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Morning departure from Amman via the desert high way to Petra – Wadi Mousa and start Petra tour by passing the marvelous Siq reaching The Treasury, and moving afterwards toward the Theater and later to The Monastery which is beautifully carved, though much less decorated than the Treasury, and so huge that even the doorway is several stories tall. One Full Day Petra Tour seems to be well occupying you with numerous eye-catching activities.

One of the most interesting sites that you should visit either on our way to the Monastery or on our way back is the Place of Sacrifice, where you have to walk between the hills, passing the 1050 stairs to reach that site.

Leaving afternoon back to Amman after completing Petra Jordan One Day Tour.

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The Main Highlights Of Our Petra Day Trip:

  • Petra Day Trip- Private Travel Tour from Amman.
  • English Speaking driver/guide.
  • Home / Hotel Pick-up and drop-off
  • A modern vehicle with AC is used.
  • Not Included- Petra entry fees, Local Tour Guide, Travel Insurance, Meals and anything not mentioned otherwise is not included

This is a Private Day Trip From Amman to Petra for up to 7 persons. One or Two Travelers may switch to Jordan Small Groups Tours Page, where they will be able to create or Join existing group tour, Group Tours, however, are not confirmed till at least 3 persons Join. 

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Petra Day Visit (Petra One Day Tour) For Comprehensive Sightseeing

Petra is a massive city, and it has hundreds of sites to see, so if a tourist would like to see most of the places in Petra, he can easily spend 3 days on the town – Wadi Mousa city, and visit diverse places on each day … But it is also feasible to see most of the major sites in Petra in marginal time which could be accomplished in few hours visit … In order to meet different guests & visitors demands and needs which mostly is restricted to time and budget limits, we – at Jordan Private Tours & Travel has designed varied plans to explore Petra. Besides full day Jordan Petra Tour we also combine other places to visit  like Petra and Wadi Rum two days Trip tour, little Petra, Petra and Wadi Rum three days tour, Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, Al Shobak Castle, Dana and Al Mujib Natural reserves are covered as well on the two days tour plans. However, Petra tour is doable in one day tour from Amman so don’t be thwarted with longer day plans if you are limited to time & budget.

The name ‘Petra’ came from the Latin word ‘petrae’, meaning ‘rock’, lies in a great rift valley east of Wadi Araba in Jordan nearly 80km south of the Dead Sea – 260 kilometers to the south – South-west of Amman – Jordan Capital. It came into standing in the late first BCE (BC) through the prosperity of the spice trade. The city was the main city of ancient Nabataea & was popular above all for 2 things: its trade & its hydraulic engineering systems. It was locally independent until the time period of Trajan, but it prospered under Roman rule. The municipality grew up around its Colonnaded. Following the flow of the Wadi Musa, the city-center was laid out on either side of the Colonnaded Street on an extended plan between the theater in the east & the Qasr al-Bint in the west. The excavation was likely opened in this time period, and there followed just about uninterrupted building through the first and the 2nd  centuries CE.

There are numerous and varied accommodations accessible in Wadi Mousa (the main city of Petra), and also a few hotels on the panoramic drive between Wadi Mousa and the nearby (15 kilometers) village of Taybeh. Camping is now illegal inside Petra and it's considered a reserve, organized & controlled by the RSCN (Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature).

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Petra’s History:

For 7 centuries, Petra fell into the mists of legend, its existence a guarded secret known only to the local Bedouins & Arab tradesmen, hence Petra is sometimes known as the ‘Lost City’. Regardless of being such a crucial city in the historic period, following the fourteenth century AD, Petra was absolutely lost to the western sphere. Eventually, in 1812, a young Swiss adventurer converted to Islam named Johann Ludwig Burckhardt heard locals speaking of a "lost city" buried in the mountains of Wadi Mousa. In order to discover the site without evoking local belief, Burckhardt disguised himself as a pilgrim looking to make a sacrifice at the tomb of Aaron, a mission which would offer him a glance of the iconic city. He managed to bluff his way through effectively, and the secret of Petra was disclosed to the modern Western sphere.

Two Crusader-period mansion is known in & around Petra. The First is Al-Wu'ayra and is located just north of Wadi Musa. It can be sighted from the road to "Little Petra". It’s the castle of Valle Moise which was taken over by a band of Turks with the assistance of local Muslims & only recovered by the Crusaders after they started to ruin the olive trees of Wadi Musa. The possible loss of livelihood led the natives to negotiate a surrender. The 2nd is on the acme of el-Habis in the center of Petra & can be accessed from the West part of the Qasr al-Bint.

According to Arab custom, Petra is the site where Moses(Musa) struck a rock with his staff & water came forward, and where Moses' brother,  Aaron(Harun), is buried, at Mount Hor, known today as Jabal Haroun. The Wadi Musa is the Arab name for the slender valley at the head of which Petra is placed. A mountaintop temple of Moses' sister Miriam Was still demonstrated to pilgrims at the time of Jerome In the fourth century, but its location hasn’t been known since.

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Explore The Great Temple of Petra On A Full Day Jordan Petra Tour:

The Great Temple of Petra was 1st explored by Brunnow & Domaszewski, but it was Bachmann, in his transformation of the Petra city plan, Who postulated the being of a “Great Temple,” aligned with the Colonnade Street, Lying on the hillside to the south. He supposed that the shrine was approached via a massive Propylaeum with a huge staircase guiding into a colonnaded, terraced Lower Temenos, or sacred precinct. Another broad monumental stairway led to a second, Upper Temenos. At its center was the shrine, with yet another flight of stairs leading into the proper, while no standing structures were disclosed before this excavation, the site is littered with architectural fragments, encompassing column drums, possibly toppled by one of the earthquakes which rocked the site.Given the prospect of the Great Temple precinct & its importance in knowing Petra’s architectural & inter-cultural history, it is extraordinary that it stay unexcavated until 1993 when the Brown University investigations started.

The Monastery: From the Qasr Al-Bint, it takes around one hour to reach one of Petra’s most remarkable constructions, al-Deir “the name is the translation of the Arabic” is ("The Monastery"). Petra's largest monument dates from the 1st century BCE. It was devoted to Obodas I & is believed to be the symposium of Obodas the god. To truly experience Petra’s immensity & power, a visit here is a must.

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Petra - One of the 7 Wonders :

Well known for its charm & ancient cultural legacy, Petra marks the accomplishment of an awesome civilization, the Nabatean Arabs, who absolutely carved the city into its mountains. It was considered an essential strategic location as a linkup and point of convergence between the Arabian Peninsula to the south and the Levant in the north, to the far country of China and to the heart of Europe through Siq. Petra represents a central convergence of the old trading routes between the Arabian Peninsula, Levant, China and Europe.

The Locations You’ll Cover On Your One-Day Petra Tour:

The Dam- The Siq – The Treasury - The Street of Facades – The theater – The silk tomb – The Monastery – The Great Temple – Churches – Baptism Street and the Area of Sacrifice. 


Petra QandA

Is it necessary to get a tour guide along Petra or the offered 2 hours will be enough ?

Our two hours tour guide, will cover all area -from visitor center -basin area (Restaurant area) starting with the Siq , the Treasury, Street of  facade, the Theater ,the Royal Tombs ,the Great Temple Complex  and the princess palace. Later on, you can walk all the way to Monastery by yourself if you want.

Can I explore Petra myself after the two hours tour ?

In Petra you just need to follow the path. There are explanation/guiding signs along the way and everywhere you go with 3 major languages. You will also be given a sitemap with the ticket at the visitor center. A local site tour guide along Petra (for site detailed information) can be requested if desired. Local tour guides can be requested and arranged in Petra visitor center if not included at your itinerary, and it will cost you 50 JD (around 70$) for basic trail coverage -  and it will take around 2-3 hours.  First suggested trail to visit Petra: from the visitor center -Basin area  (Restaurant area)- starting with the Siq, the Treasury, Street of  facade, the Theater, the Royal Tombs, the Great Temple Complex  and the princess palace, can be taken in first day – it will take four hours and it will cost you 50 JD. Later on, you can walk all the way to Monastery in the same day, which will take you two hours and it can be self-guided (with a guide it will cost you another 50 JD). Second trail for the second day: from the visitor center to High Area of Sacrifice and Back Area (Wadi Farasa) and the guide will cost you 50 JD. You may continue to Mount Around on that day, having a guide along is also recommended here, will cost another 5o JD. To be able to cover the main trail, the Monastery and the back trail - Wadi Farasa and high area of Sacrifice few times, it involves walking around 16km, and climbing over 2000 steps. Is it possible to pre-arrange the request of a local guide for Petra before the actual trip? If you need a tour guide at the site you can hire one from the visitors center (not booked in advance), after our driver drops you off there and waits for you, and that would cost you another 71$ for two hours, 145$ for four hours or 215$ for full coverage. Note that you just need to follow the path, where they have explanation/guiding signs along the path you will walk, also you will be given a site map with the ticket on the visitors center- which is really helpful).

How long does it take to tour Petra ?

Petra is a huge site and you can spend the full day - 12 hours just hiking and you won't cover all the trails. Saying this; in 5 hours you can cover the main trail + one additional trail (the Monastery trail is the recommended one). This is 16KM of walking and more than 60 floors climbing up.

Are there specific days to do Petra at night - Petra by Night? How much does it cost ?

Petra by night is an event that takes place every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, starting at 20:00. You can buy the ticket there for 17JD/P. Petra by night activity is arranged by a private company so you can do the visit as long as you purchased this activity ticket, without needing to have Petra ticket at all (which means: you just need Petra one day ticket for the main Petra tour same day or next day).

What kind of animals we might ride at Petra, and how often do we need to ?

Petra is a huge site, and you will get the chance to ride on different stages at Petra according to your desire and ability to walk: you may ​take the free horse ride from Petra visitors center to the beginning of the Siq (about 600 meters, 5$ tip is expected to the horse man). you may take a carriage from Petra visitors center till the Treasury (3 km - cost 25JD for 2,​ including the way back at the end of the day). You may take a horse or camel ride from the treasury to the first step to the Monastery (3 km - around 15JD / P). You may take donkeys on going up to the Monastery (800 steps - around 10 JD/P) You may take any, according to the same order during your way back to the visitor's center.



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