Tour of Petra
Visiting Petra is one of the top things to do in Jordan. The ancient Nabatean city is known throughout the world for its stunning buildings carved into cliff walls and for the centuries it went unknown to the West.
Now Petra is open for tours throughout the year and can be visited in a number of different ways.
If you want to travel to Petra on your own, you can hire a local guide to show you around the ruins.
Alternately, you can take an organized tour to Petra through a tour operator or other organization.
One of the best Petra Tours is the night tour of Petra. The tour only operates on certain days, but it takes you through the ancient city on a candle light tour of Petra. It is a unique experience, and a good way to escape the heat if you are visiting Petra during the warmer months.
If you want to take a self guided tour of Petra, you can get a guidebook and a good map and take a tour of Petra by yourself. There are enough far flung sights to see in Petra that you could keep busy hiking in Petra for a few days.
Whatever kind of Petra tour you take in Jordan, make sure to wear good hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. There are restaurants and shops in Petra that sell food and water, but be sure to take more water with you if you go hiking out of the main areas.