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About Petra

A holiday in Jordan would not be complete without a visit to the remarkable rose city of Petra, which was once the thriving capital of the Nabataean empire. Nestled in a secluded valley surrounded by Jordan’s rugged mountains, Petra was left deserted and hidden from the world for hundreds of years. After being rediscovered in the 1800s, the lost city of Petra is now not only Jordan’s leading tourist attraction, it’s also one of the world’s most incredible archaeological sites, and was recently voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Travel on foot or horseback down a towering narrow canyon known as The Siq to reach The Treasury, a magnificent facade carved deep into the rock face. Petra is home to over 800 registered sites including 500 tombs, an 8000 seat amphitheatre and a Roman rock carved street. The ancient capital’s largest and most iconic monument is the Monastery which can be found at the top of a steep sandstone trail and is well worth the climb. Perhaps the most incredible way to experience the mystic splendour of Petra for the first time is by night, when the Treasury is illuminated by the glow of thousands candles on the floor and stars in the sky, accompanied by a backdrop of hauntingly beautiful Bedouin music.

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Petra Tours

Here are some popular itineraries for a trip to Petra

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Totally Jordan

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Temples, Tombs, Treasury

13 days FROM $2,579
Starry night | Wadi Rum | Jordan

Perseids Meteor Shower

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The Monastery | Petra | Jordan

Road to Jordan

16 days FROM $2,999
Trekking above Petra | Jordan

Trek Petra

9 days FROM $5,599
View over the Old City | Jerusalem | Israel

Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

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Wadi Rum | Jordan

Deserts Ruins Reefs

11 Days FROM $2,999
Dome on the Rock | Jerusalem | Israel

Road to Jerusalem

11 days FROM $3,959
The Monastery | Petra | Jordan

Xmas in Petra

8 Days FROM $2,299
Wadi Rum | Jordan

New Years in Wadi Rum

8 Days FROM $2,399
The Dead Sea | Jordan

Petra & the Dead Sea

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On the road | Jordan

Self Drive Jordan

8 days FROM $2,019
Cooking lesson | Petra | Jordan

Jordan on the Menu

8 days FROM $3,579
A Byzantine basilica | Amman | Jordan

Lawrence's Arabia

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A Byzantine basilica | Amman | Jordan

Lawrences Arabia

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16 days FROM $3,299
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Pyramids to Petra

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Petra Hotels

If you are planning a Petra holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Marriott Hotel Petra

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Marriott is a classic and elegant hotel. Almost all the spacious rooms have spectacular views of the valley. There are several culinary choices, with restaurants offering middle Eastern and Italian meals. For relaxation, the hotel offers many amenities; swim in the outdoor pool and enjoy the breathtaking views and rejuvenate your body during a Turkish bath, sauna or massage.

Petra Guest House Hotel Petra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Petra Guest House Hotel is situated at the entrance of ancient Petra, perfect for those looking to rise early and visit the incredible lost city before the crowds. The comfortable rooms are traditionally furnished in muted tones reminiscent of the sands of Petra and Wadi Musa. Set in landscaped gardens the hotel provides impressive panoramic views of Petra and the surrounding mountains. Dine on Arabic and European cuisine in the Cave Bar, set in a restored 1st century Nabatean house.

Petra Moon Hotel Petra

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just 300 ft from the entrance gate to Petra, the Petra Moon hotel features spacious rooms with private balconies and flat-screen TVs. It also has a roof garden with a seasonal outdoor pool. The soundproofed rooms and suites at Petra Moon come with satellite channels, a DVD player and extra-long beds. Each has air conditioning and a private bathroom. The hotel is 100 metres from the main gate of Petra.

Petra Movenpick Petra

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Enviably located opposite the entrance to Petra, the Movenpick Resort perfectly combines classic Oriental flare with Middle Eastern charm. All the guest rooms are newly renovated to a high standard with colourful local fabrics and natural hues that tastefully complement the surroundings. Guests enjoy a complimentary mini-bar and Wi'Fi as well as a whole host of amenities. With no less that seven restaurants and bars - you will be hard pushed to go hungry or thirsty at the truly wonderful resort. Well located opposite the visitor's entrance to Petra.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Petra Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Petra.


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