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A UNESCO World Heritage Site
Where is Petra located?
Petra is located about 164 miles south of Amman and 84 miles north of Aqaba. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba.
How to get to Petra?
There are two main international airports in Jordan, Queen Alia International Airport (Amman, Jordan) and King Hussein International Airport (Aqaba, Jordan). Other modes of transportation to visit Petra include JETT buses, public minibuses, or taxis.
Where to stay?
Petra history, and construction
Private Tour: Petra Day Trip from Amman - $243.75
No visit to Jordan is complete without a visit to the rose-red city of Petra, one of the wonders of the world. Carved from the pink-hued stone more than 2,000 years ago, this amazing site embraces temples, tombs, gorges and cliffs. Accompanied by your own private driver and guide, you'll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of the unforgettable city of Petra.
Private 4-Day Jordan Special Tour: Petra, Wadi Rum and The Dead Sea - $412.50
On this 4-day tour you'll travel south from Amman to the ancient city of Petra to see the magnificent Treasury (El-Khazneh). Continue to Wadi Rum, a uniquely shaped mountain that rose amongst the rosy red sand of the desert. Later visit the Dead Sea where the salt content of the water is so high, no fish can survive.