OUR INCREDIBLE PETRA GUIDE, AHMAD MUAMMAR
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Phone: 855-928-2538 (toll-free from USA) or +(1) 435-649-3053
Insider's Petra is extremely fortunate to have one of the top guides in the country available to guide our clients
(individual travelers, as well as groups) for their visit to PETRA. AHMAD MUAMMAR has been a guide for 17 years and holds
several university degrees in archeology and tourism. Born and raised in Petra (which is still his home) he is a
respected member of one of the most important tribes in the country and knows PETRA (and indeed, the entire country)
thoroughly. He is fluent in English and Italian. To schedule Ahmad to guide your trip in the PETRA area, please
WE AT INSIDER’S PETRA HAVE TRAVELED MUCH OF THE WORLD OURSELVES, AND WE TRULY BELIEVE THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF A SUCCESSFUL TRIP IS AN EXPERT, HIGHLY EXPERIENCED LOCAL GUIDE. Whenever possible we will book Ahmad Muammar to guide you in Petra; and be advised that we only use the BEST, most experienced and knowledgeable professional guides throughout Jordan! Please remember that the BEST costs more; but it will be well worth it to make your trip special, educational, and unforgettable!
PETRA is Jordan’s most well-known attraction, and is a ‘bucket-list’ travel dream for many people all over the world. A UNESCO World Heritage site (since 1985) and one of the ‘New’ 7 Wonders of the World. Petra is a 2,500 + year-old city, carved into the rose-red local sandstone; with tombs, temples, and an ancient ‘theatre’ seating thousands. As well as the remains of an ingenious ancient water-system and dams, dining halls and much more. The most famous and recognizable site is ‘The Treasury’ (Al Khazneh) which was built as a temple, decorated with Roman, Egyptian and Greek designs. It was featured prominently in the film, ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’. Petra is entered by a famous ‘Siq’ (slot canyon) carved into the sandstone by water millions of years ago. This Siq also has numerous important archeological sites and is INSIDER’S PETRA’s
favorite part of the site.
PETRA was a well-known and important stop on ancient trade routes. Because of its taxing and provision of a stop for ancient caravans, it became a very rich city. It was ‘lost’ to the knowledge of the Western world until 1812, when Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt entered it and ‘rediscovered’ the site. It had been continuously inhabited by local Arab Bedouins (likely the descendants of the original Nabateans). 2012 is the 200-year anniversary of this ‘rediscovery’ of Petra.
UNESCO has described Petra as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage” and PETRA was chosen by the BBC as “one of the 40 places you have to see before you die”.