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Holidays to Petra

This spectacular rock-cut city is unlike anywhere else on earth. With its ancient Nabatean history and intricate facades of The Treasury and The Monastery, a tour to Petra is a must for anyone visiting Jordan.

Petra is a breathtaking archaeological marvel and a timeless testament to human ingenuity. Carved into the rose-hued cliffs of Jordan, Petra's intricate architecture, majestic monuments and rich history beckon all inquisitive travellers. Step into a world of wonder as you explore this ancient city, affectionally referred to as the "Rose City," and uncover its secrets hidden within the stunning desert landscape.

Highlight of Petra

Experiencing Petra at sunrise stands as a captivating highlight as the rising sun casts a golden glow upon the ancient city and the surrounding landscapes. As daylight gradually illuminates the intricately carved facades and labyrinthine pathways, you're treated to a magical transformation that brings Petra's timeless beauty to life.

Hike through the Ancient City

Hiking through Petra is an undeniable highlight that allows you to intimately engage with the ancient wonders of this UNESCO-listed site. The journey through Petra is an enchanting sensory experience. Imagine yourself tracing the footsteps of past civilisations, running your hands along the intricate rock-cut facades that so many have touched and immersing yourself in the history that breathes through every stone. Walking through the city offers a deep connection to the site's hidden corners and lesser-known gems, guiding you through its majestic tombs, towering temples and richly adorned structures, all while providing a personal encounter with Petra's enduring mystique.

What to look for as you discover Petra

Discover Petra, an awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage site in Jordan, where ancient history and breathtaking rock-carved architecture await your exploration.

The Siq

The Siq in Petra is a mesmerising natural chasm, a narrow and winding sandstone canyon that serves as the dramatic entrance to the ancient city. As you navigate its towering red walls, you'll feel transported to another time, with glimpses of Petra's remarkable architecture and sculptures gradually unveiling themselves. With each step you are lead to the awe-inspiring sight of the Treasury, one of Petra's most iconic and breathtaking structures.

The Treasury (Al-Khazneh)


The Treasury (Al-Khazneh) in Petra is an architectural masterpiece and an iconic symbol of Jordan. Carved into the rose-red cliffs, its intricate façade boasts Hellenistic and Eastern architectural influences and it is believed to have served as a royal tomb or temple.

The Monastery (Ad Deir)

The Monastery (Ad Deir) in Petra is a monumental and awe-inspiring rock-cut structure, akin to the more famous Treasury. This ancient wonder, located high in the mountains of Petra, is reached after a challenging hike up a series of steps carved into the rose-red cliffs. Its grand facade stands at almost 50m tall and features intricate carvings and columns, making it a testament to the architectural and artistic achievements of the Nabateans.

The Royal Tombs

The Royal Tombs in Petra are a collection of magnificent rock-cut burial chambers and facades that reflect the grandeur and craftsmanship of the ancient Nabatean civilization. Carved into the rose-red cliffs, these tombs showcase intricate architectural details and ornate decorations suggesting that they were likely the final resting places of Petra's elite. Among the most famous are the Urn Tomb, the Silk Tomb, the Corinthian Tomb and the Palace Tomb, each offering a glimpse into the remarkable architectural prowess and cultural significance of Petra.

The Street of Facades

The Street of Facades in Petra is a captivating archaeological marvel featuring a row of intricately carved rock-cut tombs and facades that provide a glimpse into the ancient Nabatean civilisation's architectural expertise.

The Roman Theatre

The Roman Theatre in Petra was originally built by the Nabataeans. The auditorium and orchestra area were cut out of rock and the stage was built separately. Originally designed to seat around 3000 people in 45 rows, it was later enlarged by the the Romans to hold around 8500 people. 






More Information About Petra

Spring months of March-May and autumn months of September-November are undoubtedly the best time to visit Petra. These months are cooler, comparatively, and less busy than the summer months.

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