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From Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea Private 2-Day Trip

1. From Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea Private 2-Day Trip

Day 1: From Amman, your journey begins with a scenic drive towards the magnificent city of Petra. Upon arrival, be enchanted by the pink rock formations and the ancient wonders that lie within. Immerse yourself in the rich history as you walk through the narrow Siq, a natural sandstone gorge. Marvel at the iconic Treasury, admire the ornate facades of the royal tombs, and explore the fascinating sites that make Petra a true archaeological wonder. After exploring Petra, the adventure continues as you head into the fascinating desert of Wadi Rum. As the sun sets, you'll find yourself in the midst of a vast expanse of golden sand dunes and rugged mountains. Get caught up in the spirit of the desert as you settle into a Bedouin camp where warm hospitality awaits you. Enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner featuring the delicacies of Jordanian cuisine and gather around the campfire as you gaze at the twinkling stars in the night sky. Day 2: Wake up to the tranquil beauty of Wadi Rum and enjoy a delicious breakfast at camp. Get ready for an exciting 2-hour jeep tour. Get swept up in the thrill of traversing the gently rolling sand dunes, discovering ancient rock inscriptions, and admiring the mesmerizing rock formations sculpted by wind and time. Every turn reveals a new wonder, from hidden canyons to towering natural arches, and provides ample opportunity for unforgettable photos and beautiful memories. After bidding farewell to Wadi Rum, your journey takes you to the remarkable Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Here, the therapeutic effects of the mineral-rich waters await you. Immerse yourself in the floating water and experience the unique sensation of floating effortlessly. Treat yourself to a revitalizing mud bath where you spread the mineral-rich mud on your skin for a natural spa experience. Feel the rejuvenation as the minerals work their magic. Finally, enjoy a delicious lunch on the shores of the Dead Sea and let the tranquil environment relax you even more. With unforgettable experiences in your heart and mind, return to Amman and reflect on the wonders and memories you experienced on this captivating 2-day journey through Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.

From Amman: Private Petra Day Trip with Guide

2. From Amman: Private Petra Day Trip with Guide

See the ancient architecture and geological rock formations of the desert with your guide there to explain the history of the city. Spend some free time to explore before being dropped off again at your hotel. Depart your hotel early-morning to drive south to the Nabatean Red Rose City of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Reach Petra's main site to learn more about its magnificent history. Enjoy a 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. 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. Walk through the widening canyon to witness other monuments such as the 3,000-seat theater called the Royal Tombs, and the Byzantine Church. as your guide describes how the Nabateans sculpted the buildings. Next, enjoy some free-time to explore. Climb up the Monastery, see the Petra Museum, or visit the High Place of Sacrifice, a clifftop altar that was once used for animal sacrifices and other ceremonies. After leaving the sites you will pass by Little Petra, a small rocky valley with carvings. Then, journey back to Amman, where your day trip ends with a hotel drop-off.

From Jerusalem: Petra 2-Day Tour

3. From Jerusalem: Petra 2-Day Tour

This fully-packed two-day tour begins in Jerusalem. Driving through the Judean desert, head towards the border and go through the Allenby Bridge/King Hussein crossing into Jordan. Once in Jordan, visit the historical site of Mount Nebo, a unique viewpoint of the Jordan River's west bank. After lunch at a local restaurant, take your time and gaze at the ancient mosaic map of Jerusalem in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George at Madaba. From there, enjoy a scenic drive south. Eventually, arrive at your accommodation for the night, a Bedouin camp near Petra. The Bedouin hospitality, including an Arab-style dinner, will open your heart. Before going to sleep on a comfortable bed, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze, as you have a cup of local tea. Wake up and start the day with breakfast in camp before heading out to Petra. One of the world's seven wonders and Jordan’s most treasured attraction, Petra is an unforgettable place. It was carved into the red rocks of the soaring cliffs in the early 1st century as the tomb of a Nabataean king and was hidden under sand for centuries before recently becoming accessible again. A licensed tour guide will lead you through the Siq (a narrow gorge), the Treasury, and the Amphitheater while you marvel at the beauty of each structure. Following, you will have time to explore independently: climb to the Royal Tombs, walk down the Roman Cardo or hike up to the Monastery. Meet the rest of the group again for lunch in Wadi Musa, before returning back to Jerusalem via the King Hussein/Allenby border crossing.

Petra Full-Day Private Tour from Amman

4. Petra Full-Day Private Tour from Amman

Explore one of the New 7 Wonders of the World on this private full-day trip to Petra from Amman. Admire beautiful monuments like the Treasury, the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs, and Pharoah's Castle, and have the chance to hire a local guide to learn more about Petra's history. After pickup from your hotel in Amman, set off on your 240-kilometer journey to the rose-red city of Petra by air-conditioned Sedan, stopping for a break along the way. Upon arrival, take a trip on horseback to the canyon to see the so-called Siq, and then by foot to the most spectacular monument: the Treasury. Once you are in Petra, at the Petra Visitor Center, an optional guide can be arranged (at an additional cost) after your ticket purchase. If hired, your dedicated local tour guide will lead the tour inside of Petra and arrange entrance and logistics. Stay close to your guide to capture the details of the fascinating history of the Nabateans who built the city out of rocks. You will have the opportunity to rest, eat, drink, and use the facilities while in Petra; just inform your guide. At the end of the tour, your guide will escort you to the meeting point for the trip back to Amman.

From Amman: Private Day Trip to Petra with Pickup

5. From Amman: Private Day Trip to Petra with Pickup

Depart Amman in the morning and drive along the desert highway to Petra and Wadi Mousa. Upon arrival at the ancient city, enter the archaeological site and make your way to the famous rock-carved Treasury via the stunning Siq canyon. Visit the vast Theater, carved out of the mountainside, and then continue to the Monastery to marvel at the remains of the facade of the holy site. Return through the rock walls via the impressive High Place of Sacrifice, where breathtaking views and amazing rocks of different colors are your reward. Depart in the afternoon and get dropped off at your hotel in Amman.

From Eilat: Petra Guided Full-Day Trip with Lunch

6. From Eilat: Petra Guided Full-Day Trip with Lunch

Take this fantastic Petra tour from Eilat: A 2.5-hour drive through the exquisite, pristine desert landscape, will bring you to the famous lost city. The Nabataean civilization carved Petra out of red-colored rock cliffs about 2,300 years ago, and its shrines and temples remained untouched: you'll pass by the mysterious Djin blocks, used to house desert spirits; you'll see the beautiful Obelisk Tomb and walk down the colorful Siq gorge all the way to the marvelous Petra Treasury - a massive temple with intricate decorations. Then feel like Indiana Jones in the Petra Royal Tombs, and take awesome pictures in the ancient Nabatean Theater. After 3-4 hours in Petra, you'll ride back to Eilat, taking in more beautiful wilderness views. Enjoy a Worry-Free Vacation: The tour starts with a transfer from Eilat to the Arava border, where our representatives will meet you and assist with the visa requisition and border crossing. Our expert local tour guide will meet you on the Jordanian side of the border and your adventure will begin. Note that a 1-Day Tour of Petra won't leave you with enough time to fully explore this wonderful archeological park. This is why most travelers recommend a 2-Day Tour to Petra, in order to see Al Dayr - the iconic Petra Monastery up on the ridge and visit Qasr Al-Bint Temple and the Great Temple of Petra.

One Day Tour From Aqaba To Petra then Aqaba

7. One Day Tour From Aqaba To Petra then Aqaba

Experience a seamless and unforgettable day trip to Petra from Aqaba, tailored specifically for cruise ship passengers. As you disembark your ship, you'll be greeted by a dedicated meet and assist service, ensuring a smooth transition to your excursion. Embarking on a comfortable transfer, you'll be whisked away on a scenic drive from Aqaba to Petra, a journey that takes approximately two hours. in route, you'll be captivated by the diverse landscapes of Jordan, from rugged mountains to sweeping desert vistas. Upon arriving at Petra, you'll be met by a knowledgeable local guide who will accompany you throughout your visit. The guide will provide fascinating insights into the history, architecture, and culture of this ancient Nabatean city, enriching your experience. Your journey into Petra begins through the narrow and winding Siq, a natural sandstone gorge. As you traverse the Siq, you'll anticipate the grand reveal of the iconic Treasury (Al-Khazneh), an awe-inspiring sight that never fails to impress. As you delve deeper into the archaeological wonders of Petra, your guide will lead you to explore remarkable structures such as the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs, and the Theater. Each step uncovers the rich history and intricate craftsmanship that define this remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your visit, you'll have ample opportunities to capture stunning photographs, marvel at the stunning rock formations, and immerse yourself in the mystical atmosphere of this ancient city. A well-deserved break for a delicious lunch awaits at one of the local restaurants within Petra, where you can savor authentic Jordanian cuisine and replenish your energy for further exploration. After a day filled with awe and wonder, you'll bid farewell to Petra and make your way back to Aqaba, where you'll be safely transported to your cruise ship, ensuring a seamless return.

From Jerusalem: Petra, Wadi Rum & Aqaba 2-Day Glamping Tour

8. From Jerusalem: Petra, Wadi Rum & Aqaba 2-Day Glamping Tour

Begin your adventure by taking a tour bus from Jerusalem to the southern border, then cross over into Aqaba and explore its vibrant alleys before heading to Mamluk Castle. This 16th-century fortress provides a stunning panoramic view of Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia at once. Next, you'll have free time for great beach activities such as boating + snorkeling, or relax at an awesome private beach with a pool and a Jacuzzi. From Aqaba, you'll embark on an exhilarating Jeep tour through the awe-inspiring Wadi Rum, a desert wilderness known as the "Valley of the Moon". Its otherworldly landscape features rock formations that will make you feel like you're on the set of "Star Wars" or ""Lawrence of Arabia" (both were filmed here). You'll discover the fascinating geology of the area while visiting famous sites like the Seven Pillars of Wisdom and Um Furth Arch. The Jeep Safari ends with the unforgettable Wadi Rum sunset. After a night of luxurious Bedouin Glamping, travel down the Desert Highway and be treated to the breathtaking desert and mountain scenery before arriving at Petra. Here, you can explore the Lost Nabatean capital on foot or on horseback. The archaeological site, which dates back approximately 2,300 years, boasts incredible structures carved out of red-hued rock cliffs. Traverse through the stunning Siq, a colorful gorge that leads all the way to the famed Petra Treasury, ornamented with intricate decorations. Take in the captivating Obelisk Tomb, Petra Theater, and marvel at the decorated shrines while strolling down the ancient colonnaded street. Learn about forgotten times and capture unique pictures to remember your trip. Conclude your day with a relaxing ride back to your drop-off point in Jerusalem, while taking in more desert beauty.

One day Petra

9. One day Petra

9:30 Am - 11:30 Am Meet at cruise port and drive to petra 11:30 Am - 3:00 Pm Visit petra Start from Visitor Center on Foot walking 800 m we reach Siq (a rock canal that measures 1200 meters in length, 3 to 12 meters in width and reaches up to 80 meters in height). The Siq opens onto Petra’s most magnificent, the Treasury, the path broadens into a wide Street of Facades flanked on either side by the tombs that characterize the entire site. The Street of Facades leads us to the 5,000-seat theatre, carved right in the middle of a major cemetery area: Across from the theatre at the western side of Jebel Khubtha we reach our final point – Royal Tombs. 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm We have buffet lunch 4:00pm - 6:00pm Drive from petra to aqaba ( cruise port )

Tel Aviv: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-Day Glamping Trip with Flights

10. Tel Aviv: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-Day Glamping Trip with Flights

After a short flight, you'll start within the city of Aqaba, and walk through its colorful, picturesque little alleys. Then continue to Mamluk Castle – a 16th-century dreadnaught, offering a stunning panorama; in a single glance, you'll see Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Then, you'll have free time to enjoy beach activities in Aqaba - 3-hours of boating and snorkeling, or relax at an excellent private beach with a pool and a Jacuzzi. Next, you'll explore the fantastic Wadi Rum – a desert wilderness known as the "Valley of the Moon" – from the back of a powerful Jeep. This outstanding tour will take you through the unique landscape, which is out of this world: The photos you'll snap will look like they were taken on a Star Wars set - both "The Rise of Skywalker" and "Rogue One" where filmed here (And for lovers of classics: "Lawrence of Arabia"). See famous rock formations such as the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, and the Um Furth arch, and learn about the exciting geology around you. Finish the Jeep Safari at daylight's end, not before experiencing the unforgettable Wadi Rum sunset. After a night of pampering Bedouin Glamping, you'll Travel along the Desert Highway and pass breathtaking desert and mountain scenery you won't forget. When we arrive in Petra you can choose to enter the city on foot or on horseback. The Lost Nabatean capital is a magnificent archaeological site dating back about 2,300 years - and its most impressive structures were all carved out of the red-hued rock cliffs. Here you will travel through the Siq, a beautiful smooth gorge that serpentines all the way to the famous Petra Treasury with its exquisite decorations. See the captivating Obelisk Tomb, explore the Petra Theater and learn about forgotten times, take unique pictures, and marvel at the intricately decorated shrines as you walk down Petra’s ancient colonnaded street.

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What people are saying about Siq

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4.5 / 5

based on 276 reviews

Hassan from Zaid Tours was an excellent tour guide and companion for us. Absolutely friendly, hospitable and very welcoming. He made our experience a remarkable one that we will forever remember it. If we come back to Jordan, it’ll only be with him!

The driver was super hospitable and friendly, took us from our hotel and waited for us, also super knowledgeable about the history of the country, we do recommend this beautiful tour. The car was very clean and super comfy.

The guide speaks good English, made sure we had everything we needed, and was more than helpful. He Made the experience more enjoyable, very personable and friendly. 10/10 recommend

Great experience. Beautiful place. Punctual driver and comfortable car

Would recommend this, but it's on the expensive side