It's the entrance in petra. The colors and the fact that is very narrow are amazing. Try to see it in the morning because of the light and the lack of too many tourists.
We had a fantastic guide who advised us to walk through the Siq rather than get a horse ride down. This was a great bit of advice as we were able to take in every breathtaking moment as we took in the incredible sights that unfolded in front of us around every corner. It also enabled us to lean a... More
We had a very good guide and he showed us so much that you would normally not see as you walked through the corridor without knowing where to look. The plumbing was very clever as well as lots of carvings etc. This was one of my daughter's favourite places throughout all of Petra. Don't rush through it, take time to... More
This is the long walk from the entrance to the Treasury. Don't rush it, there;s a lot to see. Don't use the horses or donkeys unless you're absolutely sure they're fit and looked after. Better still, enjoy the walk. Just remember, it's downhill going in and uphill at the end of the day coming out.
I really enjoyed the walk from 'modern' petra to the old petra site. You start off walking down a steep (rocky but on a footpath) slope and around a corner, then you enter a gap in the rockface (the Siq) and continue the path towards the 'old' Petra settlement with rockfaces towering either side of you. Its amazing, hearing you... More
personally my favorite part of the Petra tour, take the time to appreciate all the different colors and shapes the stones make along the way
The entire Petra site is fantastic. My suggestion is to pre-book a guide. My guide, Mamoun, has done a lot of work at the site on redefining the purpose for it - which has turned some of the long-time thinking upside down. His brother, Zaid, manages the family guiding business. Really worth it. I overheard other guides telling their customers... More
as you walk through the siq you are treated to amzing mountain ranges, carved out caves and more traditional Roman ruins. the place is kept clean (apart from the the deposits left by the horses, camels and donkey's) and you are free to explore the different ruins.
We had an excellent guide who explained everything as we walked through including the water supply systems and the various carvings and their meanings. Also the importance of the complex with its trading caravans. The rock colours were amazing in the sunlight and changed when viewed from different angles. Then the finale as you walk out to be confronted by... More
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