Over 20 years of experience
We have been the explorers for generations
The world of Zaman dates right back to the year 1998. Zaman in Arabic means epoch or era. It seems like an obvious company name when you establish your family business in Petra’s close neighborhood. The astonishing capital city of the ancient Nabatean Kingdom and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Over thousands of years, Petra hasn’t lost its magnificence and charm. It is a powerful experience. Today it is even more exciting, as archeologists claim that there is still a lot to be discovered and uncovered. There is no better place for a travel company to forge its adventurous spirit. From here, Zaman was started.
Our attention to detail, experience, and creativity in planning is fostered by independence provided by our family ownership, which we consider to be one of our biggest strengths. The Owner of Zaman Tours Mr. Mohammad Harb descends from one of the renowned Jordanian families dedicated to tourism, and he founded Zaman Tours to share his love for Jordan with the world.
Since then, Zaman Tours has been committed to continually refine the quality of service provided to you to ensure that you get the most out of our guest’s vacation. Mr. Mohammad Harb is also the founder of the unique Petra by Night (candlelit Petra) experience, and Zaman Tours is one of the current organizers of this unique event.
Petra by Night
We are proud founder and organizer.
We came up with an idea to make something special for tourists in Petra in 1998, at the same time when Zaman Tours was established. Since we started the business, we were very careful about providing an exquisite experience to clients and to leave them very impressed. It’s our real passion.
The Petra by Night a magical way to see part of the rock city by candlelight and explore the old city, which has become a world wonder incomparable experience starts by walking the entire Siq to the Treasury, lit with over 1,800 candles to bring the major attraction due to the spectacular view it has.
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 10.30 pm. Petra by Night.
Mission and Vision
It is all about Creating Timeless Memories
We create beautiful and long life lasting vacation memories. We want to make the world a better place. That’s why we care about the environment, local communities, and our employees, suppliers, and partners. We are people-centric, service-focused, and technology-driven.
We want to be the first choice and the most trusted tour operator in Jordan and the Region. We aim to become a model for innovation and service providing and the commitment to provide high-quality products and new experiences.
We work together out of our love of Jordan. Our aim is to create timeless memories that last a lifetime and positive stories that guests will share with friends back home. We aim to leave a positive and lasting impact on our guests, communities, and environment. We tread lightly, and where we can, we embrace experiences that do not harm while respecting people and the planet. We feel we have achieved that when our visitors choose to recommend us for our ethical and committed way of working. We love it when our clients choose to return to Jordan and to recommend good tourism via Zaman Tours to their loved ones and friends.
Travelife is an internationally recognised training, management, and certification initiative for tourism companies committed to reaching sustainability. Zaman Tours is working towards approximately 150 requirements to become a more sustainable operator by engaging to achieve the Travelife Partner status. After that, the Zaman Tours Team aims to continue to work towards the Travelife Certification, the highest Travelife award.