Petra in a Day: Private Tour from Amman

Petra in a Day: Private Tour from Amman

From US$ 149 per person

See the main sights of Petra in a few hours on a full-day tour from Amman. Transfer by modern sedan or H1 van along the desert highway to Wadi Mousa. Visit the rock-carved Treasury and stunning Monastery. Walk between the hills to the Place of Sacrifice.

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Duration 12 hours
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Pick-up from your hotel in Amman.
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  • See the main, rock-carved sites of Petra such as the Treasury and Monastery
  • Transfer by modern vehicle along the desert highway from Amman
  • Go to the Place of Sacrifice between the hills
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Following pick-up from your hotel in the morning, depart Amman and drive along the desert highway to Petra in Wadi Mousa. Petra has hundreds of sites; you could easily spend 3 days in Wadi Mousa and visit a different one each day. However, with the help of a local guide, it's possible to discover the main sites in just a few hours. A local guide will be at your disposal for 2 to 3 hours. Upon arrival at Petra, pass the Siq. Continue to the stunning Treasury carved into the sandstone rock. Then go to the Theatre and beautiful rock-carved Monastery. This is so huge that even the doorway is several stories tall. On the way to (or from) the Monastery, you can visit the Place of Sacrifice, located between the hills. Marvel at the 1,050 stairs that lead up to the site. Petra's name comes from the Latin word "petrae" ("rock") and the city lies in a great rift valley east of Jordan's Wadi Araba. It came into prominence in the late first BCE (BC) through the success of the spice trade. It was the principal city of ancient Nabataean and famous for its trade and hydraulic engineering systems. The city was autonomous until the reign of Trajan, but flourished under Roman rule. It grew up around its colonnades and followed the flow of the Wadi Musa. The quarries were probably opened during this period and continuous building followed throughout the first and second centuries CE. After you've seen the main sites of Petra and been to the Place of Sacrifice, return to the transfer vehicle and journey back to Amman.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English-speaking driver
  • Transportation by private, modern, air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local site guide at Petra for 2 hours
  • Entrance fees to Petra
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • The pickup in Amman is at 7:00 AM for the 3-hour drive to Petra. The time of arrival for the start of your Petra tour is 10:00 AM. Transfers back to Amman are at 3:00 PM, with an estimated drop-off at your hotel at 7:00 PM.
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Nidal, our tour driver, was absolutely excellent. He was punctual, had a lovely, comfortable car and was great to talk to during the journey. Nidal drove us a few hours to Petra and then we met up with our tour guide, Shadi, who was very knowledgeable and also an excellent host. An unforgettable day - thank you very much to Nidal and Shadi for your hospitality.

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November 8, 2021

The whole experience was excellent from the very beginning, the driver Murad showed up on time and was very professional and kind, he was very aware of all needed for the experience, once we arrived to Petra we immediately met with the guide Abdulah, who was just very professional, he told the history of the place since the very beggining and explained the theories and the fundamentals for everything, he was always there for questions, we stopped at every important point to get an explanation of its meaning or use, know the facts and maybe even theorize a little bit about the reasons for some things, i was very pleased to find myself with so professional people during the whole experience, i would definetly recommend this tour and i would absolutely recommend doing it with these guys, once again, Murad and Abdulah were terrific at it, the experience was atop thanks to these guys. Bravo

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March 7, 2020

We had a wonderful time visiting the amazing Petra. The company we booked thru Jordan Private Tours & Travel (JPTT) were very professional and we really enjoyed our day trip to Petra. Our driver from JPTT - Ahmad - was a very nice gentleman that we really enjoyed talking with on the trip to and from Amman. He also arranged for a professional guide that we had for the City tour. If one is in Jordan they must visit Petra and would highly recommend JPTT to book through.

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September 8, 2019

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