Private Tour: Petra And Little Petra Day Trip From Aqaba

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Ports
    Aqaba, Jordan
  • Return Details :
    Concludes at your centrally located Aqaba hotel or Aqaba Port
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the ancient jewel in Jordans crown on this private day trip to Petra from Aqaba. Visit the UNESCOlisted city of the red rose city of Petra and explore deep canyons beneath soaring sandstone cliffs. Marvel at the intricately carved face of the Treasury Al-Khazneh after walking the narrow Siq, as your guide shares details of its glorious past. Learn of the 6th-century Nabataean people who lived in this marvelous place, and admire other top attractions such as the ancient theater and the royal tombs. Enjoy free time to explore Petra at your leisure before continuing to see lesser-known Little Petra, whose sculpted rock buildings were a suburb of the main city. Board back to Aqaba with your private leisure vehicle and English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • All entrance fees included
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Know More about this tour

Start with a pickup in the morning from your centrally located Aqaba hotel or port (depending on option selected). Then, sit back in your private, air-conditioned minivan and enjoy the desert views as you travel north towards the UNESCO-listed city of Petra. Pass by Little Petra the Nabateans carvan stop before heading to the main city.

After roughly two hours on the road, arrive at ancient Petra and stroll 20 minutes to the Siq, the rock fissure that serves as the entrance corridor to the city. Alternatively, choose to take a horseback ride to the Siq, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

With the rest of your group gathered at the Siq entrance, start your walk through the 1-mile (1.5-kilometer) canyon, framed by towering sandstone cliffs. At its final bend, savor your first, memorable glimpse of the Treasury (Al-Khazneh), the stunning rock-cut building that starred in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Admire its finely carved, rose-pink facade, as you hear about its history from your guide.

After snapping pictures here, walk through the gorge and discover more about the Nabataeans who made their homes here, at the junction of key ancient trading routes, in the 6th century. View the theater that once seated 3,000 spectators and continue to the Royal Tombs, a string of chambers and facades built into the mountainside.

After your tour, enjoy between two and three hours of free time to explore further the ancient city that the 19th-century poet John Burgon described as the rose-red city half as old time. You may also use the break to enjoy lunch at one of Petras several restaurants (own expense).

When the time comes, meet your driver outside the ancient city and board your minivan back to Aqaba. Your day trip ends with a hotel or port drop-off in the late afternoon.

Inclusions

Hotel pick up and drop off

Aqaba Port pick up and drop off; if option selected

Private Transfer by air-conditioned leisure new vehicle according number of participants

English-Speaking Driver

One day entrance fees to Petra; if option Jordan Pass not selected

Horse ride before the Siq

Local English-Speaking Guide for the classic visit of Petra (Spanish-French by request-availability)

On board WI-FI

This is a private tour activity. Only your group will participate

Entry/Admission - Siq

Entry/Admission - Al-Khazneh

Exclusions

All type of meals, unless option with lunch selected (Vegetarian meal by request)

All type of beverages

All type of gratuities (Tips to the Driver, Guide, and Horse Boy) Recommended

Personal Expenses

Anything else not mentioned

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Airport Pick-up and Drop-off by request.

Order of visits may change for day tours with more than one visit as long as all sites completed.

Contact your local operator (phone number, emergency mobile number, or email address) a day before to reconfirm pick-up arrangements provided in your voucher.

For Jordan Pass holders that purchased tour activity with entrance fees, please inform us to reimburse the entrance fees in destination.

Clients are advised to bring hats, sun screen, and comfortable walking shoes.

Tour activity is provided in English. For other languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German) by request.

Mobile SIM cards including internet bundle are available with assistance of our team upon request and can be subject to a small additional charge approximately: 15 USD. (Prices subject to change by the communication company).

For clients with mobility issues, please contact us for Golf Cart service at Petra.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.

Most local tourist restaurants in Jordan do not serve alcohol, if you do not want a dry restaurant please contact us.

Most travelers can participate

For Arab and G.C.C. nationals, please book Jordan Pass option; visits without entrance fees included, as reduced entrance fees apply. It is better for Arab and G.C.C. passport holders to pay directly in destination their entrance fees.

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Entry Regulations to Jordan:No quarantine,Negative valid PCR test 72hours prior arrival,Vaccine Certificate,PCR test upon arrival if needed 28JOD/40USD per person for above 5years,cost directly thru a link.Airlines responsible to ensure requirements are met prior boarding.Updates by Health Ministry.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 21-Oct-2022

    Petra was astonished The views were spactacular, felt like being in prehistoric time Lunch was poor The driver was very kind, great to travel with

  • 17-May-2022

    Хочу порекомендовать отдых с Akhtam. После 3 дней с Актамом и его командой, которые оставили нам не забываемые впечатления. Нас приняли на высшем уровне , все было продумано до мелочей. Любая наша просьба была исполнена и даже больше. Мы побывали и в Петре и в вади Рам и в Акаба. Все было сделано высший класс и с улыбкой. номер 1 в Акаба. Aktham 00962772422058

  • 25-Nov-2021

    Petra was on our bucket list and worth the 10 year wait. Our driver was just like a guide. He was wonderful andpersonable and on our way back he had car troubles. It was a new Mercedes’ so who knows what went wrong. However his first concern was us and he was like a magician getting a friend of his family to taxi us to the port on time where his dad met us took us first for special treats and then to our ships doorstep. Onasis we love you!

  • 23-Jan-2020

    Early pickup, The driver Rushti was great he explained some of the Geology of the Mountains and stopped at a stunning view point for us. At Petra we had a Guide called Mahmoud was also great, and explained all the history and points as we walked down the Siq. The views are stunning. The open up to the Treasury was amazing. The walk continues for about 4Km, all down hill. The guide leaves you at the bottom, and you are free to explore in more detail that things that have caught your attention on the way down. The walk up is hard, you can get a horse or a carriage, but we preferred to walk. At the top we were met by the driver, and taken to a restaurant for lunch, and then off back to the hotel in the dark. You need a lot of days to see everything, and being unfit, the walk was hard. The place is stunning and a must see.

  • 11-Nov-2019

    Our driver picked us up by the ship as arranged. Lovely comfortable, air conditioned car and an excellent driver. Very friendly and got us to Wadi Rum and Petra in good time

    The driver got our tickets for us and then handed us over to the private guide in Petra

    The guide was again excellent and we had a wonderful and informative tour of Petra

    Our driver was waiting for us when we returned and quickly got us to the airport as arranged.

    The driver was courteous and very professional and we would give the whole experience 5*
    Would definitely recommend this tour especially if you are short of time as we did it all and didn’t feel rushed or missed out. This was the VIP experience we hoped for and got.
    Excellent all round highly recommended

  • 08-Nov-2019

    Our driver picked us up by the ship as arranged. Lovely comfortable, air conditioned car and an excellent driver. Very friendly and got us to Wadi Rum and Petra in good time The driver got our tickets for us and then handed us over to the private guide in Petra The guide was again excellent and we had a wonderful and informative tour of Petra Our driver was waiting for us when we returned and quickly got us to the airport as arranged. The driver was courteous and very professional and we would give the whole experience 5* Would definitely recommend this tour especially if you are short of time as we did it all and didn’t feel rushed or missed out. This was the VIP experience we hoped for and got. Excellent all round highly recommended

  • 05-Nov-2019

    The driver was good, the guide mediocre and the travel agency was lousy.
    They issued conflicting messages and lied about why the driver was late. The price charged was double what it would have cost if I had done it on site. This reflects badly on Viator and Trip Advisor.

  • 05-Nov-2019

    The driver was good, the guide mediocre and the travel agency was lousy. They issued conflicting messages and lied about why the driver was late. The price charged was double what it would have cost if I had done it on site. This reflects badly on Viator and Trip Advisor.

  • 08-Mar-2019

    Needs some physical fitness to get to the portal, but you can use a chariot to come back. Quite cold at the wintertime, but still better, compared to the summer height of +40 and more. You are not allowed inside, but the view outside is beautiful.

  • 18-Jun-2018

    This was our second tour to Petra from aqaba and this time we added Wadi Rum since our cruise ship was docked for almost 18 hours from 7am to midnight. It was a great tour both times booked with Maestro online travel Egypt day tours.The Price was right and they were very efficient both times. We were picket from our cruise ship on time and first driven to Petra, a 2 hour drive with spectacular scenery of Bedouin villages,Rock formations and Green fields. Upon arrival our guide took us through the Sig to the Treasury featured in the film Indiana Jones and then to the rest of the Red Rock old city established by the Nabateans and later rebuilt by the Greeks Romans and Byzantines. Ruins of Great Buildings, Homes dug into the Rock, a Greek/ Roman Theater and Byzantine Churches. After return and a delicious Lunch with local specialties were driven to the Dessert of Wadi Rum a protected area with spectacular Rock Formations to interact with local Bedouins just like Lawrence of Arabia and ride camels . A great tour that all of us must take at least once in their lifetime

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