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Siq

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails
Description: The main entrance into Petra is this narrow gorge bordered by cliffs over 300 feet high.
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Ohio, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Start out in the early morning and you will be somewhat escape worst of heat and crowd. Sig comprises of narrow passage through these impressive rocks and unlike the ones in Utah these ones are much more impressive and colorful. The whole journey through the place is breathtaking but at the same time could be a bit tiring as well.

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Fort Worth,Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Spectacular slot canyon hike into Petra. The canyon walls tower some 300 feet above the trail. The mood of the trail changes as the light overhead shifts throughout the day.

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The colours and shapes of the rocks....so many and varied, and how it leads to the old treasury...wow!!!!!!

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Intriguing - beautiful coloured rock, fascinating water systems, and a great approach / view of The Treasury. But be prepared for the crowds.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It's really similar to the Wave in Utah but the colors are different. Start your day early if you can. It gets very hot, very fast.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The only way to enter Petra in my book. Beautiful geological formation giving way to the legendary climax that is The Treasury.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The siq is an amazing way to enter Petra - it reminded my of the Zion Narrows but without the water. Very breathtaking. We probably spent an hour walking through and exploring on our first walk in and we always felt it looked different every time we walked through.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

That's the only word to describe one's anticipation as you walk down the hill towards the Treasury. The walk itself is so worth it - there is so much to see on route. I'm so glad I didn't take a camel or carriage - I would have felt so disappointed. Just one thing - allow time for the walk back... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

How can you beat the magic of walking through this tall, narrow corridor? While there are other ways to enter into the ancient city of Petra itself-- especially via longer day hikes from Little Petra and beyond-- this is the way that 99% of tourists will enter. And even still, it is so visually arresting. Follow the crowds (but get... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Walking through the Siq is an unforgettable experience marred only by the amount of local riders dashing through on their horses which sometimes is a bit scary especially when the poor horses keep slipping and sliding all over the place.

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