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The Monastery at Petra, Jordan

Petra

Holidays to Petra

No tour of Jordan is complete without a trip to Petra, the iconic desert city. The Lost City of Petra is an archaeological site in southwestern Jordan, lying on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains that form the eastern flank of Arabah, the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. It's famous for its many stone structures carved into the rock and wonderful Treasury. It was hidden to the Western world until 1812, when young Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt – who was hoping to discover the source of the Nile – stumbled across it. The site was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 when it was described as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage".

Our Petra tours include cycling trips, and you can travel around the Wadi Rum valley by bike too, taking in the spectacular desert scenery. On Petra holidays you can also take a guided trek in the desert and spend the night in a traditional Bedouin camp.

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Petra Tour Holidays

A Week in Jordan

283 reviews

Visit the highlights of Jordan including magnificent Petra

Culture
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Ages: 16+
9 Days from $2,475
Guided (Incl. Taxes)
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Hidden Treasures of Jordan

60 reviews

Explore Jordan's stunning archaeological highlights and crusader castles

Culture
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Ages: 16+
12 Days from $3,345
Guided (Incl. Taxes)
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Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike

121 reviews

Cycle through the spectacular desert scenery of Jordan and visit the most impressive historical UNESCO sites.

Cycling
Activity level:
Moderate
Ages: 16+
9 Days from $2,575
Guided (Incl. Taxes)
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Petra & Wadi Rum Trek

71 reviews

Enjoy a magical desert trek through Jordan

Walking & Trekking
Activity level:
Moderate / Challenging
Ages: 16+
8 Days from $2,095
Guided (Incl. Taxes)
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This trip really does do a great job of showcasing what an amazing country Jordan is - taking you...

Harry Jerman, 2022 Edits: Desert to Dead Sea in Jordan

The trip only lasted a week, but Jordan is not a big country, and the itinerary is well planned -...

Kenneth Auld, 2022 A Week in Jordan

We travelled as a couple. The tour was well organised, we visited all major sites and had some...

Bilal Gulam Mohamed, 2022 Hidden Treasures of Jordan