Petra & Wadi Rum Day Trip from Amman or Airport or Madaba

Starting from Amman this one day journey brings you to the magnificent Petra Archaeological Park. Discover the site with your private local guide, view amazing monuments dated more than 2,000 years. From here continue to the spectacular desert of Wadi Rum for a two hours jeep ride where you’ll see canyons, sand dunes and Nabatean rock inscriptions.

All our transfers are private. All cars are new and air-conditioned cars or carts. Our English speaking drivers have more long experience especially with tourists.

per adult from

$579

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Duration

15 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Modern and Air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver
    • Jeep Tour (4X4) 2-hours
    • Free Wi-Fi & Mineral Water
    • Private tour
    What's excluded :
    • Anything not mentioned
    • Gratuities & Personal expenses
    • Entrance fees to Petra ($70) and Wadi Rum ($7)
  • Amman or Airport ~ Petra ~ Wadi Rum ~ Amman.

    Our journey will begin between 6-7 am from Amman or queen Alia International Airport for a two-day tour to explore Petra, Wadi Rum and finally the Dead Sea and then return to Amman or queen Alia International Airport as customers wish.
    This tour will include a visit to Petra for 3-4 hours.
    Siq
    Is the main road leading to the city of Petra. It is a stone-slit with a length of about 1200 meters and a width of 3-12 meters, up to a height of about 80 meters. The largest part of it is natural, in addition to another part carved by the Nabataeans. The Siq ends on the opposite side of the vault.
    The remnants of the arch representing the city gate can be seen at the beginning of the Siq, which is located on the side of the canals to drag water from the eyes of Wadi Musa outside to the city inside. Side dams, erected at the place of the original Nabatean dams, can also be seen to prevent, seize and benefit from the flow of water into the Siq. The floor of the Siq was paved with stone slabs, part of which can be seen in its original place. The Siq sides are decorated with nabatean sculptures, most of which are sculptures representing deities. The statues of the gods and their niches are very close to these channels and sometimes even adjacent to them, to the belief of the Nabataeans and their strong belief that the water is sacred.
    A collection of sculptures can also be seen on the left side of the Siq known as "Sabinos ' idols," this group was named after a Greek inscription under the second apse to the left of the visitor and is destined for the last Siq. The inscription indicates that Sabinos, the son of Alexander the Macedonian, who came from Daraa, ordered the carving of these artifacts or niches to glorify the Nabatean goddess. Another important sculpture is the relic of a camel and a man representing a commercial caravan, where the Nabataeans were renowned for their trade and were one of the reasons for their vast wealth.
    The Vault
    Carved in the rock, Al Khazna building is the most famous and important landmark in Petra, where the Nabataeans chose its location carefully as the first teacher to face the visitor after entering the city. It was named after the local Bedouin previously believed that the jar at the top of the façade contained a treasure, but in fact it was a royal mausoleum. The front of the vault consists of two floors with a width of 25 meters and a height of 39 meters. Hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of sandstone were emptied from the vault when it was rediscovered in the 19th century, showing the façade in its current final position. The basement consists of six columns along the front façade and stands above a staircase in the middle of which is delivered, the columns are crowned from the top by three quarters of a column, the length of the column in the basement is about 12 meters, and on the top floor is 9 meters high, and the height of the jar at the top is about 3.5 meters.
    It shows the great symmetry of the façade, as well as the combination of the Egyptian and Hellenistic architectural Arts with the architectural character of Nabatean. There are several opinions about the purpose of constructing this building, and some archaeologists believe that it was built as a temple or a place for the preservation of documents, but the modern archaeological excavations in Petra proved the existence of graves beneath the square of the vault building, which can now be seen from the top through the iron grille above. These cemeteries were also cut to build the vault while maintaining it. The vault is a vault. With the first century AD, the time of King Harith the fourth king of the Nabataeans. They are probably a burial for this king.
    The interior of the vault consists of three rooms, two on the side and one in the middle. The two side chambers are empty, except for a digging grave in the West Chamber, and the Central chamber climbs in a drawer with a length of 12, 5 metres, and on its three sides there are small rooms for burial. On both sides of the vault, there are small holes on both sides, double in the top half of the vault, which may have been used to install scaffolding during the sculpture process. The top of the safe building has a 90 cm channel to drain and prevent it to descend on this façade. The canal was cleaned up by modern excavations.
    Monastery
    An important building in the Petra area, dating back to the first half of the first century BC, the building consists of two floors and is believed to contain animated statues of crowns. It is larger than the vault building, with a width of 50 meters and a height of 50 meters.
    The façade of the monastery building is believed to have been transformed into a monastery of monks during the reign of the Byzantine state in the Levant, because of traces of rock-etched stones in the only room located in the basement of the façade. The square in front of the façade is also believed to be paved.
    Petra Theatre
    One of the largest buildings in Petra, it was built in the first century as a half circle in diameter of 95 meters, and at a height of 23 meters. Carved in the rock with the exception of the front of it is a building, the theater accommodates from 7-10 thousand scenes, and the seats of the viewers consists of 45 rows of seats divided horizontally into three sections, the bottom 11 rows and the middle 34 rows and the top 10 ranks, which is also divided by the five drawers into six parts, Wii Above the terraces was found cut off from some of the former cemeteries to build the stage.
    The orchestra square was cut with rock, and the two lateral passages of the square were also severed in the rock and held with stone in the form of a necklace. The rear wall of the theatre consists of 3 floors and is decorated with niches, columns and façade covered with marble panels.
    Palace of the Girl
    It is also called the "Pharaoh's Mansion", the Temple of Nabatean from the first century BC. The importance of this palace lies in the fact that it is one of the few buildings in Petra that survived the earthquakes, because of a constructive method using the Juniper wood, which made its walls more voluntary for movement during earthquakes. The apse, located on the right of the front yard of the palace of the girl, was originally designed to perpetuate the Roman Emperor and his family when the Romans conquered the city of Petra, as this tradition is known to the Romans.
    This temple was dedicated to one of the main gods, and some argue that these gods are lat as others think they are Izzi, others have seen it as the supreme God with urticaria. It was interesting to discuss the relationship of this temple with the goddess Isis Egyptian idol, and that was a surprising phenomena.
    The court
    It is a building consisting of a collection of important interfaces, the first of which is the "Tomb of the Jar", dating back to the first half of the first century AD, and is located on the opposite side of the runway nabatean. The façade is approximately 16 metres in width and 26 metres high. It consists of two floors of walls that support arches below the level of the Vault Hall, and are integrated with the burial compartments of a carved part and the other building. There is a ladder climbing into the vault yard upstairs. The vault consists of a square-shaped lounge with a length of about 19 meters. The graves were in the back of the Madart, but he was transformed into a church in the fifth century AD. There is a Greek writing to remember that the place was converted to the church in 447 and written on the left back of the wall.
    The Great Temple
    The largest building in the city of Petra, this temple is located on the south side of the Baptist Street. The building consists of a main entrance linked to the street, then a sacred square below and on its sides there are two identical buildings in a semicircular shape and on both sides there is a broad insertion leading to the sacred Upper Square, above which the temple or the Holy of Holies.
    Altar
    This building was used in the Crusader period to be a connecting link between the Wu'ayra and the enclaves. As for the altar itself, its origins are adoumia. After the celebrations that took place in the runway, the religious processions escalated to the altar from the vicinity of the runway, passing through the valley of the Mahafer until it reached the slaughter where the sacrificial offerings which were animal and the altar consisted of a central square surrounded by seats of three sides. The first thing that can be seen in this area is two stone-cut, which are believed to symbolize the most important goddess of the Nabatean, the Izzi and his permanent companion. Remnants of walls and a tower believed to have been reused in the Nabatiyah period are also seen in the area of the rising staircase of the slaughterhouse. In the West, there are two altar triangles, one of which may have been used for TAWAAF, and the other is a circular that is thought to be used to put the blood of offerings or wine. This teacher has a pond or a small water reservoir and the lower part of the city can be seen from this site.

    Then we go to Wadi Rum and make a 2-hour Jeep tour to explore the monuments of Wadi Rum and then watch the sunset of the distinctive sun in that area and then go back to Amman.

    Wadi Rum,
    The Moon Valley is also called due to its topography similarity with the topography of the moon, a tourist valley located in southern Jordan, 70 km north of the coastal city of Aqaba. Wadi Rum is the common name used in the media for the whole region. Most of the sites and tourist camps are located outside Rum village.
    Characterized by its relatively high mountains, it has the highest mountain peaks in the south of the Levant: Um al-Dami and Jabal Ram. The main road to Wadi Rum and the small village of Rum is east of the desert road at about five kilometers south of the city of al-Qawira and 25 kilometers north. Of Aqaba. From there, the road stretches up to about 35 km through the desert and ends until Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum is considered to be one of the most touristic areas in Jordan to which tourists come from all over the world due to the natural site, which is not recognized by any human being but it is the act of nature despite the existence of inscriptions thamudic and Islamic.
    In the Wadi Rum area, the tourist camps that replace the hotels are a nature reserve that does not allow hotels to be built.
    Wadi Rum Geography
    Wadi Rum is part of the desert of sale. This area is characterized by the presence of high Rocky Mountains scattered in a large sandy plain. The settlement is the common name of the Bedouin population of the whole region, and a rectangular settlement area from south of Sharah Heights and Ras al-Negev in Jordan to southwest of Tabuk in Saudi Arabia. The mountains of this region are mountains of sandstone that have taken their distinctive shape due to the natural factors of erosion and stripping in ancient times.
    History of Wadi Rum
    Stone carvings in Wadi Rum
    In the deep past, in the late Ice Age (10,000 years ago), field research in the Wadi Rum area shows the existence of population groups where the area was densely wooded and received large amounts of rainfall and its appearance at that time was far from its current desert nature. The presence of large quantities of groundwater in this area is due to the intensity of rainfall in that period.
    It is believed that the first to trust the Wadi Rum in history is the Romanian geography Stallman Ptolemy in his book (geography) and mentioned by the name "Armoa " Aramaua and believes Yan this area is mentioned by the Holy Quran as "toss " in the saying: {Didn't you see how God did the habit, toss the same Emad, which did not create Like it is in the country, although this is a controversial topic of another region in Yemen also named "Toss ". In any case, the research in the area of rum and the presence of a population activity in this area between 600 to 800 BC and the area was called "Aram " or "Toss " Iram. Research has also shown that this area was famous for its abundant springs and many hunting animals. The Arabs have inhabited this area since prehistoric times and have written writings in the period of the Nabataean Arabs, who have left a lot of inscriptions and mayed dating back to the 4th century. Wadi Rum, in particular, and the settlement area in general, was a corridor for Arab convoys from the island and Yemen to the Levant, and there are many writings and books showing this.
    Tourism in Wadi Rum
    This area began to be promoted from the late 1980s after the film "Lawrence of Arabia" was filmed in the 1960s. Now, tourism has become the source of income for many of the people who work as a witness or other business. The Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Wadi Rum shop as part of the Golden Triangle of tourism, which includes Wadi Rum, Petra and Aqaba. Tourist activities in this area include camping and mountain tours on horseback, camel or SUV use. They also include mountain climbing. The visitor can stay overnight in the camps, which offer meals and other services.
    Getting to Wadi Rum
    The journey from the capital Amman to Wadi Rum takes about 4 hours on the desert road or about 5 hours on the majestic road, either from Aqaba, and is only one hour away.
    Wadi Rum and movies
    Photos in Wadi Rum are a lot of international and local movies. The most important of them
    Red Planet, where the images of Wadi Rum as the surface of Mars
    The face is a BBC documentary on mountain climbing
    Lawrence of Arabia is a famous film that enhances the negative stereotypes of Arabs in the West
    Mutants: The amateur vendetta, photos of Wadi Rum that the region is Egypt
    DIB-2014
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    From your Hotel in Amman City or Amman Airport or wherever you are. Our representative will select you with a welcome banner after finishing customs at Amman Airport. Your reserved destination willbring you all our private transfers. Or you will be met by prior agreement.Airports
    • Queen Alia International Airport, Alpha Building, 2nd Floor​ عمّان، Amman 39052, Jordan
    Departure Time :
    7/19/2019 - 10/30/2021
    Monday:06:30 AM - 07:00 AM
    Tuesday:06:30 AM - 07:00 AM
    Wednesday:06:30 AM - 07:00 AM
    Thursday:06:30 AM - 07:00 AM
    Friday:06:30 AM - 07:00 AM
    Saturday:06:30 AM - 07:00 AM
    Sunday:06:30 PM - 07:00 PM
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