Sendbad 2 :( Amman-Petra ,one day tour include hotel)
"Sendbad 2" is your best choice for unforgettable and easiest Petra tour ,by booking it you will get a free accommodation for one night in our Three stars hotel (Teeba Palace Hotel ) , this tour is full one day in Petra ,so you have all time to enjoy travelling between Petra amazing sights and do your favorite activities there , visit Petra museum ,ride Camel or horse ,shopping in traditional and modern shops ,eat and drink and smoke shisha in addition to that ,you are getting the best price for this tour to Petra plus free accommodation for one night in our hotel , the other inserting thing is that you can book one of 8 different tours that we present to 8 different destinations for next day such as( Died sea ,Nipo mountain,Wadi Rum ,Aqaba,Jerusalem,Jericho,Bethlehem, in same advantages
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What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- WiFi on board
- Bottled water
- one night accommodation in our Three stars hotel ( Teeba Palace Hotel )
What's excluded :
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Alcoholic Beverages
- All Fees and Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Petra
- Entry/Admission - Petra Museum
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Petra - Wadi Musa 77110 Jordan
Known locally as Al Khazneh, this tomb is where most visitors fall in love with Petra. The Hellenistic facade is an astonishing piece of craftsmanship. Although carved out of iron-laden sandstone to serve as a tomb for the Nabataean King Aretas III (c 100 BCE–CE 200), the Treasury derives its name from the story that an Egyptian pharaoh hid his treasure here (in the facade urn) while pursuing the Israelites.
Some locals clearly believed the tale because the 3.5m-high urn is pockmarked by rifle shots. As with all rock-hewn monuments in Petra, the interior is unadorned. The Treasury is at its most photogenic in full sunlight between about 9am and 11am.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Siq, Petra - Wadi Musa Jordan
The 1.2km Siq, or canyon, with its narrow, vertical walls, is undeniably one of the highlights of Petra. The walk through this magical corridor, as it snakes its way towards the hidden city, is one full of anticipation for the wonders ahead – a point not wasted on the Nabataeans, who made the passage into a sacred way, punctuated with sites of spiritual significance.
The Siq starts at an obvious bridge, beside a modern dam. The dam was built in 1963, on top of a Nabataean dam dated AD 50, to stop floodwater from Wadi Musa flowing through the Siq. To the right, Wadi Muthlim heads through a Nabataean tunnel – the start (or finish) of an exciting hike. The entrance to the Siq was once marked by a Nabataean monumental arch. It survived until the end of the 19th century, and some remains can be seen at twin niches on either side of the entrance. Many people charge through the Siq impatient to get to Petra. That’s a pity because the corridor of stone is worth enjoying for its own sake and the longer you take to travel through it, the more you can savour the final moment of arrival.
Technically, the Siq, with its 200m-high walls, is not a canyon (a gorge carved out by water), but a single block that has been rent apart by tectonic forces. At various points you can see where the grain of the rock on one side matches the other – it’s easiest to spot when the Siq narrows to 2m wide. The original channels cut into the walls to bring water into Petra are visible, and in some places the 2000-year-old terracotta pipes are still in place. A section of Roman paving was revealed after excavations in 1997 removed 2m of soil accumulation.
Some historians speculate that the primary function of the Siq was akin to the ancient Graeco-Roman Sacred Way. Some of the most important rituals of Petra’s spiritual life began as a procession through the narrow canyon, and it also represented the end point for Nabataean pilgrims. Many of the wall niches that are still visible today along the Siq’s walls were designed to hold figures or representations (called baetyls) of the main Nabataean god, Dushara. These small sacred sites served as touchstones of the sacred for pilgrims and priests, offering them a link to the more ornate temples, tombs and sanctuaries in the city’s heart, reminding them that they were leaving the outside world, and on the threshold of what was for many a holy city.
At one point the Siq opens out to reveal a square tomb next to a lone fig tree. A little further on, look for a weathered carving of a camel and caravan man on the left wall. The water channel passes behind the carving. Hereafter, the walls almost appear to meet overhead, shutting out the sound and light and helping to build the anticipation of a first glimpse of the Treasury. It’s a sublime introduction to the Ancient City.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: High Place of Sacrifice, Petra - Wadi Musa Jordan
High Place of SaThe most accessible of Petra’s High Places, this well-preserved site was built atop Jebel Madbah with drains to channel the blood of sacrificial animals. A flight of steps signposted just before the Theatre leads to the site: turn right at the obelisks to reach the sacrificial platform. You can ascend by donkey (about JD10 one way), but you’ll sacrifice both the sense of achievement on reaching the summit and the good humour of your poor old transport.crifice.
The obelisks are more than 6m high; they are remarkable structures because they are carved out of the rock face, not built upon it: looking at the negative space surrounding them, you can understand the truly epic scale of excavation involved. Dedicated to the Nabataean gods Dushara and Al ‘Uzza, their iron-rich stone glows in the sun and they act like totems of this once-hallowed ground.
The altar area includes a large rectangular triclinium, where celebrants at the sacrifice shared a communal supper. In the middle of the High Place, there’s a large stone block preceded by three steps. This is a motab (repository), where the god statues involved in the procession would have been kept. Next to it is the circular altar, reached by another three steps; stone water basins nearby were used for cleansing and purifying.
The faint bleat of sheep or the clunk of a goat bell evokes the ancient scene – except that no ordinary person would have been permitted to enter this holy of holies at that time. Cast an eye across the superb panorama in front of you – far above the mortal goings-on of both ancient and modern city – and it’s easy to see how this site must have seemed closer to the sky than the earth.
The steps to the High Place of Sacrifice are well maintained, if unremitting, and it takes about 45 minutes up through the crevices and folds of the mountain to reach the obelisks from the Theatre. From here you fork right to reach the altar area. The route is steep but not unduly exposed, so is manageable (unless you suffer from severe vertigo) even without a head for heights. From the altar area, descend the shelves of rock to a broad rim: about 50m down are regal views of the Royal Tombs.
It’s worth sitting here for a while. From this lofty vantage point you can watch the everyday dramas of camel handlers arguing with their mounts, young children moving goats from one patch of sparse vegetation to the next and Bedouin stallholders regaling the unsuspecting traveller. They each move beyond the languishing tombs of ordinary folk, far too mindful of the needs of the living to worry much about the forgotten hopes of the ancient dead.
From the obelisks it's possible to continue to the city centre via a group of interesting tombs in beautiful Wadi Farasa.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Monastery (Al Dayr), Petra - Wadi Musa Jordan
Hidden high in the hills, the Monastery is one of the legendary monuments of Petra. Similar in design to the Treasury but far bigger (50m wide and 45m high), it was built in the 3rd century BCE as a Nabataean tomb. It derives its name from the crosses carved on the inside walls, suggestive of its use as a church in Byzantine times. The ancient rock-cut path of more than 800 steps starts from the Basin Restaurant and follows the old processional route.
The cave tea shop opposite is a good vantage point for admiring the Monastery’s Hellenistic facade – particularly spectacular bathed in mid-afternoon sunlight. The courtyard in front of the Monastery was once surrounded by columns and was used for sacred ceremonies.
Behind the tea shop, tomb 468 is worth exploring for another fine facade, some defaced carvings and excellent views. A trail leads up to stunning viewpoints over Wadi Araba, Israel and the Palestinian Territories and south to the peak of Jebel Haroun, topped by a small white shrine.
The easy-to-follow trail from the Basin Restaurant to the Monastery takes about 40 minutes (if in doubt as to the trailhead, look for weary hikers coming down). Alternatively, donkeys (with a guide) can be hired for about JD20 return depending on your negotiation skills; you’re better off walking coming down as the donkeys travel fast and the way is steep and slippery, making for an uncomfortable and at times dangerous journey for both you and your mount. The trip is best started in mid-afternoon when there is welcome shade and the Monastery is at its most photogenic. The path follows the old processional route and is a spectacle in its own right, with flights of eroded steps scooped out of the weird and wonderfully tortured stone. There are several side paths to explore, including a detour to the Lion Tomb, set in a gully. The two weather-beaten lions that lend the tomb its name face each other at the base of the monument.
An exciting 6km hike leads from the Monastery to Siq Al Barid (Little Petra; it takes about 2½ hours and involves a newly paved path and steps). Ask at Petra Visitor Centre or at local travel agencies for a guide as the route is difficult to find.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Petra - Wadi Musa 77110 Jordan
Originally built by the Nabataeans (not the Romans) more than 2000 years ago, the Theatre was chiselled out of rock, slicing through many caves and tombs in the process. It was enlarged by the Romans to hold about 8500 (around 30% of the population of Petra) soon after they arrived in 106 CE. Badly damaged by an earthquake in 363 CE, the Theatre was partially dismantled to build other structures but it remains a Petra highlight.
The seating area had an original capacity of about 3000 in 45 rows of seats, with three horizontal sections separated by two corridors. The orchestra section was carved from the rock, but the backdrop to the frons scaenae (stage, which is no longer intact) was constructed, as opposed to carved, in three storeys with frescoed niches and columns overlaid by marble. The performers entered through one of three entrances, the outlines of which are still partially visible.
To make room for the upper seating tiers, the Romans sliced through more tombs. Under the stage floor were storerooms and a slot through which a curtain could be lowered at the start of a performance. From near the slot, an almost-complete statue of Hercules was recovered.
With a backdrop worthy of a David Roberts canvas, the Theatre now offers a vantage point from which to watch a modern tragicomedy of the ill-costumed, cursing their high-heeled footwear; the ill-cast, yawning at tedious tour guides; and the ill-tempered – mainly in the form of irritable camels and their peevish owners.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: The Royal Tombs, Petra - Wadi Musa Jordan
Downhill from the Theatre, the wadi widens to create a larger thoroughfare. To the right, the great massif of Jebel Al Khubtha looms over the valley. Within its west-facing cliffs are burrowed some of the most impressive burial places in Petra, known collectively as the ‘Royal Tombs’. They look particularly stunning bathed in the golden light of sunset.
The Royal Tombs are reached via a set of steps that ascends from the valley floor, near the Theatre. A worthwhile hike from the Royal Tombs leads up to the numerous places of worship on the flattened High Place of Jebel Khubtha, together with a spectacular view of the Treasury. The steps are easily visible between the Palace Tomb and the Sextius Florentinus Tomb. The Royal Tombs can also be reached via the adventurous hike through Wadi Muthlim.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Petra Museum, Tourism St., Petra - Wadi Musa Jordan
Standing at the edge of history, the Petra Museum will showcase the antiquities of the Nabatean city, provide an appropriate venue for exhibiting historical cultural property and preserve the archaeological site. The structure forms at the tipping point between the historic and the new, forming a dialectic relationship with the landscape, accentuating its minimal intervention and disruption to the natural topography. The design is not imposing in order to maintain the hierarchal importance of the historical site itself. The museum is a 2000 m² indoor space that features gallery halls and audio-visual displays of the history of Petra. The concept also looks to maintain the natural views beyond, characterized by scattered greenery, a descending Wadi and the vast canyon formations. The museum will illuminate the Wadi at night through its perforated façade, echoing the mysterious journey into the Siq ahead.
The driving force of the design is conceived as a product reacting to and acting within an extensive field of forces. At the podium, the museum carves its walls from the existing landscape, borrowing from the voices of the land by reflecting its texture and color as the Nabateans once did. In line with the spirit of the contemporary, perched on top of these walls, a minimalistic geometry forms in an aim to celebrate our current time that is deeply rooted in the past. These polar opposites are fused together harmoniously into an unparalleled union of overlapping desires that seeks to mediate between the global and the local languages of architecture. The shadow cast from the museum is accentuated with reflective water beds, which add a cooling effect to the hot tempered environment. The museum stands open to the surrounding elements, forming outdoor vibrant and interactive plazas where locals and visitors can gather.
Local stone is used throughout the museum. At the podium level, the stone is left rugged to match nature’s paintbrush, while the contemporary volume uses smooth and intricate stone that reflects our age. The use of local stone from the surrounding area allows for simple and traditional construction methods. The future construction of the museum will create employment opportunities for workers, and involve people at the community level. The Petra Museum will enhance social sustainability by combining the design of the physical environment with a focus on how people interact and use the space and function as a community.
The design heightens one’s awareness of the past and present contexts while providing the necessary functions for a contextual architectural intervention. The respect given to the past enriches something that is critically regional with its own contributions to society, ultimately preserving the identity and individual character of the historical area. With a minimum environmental impact on such a culturally sensitive urban context, the Petra Museum, and the Master Plan at its macro-level will revitalize and create a sustainable and prosperous urban future for Petra and Wadi Musa.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Teeba Palace Hotel Suites, Ali Fakhr, Amman, Jordan
Return Detail :Wadi Musa, Jordan
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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 140 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.