Explore the hidden treasures of ancient Little Petra on a 3-hour afternoon trip from Petra. Traveling by 4×4, drive to the Little Petra area, once a trading outpost of the ancient, main Petra. Head through the entrance canyon to see caves and buildings once used by visiting traders, and view other highlights including an age-old cistern, Neolithic ruins, and Crusader fort. Tea, snacks, transport, and hotel or camp pickup and drop-off in Petra included. Book Now and Enjoy the tour with Real Life Egypt.
Head off-road to see a Neolithic village dating from between 7,200 and 6,500 BC; one of the world’s oldest discovered settlements. Then, continue to Beir Al-Aris, a well-preserved Nabataean cistern. Composed of rock chambers and staircases, the cistern served as a well and is still used by locals for irrigation.
Next, head through the Siq Al-Barid, the narrow canyon that opens to many of Little Petra’s monuments. See the carved porticos and caves used as caravan stations and dining spots by long-ago traders, and view the 1st-century ceiling frescoes in one of the caverns.
Finally, visit a vantage point to experience awe-inspiring sunset views over Little Petra, admiring the scenery over a campfire-brewed tea and snacks. Your trip then finishes back at the original departure point.
Hotels and camps in Wadi Musa (Petra)
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3 hours (approx.)