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Private 3 Hours Inside Petra Tour: Treasury from the Top Off the Beaten Track

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وادي موسى, Jordan
Private 3 Hours Inside Petra Tour: Treasury from the Top Off the Beaten Track

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

With a personal guide to lead the way, you can venture beyond popular main sites at Petra. Set out on a private hike along the Al Khubtha trail, through the Siq Canyon, to see top sites like the Roman Amphitheater and Royal Tombs. Then continue along a secret staircase to the top of the mountain for unparalleled views of the Treasury. Experience a side of Petra many visitors miss without getting lost in a maze of unmarked trails.
  • Choose a private tour for personalized service
  • Great photo opportunity from above the Treasury
  • Leave crowds behind in narrow rock canyons
  • Enjoy an active day of hiking inside Petra
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Departure Point

tourist street Visitors center, وادي موسى، Jordan

Tour start and end point: meet at the horse point inside Petra after the main entry gate (not at the Visitor's Centre). The Guide will meet you and stay with you for the entire duration of the tour.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Lost in Petra
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Once in a Lifetime Introduction to Petra
Denis_T
, Dec 2021
This was my first visit to Petra (December 8), and I am glad I came across Ahmad's private tour. One of the things that attracted me to this tour was that it was advertised as being small - two people maximum - and as a solo traveler, that was part of what I wanted. I also wanted a local expert to introduce me to Petra. Everyone knows Petra, and I had done some additional reading, but there is no substitute for local expert knowledge, and Ahmad was born and raised in Petra (he was born in one of the caves!). After joining up at our meeting point about 50m past the main gate into Petra, Ahmad surprised me by putting me on a horse and taking me for about a 500m walk down the primary walkway into Petra. What an introduction that was! I know I was smiling because I still remember how I felt on the back of that horse, Ahmad holding the lead, whilst we were walking toward Petra. Ahmad then took me off the horse and the primary walkway and we walked a roundabout back route which took us through hills and valleys. This was my first introduction to the ancient civilisation of the Nabiteans. We saw cisterns, caves, Nabitean hand prints, ancient inscriptions and more. Along the way, Ahmad explained points of interest and answered all my questions - which were mainly on history and culture. Along the way we stopped at a Bedouin stone house to have some delightful sage-tea (Ahmad says he sometimes drinks up to 300 cups of tea per day!) and tell a few stories. The owners were also selling a variety of home-made wares. After tea we continued our walk and conversation and ended up on a cliff's edge. As we rounded the corner there was a Bedouin tent set-up on the cliff and as we made our way past the entrance I caught my first glimpse of the Treasury - and was completely blown away. I'll never forget the Treasury building. And my first time to see it was from that outstanding vantage point after a three hour tour. Just mind-blowing. We stayed there for a while, having tea and enjoying that majestic sight. What an experience! After that, we walked down a narrow crevice to find ourselves at the foot of the Treasury building, and officially inside ancient Petra at which point the tour ended. Ahmad's tour had taken us around the side of the Siq, which we bypassed, then back into Petra through the mountains. I enjoyed this aspect of the tour as well, because when I exited Petra later that afternoon, I was able to see the Siq for the first time upon leaving (and entered through it the next day as part of my two-day ticket). Ahmad was very open, hospitable, knowledgeable and thoughtful. From the moment I met him I had a sense of ease and quiet confidence. I thoroughly enjoyed his tour. Over the course of my trip to Petra we kept in touch and tried to organise another tour but it unfortunately didn't work out because the man is high in demand - and I know why! I randomly met Ahmad the next day on my second day in Petra after rounding a corner on the way back from the Monastery and Ahmad was leading a group of Italian tourists up it - his smile and demeanour still the same. I felt as if I was meeting an old friend again. It was an absolute pleasure meeting your Ahmad! I do hope we meet again. And I recommend with no hesitation Ahmad's tour to any new clients. You will not regret it. Also - I almost forgot to mention, Ahmad takes amazing photos and is willing to accommodate your photo needs. But, I do agree with Ahmad's keen observation: "Wifi is what is wrong with the world".
star-5
fatastic experience with a great guider.
SYMEON_K
, Nov 2021
we have the luck to meet ahmed and he make for us afantastic tour through petra. he took us to a fantastic that we cannot imagine before and of course in places near petra that noone can go with a group. he was fabulous in his work and he was a fantastic person. it was a great experience for us and we totally reccomend it for all.
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Amazing experience
Alyce_H
, Aug 2021
Ahmed was amazing! Very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. He didn’t make it seem like a stiff tour with nothing but straight information. He led us to a beautiful site that we would have never been able to navigate on our own. Would highly recommend you book your tours with Ahmed
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Amazing Petra with Ahmed
Chandramouli_B
, Mar 2020
Ahmed is excellent guide who knows in and out of Petra. A native Bedouin who still lives in the caves, Ahmed took us through the important sights (Treasury, the Siq) by beating the crowd (6 am in the morning - best time to visit) and then took us through the 'Off the beaten path' visiting many important tombs and caves which we would have missed without him. Finally, we were dropped off at the foot of the Monastery. I will highly recommend Ahmed for anybody who is interested in exploring Petra.
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Do This Tour!!!
aarichert
, Feb 2020
This tour is a MUST! Going with Ahmad off the beaten track, away from the hordes of tourists, up trails you’d never find yourself. Rather than just facts, you learn about him and his life, how the Bedouin life is, you have great conversation. Arrive a guest and leave as friends.
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Great guide and trip
Bill_O
, Jan 2020
Great time and highly recommended -glad I took the option for a little more of horseback on the way up. I did this first and great overview and history as well as the views from the top. Then after this I just did the "standard" tourist walk on my own. Highly recommend!!
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Ahmad makes your Petra experience unforgettable!
Nichakarn_P
, Dec 2019
I totally recommend taking a tour with Ahmad. He is a part of Petra you should not miss! I feel like everybody in Petra knows and thinks highly of him which nakes your Petra experience a lot easier than to navigate the city yourself. I personally am very low-risk and would not do any risky stuff like climbing up rocks sort of thing. I finally did that in Petra and I feel so accomplished after! Couldnt have done that without Ahmad'a help. Also, there are certain exotic thing you may risk missing not getting the service from the local like him so I suggest make your Petra experience complete and let Ahmad be your guide. I definitely want to go back to Petra, spend a few more days than I did this time there and ask Ahmad to show more hidden trails i Petra to me next time espeicially challenging to trek 😁
star-5
Un tour avventuroso fuori dall’ordinario
Andrea_F
, Nov 2021
Ahmed è una guida perfetta, ti permette di vedere strade meno turistiche ma molto avventurose. Ti mostra le modalità di raccolta dell’acqua dei Nabatean. Ti fa arrivare al Tesoro dall’alto.
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Großartiges, beeindruckendes Erlebnis
Udo_H
, Oct 2019
Ahmad, ein großartiger Mensch mit tollen und bewegenden Erzählungen, hat uns durch „sein“ fabelhaftes und schönes Petra gebracht. Wir danken für ein eindrucksvolles und unvergessenes Erlebnis. Für können Ahmad bestens Empfehlen. Großartiger Mensch. Vielen Dank🍀

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