Enjoy the best of Petra with an expert private guide on this 4-hour walking tour. Follow the Siq canyon into the ancient, rose-red rock city, and behold the ornate Treasury, a film location for ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,’ together with ancient wonders such as the Royal Tombs and Cardo, Petra’s Roman-built street. Afterward, climb up to the Monastery, one of Petra’s showpieces, to admire its poetic beauty. If you wish, enjoy a coffee or mint tea at a Bedouin café before your walk back to the entrance.
What to Expect:
Your guide will meet you by the main gate of your hotel at a pre-arranged time before setting off to explore the hidden city. During the lengthy walk, you'll encounter vendors selling exotic souvenirs before being rewarded by views of the Siq, a dramatic, red-hued gorge considered one of the highlights of Petra.
Once you reach the treasury (al khazneh), the real tour begins. You will think that is the first monument in the city as you descend down, and see more façades through the street before seeing the theater, which could be the beginning of the city.
After a few minutes, enter the residential part of the city as you see the remains of houses everywhere, before you get through the cardo (Roman Street). After you finish exploring (down town) Petra, get ready for the big climb to the monastery.
While your guide will not be able to take you to every single monument in Petra, they will be able to advise you what to do next after you finish the tour. After 4 hours the tour will conclude and you will have the choice to have lunch inside Petra (not included).