Jordan Tours
> Petra Wadi Rum Tour - 3 Days
> Jordan Experience - 4 Days
> Jordan Discovery - 5 Days
> Fascination Jordan - 6 Days
> Explore Jordan - 7 Days
Jordan Trips from Aqaba
> Petra & Wadi Rum - 2 Days
> Petra to Dead Sea - 3 Days
> Jordan Highlights - 4 Days
> Magical Jordan - 5 Days
Jordan Family Tours
> Adventure Jordan - 7 Days
> Fun & Sun in Jordan - 10 Days
Jordan Luxury Vacation
> Treasures of Jordan - 7 Days
> Splendor of Jordan - 8 Days
Jordan & Holy Land Tours
> Discover the Holy Land - 7 Days
> Best of Holy Land - 8 Days
Shore Excursion Jordan
> Shore Excursion Petra
> Shore Excursion Petra Wadi Rum
> Shore Excursion Dead Sea
Jordan Day Tour
> Petra Tour from Aqaba
> Petra Tour from Amman
> Jerash & Amman City Tour
> Madaba & Mount Nebo Tour
> Madaba, Nebo & Amman Tour
> Madaba, Nebo & Dead Sea Tour
> Amman City Tour
> Baptism Site Tour
> Dead Sea Tour
> Desert Castles Tour
> Umm Quais Tour
> Jerash Tour
Sustainable Tourism

Petra Nights Tours is promoting actively Sustainable & Responsible Tourism. You as traveler can contribute with your decisions to positive impacts on the people, the economy and the environment:

Benefits for local communities

  •  If you intend to buy a souvenir from Jordan your escort can hand you a list of shops where you can look for products made in Jordan. The items are mostly handmade by Women's Cooperation, supporting with this work several families in them communities. The products are more expensive than from China or India, but you support the Cooperation and it is a unique Jordan heritage/tradition you help to survive. There is no commission, the money you spend is going directly to the local people.

  • Eat where the locals do, this will give you a better insight to the Jordanian cuisine, it will also help to support the local economy.

Protection of World Heritage Sites

Currently, three UNESCO World Heritage Sites are existent in Jordan: the rock city Petra, the Desert Castle Qasr Amra and the archaeological site Um Ar Rasas. These destinations are World Heritage sites because of their exceptional natural or cultural splendor. Do your part to keep them that way by following designated trails, and do not climb or walk on archeological areas that are closed to public access. Respect caretakers of the sites, and do not remove archaeological or biological treasures as souvenir.

Protection of natural, social and cultural heritage

  • Respect the natural environment. Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Even though you are just visiting, dispose your garbage properly and minimize your consumption of energy and water. Keep especially in mind, Jordan has one of the lowest levels of water resources in the world. Tourism is an additional strain on the water supplies, so try to reduce your water use.

  • When visiting sensitive areas like nature reserves, maintain appropriate distances from wildlife, stay on trails to avoid trampling plants or causing erosion.

  • Be sensitive when you take photos or videos of local people, please ask permission to do so.

  • Always treat local people with respect and courtesy. Also take note of local dress code. Jordan is mainly an Islamic country, so especially women are required to cover shoulders and knees. As a general rule, dressing smartly, will garner more respect.

World Heritage Sites in Jordan:

Petra: The Nabatean rock city Petra is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and enchants visitors around the globe. Petra, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture, is one of three Jordanian sites listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Half-built, half-carved into the rock, surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges, it counts among the world's most famous archaeological sites.

Umm Ar Rasas: The UNESCO World Heritage Site Umm Ar Rasas is worth a visit due to the Byzantine mosaic floor of the Church of St Stephen. The archeological site contains ruins from the Roman, Byzantine, and early Muslim civilizations. The majority of the site has not been excavated. Among the portions excavated so far include a military camp, and several churches. Interesting to see is a 15 meter high Byzantine tower, built by early Christian monks. Two square towers are probably the only remains of the stylites practice, ascetic monks who spent time in isolation atop a column or tower. Umm Ar Rasas is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Qasr Al Amra: Qasr Amra is the most charming of the desert castles due to its fresco paintings. Built by caliph Walid I as a bathhouse, it consists of three different chambers and a hydraulic structure for the water supply. The most impressing are the early Islamic fresco paintings with varied iconographic themes depicting hunting and bathing scenes, musicians and dancers. They represent the formative stage of Islamic art and therefore Qasr Amra is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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