One of the 7 World Wonders, the historical city of Petra is a must-see on any trip to Jordan. Experience the magic of this ancient town, admire the magnificent architecture, and discover the history behind the rose-red city on a full-day tour from Amman.
What to Expect
Discover the historical city of Petra, Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction, on this day tour from Amman. Petra is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer, dusky pink rock face by the Nabataeans over 2,000 years ago.
One of the 7 Wonders of the World, Petra is a spectacular example the engineering genius of these ancient people. Enter the city through the Siq, a narrow gorge over 1km in length, and admire the dazzling colors and rock formations before catching your first sight of Al Khazneh (The Treasury).
As you enter the Petra valley, you will be overwhelmed by the natural beauty of this place and its outstanding architectural achievements. There are hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs with intricate carvings, a massive Roman-style theatre to seat 3,000 people, magnificent obelisks, temples, sacrificial altars, and colonnaded streets, as well as the impressive Ad Deir Monastery overlooking the valley.
You can gain an insight into Petra’s colorful past at the two museums within the site – the Petra Archaeological Museum and the Petra Nabataean Museum. You can also visit the small stalls set up by the several artisans from the town of Wadi Musa and a nearby Bedouin settlement, selling local handicrafts, such as pottery, Bedouin jewelry, and bottles of striated multi-colored sands from the area.
- Entrance fees to Petra
- 800m horse ride in Petra