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From Amman: Private Day Trip to Petra with Pickup

1. 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.

Full Day Private Ancient and Modern Tour of Amman

2. Full Day Private Ancient and Modern Tour of Amman

Discover the wonders of Amman from ancient times to modern on a private tour. Enjoy included entry tickets to sights like the Royal Automobile Museum, Amman Citadel, and the Roman theater. Choose to add an optional Arabic lunch or Turkish bath to your trip. Standard TourBegin your day with morning pickup directly from your Amman hotel. Meet your private driver who will double as your guide for the day. Start learning about the highlights of Jordan’s capital as you take off to your first stop. Travel as far back as 3500 B.C. or before as you hear about the city’s origins. Learn about the city’s days under the Roman Empire and how it was occupied by the Nabataeans and Byzantines. Arrive at one of Amman’s star attractions, the King Abdullah I Mosque, famous for its blue mosaic dome. Spot the nearby Parliament Building and Orthodox Church. Make your way to the Amman Citadel, the hilltop collection of antiquities that looms over the city. At the Amman Citadel, explore the timeworn Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic relics with your private guide. Pay a visit to the Citadel’s Jordan Archaeological Museum to inspect its collections of ancient artifacts discovered at sites from across Jordan. Continue to the Roman Amphitheater with its Hashemite Plaza, a magnificent hillside structure believed to have been built in the 2nd century. Admire the symmetry and scale of the theater as your guide explains how it was built as part of the Roman city of Philadelphia. Next, head to the Museum of Popular Traditions to see the exhibition of traditional dress and jewelry. Pass the Raghadan Palace, the burial place of the late King Hussein, and ride around the downtown area for free time at its colorful markets, mosques like the Grand Husseini Mosque, and churches. Later, stroll along Rainbow Street, Amman’s colorful arts and shopping hot spot, passing the Jordan River Foundation and the residence of King Talal. Delve into the upscale neighborhoods of Abdoun and Al Swaifyeh, where luxury shopping malls and swanky private villas line the streets. Get a closer look at local history during a visit to the Jordan Museum. Proceed to visit the vintage, Hashemite private collection of cars at the Royal Automobile Museum, located in the leafy gardens of King Hussein Park, home of the late King Hussein’s grand mosque. The Royal Automobile Museum showcases a rare collection of Jordan's vehicles ranging from King Hussein bin Ali's cars that came to Amman in 1916 A.D. to modern sports cars. If you didn’t choose the Turkish Bath or lunch options, your tour ends back at your hotel. Alternatively, you can ask to be dropped off at one of the malls along the tour route, like Galleria Mall, Taj Mall, or at Abdali Boulevard. Turkish Bath OptionAdd a Turkish bath to your tour to experience a luxurious Turkish bath, including an invigorating steam room session, soapy scrub, and muscle-melting massage. End your day feeling refreshed and revitalized. Arabic Lunch OptionThe tour with lunch option lets you savor a mouth-watering lunch of Arabic Mezze (small cold and hot dishes) at a local restaurant.

From Eilat: 3-Day Petra & Cairo Guided Trip with Hotel Stay

3. From Eilat: 3-Day Petra & Cairo Guided Trip with Hotel Stay

Day 1: Start the tour at 8:30 AM when you will be picked up from your hotel or any point in Eilat. Set off for the Arava Border and pass over to the Jordan side. Meet your representative there and continue the drive to the Petra site. The drive takes about 2 hours in total.  When you arrive, enjoy a tour of this iconic archaeological site with your guide. Visit the famous Treasury, the Amphitheater, and much more. After this, have lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Israel and set off on an overnight 10-hour drive to Cairo making a short procedural stop at the Egyptian border. Day 2: When you arrive in Cairo, visit the pyramids, the sphinx, the market, and the museum. Then, eat lunch and go to your 4-star hotel for dinner and your overnight stay. Day 3: After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Saqqara and Memphis area, about 27 km south-west of Cairo. Learn about how Memphis was the ancient capital of Egypt and Saqqara was its necropolis. Hear stories about how the deceased pharaohs and sacred animals were ceremoniously transported from Memphis to be permanently enshrined in one of the many temples on the site. Then, stop for lunch before continuing the tour to Old Cairo. See the Church of St-Sergius, a 5th-century basilica, built over a crypt where the Holy Family is believed to have stayed. Admire the spectacular Citadel of Saladin, built-in 1183 in the medieval stronghold tradition. Also, marvel at the Mohammed Ali Mosque, also known as the Alabaster mosque. Finally, transfer to the Taba Border, where your tour concludes.

Amman: Private City Sightseeing Tour and Petra Day Trip

4. Amman: Private City Sightseeing Tour and Petra Day Trip

Step back into ancient history as you visit the Nabatean Red Rose City of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Journey through Little Petra, a small rocky valley with carvings believed to represent the Nabatean’s caravan heading to the main city who used this as an accommodation stop for the traveling traders. Move onto the main Petra site and learn about its magnificent history on a 2-hour guided tour. Walk or ride a horse through the famous Siq, once the main entrance to the city. Admire this rose-pink masterpiece as you walk through the canyon to explore the Royal Tombs and the High Place of Sacrifice. Head back to the capital of Amman for a panoramic tour of the city’s highlights. Catch a glimpse of the animated markets and churches bustling with life. Pass King Hussein’s Palace and King Abdullah’s mosque, then gaze at the Roman Amphitheater carved into a hillside. Enjoy some free time in downtown Amman, meet the locals and pick up a souvenir to remind you of your trip.

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From A to Z it was an excellent trip and experience our driver yousif he is an amazing guys, friendly and informative. The car was neat and clean, provided us with cold water and told us about petra history in details in addition we stopped for a break to get some souvenirs and refreshments with coffee! , our tour guide Zayd super awesome guy multilingual and experienced guide he told us about the ancient history of peers from scratch , showed us a hidden place made our mind to points that we will miss if we were alone me and my friend spended a wonderful time there, definitely when I visit Jordan again well contact those guys because they are friendly more thann you can imagine I totally recommend them!!

This was a wonderful experience. The driver was very knowledgeable about the routes and showed me some views of difference destinations which was extra. Zach, was punctual and was very eager in making sure you were safe and satisfied. I enjoyed spending time with him. He also gave pointers on things to look out for while touring Petra. There are people that will try to swindle and take advantage but you’ll just have to say no and keep moving. I did not do any donkey or camel rides for to me it wasn’t worth it. It will take the same time walking. I was able to do the tour myself without guide. I simply did a lot of research and reading prior to trip.

It was totally worth it, amazing experience. Our driver Nidal was very kind and easy going he was great during the whole trip. Our guide in Petra named Khaled was amazing as well, he explained everything in a clear way and was very nice to us. He is a local so it was even better to hear the story of Petra with him.

Very smooth and punctual journey from Amman to Petra by private car. Driver Mohammad is very nice and helpful and has a relaxing guide. He left us free to choose the return time.

Everything was perfectly organized, our driver was super kind suggesting what to do and what to focus on, and our guide genuinly cared about our experience:)