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Sightsee major highlights from Amman to Petra

12 Hours

Explore the rose-colored city of Petra with an Amman panoramic visit of the city. Settle into your air-conditioned comfortable vehicle with your private driver, who doubles as your guide on your journey to and from Petra, UNESCO – listed Heritage.

Highlights

Nabatean Red Rose City of Petra

Byzantine Church

The Royal Tombs

Description

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 located 245 kilometres from Amman at the crossroads of age-old trading routes, to dominate ancient Arabia. Walk through the widening canyon to witness monuments such as the 3,000-seater Theater, the Royal Tombs, and the Byzantine Church. 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.

Itinerary
  • Visit Petra from Ammanexpand_more

    Start the tour from Amman and 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 kilometres; rock fissure that was once the main entrance to the city, and marvel at your first glimpse of the hauntingly beautiful Treasury “El - Khazneh” as the canyon suddenly opens up. Admire this rose-pink masterpiece, originally built to house priceless treasures and capture it on camera. 

    Then, walk through the widening canyon to witness other monuments such as the 3,000-seater Theater, the Royal Tombs, and the Byzantine Church. 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 free time and lunch on your own expense. 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. 

    Return to Petra’s entrance and rejoin your private vehicle and driver.

  • Arrive back in Amman for a sightseeing tourexpand_more

    Return to the capital of Amman for a panoramic tour of the city’s highlights. Drive around the city and downtown area past the animated markets, churches, and mosques like King Abdullah’s Mosque. 

    Start by discovering the Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic-era ruins of Amman Citadel for a viewpoint. Gaze in awe at the Roman Amphitheater, carved into a hillside in the 2nd century B.C. and the most important remnant of Amman’s predecessor, the Roman white city of Philadelphia. 

    Free time at leisure in Amman downtown area for souvenir shopping in the local gold and spice markets. Pass by King Hussein’s Palace, where the late, revered king is laid to rest. 

    Your tour then concludes by strolling along “Jabal Al-Webdeih” and “Jabal Amman” Quarters, the Rainbow Street, Amman’s colourful arts and shopping hotspot. Delve into the upscale neighbourhoods of “Abdoun” and “Swefieh”, where luxury shopping malls and swanky private villas line the streets. 

    After passing through the modern Amman, drive back to your hotel.

What's Included

Hotel pick up and drop off 

Private Transfer by air-conditioned leisure new vehicle according to number of participants.

English-Speaking Driver

One day entrance fees to Petra; if option Jordan Pass not selected.

Horse ride before the “Siq”

Local English-Speaking Guide for the classic visit of Petra.

Amman Panoramic visit with a viewpoint from the Amman Citadel.

Onboard Wi-Fi

What's Excluded

All type of meals, unless option with lunch selected (Vegetarian meal by request).

All type of beverages

All type of gratuities (Tips to the Driver, Guide, and Horse Boy) – Recommended.

Entrance Fees to Amman Citadel and Roman Theater.

Personal Expenses 

Anything else not mentioned

What to bring

 

Clients are advised to bring hats, sun screen, and comfortable walking shoes.

Know before you go

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking. 

Airport Pick-up and Drop-off by request. 

Order of visits may change for day tours with more than one visit as long as all sites completed. 

Contact your local operator (phone number, emergency mobile number, or email address) a day before to reconfirm pick-up arrangements provided in your voucher.

For Jordan Pass holders that purchased tour activity with entrance fees, please inform us to reimburse the entrance fees in the destination. 

Tour activity is provided in English. For other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German) by request.

Mobile SIM cards including Wi-Fi are available with the assistance of our team upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge approximately: 20 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company). 

For clients with mobility issues please contact us – for Golf Cart services at Petra please contact us 

Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level.

Most local tourist restaurants in Jordan do not serve alcohol, if you do not want a dry restaurant please contact us.

Meeting Point

Pick up options can be selected at check out

Language

English, French, Spanish

Activity Level

Easy

Cancellation Policy
  • For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

    Refund of 80% of the tour price.
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