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A city of rose-hued stone, carved out of Mount Hor’s rock-face by the Nabateans in the third century BC, there is nothing else like Petra. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient city is a gigantic complex of tombs and ruins that are worth exploring. At Jordan Private Tours we offer Petra tours from Amman that gives visitors the real value of their money.
Start the tour by taking your time through the Siq, eventually coming to the famously elaborate frontage of the Treasury building. Explore the remarkable Amphitheatre before checking out the Colonnaded Street & the Qasr al-Bint temple. Have a lunch break to fuel you before a taxing afternoon climb to the Monastery, appreciating the view of the Royal Tombs on the way back down. If you are history lover, take a stroll down the Street of Facades, a row of 40 houses & easily accessible tombs with elaborately carved exteriors. Those who are interested in trekking should hike the steep trails to the High Place of Sacrifice for fascinating views over Petra.
You also want to go for a guided trek up Mt Aaron: the holiest site in Petra for Jews, Christians and Muslims. Hiking here is no small undertaking, but you will be awarded with stunning sights & a possibility to participate in the cultural custom of pilgrimage to a mountaintop monastery.
If you want to get off the beaten path you might want to head to Little Petra, another archeological park 9kms to the north. Though dramatically smaller in size, it is filled with magnificent ruins. If you make it to Little Petra, ensure you see the fresco on the ceiling of the Painted Triclinium.
Our Petra tours from Amman are undoubtedly the best way to explore everything this historic city has to offer. Navigating Petra's ancient walkways & structures with a local guide is the best way to get more in-depth information about Petra's rich history and culture firsthand.