Our guide will pick you up for this transit trip from Amman Queen Alia International Airport in Amman and transfer to visit Petra. Petra means 'stone' and located between the Red sea and Dead Sea. The city of Petra is wide and unique, carved in rock face by Nabataeans about 2000 years ago. Petra was an important commerce hub for Arabian incense, Indian spices and Chinese silks trade. It is famous for the water conduit system and the rock cut architecture. Our tour will take you to the Siq Canyon, explore the Treasury, walk along the Street of Facades, uncover the Royal Tombs & Pharaoh's Castle then transfer back to Amman airport.
- All trip transfers with modern AC vehicle
- Amman airport pick up & drop off service
- Expert English speaking driver during tour
- Entrance fees to Petra Archeological sites
- Local English speaking tourist guide in Petra
- Lunch in Petra local Restaurant during trip
- All trip taxes and service charges
- Personal expenses
- Tipping kitty
Petra Quick Facts:
- Petra been chosen as the place you should see before your die by Smithsonian magazine.
- Petra was the capital city of the Arab Nabataens & it has been founded around 312 BC.
- Petra is UNESCO world heritage site 1985 for being one of oldest metropolises in world.
- Petra is mentioned in the bible as Sela where the Apostle Paul been ordered to arrest.
- Petra been described as the "rose red city half as old as time" by John William Burgon.
- Petra means in Greek "Rock" and it was an important trade center in the ancient world.
- Petra had "water conduit system", it has been built to afford water for 30.000 people.
- Many of Petra's structures been destroyed by an earthquake & only 15 % of it been found.
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movies have used Petra as one of its main settings.
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