Petra Travel Guide


Photo of Petra Photo: courtesy Jordan Tourism Board

Plan Your Petra Vacation

Poet Dean Burgon called Petra, the ancient city of dazzling facades tucked into the mountains of southern Jordan, the "rose red city, half as old as time." Situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, Petra is about two hours north of Eilat and four hours south of the Jordanian capital Amman. Its boulevards, temples, and splendid tombs (800 in all) secreted among the high cliffs, evoke incomparable mystery and grandeur. Once inaccessible to all but an intrepid few, this fabulous archaeological site is now easier to reach and has become an increasingly popular destination.


Petra Hotels

Petra has many lodging options. You can choose from luxurious to money-saving accommodations; both can be found adjacent... read more

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Petra Restaurants

Dining in the town closest to the antiquities site of Petra—Wadi Musa—ranges from simple, inexpensive fare to the... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Petra

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


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