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Petra Holidays

Petra
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About PETRA HOLIDAYS

The entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge over 1 km in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring 80 metre high cliffs. Just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. The colours and rock formations are dazzling and as you reach the end of the Siq, you will catch your fi rst breath-taking glimpse of Al Khazneh (The Treasury). Petra is a legacy of the Nabataeans who settled in south Jordan more than 2000 years ago. The kingdom endured for centuries until Roman Emperor Trajan annexed the kingdom and by the 16th century, Petra was completely lost to the West and remained so for almost 300 years. In 1812 a Swiss traveller named Johann Lugwig Burckhart re-discovered it after persuading his guide to take him to the site of the rumoured lost city.

When To Go

Jordan has a diverse Middle Eastern Climate with hot summers.  Although travel is possible throughout the year, not all months are the best time to travel. Spring is more ideal to travel as temperatures are not too high reaching into high twenties during the day with cool nights. Winter can sometimes be harsh as desert regions can experience short rainfalls and cold nights and even in Petra sometimes snow.

Petra
PETRA

  • The rock-carved rose-red city of Petra (includes temples, Roman theaters, monasteries and houses)
  • Petra by Night - the evening follow a candle lit route through the Siq till the Treasury
  • The ancient Nabataean capital (the seventh wonder of the ancient world)


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  • The Royal Tombs (carved into the rock face)
  • Al Beidha in Arabic “the white one” - an area of pale honey colored rock
  • Wadi Musa – a small town with many hotels and restaurants, also the nearest town to the archaeological site of Petra
  • Kerak – once a part of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, is known for the famous crusader castle Kerak, an ancient Crusader stronghold


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  • Overnight at the Bedouin Camp inside the desert with its traditional Bedouin dinner-party and live local music
  • Dana Reserve with its remarkable wildlife and archaeological sites
  • Camel or Horse ride inside the Desert

Crowne Plaza Resort Petra ****

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LuxuryCrowne Plaza Resort Petra
A comfortable hotel in a prime location next to Petra's Siq entrance and the old city of Petra. It has a warm inviting atmosphere.

Rooms: 174 Rooms & 3 Suites Meal Plans: BB/HB
Transfer Time: approx. 70 km away from Aqaba International Airport
  • 3 Restaurants( 1 is 2km away)
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Health & Fitness centre

Marriott Petra ****

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LuxuryMarriott Petra
Perched on a hillside with magnificent views over the Petra Valley, this quiet intimate retreat combines warm Arabian hospitality with comfortable modern day facilities.

Rooms: 100 Rooms & Suites Meal Plans: BB/HB
Transfer Time: approx. 60 km from Aqaba International Airport
  • 2 Restaurants, Bar & Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Loofah Turkish bath

Mövenpick Nabatean Castle ****

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LuxuryMövenpick Nabatean Castle
A well established hotel with relaxed and welcoming feel. It stands in a wonderful setting with stunning views over Petra.

Rooms: 90 Rooms & Suites Meal Plans: BB/HB/FB
Transfer Time: approx. 70 km from Aqaba International Airport
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • 110-square metre heated indoor pool
  • Fully equipped gym

Mövenpick Resort Petra *****

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LuxuryMövenpick Resort Petra
A luxurious hotel full of character, filled with authentic antiques and artworks and a warm Arabesque atmosphere.


Rooms: 183 Rooms & Suites Meal Plans: BB/HB/FB
Transfer Time: approx. 85 km from Aqaba International Airport
  • 2 Restaurants, Bar & Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Wellness Centre

Beit Zaman Hotel Rustic Charm 4*

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LuxuryBeit Zaman Hotel
A unique retreat set away from the busy centre of Petra. This village-style property offers personal service in a spectacular setting.

Rooms: 129 Rooms Meal Plans: BB/HB
Transfer Time:
  • 1 Restaurant and 1 Bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Vineyards with olive, fig and citrus trees

Taybet Zaman Hotel Rustic Charm 4*

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LuxuryTaybet Zaman Hotel
A unique hotel, adding an authentic experience to your stay in Petra. Simply furnished, reflecting village life, the hotel is full of atmosphere and Jordanian charm.

Rooms: 105 Rooms & Suites Meal Plans: BB/HB
Transfer Time:
  • 1 Restaurant and 1 Bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Small museum

Petra Guesthouse Rustic Charm 4*

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LuxuryPetra Guesthouse
Simple chalets and hotel rooms in a prime location at the entrance of the visitor gates. The hotel is unusually built in the side of a rock face.

Rooms: 41 Rooms & Chalets Meal Plans: BB/HB
Transfer Time:
  • 2 Restaurants & Bar & Coiffee Shop
  • Heated pool overlooking Wadi Musa’s mountains
  • Jacuzzi and Gym

Petra Moon Hotel Rustic Charm 3*

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LuxuryPetra Moon Hotel
Superbly located near Petra entrance, with great views of surrounding mountains. This comfortable and newly renovated hotel has a small and friendly atmosphere.

Rooms: 52 Rooms Meal Plans: BB
Transfer Time:
  • 1 Restaurant and Café
  • Rooftop terrace with outdoor pool (seasonal)

Dana Nature Reserve

fr. £65 per person


Dana Nature Reserve
Morning departure to the Dana Nature Reserve. Apart from its wildlife the reserve is rich with archaeological sites and local culture. Guided hiking tour at the Reserve for two hours. Full day excursion.

Petra Kitchen

fr. £38 per person


Petra Kitchen
Participate in the preparation of a traditional Jordanian meal with the help of local women and under the supervision of a professional chef and enjoy it for dinner afterwards.

Wadi Rum

fr. £128 per person


Wadi Rum
Transfer to the enchanting desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan’s largest desert and one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world. Jeep tour inside the Wadi until sunset. Watch the most beautiful view whilst drinking a cup of traditional Bedouin tea. A full day trip including stop at Beida.

Overnight at Exclusive Bedouin Camp

fr. £129 per person


Overnight at Exclusive Bedouin Camp
After the jeep tour drop off at a Bedouin camp inside the desert for a private traditional Bedouin dinner party with live local music.

Star Gazing

fr. £79 per person


Star Gazing
With no city lights to dim the night sky, blow out the candles and take in the breathtaking stars. You will see numerous constellations including the Milky Way. Shooting stars and satellites are not uncommon. If you are lucky enough to visit during July or August you will witness the annual meteor shower with 60 meteors visible per hour.

Petra by Night

fr. £15 per person


Petra by Night
If you are spending the night in Petra, in the evening follow a candle lit route through the Siq till the Treasury while being told the story of the ancient Nabateans. (Mon, Wed & Thu only)

 PETRA

  • After a long walk into Petra and seeing the sites, take a load off and catch a camel train back. It’s a majestic way to finish off your tour. The best route is from the Basin Restaurant through the main site stopping at the Treasury.
     
  • In a Jam? Only if it is fig Jam from the Dana Nature Reserve. It's brilliant and the apricot is pretty good too. You can buy it at any RSCN shop.
     
  • Jordanian wine is particularly good. St George, from the Zumot winery, has won several international awards.

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