All you need to know: All About Petra
Learn all about Petra before visiting. Petra, the enchanting lost city of stone located in Jordan. Petra is one of the world’s new wonders, a must see in every visit to Jordan. Around 6,000 tourist visits Petra daily. Petra means “rock” in Greek language, reflecting it being literally carved out of sandstone desert cliffs.
Petra is a 4 hour drive from Amman , and a 1.5 hour drive from Aqaba Airport if you travel through Aqaba.
The most reliable way to reach Petra is to hire a private car. Check out our tours to and from Petra our Petra packages.
An overview of Petra:
Entering from the main gate in Wadi Musa, you will walk to the entrance of the very narrow passage known as the Siq for about 15 minutes at a regular pace. Walking through the Siq to the famous Treasury (Al Khazneh) at a leisurely pace takes around 30 minutes. The Treasury is almost 40m high and it has three chambers. It represents the famous Nabataean engineering.
Don’t forget to visit the tombs; the Urn Tomb, the Silk Tomb, Corinthian Tomb and the Palace Tomb.
The Dam which was built to protect from floods, was renovated just as it was built by the Nabataeans in 1964.
The theater is carved into the mountain and it has three rows of seats. It was built during the reign of King Aretas IV (4BC-AD27).
Petra at Night an amazing event which you have to plan in case you are spending the night in Petra. Petra at night is an experience where you will enter with a group of tourists through the candle lit Siq. Enjoy the silence and darkness in the charming Petra.
Entrance fees to Petra
The entrance fees you pay when you visit Petra are as follows:
|1-Day Visit||90 JD|
|Overnight or Accomodated Visit 1-Day Pass||50 JD|
|Overnight or Accomodated Visit 2-Day Pass||55 JD|
|Overnight or Accomodated Visit 3-Day Pass||60 JD|
|Children under 12yrs||Free|
|Locals, Residents, Students in Jordan||1 JD|
You can buy a ticket from the visitor center. These prices include a horse ride from the visitor center to the entrance of the Siq.
Another option is to hire a horse carriages from the Visitor Center to the Treasury and back for around 20 JD.
Camel and donkey rides are also available at an extra cost.
Is Petra a safe destination?
Jordan is a safe and stable country in the Middle East. Visiting Petra is considered safe , till this day large amounts of tourists are visiting Petra on daily basis.
Visiting Petra Tours
We provide arranged tours to Petra, which you can check out by visiting our tours to Petra.
Wherever Petra fits in your schedule, we can help you make it the best experience.
Available options include:
We can also arrange your customized tour, feel free to contact us and tell us what you need.
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