In the morning after taking your breakfast; a professional guide and driver will be waiting to start your trip, to the astonishing rock city Petra. This fascinating ancient Nabatean capital once dominated the Arabian trade routes. Explore the mystic site. Pass the Siq, a narrow gorge where you get the first close views of the colorful sandstone, ending at the beautiful treasury. Walk along the Street of Facades to the Royal Tombs, the theater and Qasr Al Bint. Then, enjoy time on your own, before returning to meet your driver to have your lunch and return back to your hotel.
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). You will then have free time to go back to the main gate of Petra to explore on your own.