Petra - Wadi Musa Tours
Private 3 Hours Inside Petra Tour: Treasury from the Top Off the Beaten Track
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Private 3 Hours Inside Petra Tour: Treasury from the Top Off the Beaten Track

By Lost in Petra
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: Arabic, English
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  • Tour guide
What's not included
  • Entry/Admission - Petra


Start:
  • Petra Visitor Center, tourist street Visitors center, وادي موسى، Jordan
    Tour start and end point: meet at the horse point inside Petra after the main entry gate (not at the Visitor's Centre). The Guide will meet you and stay with you for the entire duration of the tour.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 115660P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 115660P1

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    • tourist street Visitors center, وادي موسى، Jordan
      Tour start and end point: meet at the horse point inside Petra after the main entry gate (not at the Visitor's Centre). The Guide will meet you and stay with you for the entire duration of the tour.
    • 1
      The ultimate off the beaten track 'secret' Al Madras trail. Start from the Main Gate of Petra to Djinn blocks, the Obelisk Tomb and Bab Al Siq, walk through Al Madras Mountain through a secret road to view the Siq from the top, Jabal Al Jilf, and the spectacular view from above the Treasury. Next trek to the High Place of Sacrifice, hike through Wadi Farsa route, to the Renaissance Tomb, Broken Pediment Tomb, Roman Soldier Tomb and colored Triclinium, the Garden Temple, and visit the Lions Fountain. You will then climb to the High Place of Sacrifice and follow the route back down to the main gate where this tour will end.
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    • Lost in Petra
      208
      Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
      Joined in October 2019
    • teresacQ2137RK
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Total wow!
      Totally awe inspiring! The colours, the design and the workmanship that went into this monument. Pesky camel riders made viewing in peace difficult.
      Written 20 November 2023
    • Cimbora93
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An Unforgettable Experience
      I don't know how to put it into words, as we are still in such a "shock".. If you are a horse enthusiastic and you are in Wadi Musa area, DO NOT MISS THIS! Ahmed not only have a great love for horses, but he has an amazing photography skills too. His horses are well kept and trained, and the trail is breathtaking. Do not worry if you are a beginner or a novice, you are in safe hands! Me and my husband will cherish this experience for the rest of our lives. Thank you habibi!
      Written 7 September 2023
    • miniarz
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely
      I got a tour with Ahmed via the bedouin route and it was absolutely amazing. First of all, we got into his airbnb to sleep in two night. It was great and confy. We asked him to make us a tour of the monastery via the Bedouin route and it was just fantastic. He explained everything to us, like the places were somes movies got shoot in, places were the bedouin used to go and sleep. Also, we did have a glass of tea from the bedouin in a little secret place and it was absolutely lovely and certainely the best tea ever. Above all of that, Ahmed is a really great person, kind and caring. It was a lovely trip !
      Written 3 September 2023
    • Victorwthui
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Even if (and especially if) you’re a novice in horse riding, go for it
      Ahmad has made this 2 hour a grand slam experience for me and my gf. We were novices in horse riding and while we had doubt whether we could ride them uphill / gallop; Ahmad assured us and sure enough we performed these moves, with the precious moments captured so well by Ahmad Ahmad is also a super fun guy to hang out with. His sense of humour and his personal stories made the trip extra enjoyable. His photo and video taking skills are commendable as well. Knowing all the cool spots off the beaten track (and the Treasury High Point of course), we are able to record our memories well
      Written 30 August 2023
    • 735laiab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome!
      Amazing tour with amazing views and amazing people, i recommend at 100%!!! Ahmed and his cousin are super nice, the tour is very complete with horse riding and hiking included. Just incredible
      Written 11 June 2023
    • N5186KPsophiad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Petra-Monastery
      We had an absolute amazing time with Ahmad. He showed us great hospitality & we had so much fun. The views were breathtaking & the hike wasn’t as challenging as I thought. But Ahmad helped us along the way & took amazing pictures for us. I highly highly recommend booking with him!! You won’t regret!!!
      Written 22 April 2023
    • Fheidi4u323
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Tour Guide in Petra
      Ahmad was such an AWESOME tour guide! I found him on instagram @lost_in_petra. This was my first solo international trip for my birthday. The experience that I had was amazing and I will never forget it. I love hiking so this was the perfect tour for me. He took me on different trails which was perfect for photos because there were no crowds. He’s a great photographer too! He took amazing photos and videos of me. I got to see the Treasury from a bird’s eye view. I also got to ride one of his horses on one of the trails. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Petra, he also has an Air BnB.
      Written 7 April 2023
    • CanadaAdamCalgary
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun, Beautiful and Exciting! The best way to see Petra!
      This was exciting, beautiful and a lot of fun! The most important part is the horses were in excellent condition. Feet well trimmed and properly shod and body condition good. Horses were fit and happy. We rode as a family of 4 with our two teen girls (15 & 13). We are reasonable riders and this was a ton of fun - some great mountain trail riding on the way steeper sections and some faster flat sections. Horses were forward but respectful and did not tire over the length of the ride. Scenery was outstanding and we stopped several places for photos. Our guide was happy to take photos and videos of us riding. Really cool little hike from the top to a view point to see the treasury from above. This was a great ride and an even better way to escape the tourists of Petra. Ahmed and team were very concerned that had a great time and nothing was too much to ask. They even found a beautiful, well behaved donkey for our youngest to ride when we returned to the horse point. If you're looking for a ride in Petra book this!
      Written 7 April 2023
    • carolinei0124
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great horses, great guide, great experience
      I'll start with the most important part: the horses were healthy, happy, and very well cared for. My horse had plenty of pep and was clearly enjoying herself. Ahmed was a fun and knowledgeable guide and made the ride even more enjoyable. The views are stunning, and you get to see Wadi Musa from a different vantage point.
      Written 4 April 2023
    • Scenic130023
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Petra hiking. Ahmed our (Mother daughter) guide cum protector through the wilderness.Life time experience. Thank You 😊
      Petra canyon Hiking experience with Ahmed as our guide through the extensive hiking for 3 hrs. Our best experience ever. We believed your knowledge & experience. You were always correct and committed. Thank you for once in a lifetime photo shoot.
      Written 28 February 2023
    • Taxandtravel
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Chef, photographer, guide!!!
      This is a late post, but deserves it. We used Ahmad (Lost_in_Petra) during our October 2021 trip to Petra. He's was our guide for a full day and then some. Arrived the first night, and he treated us to a Bedouin style feast under the stars/ in a cave that he and his comrads made! He then explained to us what the following day would look like. Meeting time, etc. The next day, we had Petra pretty much all to ourselves for a short time. Ahmad was not only our chef the first night, but he was our guide and photographer on the second day. He is willing to take your photo/video and knows all the Instagram shots. Just check his Instagram out! He is well known in Petra, friendly and knowledgeable. He also helps communicate with the other guides in getting horses and camel shots. The third day, he guided us again to The Monastery. If I ever return to Jordan or Petra, I would only use Ahmad (Lost_in_Petra).
      Written 9 January 2023
    • imrankJ2183XA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing tour, breathtaking views, and solid history lesson
      What an amazing tour!! We had a wonderful time with Ahmed and his colleague as we went to some hard to reach places with breathtaking views. Ahmed is very knowledgeable about the local history as it’s his family’s own history to tell. 10/10 would highly recommend!
      Written 26 December 2022
    • ChloeD623
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Day
      I can’t recommend Lost in Petra enough. Ahmed was so knowledgable of the area and took us a route off the beaten path to the treasury free from any tourists and really made our experience (even more) memorable. The route did take some clambering over rocks and wasn’t exactly a leisurely stroll so I would recommend wearing trainers and sensible clothing and maybe bring a dress with you to change in to (if you wanted one for the photos). He took us to such an amazing view point and took incredible photos for us - he should honestly be a professional photographer! I will certainly be recommending Ahmed to any of my friends or family who visit Petra in the future.
      Written 26 September 2022
    • Caroline F
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Petra tour
      Ahmed is an incredible tour guide. Without him the experience at Petra wouldn’t have been the same. He was very accommodating and knowledgable about the area. He is also an amazing photographer and ensured that every moment of the tour was captured. He is a kind and experienced tour guide who I highly recommend! Thank you so much for giving us a tour and making this experience unforgettable! 5/5
      Written 13 August 2022
    • Almira Z
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent
      Ahmad is the most amazing and kind person. He offers a unique experience, beautiful routes and enchanting stories about ancient and recent history of the area. Also, Ahmad has superb photography skills and takes amazing pictures and videos
      Written 7 July 2022
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    WEJDEN B
    Tunisia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meeting Ahmed was one of the best parts of my journey in Jordan. We met in Petra, one of the World's Wonders. As charming as the place was, Ahmed made it even more charming with his generosity, sens of humour and most of all his knowledge and insight of the history of his country. He has an amazing way to tell the stories and secrets of each corner, to immerse you in a dreamful world
    Written 6 April 2021
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    Grace
    Bristol, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an amazing time with Ahmad. He took us on a route away from lots of tourists where we could see a beautiful view and took some amazing photos for us to treasure forever. We would definitely recommend Ahmad as a local guide - he was very friendly, helpful, charismatic and funny. The tour was excellent value for money and provided an insight into Petra that I didn't have when I visited Petra solo a few years ago. Book a tour now!
    Written 30 May 2022
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    Samantha Takes
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021 • Solo
    This tour was absolutely amazing. I met Ahmed just by chance because I chose his horse to take me the first leg of the Petra trip. Ahmed was an absolute gentleman. As a single, young female traveler my friends didn't want me to split off from them and go on the excursion with him, but he gave off a trustworthy vibe, and that proved to be very true. His horses also love him, listen to him and can travel over rocky terrain, which I found incredibly impressive.
    Written 13 June 2021
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    kavita s
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well to start off, when I entered the visitors center I was lost, not knowing how to go ahead on this trek all by some self as I was traveling solo.. I am glad that Ahmad found me, and within no time I decided to take this trail with him.. Ahmad is extremely charming and a friendly guide…Jovial and patient throughout the hike…times where I felt I won’t b able to go any further, Ahmad ensured to back me up and the 3 hrs trek went by with no time…
    I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who visits Petra for an amazing experience, stunning photographs(not to forget Ahmad is a great photographer) and unlimited conversations
    Had I missed meeting Ahmad in Petra I would have missed the best part of my journey being in Jordan…
    It is once in a lifetime experience and a must visit for all
    A piece of my heart will forever stay at Petra…
    Written 31 March 2022
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    Jaques
    Paris, France18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do yourself a favor and book a Petra tour with Ahmed. He perfectly organized our 2 days, with the first day walking around Petra and the second one riding his horses around the site. We even had a cave diner with candles (food was cooked by Ahmed and was incredibly delicious). After 2 days, we really felt like we enjoyed Petra to the fullest (most people only come to see the treasury, which is a shame when you get to discover the rest of this wonderful site) If you dream about Insta worthy pictures, he is also your guy as he is a very talented photographer (his IG page speaks for itself). But for us, the best part is that we felt leaving with a new friend. Ahmed shares a lot of story about himself and life/traditions in Jordan. He is incredibly openminded which make it really pleasent to interact with. Thanks again for everything Ahmed!
    Written 4 July 2021
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    SuperMax1971
    Johannesburg, South Africa113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Friends
    This was by far the best tour we had done on our holiday . Ahmad was phenomenal, not only did we feel 100% safe with his guidance throughout the exploration of the gorge, but he is funny, engaging and knowledgeable about the local customs and people. His photos of us were outstanding and captured our trip so well. I would give him 10 stars if I could.
    Written 23 June 2023
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    Michael
    Cambridge, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021 • Couples
    Ahmed, aka Lost, was an amazing guide and an all round cool guy! He was very knowledgable and really easy going. He’s ace with a camera and can really help you get the best snaps when out exploring with him. The route you take is away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds and you will definitely get to see the key ticket items that Petra has in store and more! If you’re not an avid hiker, do not fret! The girlfriend who’s never hiked a day in her life managed to do the route in trainers but I would advise to take appropriate footwear IF YOU CAN to avoid slippery parts. However, again, you can go in trainers easily, especially if you’re surefooted. All-in-all this trip with Ahmed is a strong recommend and we hope you will have the same amazing experience as we did.
    Written 25 November 2021
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    Ariana Copping
    Lincoln, UK55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2021 • Couples
    Our early morning (6am) tour with Ahmad was our highlight of our time in Petra. It felt like we were the only people in there which was amazing and he was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We hiked up to a little tea spot above the treasury where Ahmad left us and we spent nearly 2 hours there (and had it to ourselves) enjoying local tea and watching the beautiful sunrise over the treasury. Thanks to Ahmad we have a truly magical memory of our time in Petra, would highly recommend!
    Written 5 October 2021
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    Annabel G
    New York City, NY13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022
    Ahmed is a terrific guide who enjoys meeting people and knows Petra's routes like the back of his hand. With his assistance and encouragement, I was able to do the hike from the Top of the Treasury.. He is indeed the best guide, as all the other reviews state. I highly recommend Lost in Petra, as the route that he will show you is breathtaking.
    Written 19 March 2022
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    Amy Miller
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022
    Ahmed was suggested to me by a friend who visited Petra a few months ago. He certainly lived up to his great reputation and then some. We had a great first night with dinner in a cave followed by sunset exploring some old Roman ruins. We met first thing the next morning to see the treasury from above, hike to the top of the High Point, onto the Monastery and closed out the day at the Treasury. He was a wealth of knowledge about the history of Petra, the best places to view the landmarks from, explained how the current residents live in and around Petra, and made sure that we had all of the pictures we wanted as an added bonus! He was friendly, funny, patient and made sure that we had the best Petra visit possible.
    Written 27 June 2022
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