been named as one of the top places to go before you die and UNESCO has even described it as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage". Don’t miss out on a tour to this astounding city, half as old as time.

Itinerary

The tour begins at your hotel in Amman where you will be picked up in a private car (a Citreon C5, a luxury Mercedes or a seven-seater minivan – dependent of the size of your group). You will then proceed along the desert highway to the ancient city of Petra in Southern Jordan

You are free to explore the Rose Red City of Petra at your leisure – your local, English-speaking guide will be there to answer any questions you may have and unveil Petra’s ancient history and culture with interesting facts. Alternatively, you can explore Petra independently.

You’ll walk along the magnificent Siq – a dam that was built over 2,000 years ago and ahead of its time. Prepare to be amazed by the rock-cut architecture and sophisticated rose-coloured buildings.

The city, that could have been built as early as 312 BC, is the most popular tourist attraction in Jordan thanks to its unique history. Wonder through the half-built, half-carved buildings and explore the secret gorges and passages.

Make sure you see the Khasneh, the Urn Tomb, the Palace Tomb, the Corinthian Tomb and the Deir ("monastery") – which all show aspects of the Hellenistic architecture along with the Nabataean rock-carvings. Marvel at the innovate water systems of dams and water cisterns – a prime example of water engineering thousands of years ago.

Finally, after you explored the unforgettable Petra at your own pace, you will be taken back to your ho

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Reviews

It was great experience. Driver was great. Scheduling and service was excellent. I recommend to everyone. Plan to go to Jordan again.... Ekrem Kasap

Driver arrived on time and was very helpful. Stopped way there and back at good places that were clean.... H M DUFFUS

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

8 hours

Start time

Winter 0700h (07:00am)
Summer 0800h (08:00am)
Duration: 8 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Amman. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Amman.

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Inclusions

  • Entrance to Petra
  • Expert guide
  • Car and driver

Exclusions

  • Photos and Souvenirs
  • Refreshments
  • Tips for the guide

Do/Dont's

A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable.

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

1-2 Guests’ transfers are arranged in a private A/C Car with an English-speaking driver, as follows:
Full Size Car: Mazda 6 or similar model of 2010/2011
Luxury Car: Mercedes E200 or similar model of 2010/2011

3-4 Guests’ transfers are arranged in a private A/C 7-seater mini van, with an English-speaking driver.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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  • "Jordan Experience" It was great experience. Driver was great. Scheduling and service was excellent. I recommend to everyone. Plan to go to Jordan again....
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