Day trip

From Amman: Petra Private Tour

Day trip

From Amman: Petra Private Tour

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See the main sights of Petra in a few hours on a full-day tour from Amman. Transfer by modern vehicle along the desert highway to Wadi Mousa. Visit the rock-carved Treasury and stunning Monastery.

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Duration 12 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Amman.


  • 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
Full description
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
  • Guide (if option selected)
  • Entrance fees to Petra
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals
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  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Service
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Our driver Hani, was excellent! Very helpful and kind but actually the vehicle was not as it was advertised since in the ad it was mentioned a modern, air-conditioned vehicle! The car was air conditioned but it was not modern at all and not wifi on the car.

August 12, 2022

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

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