2 Days. Petra - Petra Marriott Hotel 5* + Petra Full Day Visit from US$131
2 Days. Petra - Petra Marriott Hotel 5* + Petra Full Day Visit
from US$131
Petra, Wadi Musa, Jordan

2 Days. Petra - Petra Marriott Hotel 5* + Petra Full Day Visit

1 Tour Included
Created: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - Departure: Monday, August 17, 2020
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Based on 2 adults
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Petra 2 Days / 1 Night

  • Petra Marriott Hotel 5* + Breakfast
  • Tour: Petra Full Day Guided visit with a return transfer to the hotel

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About the city
Petra, the fabled "rose red city, half as old as time", is a well-known ancient Nabataean city in the south of Jordan. Due to its breathtaking grandeur and fabulous ruins, Petra was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. The first major excavations of the site were in 1929 after the forming of Trans-Jordan. Since that time, Petra has become by far Jordan's largest tourist attraction. The site was included in the Steven Spielberg movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989 and was chosen in July 2007 as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The entrance to Petra is a long, winding sandstone canyon known as the Siq. There are minor carvings spotted here and there throughout the Siq, but the most impressive sights are the colorful and unusual sandstone patterns in the rock walls. There are also remains of terracotta pipes built into the sides of the canyon that were used in Roman times to carry water. Upon exiting the Siq, visitors can view the jaw-dropping grandeur of the Treasury (al-Khazneh in Arabic). Be sure to note the urn atop the Treasury structure. It has been rumored that the urn contained a Pharaoh's hidden treasure, and the urn bears the bullet pock marks where Bedouin travelers throughout the years have tested the theory. Past the next bend is the outer Siq or Street of Facades, a large canyon lined with the facades of various tombs. At the end of the Street of Facades is the 7000-seat Roman Theater. The theater was created by the Nabateans but later enlarged by the Romans. It is still used for occasional performances. On the side of the valley opposite the Roman Theater and a short walk up the hill, are the Royal Tombs. The name was given because they are quite grand in scale compared to the others in the area, but it is unclear for whom the tombs were originally constructed. The Monastery (ad-Deir), the largest carved monument in Petra, dates back to the 1st century AD. The interior, like that of the Treasury, is puny in comparison to the facade. The more than 800 steps up to the Monastery can take over an hour. Petra by Night happens on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 20:30. It is only made of candles, you'll hear a short play of Bedouin music and be served some tea in plastic cups while you sit on mats at the Treasury. It's best to see this before you see Petra by day, as it becomes far less impressive if you already walked up to the Treasury during daytime. It's not amazing, but it's something nice to do during nighttime.
Created: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - Departure: Monday, August 17, 2020
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Jordan
Petra
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17 Aug
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1 Night
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Petra Marriott Hotel
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At 3.4 km from the center BED AND BREAKFAST Queen Rania Al Abdallah Street, Wadi Musa Standard Room 1 King - Non-refundable - Breakfast included in the price
With a stay at Petra Marriott Hotel in Wadi Musa, you'll be in the historical district, just steps from Petra. This 5-star hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Petra Visitor Center and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Street of Facades. Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a seasonal outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services. Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 4.3 miles. Make yourself at home in one of the 100 guestrooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
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US$131
Based on 2 adults
Trip summary
2 Adults
17/08/2020 - 18/08/2020
Nights 1
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Destinations 1
Accommodations 1
Tours 1