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Horseback Riding in Petra

Horseback Riding in Petra

Since time immemorial, the nomadic desert people of Jordan and the Arabian Peninsula have raised horses. Today, traveling by saddle remains one of the best ways to explore the ancient Nabataean city of Petra and the nearby desert of Wadi Rum. Here is what you can expect from horseback riding tours in and around Petra. 

Highlights

  • Conserve energy by riding a horse from the nearby town of Wadi Mousa to the archaeological site—a journey that normally takes around 20 minutes by foot.

  • Clip-clop through the Siq, a long and narrow high-walled gorge that serves as the main entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra.

  • See the highlights of the stone city of Petra, including the magnificent Greek-inspired facade of the Treasury, from the saddle.

  • Trot along paths up nearby Mount Aaron, also known as Jabal Haroun, a holy pilgrimage site for Muslims, Christians, and Jews, before completing the final ascent to the summit, where a small shrine is located, on foot. 

  • Embark on a horseback riding trek through the red sands of the nearby Wadi Rum desert, an area immortalized by T.E. Lawrence’sSeven Pillars of Wisdom and the 1962 epic film,Lawrence of Arabia

  • After your horseback ride, wash off the desert dust and soak tired muscles at spa resorts in the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba.

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Private Tour: Petra Day Trip from Aqaba

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Private Tour: Petra Day Trip from Aqaba

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Discover the ancient jewel in Jordan’s crown on this private day trip to Petra from Aqaba. Visit the UNESCO–listed city of Petra and explore deep canyons beneath soaring sandstone cliffs. Marvel at the intricately carved face of the Treasury (Al-Khazneh) as your guide shares details of its construction. Learn of the 6th-century Nabataean people who lived in the valleys, and admire top attractions such as the ancient theater and the royal tombs. Enjoy free time to explore Petra at your leisure before boarding your minivan back to Aqaba.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$164.42
$173.08
$8.66 savings
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From
$164.42
$173.08
$8.66 savings
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Petra Day Trip Including Amman Sightseeing from Amman

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Private Petra Day Trip Including Amman Sightseeing from Amman

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Discover UNESCO–listed heritage and ancient treasures from a lost civilization on this Petra day trip from Amman. Visit the UNESCO–listed city of Petra and delve into deep canyons beneath towering sandstone cliffs with your guide. Admire intricate rock carvings on the mighty facade of the Treasury (Al-Khazneh) and listen as your guide explains their significance. Explore the desert-city on foot and discover top attractions such as the amphitheatre and royal tombs. Then, enjoy free time at your leisure in Petra before your return journey to Amman.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$176.60
$185.90
$9.30 savings
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From
$176.60
$185.90
$9.30 savings
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures