Petra Tours, Vacations, Travel Packages & Experiences
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”. Not to be missed on a Jordan vacation.
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.
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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