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From Amman: Private Petra Day Trip with Guide

4.5 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Zaid Tours and Travel

From Amman: Private Petra Day Trip with Guide

Activity provider: Zaid Tours and Travel
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From US$ 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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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Pickup included
Amman Hotel
Private group

Experience

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

You will leave the hotel early in the morning to drive south to the Nabatean Red Rose City of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, for a classic visit. 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 more than 2,000 years ago, this ancient rose-red rock city is located 245 kilometers from Amman at the crossroads of age-old trading routes, to dominate ancient Arabia. Reach Petra's main site to learn more about its magnificent history.

On arrival, leave your vehicle, and enjoy a 2-hour 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, and 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 and capture it on camera.

Then, proceed through the widening canyon to witness other monuments such as the 3,000-seater Theater, the Royal Tombs, and the Byzantine Church. 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 around two hours of exploring, enjoy some free time. If time permits you can climb up the Monastery on your own or the High Place of Sacrifice, a clifftop altar that was once used for animal sacrifices and other ceremonies. Or use your free time to visit the Petra Museum.

After leaving the site 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 and as an accommodation stop for the traders who traveled through the city. Then, journey back to Amman, where your day trip ends with a hotel drop-off.

Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • 1-day entrance fees to Petra (if option Jordan Pass is not selected)
  • Horse ride before the “Siq”
  • Local English-speaking guide for the classic visit of Petra (Spanish/French by request and availability)
  • On board Wi-Fi
  • All types of meals, unless option with lunch selected (vegetarian meal by request)
  • All types of beverages
  • Tips to the driver, guide, and horse boy (recommended)
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything else not mentioned
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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • 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 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • 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 driver (Firas) showed up exactly on time. Van was safe, comfortable, and had WiFi! Firas was friendly and informative and the sites were amazing!! Couldn’t have asked for a smoother excursion. Would highly recommend. Petra is world class!

June 16, 2021

We would. Me informed that there is practically nothing to eat at the destination. So we didn't have any. Provisions with us for our 12-hour trip.

February 15, 2021

Product ID: 203380