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.

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Petra Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit 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 of 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 or rejuvenate your body during a Turkish bath, sauna or massage. The hotel is just a 5-minute drive from the entrance to historic Petra Valley.

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's restaurant serves a delicious selection of international meals in both buffet-style and a la carte.

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 than seven restaurants and bars - you will be hard pushed to go hungry or thirsty at this wonderful resort. The Petra Movenpick Hotel is situated opposite the visitor's entrance to Petra.

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