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Private tour of Petra in Jordan

Take a private guided tour of the spectacular wonder that is Petra.

Duration : 60 mins     Max Size : 6     Destination : Jordan  

Category : Tours & Experiences     Recommended For : Individuals & Small Groups

Overview

Ever since the ancient city of Petra in Jordan was voted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, the region has been abuzz with travellers. This Rose City has since found a place on many a bucket list, yet most people remain wary of traveling alone. If you’re a small group that enjoys tours together, then join this tour of Petra and prepare to get lost in this city of ruins.

The city of Petra was built by the nomadic Nabataeans in 4th century B.C., by directly cutting into the pink rocks and mountains of the region, and carving beautiful buildings into them. The sunken city once had temples, tombs, caves and residential dwellings that were full of life. While most of the buildings are hewn into cliffs, some distinct features can still be identified. The influence of Roman architecture, through Corinthian columns and even the amphitheater, is the most prominent. Because of its geographical location between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, Petra was perfect link for camel caravans traversing Egypt, Syria, Arabian lands, and even Greece. Their proximity to the water bodies also propelled them to develop an ingenious system for transporting water all through the city.

As we approach the entrance, a narrow gorge through the mountains, prepare yourselves for a sight to behold. You will suddenly be face to face with one of the most beautiful pink stone facades you would ever see – the Treasury. We then take you through the Street of Facades and the Royal Tombs, both of which consist of uniform carvings to hold many mausoleums. If it weren’t for 19th century archaeologists poking around the region, Petra would have continued to be abandoned as a necropolis. While walking through the many gorges of the region, the Indian Jones fans in the group, will certainly be able to relate to the rose-coloured facades of Petra seen in various scenes of the 1989 movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusader.

Groups enjoy this tour and often excite our presenter with a lot of interesting questions, who keenly answers them all. Join the tour for your chance to see the wonder that Petra truly is.

Your Presenter

  Charly Jacob

Charly is one of the Executive Producers at Globe from Home and brings more than two decades of experience in Tourism management into creating special travel experiences.

Charly has been involved in campaigns involving the conservation of environment and is an active team member in our Responsible Tourism projects. His other interests include listening to music and driving.

How it works

This is a private tour which will be personalised for you. You can enjoy this tour as a couple, as a family or as a small group of friends. The tour permits a maximum of 6 people. Once you book this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to join the session. All you need to do is click on the link on the said date and time. Please note that you do not have to download Zoom to access the session, and only need to follow the link on the date and time confirmed. You can access the session from your mobile, laptop or desktop.

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel and obtain a full refund for this session until 5 days before the date of the first session.

Book this experience

From £100 / Per Group (Max 6 Person)

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