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Siq: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Amman: Private Petra Day Trip with Guide

1. 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 Aqaba: Private Day Tour to Petra

2. From Aqaba: Private Day Tour to Petra

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel or the port in Aqaba . Then we will drive towards the rose red city of Petra, the biggest attraction of Jordan. Petra was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations of a commercial empire that extended into Syria. Upon arrival you will begin the trip from the Visitors Center by foot through Djenni Tombs, and then continue through the canyon called Siq. Finally, you will open your eyes on the most beautiful monument: The Treasury, which is called in Arabic Khazneh. Among other monuments you will see the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs, the Roman ruins and the Qasr El-Bint. After the classical trail your tour guide will give you free time to discover the other parts of Petra by your own. In case you would like to visit the Monastery you will follow 970 stairs to get there by your own. After completing your visit in Petra, the driver will be waiting for you in the visitors center to bring you to the local restaurant for lunch. You will continue your day by enjoying the Little Petra visit for 1 hour. In the late afternoon, we will drive you back to your hotel in Aqaba.

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.

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 Jerusalem: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-Day Tour by Bus

5. From Jerusalem: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-Day Tour by Bus

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, 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.

Petra & Wadi Rum: 2-Day Tour from Tel Aviv with Flights

6. Petra & Wadi Rum: 2-Day Tour from Tel Aviv 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. 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.

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

7. 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 Amman: Wadi Mujib Siq Trail Private Hiking Tour

8. From Amman: Wadi Mujib Siq Trail Private Hiking Tour

Embark on a private self-guided hiking tour to the Wadi Mujib river canyon. Admire the beautiful natural scenery on an easy to moderate hiking trail, with the potential for swimming in the calm river. Start with pickup from your hotel in Amman by private leisure air-conditioned vehicle. Travel to the Mujib Bridge and pass by the beautiful scenery to reach Wadi Mujib. Be amazed by the breathtaking gorge located 400 meters below sea level. Embark on the hiking trail which is classified as an easy to moderate trek. Enjoy an a self-guided trek at your own pace, where you will follow the course of the river towards the dam. Once the waterfall and gorge are reached, you will be able to enjoy a swim, depending on the water level. Afterward, head back towards your car that is waiting for you. Enjoy a short panoramic tour with views of the city of Amman, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

From Tel Aviv: Petra 2-Day Tour

9. From Tel Aviv: Petra 2-Day Tour

Our two fully-packed days begin in Tel Aviv, as we head toward the Jordanian border. We cross at the King Hussein / Allenby border, and enter Jordan, driving through the Judean desert for about an hour. We continue towards Madaba, an ancient Jordanian city, and go up to the viewpoint of Mount Nebo. Then we will have lunch. From here we will go to a Bedouin camp near Petra where you will enjoy 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 we will tour Petra. One of the seven wonders of the world, 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. We will enter through the Siq, a narrow gorge, and tour the Treasury and Amphitheater with our guide who will explain the sites and history as you marvel at the beauty of each structure. Then you will have free time to continue individually as you wish: climb to the Royal Tombs, walk down the Roman Cardo, hike up to the Monastery, and explore the different sites. We will meet up for lunch in Wadi Musa before returning back to Jerusalem via the Allenby border crossing. This fully guided tour, including full transportation and comprehensive information, can be further enhanced by using our travel app for smartphones and tablets. The app provides you with maps, information and pictures, can be downloaded for free on our site before you embark on the trip so it will not require an internet connection. You can also explore the sites on your own, without the guide, if you prefer to do so. For more information on the sites we’ll be passing, download our free travel app to your smartphone.

From Amman: Private Full-Day Tour to Petra with Pickup

10. From Amman: Private Full-Day Tour to Petra with Pickup

Treat yourself to a day of exploration as your driver escorts you from your hotel in Amman to the remarkable pink city of Petra, Jordan's greatest attraction. Its origins date back to the 6th century BC. Petra was founded by the Nabataean Arabs, who developed a thriving trading empire that extended into Syria. Begin your journey through the Djenni Tombs on foot from the visitors center, followed by a hike through the narrow gorge of the Siq leading to the stunning Treasury, or Khazneh in Arabic. Marvel at the magnificent monuments, including the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs, the Roman ruins and Qasr El-Bint. After the tour, explore the Petra Museum at your leisure before meeting your driver at the visitor center, who will take you to a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Relax on the drive back to your hotel in Amman with unforgettable memories of your Petra adventure.

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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