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Amman King's Way Day Tour To Petra

1. Amman King's Way Day Tour To Petra

Meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel in Amman or another location at 8AM. Drive to visit the biblical Madaba Churches where you can enjoy 45 minutes to have a look around. Continue your journey to Mount Nebo where you can enjoy another 45 minutes to explore. After this you will travel further along the King's Way where you will have the chance to pop into various Roman forts, and visit the Nabataean temple. Drive across the upper reaches of the Wadi Mujibm, also known as the Grand Canyon. Marvel at its vastness which extends for nearly 1000 meters downwards.  As you continue your route, check out the crusader castles at Karak and Shobak and visit the ancient town of Madaba. After the tour, your driver will drop you in Petra.

2- Day Petra Overnight Tour From Amman

2. 2- Day Petra Overnight Tour From Amman

Day 1- Petra – Dana Natural reserve: You will be picked up from  Amman at 8 am, passing through the desert highway toward Wadi Mousa (Petra) and stopping at different places on the way. You will visit Dana natural reserve area and view the amazing scenery of the reserve. Next, you will see Shobak Castle (Crusader castle - known as Montreal as well), and then visit Little Petra. Finally, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Wadi Mousa city at 4 pm for a relaxing overnight stay.  Day 2- Guided Exploration: The next day you will be picked up from your hotel at 7 am, and head out for a guided day tour in Petra. You will have 9 hours of exploring time inside Petra itself; many people choose to visit the treasury, monastery, the high area of Sacrifice and sites in between. You will be picked back up at 4 pm at your original departure point, and driven to your original hotel, concluding the tour. Petra name came from the Latin word ‘petrae’ ,meaning ‘rock’, lies in a great rift valley east of Wadi Araba in Jordan about 80 kilometers south of the Dead Sea – 260Km to the south – South-west of Amman – Jordan Capital. It came into prominence in the late first BCE (BC) through the success of the spice trade. The city was the principal city of ancient Nabataea and was famous above all for two things: its trade and its hydraulic engineering systems. It was locally autonomous until the reign of Trajan, but it flourished under Roman rule. The town grew up around its Colonnaded. Following the flow of the Wadi Musa, the city-center was laid out on either sides of the Colonnaded Street on an elongated plan between the theater in the east and the Qasr al-Bint in the west. The quarries were probably opened in this period, and there followed virtually continuous building through the first and the second centuries CE.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 38 reviews

We had the best experience with Jafar. When we made the booking I was hesitant to do it, it was our first time at Jordan so we knew nothing about it, except for what the internet said. When we met our wonderful (now-friend) Jafar we felt more than secure. He always tried to make us feel comfortable and gave us the best advices while exploring on our own. He transformed a tour into a JOURNEY we are more than grateful with Jafar and hipe to see him soon. See you tomorrow ! Tuvimos la mejor experiencia con Jafar. Al momento de buscar la reserva teníamos muchas dudas de si hacerlo o no, ya que era nuestra primera vez en Jordania y no queríamos estar limitadas por un tour. Conocimos a nuestro (ahora) amigo Jafar con quien nos sentimos más que seguras en todo momento, nos compartía los mejores tips y recomendaciones para descubrir lo esencial en nuestra cuenta. Transformo un tour en un viaje inolvidable. Estamos más que agradecidas con él. Hasta mañana !

Our guide, Ahmad, was the BEST! Probably the nicest tour guide we've ever had. He made our trip to Jordan so incredible and went above and beyond. He constantly made sure we had cold drinks, bought us Turkish coffee to try, gave us portable wifi for the journey, arranged covid tests and local guides for us, and would always let you know what was a good deal or if you were getting scammed. It was really nice having a private tour as well. The itinerary and tour itself were amazing. The Bedouin camp was beautiful and had great food (we upgraded to the Luxury one and the AC was well worth it). Wadi Rum Jeep tour was super fun especially at sunset. The whole itinerary really gets you to see the highlights of the country with Dana, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba, and the Dead Sea in a short amount of time and we would highly recommend to anyone wanting to see the country of Jordan in a few days to book this tour!

Even better than expectations thanks to our driver, and now new friend, Ahmad. A polite, welcoming and engaging person. With this tour we have seen many places without haste since well calculated organization. The accommodations included in this tour were we slept was top notch, clean, with private bathroom, and there were no issues that I could find on this. I recommend this tour and I would re-choose it a thousand times!

It was the best decision to book this. This package has everything included that you need for having an amazing time in Jordan. Our driver Jawdat was especially helpful, providing us with a lot of extra information.

Safe drive. Mohammed is friendly and drove us from Amman to Petra from thr best route to show as many landmarks as possible on the way!