Day trip

From Amman: Private Petra Day Trip with Guide

4.5 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider:Zaid Tours and Travel
Day trip

From Amman: Private Petra Day Trip with Guide

Activity provider:Zaid Tours and Travel
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From US$ 166.67 per person

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Explore the rose-colored city of Petra with a private driver who doubles as your guide.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Pickup included
At your accommodation in Amman. Our driver will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby asking reception for your room. If you have a room number please let us know.
Small group
Limited to 7 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Jordan’s greatest ancient treasures on this private day trip to Petra from Amman
  • Enjoy a 2 hour guided tour of UNESCO-listed Petra: a rock city cut into a sandstone valley
  • Walk or ride a horse along the 'siq' entrance canyon, and behold the rose-tinted Treasury, Royal Tombs, and more
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • 1-day entrance fees to Petra (if option Jordan Pass is not selected)
  • Horse ride before the “Siq”
  • Local English-speaking guide for the classic visit of Petra (Spanish/French by request and availability)
  • On board Wi-Fi
  • All types of meals, unless option with lunch selected (vegetarian meal by request)
  • All types of beverages
  • Tips to the driver, guide, and horse boy (recommended)
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything else not mentioned

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • Tour activities are provided in English
  •  French and Spanish tours are available upon request
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • For clients holding a Jordan Pass, the corresponding entrance fees to be returned directly in destination
  • Pickup and drop-off from Amman Queen Alia International Airport available by request for lay over day tour
  • Local SIM cards and Wi-Fi are available upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge, approximately $20 USD. Prices subject to change by the communication company
  • Tours with lunch: most local tourist restaurants in Jordan are non-alcoholic
  •  Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a sunhat
  • Tour activities are provided in English. French and Spanish tours available upon request
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.5/5

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Fully enjoyed the tour. Friendly & accommodating driver who arrived for the pick up early and made our way to Petra smoothly. My tour guide at Petra was amazing, he was a local and archeologist who was so thorough with the explanations. Breathtaking views of the city, ruins and of course The Treasury. I was travelling solo and this tour was so worthwhile.

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November 5, 2022

Saqr was a wonderful driver. He was very kind and accommodating. After our trip ti Petra, he also drove me to the dead sea the next day and to the airport when I departed. The guide for the tour was nice and informative, he leaves you half way and the rest you’re on your own. Don’t pay for someone to take you to the top to take pictures, you can go yourself for free. Just ask someone who has already gone and they’ll tell you how to go up.

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October 15, 2022

EL lugar Excelente el transporte tambien super bueno y agradable, el guia sabia bastante lo unico es que iba muy rapido estaba como apurado y cobraron los caballos que supuestamente estaba incluido dice q como una propina pero en realidad lo cobra al precio q cobran el paseo

January 23, 2023

Product ID: 203380