Petra - The Lost City

AQJ-100 | Aqaba (Petra), Jordan | See Special Notes

from $229.95*

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:

You will see:

  • Siq Siq
  • Khazneh Khazneh
  • Roman Amphitheater Roman Amphitheater
  • Royal Tombs Royal Tombs
  • Colonnaded Street Colonnaded Street

Strenuous Includes meal

Excursion Length:
Approx. 10 hours

Max. Group Size: 44

Tour Overview

A truly amazing day awaits, featuring a guided exploration on foot of the ancient city of Petra, where you will learn more about the culture and people of this fascinating region.

Petra was chosen by the BBC as one of 'the 40 places you have to see before you die', and your journey starts with a picturesque two-hour drive through Aqaba, to the Jordan desert. There will be one rest stop along the way but you are encouraged to relax as you soak up the dramatic scenery.

Your walking tour starts just outside Petra, and covers approximately five to six miles, so wear comfortable walking shoes and make sure you have plenty of sunscreen and a long-sleeved top to cover up if necessary.

Your guide will lead you through a narrow gorge call the 'Siq, a stunning natural canyon that winds through the towering rock towards the city. Here, you will see water channels, carvings, and representations of ancient gods carved into the rock.
The ancient city of Petra is a Nabataean capital carved in a vivid red sand stone, and boasts numerous monuments including tombs, theaters, obelisks, high places, temples, and churches,

Make sure you have your camera to hand as you view the Khazneh, the 'Treasury', which is an ancient tomb carved into the cliff face. Local legend suggests that treasure was hidden in the urn at the top, and bullet marks pepper the cliff face, as evidence of treasure seekers trying their luck.

You will then view the 3,000-seater Roman Theater, which was in fact built by the Nabataean in the 2nd century, followed by the Royal Tombs, which are carved into the face of Jebel Khubtha, a sandstone mountain. The Royal Tombs consist of the Urn tomb, the Corinthian tomb, and the three-storied Palace tomb.

This walking tour is thirsty work and you are advised to carry water with you all times. However, lunch is a relaxed buffet affair served at a nearby restaurant located in the upper area of Petra.

After lunch, you will have free time to browse for gifts before boarding the bus for the scenic journey back to Aqaba.

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Detailed itinerary

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

This is a strenuous walking tour and recommended only for those passengers who are physically fit. It is approximately a half-mile walk from the entrance of the site to the beginning of the Siq. From there all must walk approximately another 5-6 miles through the Siq and enter into the city ruins returning same path.Tour not suitable for guests with breathing problems.

Medical Restriction:

Not recommended for passenger with breathing or asthmatic problems.

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

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Wheelchair Accessibility:

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Camera/Video Restrictions:

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