Petra by Night



To visit Petra during daylight is awe-inspiring! However, to experience it at night by the light of 1,800 candles is an out-of-this-world experience , Petra by Night is an after-dark guided excursion into the ancient city that adds an entirely new dimension to your experience in Petra; the candlelit walk, leaving the lights of Wadi Musa behind to enter the split of the siq in silence is magical.        

Nothing can match the atmosphere of walking through fabulous monuments to the Siq at night, with only the light of candles placed every few meters to guide the way.  

The climax comes as you reach the Treasury plaza, where candles throw flickering shadows onto the great facade as a Bedouin musician plays on a pipe, following that you will be entertained with a story about Petra and the Nabateans where it adds more interest when you know the nice informative and cultural about the past.    

Petra by Night runs every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week, starts at 20:30 from Petra Visitor Centre and delivers you back by licensed guide to the Visitor Centre around 22.30pm, incomparable experience starts by walking the entire Siq  to the Treasury, lit with over 1,500 candles to bring the major attraction due to the spectacular view it has.


The entrance fee for Petra by Night is 17 JD, children under 10 years are admitted free of charge. Tickets can be bought at the Visitor Centre shops, local tour agencies in Petra or at your hotel reception.

This 2 km walk is an experience you will never forget!


Tour duration 2 hours
Tour runs It runs every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week
Start point & time Petra visitor center    20.30
End point & time Petra visitor center    22.30
Difficulty Easy
  • An advance reservation is not possible.
  • Unlimited tickets are available for Petra by night show
  • Petra by Night is subject to weather conditions

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019