Petra city of mysteries
Petra is recognized officially as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. There are more than 800 registered sites in Petra to be visited, including around 500 tombs, making Petra city of mysteries the famous world known attraction. The best and most famous sites were listed in this article.
Petra’s oldest tombs date back to the 3rd century BC. The tomb sizes vary in size and design, and the difference depends on the deceased’s social status and financial resources. There are simple designed tombs, and there are also Royal Tombs.
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.
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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