Petra

Petra day-trips and tours

The "Mysterious Lost (and Found) City of Petra" is located deep in the heart of Jordan, hidden by countless Arabian wadis and canyons. The "Pink City"...

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Day tour to Petra from Eilat
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Day tour to Petra from Eilat

Enjoy a thrilling day in Petra. See the main attraction such as Silica Quarries, the Jinn Blocks and the Treasury (Khazneh).

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Private transfer from Amman to Petra
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Private transfer from Amman to Petra

Explore one of Jordan's most spectacular highlights on a private tour from Amman

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Petra 1-day group tour from Aqaba
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Petra 1-day group tour from Aqaba

Petra 1-day group tour from Aqaba where you can get free lunch and see different sights.

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Petra & Wadi Rum 3-day tour from Jerusalem
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Petra & Wadi Rum 3-day tour from Jerusalem

Explore the stunning Jordan on this 3day tour of Petra & Wadi Rum from Jerusalem. Follow your guide to discover the most interesting sites of the area

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Private Petra day-trip including Little Petra trip from Amman
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Private Petra day-trip including Little Petra trip from Amman

Kickstart your Arabian adventure from central Amman and the enchanting lost city of Petra and Little Petra all in one day!

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Half-day private tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo from Amman
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Half-day private tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo from Amman

Start this wonderful day tour with an exploration trip to Madaba and Mount Nebo from Amman!

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One-day Petra tour from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
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One-day Petra tour from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

One-day Petra tour from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem including a guided tour and a free time.

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Private full-day excursion to Petra and Wadi Rum from Aqaba
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Private full-day excursion to Petra and Wadi Rum from Aqaba

See the amazing and mysterious lost city of Petra and the enchanting Wadi Rum desert on this full-day private tour from Aqaba.

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Private full-day tour of Karak and Shobak castles from Amman
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Private full-day tour of Karak and Shobak castles from Amman

Get picked up from your hotel in Amman and head South to visit two impressive 12th-century Crusaders Castles!

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Wadi Mujib Siq Trail hiking experience
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Wadi Mujib Siq Trail hiking experience

Get an awesome hiking experience as you walk Wadi Mujib Siq Trail! Don't worry about staying dry.

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Private full-day Aqaba shore excursion to Petra and Little Petra
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Private full-day Aqaba shore excursion to Petra and Little Petra

Kickstart your Arabian adventure from Aqaba and the enchanting lost city of Petra and Little Petra all in one day!

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Full-day group tour of Petra from Aqaba
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Full-day group tour of Petra from Aqaba

Get ready to embark on an amazing tour of the Nabatean Rose city of Petra from Aqaba, with an English-speaking guide for 2 hours!

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Petra full-day tour from Eilat
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Petra full-day tour from Eilat

Petra full-day tour from Eilat where you can get free lunch and see different sights.

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Private Wadi Rum sunset jeep tour from Petra
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Private Wadi Rum sunset jeep tour from Petra

Discover the Wadi Rum desert on a private tour from Petra and with the help of a Bedouin driver.

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Half-day Wadi Rum tour from Petra
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Half-day Wadi Rum tour from Petra

Wadi Rum tour offers you an experience with a 6-hour 4x4 desert and a 2-hour spin through the canyons and gulleys around Wadi Rum.

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One day tour of Petra from the Dead Sea
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One day tour of Petra from the Dead Sea

Book your tour of Petra with Musement. Discover the sandstone carved desert city, visit the Siq, the Treasury and other temples, the tombs and mourning halls

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Guided tour of the ancient city of Petra
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Guided tour of the ancient city of Petra

Book your guided tour of the ancient city of Petra, you will be amazed by the old entrance to the city and marvellous carved rock formations that surround the city.

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Petra full-day private tour from Eilat
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Petra full-day private tour from Eilat

Petra full-day private tour from Eilat to see things like facades, tombs, a Roman theater, and caves.

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Full day guided tour of Petra
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Full day guided tour of Petra

Buy your Full day guided tour of Petra from Amman and visit the Nabatean city marked with the wonderful colors of the stone giving it the poetic name Rose-Red City.

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The inside story

The "Mysterious Lost (and Found) City of Petra" is located deep in the heart of Jordan, hidden by countless Arabian wadis and canyons. The "Pink City" has maintained most of its archaeological wonders intact due to the favorable meteorological conditions, specifically the lack of rainfall and strong winds.

An ancient and mysterious land, the area surrounding Petra has been inhabited by numerous populations since the Neolithic times (7000 BC). However, its Golden Age began with the occupation of warrior merchants known as the Nabateans. Through commercial trade and ingenious ways to collect and control water supplies, they were able to prosper and build the actual archaeological complex we see today.

Contrary to popular belief, the city itself was not the living-quarters of the Nabateans, rather it was an enormous necropolis, home of ancient and megalithic tombs dedicated to the rulers of the time. The city of Petra was eventually conquered by the Roman Empire with the decline of the Nabateans and became the capital of Palestrina Tertia and maintained much of its splendor during the Roman occupation.

Due to the commercial decline and an earthquake, Petra was completely abandoned for centuries, to only be occupied later by the local bedouin tribes. It was eventually rediscovered by the West a bit more than over a century ago by Burckhardt. In order to gain access to the city's complex, the explorer had to gain the trust of the locals.

Today, Petra is an archaeological site explored by millions of tourists coming from all corners of the world. In order to have a full-feel of this mysterious city, you should give yourself at least 2 days to fully explore the area; however, you can squeeze in the main attractions on a day-trip.

Petra will have you feel like you are in an Indiana Jones movie, as you literally breathe in the history, which will inspire you to discover every single hidden corner of the city. Explore the Theater that is carved into the mountain at the High Place of Sacrifice or make your way over to The Dam and see how the original Nabateens protected their capital from floods.

Adventure up to the Monastery on a hike, or experience a camel or donkey ride to the top if you want to arrive in style. It is recommended to do this first, and then backtrail to the treasury where you can follow a trail that takes you to what the local Beduins describe as the best view in the world, overlooking the Treasury.

The ancient site is open from 8:00 AM-6:00PM during the summer months, and from 8:00AM-4:00PM during the winter. Petra is easily accessible by taxi, car, or public transportation, while all day trips provide transportation to and from the city.

It is best to visit this ancient city during the spring and autumn months since the temperature isn't too hot and the city is less crowded.

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