Can you imagine strolling through Petra at night, when the crowds from large tour groups disappear and the atmosphere is filled with magical light? That’s what you can do with the nighttime pass known as Petra by Night. And that’s what our agency can book for you if you organize your travel package with us. On this page, we give you more details about this fascinating show, which adds a beautiful twist to this already stunning UNESCO World Heritage site.
Petra by Night is a nighttime show that takes place at this famous destination on certain days of the week. It is a relatively recent initiative inspired by others that also provide artistic illumination to particularly significant monuments, such as the Pyramids of Egypt.
As is typical in these cases, Petra by Night features a show of music and colored lights projected onto the most emblematic corner of the site: the facade of the Treasury. This famous Nabatean construction is bathed in shades of violet, blue, green, yellow… And attendees can listen to traditional Arabic music, creating an immersive and original atmosphere.
In addition, the rest of the corners are subtly and softly lit, using millions of points of light, as if the rocky surroundings of this ancient Nabatean city were reflecting the light of the stars, which shine particularly brightly in the sky.
One of the great attractions of visiting Petra at night is that the atmosphere changes radically from the daytime: the atmosphere is much more peaceful and serene, regardless of the show projected onto the Treasury.
However, you should be aware that at night, the only way to travel through the Siq and reach the Treasury is on foot, as golf car service is not offered at those hours. That means that the activity is not entirely advisable for people with reduced mobility or delicate physical conditions, as the distance to be covered on foot can be around 4 kilometers, including the round trip.
The experience of visiting Petra at night is limited to a specific section: from the entrance to the Treasury, for which it is necessary to walk through the Siq or main canyon, also illuminated for the occasion.
You should also know that Petra by Night does not take place every day, but only on several passes per week. That makes it essential to choose the exact day when the activity will take place, as well as making a prior reservation in advance (if available). This show usually takes place between approximately 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm.
Therefore, if you are convinced that you want to visit Petra at night, it is advisable to carefully plan your itinerary to fit this experience appropriately, as it will also require you to spend the night in Wadi Musa or its surroundings.
The entrance to Petra by Night is different from the day pass to the site (which is included in packages such as the Jordan Pass). This nighttime pass actually only entitles you to enter and move around the site (from the Visitors’ Center to the Treasury), without including mobility solutions, drinks, or other services.
In any case, despite the simplicity of its entrance, it is recommended to make a prior reservation for the Petra by Night pass (if this option is available), as well as any services that the traveler may need, such as a private transfer from Wadi Musa or another location.
If you want to know more details about prices and how to book Petra by Night, do not hesitate to contact Jordania Exclusiva: our agency is accustomed to including this experience in the travel packages of our clients.