Aqaba Petra Aqaba

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Petra: A day tour from Amman to Petra, the world wonder, is without a doubt Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.  Aqaba: Located at the southernmost tip of Jordan, Aqaba is Jordan’s only coastal city situated alongside the beautiful Red Sea. Famous for the stunning underwater life, year-round warm & sunny weather, vast array of water sports, and traditional culture, Aqaba sets itself apart by offering visitors a unique local experience unlike anywhere else.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: JTT Travel and Tourism

The JETT tour bus has three collection points in Aqaba before it drives to Petra. The first collection point is Mövenpick Tala Bay at 07:30 am and then moves. The second collection point which is diver's village at 07:45 and then the last pickup is from the JETT offices at 08:00. After which the bus moves onto Petra and arrives there in two hours with an estimate time of 10:00 am and back at 17:00 arrive Aqaba at 19:30

Make sure to visit:

• Visitor center: the newly renovated visitor center will give you a glimpse of the adventure awaiting you
• The Siq: an ancient main entrance leading to the city of Petra, starts at the Dam and ends at the opposite side of the vault; most of the rock is natural and another part was sculptured by the Nabataeans.
• Al-Khazneh: among Petra’s amazing architecture, The Treasury or Al Khazna is the most popular landmark. It is merely the first of the many wonders that make up Petra, and it is one of the most elegant remains of the ancient world, the Treasury is carved out of solid rock and stands over 40 meters high.
• Royal Tombs:  during any trip to Petra, you can't miss the unpredictable Royal Tombs that took its name from the rich decoration. To reach them you have to climb a stairway that leads to the famous Urn Tomb, which was used as a place of worship during the Byzantine Empire.
• The Monastery: one of the largest monuments in Petra and was used for the meetings of religious associations, and later on as a Christian chapel and crosses were carved in the rear wall thus the name “Monastery” (Dayr in Arabic).
• Al-Khazneh (the Treasury) is one of the most elaborate temples in the ancient city of Petra. The structure was carved out of a sandstone rock face and has classical Greek-influenced architecture. It appeared in many Hollywood movies, gaining particular fame after being featured in Indiana Jones.
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