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Petra Tours, Vacations & Travel Packages

  • Seeing The Monastery is the highlight of Petra tours.
  • The ancient city of Petra
  • The narrow entrance to the hidden city of Petra
  • Rainbow-coloured hollows of tombs and caves
  • The Treasury building at night is sure to be the highlight of your Jordan vacation.
  • Urn tomb

Our Petra Tours 

Petra is a famous historical and archaeological city that lies on the slope of Mount Hor in southern Jordan. Named a World Heritage Site in 1985, UNESCO described Petra as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”. Suffice it to say, it’s not to be missed on a Jordan vacation.

Petra Vacation Highlights

Archaeological evidence suggests that Petra was inhabited from as early as 7000-6500 BC, however, it is believed that the city was established by the Nabataeans around 312 BC. It is because of the Nabataeans that Petra has become world famous for its incredible architecture that was carved into the walls of a hidden desert canyon. It remained unknown to the Western world until 1912 when Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt discovered it.

Today Petra is renowned for its ancient cultural heritage that continues to attract visitors on trips to Jordan. This legendary lost city has provided the backdrop for films like Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and has been part of the Transformers franchise in recent years. An excellent walking destination, the only transportation available in Petra is by camel, donkey or horse. Visitors on a Jordan vacation will be amazed by the magnificent Siq, the main road that leads to the Treasury which was originally built as a mausoleum and crypt beginning in the first century AD. The Royal Tombs and Roman Theatre should not be missed as tourists explore this incredibly unique display of ancient architecture and civilisation.

"Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

Return to Jordan to Experience Its Hidden Wonders

Trekking Your Way to An Epic Jordan Vacation

Five Faces of Jordan – Essential inclusions for all Jordan Tours

Jordan and Israel: The Perfect Travel Combination

Top 10 Historical Highlights of Jordan

Unveiling Lonely Planet’s Top Attractions of the World

Jordan Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to a Jordan vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Jordan, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Jordan's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Jordan for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Jordan tours today!

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Petra, Jordan

  • Authentic Jordan

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the rich history and heritage on this 6 day private tour. With visits to Jerash & Aljoun, a Women's Cooperative & market in Amman, the Red Rose City of Petra, the Dead Sea and jeep safari Wadi Rum, this trip is sure to leave an impression.
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,899
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences
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  • Best of Jordan & Saudi Arabia

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore the ancient treasures and dynamic cultures of Jordan and Saudi Arabia on this trip through the Middle East. Tour the natural and historic landmarks of Jordan, including Petra and the Dead Sea, before connecting into Saudi Arabia to discover the ancient settlement of Hegra, the holy city of Madinah, and the attractive seaside port of Jeddah.
    12 Days
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Private Experiences
    Saudi Arabia See Trip Details
  • Pyramids to Petra: Cairo, Luxor, Petra & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: From Pyramids to Petra, this exceptional 13 day itinerary gives you a unique opportunity to discover the immense heritage and rich history of two interesting countries, Egypt and Jordan.
    13 Days
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Private Experiences
    Egypt See Trip Details
  • Discover Jordan: Amman, Dead Sea, Petra & More

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore some of Jordan's most iconic sights on this 7-day trip. From peering through the Siq at Petra to roaming Wadi Rum, Jordan is an ideal first adventure in the Middle East.
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,639
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Jordan See Trip Details
  • Taste of Jordan: Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the unique Kingdom of Jordan. Float in the Dead Sea, visit key biblical sites, travel to Petra, the Rose Red City then on to Wadi Rum, one of the world’s most enchanting deserts.
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,262
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Jordan See Trip Details
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