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Located in Southern Jordan, Petra was the capital of the Nabateans, whose weatlh from incense trade was spent on showy tomb facades in the local colored sandstone.

 It is reached from the east, after a spectacular walk in a gorge (the Siq ), ending in the Al-Khazneh  (English: “The Treasury“), which was a Royal tomb.

Beyond it are countless tomb facades carved in the local colorful sandstone, a Roman style city, with its main temple (“Qasr el-bint) still in tact.

monsatery petra ad deirAn extension of the tour can include the “Monastery” (“Ad Deir” ) , the High Place of Sacrifice , or the Tomb of Aaron . East of Petra one can also visit Ayn Musa  (“Moses’ Spring”).

Petra is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world (!).


Petra ( Arabic: ٱلْبَتْرَاء‎, Al-Batrāʾ; Ancient Greek: Πέτρα, “Stone”), originally known to its inhabitants as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. Petra lies on the slope of Jabal Al-Madbah in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of the Arabah valley that runs from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.

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Points of Interest in the Area

 monsatery petra ad deir Ad Deir
 wadi rum train Wadi Rum 
Petra Night Tour
petra tour Jordan Eight Days Tour

Book a Private Tour to Petra

Petra is in the southern part of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It is about 2 hours drive from the Israeli border crossing near Eilat, and takes 3-4 hours to explore.

Entry into Jordan also requires setting a visa.

I recommend to contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of Petra, with an optional visit also to Wadi Rum  .