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Tel Aviv: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-Day Tour with Bedouin Camp Stay

1. Tel Aviv: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-Day Tour with Bedouin Camp Stay

Entering Petra, through the Siq, you will arrive at the famous Treasury. One of the reasons Petra is one of the seven wonders of the world is The Treasury - the most famous facade in Petra. More than 800 statues, facades, temples, the Roman theater, tombs, caves, and more... Unforgettable experiences in ancient architecture. The Nabateans inhabited Petra over 2000 years ago and prospered from building a water conduit system. Water was sold to the passing caravans, merchants, and travelers. Petra began to decline after the earthquake in 363 A.D. Not having enough resources to rebuild it, people left Petra. Day 1: Petra There will be a flight at 06:30 a.m. from the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. We will pick you up from Eilat Airport of Ramon at about 07:40 a.m. and take you to the Arava border. Drive to Petra in an air-conditioned vehicle. When we arrive at the visitor center, we will start the tour. We will see the Treasury House, the tombs the Roman Theater, and more. You will learn about the Nabataens history, their art, their gods, and more. After 3 hours of walking and learning, we will eat lunch in one of the local restaurants. After lunch you will be taken to Wadi Rum, where you can sleep in a Bedouin style tent, and enjoy the atmosphere and the quiet of the desert. Day 2: Wadi Rum After breakfast in the Bedouin camp, we will start the touring day. A drive of about 2 hours on 4x4 wheels will take you to a magnificent landscape. We will introduce you to the Nabataens ways, and the Bedouin way of life. After the tour drive back to the Arava border and to the Eilat Airport for your flight back to Tel Aviv. Arrive back in Eilat at around 15:30, and the flight out is usually around 20:40. (You may have some extra time before your flight)

From Tel Aviv: Petra 2-Day Tour

2. From Tel Aviv: Petra 2-Day Tour

Discover the ancient city of Petra on a guided overnight tour from Tel Aviv. See the many famous sites of the city, including the treasury, amphitheater, and the Royal Tombs with an overnight stay in a Bedouin camp lodge. Start with pickup from a central meeting point in Tel Aviv, and head toward the Jordanian border. Cross at King Hussein / Allenby border, and enter Jordan, driving through the Judean desert for about an hour. Continue towards Madaba, an ancient Jordanian city, and go up to the viewpoint of Mount Nebo. Stop for lunch and then visit Kerak, known for its Crusader-era castle. From here, travel to the Bedouin camp near Petra where you will enjoy traditional Bedouin hospitality, including an Arab-style dinner and a comfortable bed for the night. Before going to sleep, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze, as you drink a cup of delicious Bedouin tea. On the second day, head to the ancient city of Petra, Jordan’s most treasured attraction. Admire the various structure carved into the red rocks of the soaring cliffs. Enter through the Siq, a narrow gorge and discover the treasury and amphitheater with your guide who will explain the sites and history as you marvel at the beauty of each structure. Then take some free time to explore the site. Climb to the Royal Tombs, walk down the Roman Cardo, and hike up to the Monastery. Meet up for lunch in Wadi Musa before returning back to Tel Aviv via the Allenby border crossing.

From Amman: Private Day Trip to Petra with Pickup

3. 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 Amman: Private Petra Day Trip with Guide

4. From Amman: Private Petra Day Trip with Guide

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.

Amman to Petra Half-Day Transfer

5. Amman to Petra Half-Day Transfer

Visit the city of Petra from Amman with this half-day trip transfer. Your knowledgeable and professional driver will transfer you to Petra, wait while you explore this amazing city for 3 hours, and take care of your transportation back to Amman, creating a completely stress-free visit for you. One of the 7 Wonders of the World, Petra is a spectacular example of the engineering genius of these ancient people, carved into the dusky pink rock face over 2,000 years ago. Enter the city through the Siq, a narrow gorge over 1 kilometer in length, and admire the dazzling colors and rock formations before catching your first sight of Al Khazneh. Marvel at the massive Roman-style theater, seating 3,000 people, magnificent obelisks, temples, sacrificial altars, and colonnaded streets, as well as the impressive Ad Deir Monastery overlooking the valley. Gain an insight into Petra’s colorful past at the two museums within the site – the Petra Archaeological Museum and the Petra Nabataean Museum. 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.

From Eilat: Petra Full-Day Tour

6. From Eilat: Petra Full-Day Tour

After an early departure from Eilat and crossing into Jordan, you will travel 2-3 hours along the scenic mountain route, to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After passing the Obelisks in front of the cave, you will enter the narrow, 1,200 meter long canyon, the Siq, where you have the option to ride for the first few hundred meters. As you walk through the gorge with the towering red stone on either side, you can marvel at the incredible sites carved into the red mountain. The magnificent exterior of the treasury with its Corinthian columns is particularly well-preserved as it is deeply carved into the rock and protected by overhanging rock. To give you an idea of the height, the funeral urn alone, tucked away up in the heart of the exterior is eleven feet high.  The monumental building known as Ad Deir, is over forty meters high, its columns reaching more than two stories. At the Roman theater, you can all but wonder who filled the seats. Marvel at the sacrificial altar and the numerous tombs, each uniquely designed. After a late lunch, you will cross back to Eilat.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Petra Day Tour

7. From Sharm El Sheikh: Petra Day Tour

Start with pickup from Sharm El Sheikh and travel through the Sinai Peninsula to Taba. From here, take a ferry across the Gulf of Aqaba to Jordan. Make your way to the gorge of Ma'an, where the ancient city of Petra can be found. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Wonders of the World, the city was once described as being "forgotten by the world for over 1,000 years". Petra is home to towering buildings carved into the pink stone. On your tour of the canyon, admire the sight of the Treasure Palace, the Roman Theater, and the Temple and Treasures of the Citadel. One of the most astounding archaeological sites in the world, this tour will allow you to check it off your bucket list. After exploring Petra, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before heading back to Sharm El Sheikh.

Wadi Mujib Siq Trail Hiking Experience from Amman

8. Wadi Mujib Siq Trail Hiking Experience from Amman

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your hotel in a private air-conditioned vehicle by an English-speaking driver. Take in the scenery as you drive to Wadi Mujib. After arriving at the visitor’s center, start your self-guided trek. Follow the trail of the towards the dam. Take a leisurely hike through the shade and enjoy the serenity of nature. Trek between towering sandstone cliffs and cross over the dam on a cantilevered walkway. Reach the base of the waterfall and the gorge. See the Wadi Mujib, a breath-taking gorge that is the lowest natural water reserve in the world. Admire the spectacular biodiversity: over 300 species of plants, 10 species of carnivores, and many species of permanent and migratory birds are native to Wadi Mujib. If the season is right and there’s been enough rain, you’ll have the chance to take a refreshing dip in the water.

From Eilat: 2-Day Tour to Petra

9. From Eilat: 2-Day Tour to Petra

Day 1: After an early departure from Eilat and crossing into Jordan, travel 2-3 hours along the scenic mountain route and through the desert to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World – briefly stopping for an overview. Pass the Obelisks in front of the cave tomb, then enter the narrow, 1,200 meter long canyon, the Siq, with an option to ride for the first few hundred meters. Walk through a gorge with the towering red stone on either side and marvel at the incredible sites carved into the red mountain. The Deir (temple) will dwarf over you, forty meters high with columns reaching more than two storeys tall. See the Roman theater and its uniquely designed tombs, along with the sacrificial altar. Then, after dinner in Petra you will have a free evening.  Day 2: In the morning spend free time exploring Petra on your own and enjoy the Bedouin market. Begin the return journey after lunch, and stop at a number of observation points to enjoy scenic views of the desert landscape and of Wadi Rum, before crossing to Eilat.

Petra Full-Day Private Tour from Amman

10. Petra Full-Day Private Tour from Amman

On this 10-hour excursion you’ll travel from Amman to Petra by air-conditioned sedan, stopping for a break during the 2.5-hour drive. When you arrive at the Petra Visitor Center, a private guide can be arranged for you and your group of up to 3 persons (optional) after tickets have been purchased. From this point you’ll begin your tour of this fascinating site. An English-speaking guide (if purchased) can lead you on a tour inside Petra and ensure that you visit the major attractions and learn about the city’s founding. At the end of the narrow canyon known as Al Siq, you’ll marvel at the Grecian-style façade of Al Khazneh. It is recommended that you stay close to your guide so you don’t miss out on any of the commentary. You’ll hear details of the fascinating history of the Nabateans who built the city out of rocks. You’ll have a chance to rest, eat, drink, and use the facilities while in Petra. At the end of the tour, your guide will escort you to the meeting point for the 3-hour trip back to Amman.

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What people are saying about Siq

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 178 reviews

They picked us up at the hotel at the predetermined time 7AM, took us in a clean and comfortable car, in addition to giving us water. On the 3-hour drive from Amman to Petra, we stopped at one stop to go to the bathroom and have coffee. Upon arrival, he guided us and helped us buy the tickets, he waited for us all the time outside the venue and then we ate at a place he recommended which has very good food. We return to the hotel in good time. The driver is highly recommended and pleasant, he gave us a lot of confidence, we were very comfortable and grateful.

This was a great trip. Everything went perfect from my pick up and drop off at hotel. The Sun trail was amazing I did it in my own with no local guide inside the canyon needed. The canyon was easy to navigate and do much fun. It’s a great combination of walking and swimming and climbing ladders . I completed the canyon in a little over 2 hours it was a great experience

Amazing. Private Transportation was better than expected. Khaled was a gentleman and very professional. Super amicable, responsible and very servicial. Great trip going to Petra and coming back to Amman. Stop for Turkish coffee and he got me with the best guide in Petra.

A wonderful trip to Petra! My driver Ahmad Ali showed me lots of wonderful sights on the journey and back. He was very kind and hospitable. Thank you for a lovely day. Jordan is beautiful.

Great trip with excellent service. Trip was customized for my interests. Me. Sam (Mustache) was wonderful.