Holiwise destination: Petra, Jordan 1
Holiwise destination: Petra, Jordan 2
Holiwise destination: Petra, Jordan 3

Petra, Jordan

About Petra

Step back in time at Petra, Jordan's archaeological wonder carved directly into vibrant red sandstone cliffs. Known as the "Rose City," this UNESCO World Heritage site offers a journey through ancient history, with breathtaking structures like the iconic Treasury and the expansive Monastery. Explore winding paths and marvel at the ingenious water conduit system, immersing yourself in the mystery and grandeur of an ancient civilization preserved in stone.

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Petra highlights

Average temperature in June

34 °C / 93 °F

High season months

October, November, December, January, February, March, April

Local currency

Jordanian dinar (JOD)

Local language


Closest Airports

  • Aqaba King Hussein International Airport (JO) - 90.8 km (56.4 mi)
  • Queen Alia International Airport (JO) - 163.0 km (101.3 mi)

Fun fact

Petra, part of the New Seven Wonders, boasts ancient structures carved directly into rose-colored cliffs.

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