The carved rock structure of Petra

Petra Tours and Holidays

About Petra

No holiday in Jordan would 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 rugged mountains and a lunar-like landscape of rock formations, 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.

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Travel on foot or horseback down a towering narrow canyon known as The Siq (Al-Siq) to reach the Treasury, a magnificent facade carved deep into the rock face. Or those with more time on their hands and keen to get off the beaten track can consider the various other hiking trails into Petra. The ancient city is home to over 800 registered sites including 500 tombs, an 8,000-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.

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 of candles laid out on the floor. Under a starry sky you can absorb the mystery of Petra accompanied by a backdrop of hauntingly beautiful Bedouin music. There's plenty of reasons why Petra is Jordan's premier traveller destination - imbued with history and indicative of Jordan's cultural heritage, it should be on everyone's must-see list.

Petra Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Petra. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Petra on a bespoke touring itinerary to Jordan, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

The Siq | Petra | JordanTailored To Suit You

Amman: Postcard of Petra

1 day FROM $589
The Dead Sea | JordanTailored To Suit You

Petra & The Dead Sea

4 Days FROM $1,495
4x4 driving | Wadi Rum | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Passage to Petra

6 days FROM $1,595
The walk into Petra | JordanTrek, Cycle and Sightsee

Dana to Petra Trek

8 Days FROM $1,645
Treasury | Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Totally Jordan

8 Days FROM $1,895
Starry night | Wadi Rum | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Perseids Meteor Shower

8 days FROM $2,245
Pink flowers in Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Xmas in Petra

8 Days FROM $2,245
Wadi Rum | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

New Years in Wadi Rum

8 Days FROM $2,245
On the road | JordanTailored To Suit You

Self Drive Jordan

8 days FROM $1,885
Cooking lesson | Petra | JordanTailored To Suit You

Jordan on the Menu

8 days FROM $3,325
Dome on the Rock | Jerusalem | IsraelExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Road to Jerusalem

11 days FROM $3,595
Visit the Monastery in Petra on our Jordan toursExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Temples, Tombs, Treasury

12 days FROM $2,425
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Pyramids to Petra

14 days FROM $2,475
Treasury | Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Road to Jordan

15 days FROM $2,525
The Monastery | Petra | JordanExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Festive Road to Jordan

15 days FROM $2,095
Camel Caravan | EgyptTailored To Suit You

Cairo to Amman

15 days FROM $4,555
View over the Old City | Jerusalem | IsraelExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land

18 days FROM $4,225
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