The Monastery at Petra

The Monastery is one of Petra’s most iconic monuments, and rivals the more famous Treasury for its scale and design. The Monastery is in fact larger (50m wide and 45m high) and dates from the 3rd century BC and built as a Nabataean tomb. It was probably used as a church in Byzantine times, hence the name. You reach the Monastery by climbing the 800-steps from the main site of Petra. It takes about 40 minutes to walk up. The best time to visit the Monastery is in the late-afternoon. It is also worth climbing up to the two viewpoints looking out over Wadi Araba, Israel and the Palestinian Territories and south to the peak of Jebel Haroun. 

You can also reach the Monastery by taking the ‘Back Door to Petra’ after visiting Little Petra.

Itineraries

Egypt & Jordan Tour

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan - Amman - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea  

Delve into timeless antiquity in undoubtedly two of the world’s most historically rich destinations, Egypt & Jordan. 

16 days from £3465 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.

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