How to Spend the Perfect Day in Petra

How to Spend the Perfect Day in Petra

If you’re looking for one of the best day tours in Jordan, Petra is your choice! This UNESCO World Heritage Site has remained inhabited since the 1st century BC; it’s a city with some of the most important archaeological remains in the region. With many hotels, restaurants, and cafes, it’s excellent for those who want to make the most of their visit. Keep reading our tips on how to spend a perfect day in Petra!

Spend the morning exploring Petra

The morning is the best time to see Petra because it’s more relaxed and there are fewer tourists. This way, you can take your time to enjoy the sights without having to worry about being crowded or pushed along. In addition, there are plenty of archaeological remains to see in Petra, so make sure to start early and make the most of your time in this fantastic city!

Petra Road

Take a walk through the Siq

The Siq is a narrow and winding canyon around 1 kilometer long. It’s one of the most popular attractions in Petra, and it’s easy to see why! The canyon is full of beautiful rock formations and carvings, and it’s a great place to take a walk. Make sure to take your time and enjoy the scenery – it’s worth it!

Visit Al-Khazneh or “The Treasury”

The Al-Khazneh or “The Treasury” is an incredible structure that you won’t want to miss. It’s an ancient Nabataean tomb carved out of rock and is one of the most famous sights in the city. The facade is incredibly intricate and features many carvings and inscriptions, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Grab a bite in one of Petra’s cafes or restaurants

After exploring Petra for a few hours, you’ll probably be starving for some lunch!  If you’re looking for a snack, there are a few cafes here and there. If you’re looking for something more substantial, check out the Basin Restaurant under the huge trees, on the way to the Monastery. Enjoy your lunch and take a rest before moving on with your tour.

Climb 850 Steps to the Monastery

The Monastery

It’s not an easy climb, up the stairs to the Monastery, but totally worth it. Prepare yourself mentally and start climbing. If you wish, you can get one of the donkeys, available from the local Beduins, it will save you some energy. The Monastery itself is a beautiful monument, same as The Treasury carved out of rock. The fact, that it is difficult to get to, makes it even more special for the visitors.

Relax in the Evening

Once finished with the day’s activities, it’s time to relax! Wadi Musa, the modern town next to Petra, is a great place to do this, with its many cafes and restaurants. Sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or order local dishes. Wadi Musa is a peaceful city, so take a break from sightseeing and enjoy the quiet.

Can’t Wait to See Petra?

Alex Travel offers a variety of day tours that can help tourists explore Jordan. In addition, Alex Travel will arrange private tours for those who want to see Petra in more detail. Just go to for more information!


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