From Aqaba: Petra and Little Petra Day Trip

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Highlights Full-day trip to Petra from Aqaba with an expert local guide Explore the highlights of this ancient, UNESCO World Heritage Site on a guided tour Walk or take an included horseback ride to the Siq, the rock gorge into the city Behold the beautiful Treasury (El-Khazneh), rock-cut amphitheater and the Royal Tombs See the rock channels and tanks carved by the ancient Nabataeans to supply water to the city Enjoy time free to explore on your own or relax over lunch at a local restaurant. Benefit from personalized attention from your guide and round-trip transport on this private tour
Activity Description Discover the ancient jewel in Jordan’s crown on this private day trip to Petra from Aqaba. Visit the UNESCO–listed city of Petra and explore deep canyons beneath soaring sandstone cliffs. Marvel at the intricately carved face of the Treasury (Al-Khazneh) as your guide shares details of its construction. Learn of the 6th-century Nabataean people who lived in the valleys, and admire top attractions such as the ancient theater and the royal tombs. Enjoy free time to explore Petra at your leisure before boarding your minivan back to Aqaba.
Important Information What To Expect Petra (Pass By) You will leave the hotel early in the morning to drive drive with your informative English-Speaking Driver to the Nabatean Red Rose City of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, for a classic visit. As you travel, gaze at the desert landscapes and hear tales of Jordan’s history. Hewn into a sandstone valley carved by the Nabataean people some 2,000 years ago, this ancient rose-red rock city located 125 kilometers from Aqaba at the crossroads of age-old trading routes, to dominate ancient Arabia. 1 Siq Continue to Petra main site to learn more about its magnificent history. On arrival, leave your vehicle, and enjoy a 2-hour tour of this UNESCO Heritage listed wonder with a local guide. First, walk through the famous “Siq”, a narrow path of 1.2 kilometers; rock fissure that was once the main entrance to the city, and marvel at your first glimpse of the hauntingly beautiful Treasury “El - Khazneh” as the canyon suddenly opens up. 30 minutes • 2 Al-Khazneh Admire this rose-pink masterpiece, originally built to house priceless treasures and capture it on camera. Then, proceed through the widening canyon to witness other monuments such as the 3,000-seater Theater, the Royal Tombs, and the Byzantine Church. As you explore, listen as your guide describes how the Nabateans sculpted the buildings, and learn how they mastered the harsh desert conditions to make their lives here. After around two hours of exploring, enjoy free time. If time permits you can climb up the Monastery on your own or the High Place of Sacrifice: a clifftop altar that was once used for animal sacrifices and other ceremonies. Free time to visit the Petra Museum; if there is time, then rejoin your vehicle and driver. 1 hour • 3 Little Petra Return to Petra’s entrance and rejoin your private vehicle and driver. Pass by Little Petra, a small rocky valley with carvings, that archaeologists believe acted as the Nabatean’s caravan before heading to the main city and as an accommodation stop for the traders who traveled through the city. Then, journey back to Aqaba, where your day trip ends with a hotel drop off. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a sunhat for this unforgettable adventure. Come and explore one of the world’s wonders of architectural engineering combined with the ingenuity of carving for an unforgettable adventure just like that of Indiana Jones! Petra Pass Tickets not included
Inclusions Hotel pick up and drop off Aqaba Port pick up and drop off; if option selected Private Transfer by air-conditioned leisure new vehicle according number of participants English-Speaking Driver One day entrance fees to Petra; if option Jordan Pass not selected Horse ride before the “Siq” Local English-Speaking Guide for the classic visit of Petra (Spanish-French by request-availability) On board WI-FI
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