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Wonderful Petra

PRIVATE TOUR - 5 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $2245+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Explore one of the 7 Wonders of the World, a Nabataean city from the 6th century BC!
  • Admire the Monastery, a miraculous facade carved into the pink-hued cliff, created by the Nabataeans.
  • Trek through the colorful sandstone canyon, the Siq, for a unique perspective of the Nabataean city.
  • See the Petra theater, once used by both the Nabateans and Romans.
  • Visit the High Place of Sacrifice to see elaborate rock platforms, once used for sacrificing ceremonies.
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Tour Overview

See the Wonderful Petra! Petra is considered one of the 7 Wonders of the World. The city is known as the “rose red city, half as old as time”. This is because Petra is home to the magnificent remnants of the Nabataean city, dating back to the 6th Century BC. The city is now World Heritage site due to its historic relevance.

There are so many marvelous things to see in the legendary capital of the Nabatean Empire. Travelers can spend multiple days exploring The Petra National Park that covers around 40 square miles. There are multiple ways to enter the city. The traditional entry to Petra is to walk through the mile-long winding chasm called the Siq. During this walk admire the extravagant colors of the sandstone walls, remains of the Nabatean shrines, water channels, wall carvings and some of the original paving stones.

Once you reach the city, tour the Treasury, and see many carvings along the Street of Facades. Explore the Theater, Colonnaded Street, Byzantine Church, and the Petra Museum, with a collection of the very fine Nabatean pottery, ancient statuary and other artifacts. Learn about the religion of the Nabateans and understand what led to the creation of temples and cult centers on most of the mountain peaks ringing the Petra city center.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Double £$2245 £$2403 £$2864 £$2958
Single £$4047 £$4277 £$5235 £$5422

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Arrive in Jordan

Upon arrival into Jordan, be met by a local Yampu representative who will transfer the traveler to the hotel.

In the evening, see Petra by Night. The Petra by Night Program includes a candle lit visit to the Rose-Red City of Petra. The special aura of the ancient Nabatean trading empire comes to life as you enjoy a stroll through the mysterious Siq of Petra, and at Al-Khazneh (The Treasure), music and stories will help experience Petra as the travel–weary traders of old must have known it.

Upon arrival into Jordan, be met by a local Yampu representative who will transfer the traveler to the hotel.

In the evening, see Petra by Night. The Petra by Night Program includes a candle lit visit to the Rose-Red City of Petra. The special aura of the ancient Nabatean trading empire comes to life as you enjoy a stroll through the mysterious Siq of Petra, and at Al-Khazneh (The Treasure), music and stories will help experience Petra as the travel–weary traders of old must have known it.

petra-by-night
Day
2

Petra

Spend a full day touring in Petra. Start by walking through the Siq, a unique sandstone canyon, to enter into the Nabataean city. Admire the spectacular Treasury. Visit the Street of Facades, the Theater used by the Romans, and the Byzantine Church and Museum.

In the evening, take a cooking class. Petra Kitchen is a delightful way to round out any Jordan travel experiences. Like any home kitchen, The Petra Kitchen is a relaxed, informal atmosphere where travelers gather to prepare an evening meal, working alongside local women under the supervisions of their chef. Each evening meal includes soup, cold and hot mezza and salads, and a main course- all typical Jordanian dishes. ...read less

Day
3

Petra

Walk al Madras to view the Treasury from above. Then, visit the High Place of Sacrifice, up the mountain summit where the Nabateans had their most sacred open-air altar where they performed ritual killings of animals. On the path to the altar observe the obelisks dedicated to the kingdom’s two main deities: Dushara, the god of strength, and al-Uzza, the goddess of water and fertility. 
Afterwards, head to Wadi Farasa, a small bordering of Wadi Musa in the Petra Archeological Park. Continue to the Great Temple, one of the largest Nabatean complexes in Petra. This structure dates from the first century BC. Finish the day by visiting the Royal Tombs to observe the impressive collection, such as the silk and Urn tombs. ...read less

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Day
4

Petra

Visit Siq al Barid ("Little Petra"), the northern Nabatean customs point outside the bounds of the city of Petra. Walk to the Baidha Neolithic site to visit one of man's earliest known agricultural settlements, over 9,000 years old. Continue hiking cross-country by Wadi Merwan, arriving by Petra's "back door" to ad-Deir (Monastery) Petra's largest carved facade.

Visit Siq al Barid ("Little Petra"), the northern Nabatean customs point outside the bounds of the city of Petra. Walk to the Baidha Neolithic site to visit one of man's earliest known agricultural settlements, over 9,000 years old. Continue hiking cross-country by Wadi Merwan, arriving by Petra's "back door" to ad-Deir (Monastery) Petra's largest carved facade.

Day
5

Depart Jordan

At the appropriate time be met at the hotel to transfer back to the airport.

At the appropriate time be met at the hotel to transfer back to the airport.

Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan

Petra, Petra District, Ma'an Governorate, Jordan

Places You'll See

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    Petra

    Petra is known as the “rose red city, half as old as time”. This is because Petra is home to the magnificent remnants of the Nabataean city, dating back to the 6th Century BC. The city is now World Heritage site due to its historic relevance. It is considered one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Petra : Petra Moon Hotel

Petra : Petra Palace Hotel

Petra : P4 Petra Quattro Hotel

Petra : Edom Hotel

4 Star Properties

Petra : Petra Guest House Hotel

5 Star Properties

Petra : Movenpick Hotel Petra

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