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Petra, Little Petra and Shobak Castle - Private Tour From Amman

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Amman, JO
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Petra, Little Petra and Shobak Castle - Private Tour From Amman

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Amman, JO
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Experience the wonders of Jordan on a private tour from Amman to Petra, Little Petra, and Shobak Castle. Explore the ancient rose-red city of Petra, established by the Nabataean Arabs in the 6th century B.C. Marvel at the imposing Treasury, walk along the Street of Facades, and discover the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle. Make a stop at Shobak Castle, the first Crusader fortress in the region, and learn about its historical significance. Then, venture to Little Petra, a hidden gem with stunning cave facades and a pre-pottery Neolithic site. Experience the breathtaking beauty of Wadi Meruan, with its colorful canyons and sandstone escarpments. This captivating journey promises a truly unforgettable adventure in the heart of Jordan.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 9 hours - 12 hours
  • Suitable for 1-14 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visiting the rose-red city of Petra
  • Exploring the ancient ruins of Shobak Castle
  • Taking a horseback ride through the Siq in Petra
  • Discovering Little Petra and its beautiful cave facades
  • Walking along the Street of Facades in Petra
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
  • English-Speaking Driver
  • Local guide ( if Option Selected )
  • Meals, Gratuities,Personal Expenses
  • Admission Fees

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Introduction

Discover the wonders of Jordan with a captivating private tour to Petra, Little Petra, and Shobak Castle from Amman. Immerse yourself in history as you explore the rose-red city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the world. Marvel at its breathtaking architecture, including the famous Treasury and the Royal Tombs, as you stroll through its ancient streets. Wander through the neighboring Little Petra, an impressive archaeological site with well-preserved cave facades and ancient settlements. Finally, visit the Crusader fortress of Shobak Castle, perched on a rocky mountain, and learn about its significance in controlling the caravan routes between Syria and Egypt.

What to expect?

During this once-in-a-lifetime experience, expect to be transported to another time and immerse yourself in the rich history and stunning architecture of Jordan. With a total duration of 540 to 720 minutes, you will have ample time to explore the majestic sites of Petra, Little Petra, and Shobak Castle. Enjoy a comfortable transfer from Amman and embark on a journey of discovery. Marvel at the intricate details of ancient structures, soak in the mystical atmosphere, and capture unforgettable memories.

Who is this for?

This private tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, culture lovers, and adventure seekers. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a small group, this tour caters to all. Be prepared to be amazed by the architectural wonders and ancient ruins that will transport you back in time. This tour is suitable for all age groups and is a great opportunity for families to embark on an educational and memorable adventure together.

Why book this?

Embark on a journey that will leave you awe-inspired and fascinated by Jordan's rich history and stunning landmarks. With a private tour, you'll have the opportunity to explore at your own pace and enjoy a personalized experience. Feel the excitement as you walk through the Siq, a narrow gorge that leads to the Treasury, and witness the beauty of its intricate carvings. Discover the hidden gems of Little Petra and get a taste of ancient agricultural settlements. Explore the Crusader fortress of Shobak Castle and immerse yourself in its historical significance. This tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the captivating beauty and mystique of Petra, Little Petra, and Shobak Castle in one unforgettable journey.

Good to know

To make the most of your experience, it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and bring sun protection, as you will be walking and exploring for an extended period. The average time customers spend in Petra is 4 hours, but you are free to adjust the length of your stay according to your preferences. Discover the beauty of Jordan with a knowledgeable driver who will take care of all the logistics and ensure a seamless and comfortable journey. Create memories that will last a lifetime as you delve into the ancient wonders of Petra, Little Petra, and Shobak Castle.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on this private tour have been captivated by the beauty and historical significance of the sites. They have expressed their awe at the stunning architecture of Petra, the hidden charm of Little Petra, and the fascinating history behind Shobak Castle. Many have praised the knowledgeable guides who provided valuable insights into the sites, making the experience even more enriching. Overall, travelers have been highly satisfied with the tour, praising its organization, comfort, and the unique opportunity to explore these remarkable ancient treasures.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Amman

Pickup from your hotel lobby or Amman airport. Our English-speaking driver will drive you along the Desert Highway to Petra. Depending on traffic the transfer lasts a minimum of 2.5 hours including one stop one way.

Shobak Castle

Qal'at ash-Shawbak in Arabic, is a castle built by the Crusaders and expanded by the Mamluks, on the eastern side of the Arabah Valley, perched on the side of a rocky, conical mountain, looking out over fruit orchards below. The ruins are located next to the modern town of Shoubak in Jordan

Admission Not Included

Petra

Once you arrive at the visitor center, the driver will assist you to purchase your tickets and hire a local guide ( optional) to go with you inside the site.

Admission Not Included

Little Petra

After visiting Petra, your driver will take you to visit Siq al Barid (“Little Petra”), the northern customs outpost for the Nabatean capital. A small portion of Nabatean fresco remains in one of the many carved and decorated cave facades inside this narrow canyon. A walk of 1 km brings you to the site of Baidha, a pre-pottery Neolithic site that is one of the earliest known agricultural settlements. Continue cross-country through the Baidha wilderness area, past small planted fields and orchards, to enter the colorful canyon known as Wadi Meruan. The trip through Wadi Meruan involves several scrambles up sandstone escarpments, and at one point the path runs along a narrow ledge above a 400-meter drop (difficult for those bothered by vertigo).  After the visit is done back to Amman city via the desert highway after enjoying a day trip to Petra and Little Petra in Jordan.

Petra

Start your visit to the astonishing rock city of Petra by yourself or with your local guide if hired. This fascinating ancient Nabatean capital dominated the Arabian trade routes and is a must-see in the Middle East. You will 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. Free time on your own, then walk the same way back to the entrance gate. The average time customers spent in Petra is 4 hours, but certainly, you are free to shorten or extend the length of your stay. once you finish your tour inside Petra, Head back toward the visitor center to meet your driver to drive back to Amman in a climate-controlled vehicle. ( 3 Hours driving)

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Reviews

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5 (6)

riabokonroooman

We had just 24 hours in Jordan.. and of course wanted to try and experience the best of it in the shortest time possible. Found these guys and from the very beginning we knew we were up for a great experience. Easy and correct communication, lovable personality and deep knowledge and respect for his country shared by Mohammad Bardaghawi have made our tour to Petra a smooth and almost magical sail. Petra is a very powerful place, you can smell history and the humanity’s heartbeat everywhere. But the “Petra by Night” experience is just something else… Possibly the most enchanting experience in our lives. The way you feel walking 2km through a huge canyon, in the darkness just slightly lit by candles on the ground and a sky full of stars above, hearing nothing but your own steps, just to face the famous facade in the end is hard to express. The show itself is hypnotic if you are able to not pay attention to other visitors’ talking, ethnic music and the sheer sight is something to behold 🙌🏼

987jeromek

Great tour. Ramzi was a very pleasant driver. Petra is great but everyone already knows that. Shobak Castle should also be on your to-see list. Little Petra is near big Petra and worth your time as well. Ramzi is a very nice guy. He helped make our day a pleasant one.

nlansing11

My tour was simply magical. The driver was fantastic, and the sights are incredible. Little Petra is a very nice addition, but shouldn't be compared to the grandeur of Petra. If you have any doubts about going to Petra, do it! You will not regret your time.

spotimusmaximus

Yuones capably navigated the busy streets of Amman and the sickeningly windy roads surrounding Petra, taking us from our hotel to both little and big Petra. The tour itself was self guided and on our own while Yuones waited patiently for us to satisfy our curiosities at each site. After 5-6 miles of hiking the trails at Petra on our own, we met him at a restaurant in town that we had wanted to try (since the sign out front advertised camel - something we had not yet tried). It was great. At every stop, people were gracious and kind. So long as you’re comfortable with vendors harassing you for money (and can find friendly ways to say NO in English or Arabic) it’s an amazing one in a lifetime experience. AND, the roads/traffic aren’t well suited for western drivers - I’d wholeheartedly recommend seeking a skilled driver like we found with Yuones.

John_M

It was a good time. Little Petra is quite underwhelming after Petra. I am still glad I got to see both!

Alejandro_O

El guía fue excelente en todo momento. Llegó muy puntual por nosotros y nos explicó todo con detalle, estuvo Increíble!!!!
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2024-04-13 16:28