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Petra Uncovered

3 Days | Travel to Jordan and experience the ancient city of Petra

4.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
Short Breaks
ZAR  11,895
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Travel to Jordan and visit the rose-hued fortress city of Petra, which was the capital of the ancient Nabataeans - a mysterious people who carved a trading empire from the desert in what is now modern Jordan. Take time to explore the extraordinary beauty of Petra's rock-hewn architecture and discover its history. There's also time to float in the legendary Dead Sea and see Jerusalem shimmering in the distance from mosaic-adorned Mt Nebo. This short break amid ancient wonders is the perfect way to cap off a voyage to the Middle East.

Trip overview

Map of Petra Uncovered including Jordan
Amman, Jordan
Amman, Jordan
Short Breaks
Physical rating
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Min 12
Group size
Min 1 - Max 6
Trip code
This trip generates 21.84 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Spend a day taking in the majesty and mystery of unforgettable Petra. You will be blown away at your first sight of the Treasury.
  • From the top of Mt Nebo take in the views over Jordan.
  • Later, journey to the lowest point on earth and experience the feeling of being weightless while you float in the super salty Dead Sea.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip packs a lot in. There will be early starts and late finishes. If you prefer to explore at a more leisurely pace this may not be the best trip for you. 
  • Travelling alone? Our Shortbreaks are a group tour with independence, you won’t have a leader with you for the full duration of the tour, but you may be joined by other like-minded travellers to share the experience.
  • Being an independent traveller you won’t mind carrying your own bag, not great distances just off and on the bus or ferry and into the hotel.


Map of Petra Uncovered including Jordan



2 breakfasts, 1 lunch




Hotel (2 nights)

  • Mt Nebo - Site visit
  • Dead Sea - visit and swim
  • Petra - Guided tour

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Important notes

1. This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader. Instead, our local representative in your destination will fill this role and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip. This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.
2. This Short Break Adventure starts at 10.00 AM on Day 1 in Amman and finishes at approximately 5.00 PM back in Amman. If required you can request to be dropped back at the Amman Airport. You will be picked up on Day 1 from the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary. If you require a pick up from another centrally-located hotel in Amman please inform your booking agent at least 14 days prior to departure.
3. Transport will be by way of air-conditioned modern vehicle, you can expect your driver to speak English and have a good knowledge of Jordan and local attractions.
4. Being one of our short break adventures you will not be accompanied by an Intrepid Leader during this tour. You will have a local English speaking driver to assist you and a local Guide for touring Petra.

Essential Trip Information

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4.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Nicole · Traveled June 2023
A quick itinerary that never felt rushed, it was a great first introduction to Jordan. I can't recommend my guide Raed enough, helping me with translations when there were last-minute changes on my end and being so understanding.
Review submitted 12 Jul 2023

Emma · Traveled December 2022
Wow! We had the most incredible three days in Jordan, we fit in so much into this short time, even adding in Wadi Rum on the last day as we were happy to start early! Our guide Mahmood absolutely made our trip, he was so knowledgeable, great company and really went out of his way to ensure we had a perfect experience. Highly recommend this whistle stop tour for anyone who wants to experience Jordan but is limited on time.
Review submitted 10 Jan 2023

Samantha · Traveled November 2022
This was the 7th (I think??) trip with Intrepid that I have done - and was very different to any others I have done. The biggest difference was this didn't have a group or a tour leader. Luckily I don't mind a bit of solo travel, but if you're not happy spending time alone, avoid this tour. Also I had to spend approx 5 hours before the tour started trying to get confirmation as to where the tour would start (which seeing as it turned out to be only me on the tour - seems a bit laborious!).. I was also charged extra for being picked up at my hotel (again, seeing as I was the only one on the tour seems a bit much) The trip itself was good, and I got to see the things I wanted in a short amount of time. Day 1 I was picked up from my hotel by Ihab (he was fab!), who then drove me in his car to Petra (stopping for lunch at the dead sea). He then dropped me at my hotel. Next day I was met by someone else at the hotel for my tour of Petra (approx 2hrs), he was also great & he gave me advice on how to spend the rest of my day in Petra. I then had to spend some time calling Ihab & the Intrepid office (with no luck) to try and find out how I was getting back to Amman the following day. When I got hold of Ihab he told me he had just been informed that he would be driving me back. Day 3 Ihab picked me up and drove me back to Amman On reflection, for the cost of this tour and the amount of time I spent speaking to people before the trip, I would recommend just booking the different elements yourself. You'd probably get a better standard of accommodation and it would be cheaper overall
Review submitted 18 Nov 2022
Petra Uncovered
ZAR  11,895