Petra

The ‘rose-red’ city of Petra is one of the world’s most impressive archeological sites, and a visit to Jordan usually revolves around your visit here. Petra was the capital of the ancient Nabataeans, who controlled the east-west trade before the coming of the Romans. The city was lost until 1812, when Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt stumbled across this remarkable site. The city is approached through the Siq, a dramatic narrow gorge hemmed-in by cliffs up to 80 metres high. After a mile, you turn the corner and see the Treasury (Al Khazneh) emerging through a tiny gap in the Siq. Carved in the 1st Century BC, this impressive facade drew influences from ancient Alexandria. The rest of the site is equally as impressive, especially the Monstery (Ad-Deir) and Little Petra. On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday you can enjoy the candlelit ‘Petra by Night’.  You can easily spend two or three days in Petra exploring the site, and there are also opportunities for longer day walks for the more intrepid traveller.

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Petra Itineraries

This is just a selection of suggested itineraries that are there to help you with your ideas and to start the conversation with us about planning your tailor-made holiday. All our holidays are private for you and your party, and can depart on any day you like. We can adapt and change any element of these journeys, or design an itinerary from scratch around your travelling plans.

Jordan & Jerusalem

Amman- Petra - Dead Sea - Jerusalem  

This wonderful private journey combines the rich cultural delights of Jordan and historic Jerusalem. You will be immersed in these biblical landscapes that are steeped in history.

11 days from £2500 p. p.

Slow Jordan

Amman - Petra - Dead Sea  

This journey to Jordan is perfect for those who like to enjoy their travel slowly. Slow Jordan is a privately-chauffered suggested tour that does precisely that, gently meandering around the cultural delights of this magical destination. You spend three or four nights in many places rather than two, so you have more time to sit …

11 days from £2015 p. p.

Grand Tour of Jordan

Amman - Dana - Feynan - Aqaba - Wadi Rum - Petra - Dead Sea  

This comprehensive privately-chauffered tour of Jordan takes you from tip-to-toe. If you are only planning on visiting Jordan once, then we suggest you give this magical destination two weeks to reveal its secrets.

15 days from £2815 p. p.

Family Holiday to Jordan

Amman - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea  

This wonderful family holiday to Jordan includes all the amazing experiences that excite children. Explore Roman cities, invoke your inner Indiana Jones at Petra, take a camel ride in Wadi Rum and float on the Dead Sea.

9 days from £1385 p. p.

Walking Holiday in Jordan

Amman - Dana - Feynan - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea  

This private walking holiday to Jordan is designed for those who like to get out-and-about and see the country on two feet. We have designed a series of day-walks which allow you to see all the highlights, but also marvel at the natural beauty of Jordan's stunning landscapes.

12 days from £3135 p. p.

Classic Jordan

Amman - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea  

This classic eight-day private tour of Jordan explores the rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes of Jordan. You'll have your own private driver in a modern air-conditioned vehicle and we will provide the finest private guides to bring this magical destination to life.

8 days from £1465 p. p.

Petra Accommodation

This is just an overview of the hotels and lodges we feature, from characterful boutique lodges to luxury hotels. We do have a range of other hotels that we use, so if you don't see from our portfolio what you are looking for, we almost certainly know about it and can help plan an itinerary using it.

Old Village Resort

Old Village Resort

$ $ $ $ $ Petra  

The Old Village Resort (formerly the Beit Zaman Hotel), is located in Wadi Musa, about 2kms from the remarkable site of Petra in Jordan.

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Movenpick Petra

Movenpick Petra

$ $ $ $ $ Petra  

The Movenpick Petra is the most exclusive hotel in Petra, and is located right beside the main entrance to Jordan’s most remarkable archeological site. 

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Petra Experiences

This is a selection of experiences that allow you to see the destination in new and interesting ways. Almost all our experiences include a private guide, and can be then tailored to your particular interests. Indeed, many of the experiences we offer are created individually for our guests, so this list is by no means conclusive. In fact, we leave a couple of our best ideas up our sleeves for when you enquire with us.