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Embark on a fascinating journey to the desert city of Petra, whose tombs and elaborate buildings carved out of solid rock have been featured in films and have been celebrated by the Smithsonian Magazine. Petra, the mysterious city of the Nabataeans, was isolated in a forbidden valley. Your adventure begins with a hike through a narrow gorge known as the “Siq.” This breathtaking natural canyon winds through the towering rocks. Follow your guide past water channels, carvings, and representations of Nabataean gods. Your first glimpse of the Rose Red City is the Treasury, an ancient tomb carved into the cliff face. Admire the Greek Theatre. Pass ancient Royal Tombs, the Colonnaded Street, and view the Temple of Qasr Al-Bint, believed to be the main place of worship and the city’s only free-standing building. Bedouin families still inhabit the surrounding areas of this extraordinary treasure and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Walk through a narrow gorge called the “Siq,” a breathtaking natural canyon with ancient water channels and carvings.
Admire the magnificent ancient city of Petra, whose elaborate tombs and buildings have been carved out of solid rock.
Enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch at a restaurant in the upper area of Petra, featuring lamb, chicken, fish, and pasta.
What To BringShow
KeyCard and photo identification
What To WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
This tour is strenuous.
Guests must be able to walk long distances (4-5 miles) over uneven, sandy, or steep terrain.
Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
Guests with concerns should consult their personal physician.
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
A limited number of horse-drawn carriages are available inside the main gate of the site for an extra fee and cannot be pre-booked. Carriages take passengers as far as the Treasury. If guests need to be taken further, a higher charge applies. Tips are expected. Guests are strongly recommended to not use this form of transport. Taking the carriage is at guest’s own risk and liability and is not covered under tour insurance. Guide cannot assist with carriages.
Carriage rides cost $30.00 per 2 passengers.
Horses are available at the Petra entry gate. Even experienced riders are strongly recommended to not use this form of transport. To do so is at passenger’s own risk. Horses are not permitted in the Siq.
Passengers who choose to ride horses and carriages will miss guide briefing.
Guests may want to bring a scarf to cover the face, as the area may be dusty. Guests may also want to wear a long-sleeved shirt to protect the arms and shoulders.
Location Aqaba, Jordan
Tour Code AQ05
#A meal is served on this excursion.
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