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Petra Trip Report: 3 well spent days.

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Troy, New York
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Petra Trip Report: 3 well spent days.

I spent about 3 days in Petra. I've already done a trip report on the Jordan forum, thought it would be a good idea to have one for the Petra forum too. So here it is:

My blog page with pictures …wordpress.com/my-travels-2/…

Things to Do & Highlights of Petra:

1. Petra By Night(get there before the crowds)

2. Umm Al Biyara Hike( go in the late afternoon)

3. Hike up the Al-Kutbha Trail(Go early in the morning)

4. The Monastery(stay till the sun has gone down quite a bit)

5. Byzantine Church

6. Walking through the Siq canyon(go early early in the morning)

7. Caves infront of the Theatre.

8. Visit Shobak Castle.

Accommodation: Valentine Inn. A good budget choice, merely 4 JD for an acceptable dorm bed, with a fantastic terrace(brilliant view), good breakfast(2.5 JD), a decent buffet dinner(5 JD), free transit everyday to Petra(7 AM and 8 AM) and Petra by night. However, it’s slightly uphill, and if you miss the shuttle, you need to get a taxi. So stay here only if you have a low budget, otherwise get a place close to site itself. And the packed lunch is not enough, you are better off getting food at the site.

My 3 Day Itinerary:

Day 0: Getting to Petra, taxi to Shobak Castle and back and Petra by Night.

Day 1: Treasury, Tombs, Monastery, Turkmaniya Road and dinner at a local home.

Day 2: Al-Kutbha Trail and Umm Al Biyara hike.

Day 3: High Place of Sacrifice and Royal Tombs, caves.

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Usa, Japan
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11. Re: Petra Trip Report: 3 well spent days.

Well,I things, you did not forget it.It's a very lovely experience.I have a plan at the month of December tour to Petra through the help of mantis-tours.com guide.Thanks for sharing your experience, so i am getting more ideas .

Mumbai (Bombay...
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12. Re: Petra Trip Report: 3 well spent days.

Hello Raymond

Thanks for the information. Any suggestion for travel agent and hotel ?

I was thinking

Day 1 : Amman , Jerash, Dead sea , Petra (overnight)

Day 2 : Petra visit - move to wadi rum for night.

Day 3 : Wadi rum - Amman

I understand most sites close by 4 pm we use this time to travel between cities , so that we can start visit early morning and avoid afternoons when it will be hot.

When did you visit Jordan?

Regards

Perth, Australia
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13. Re: Petra Trip Report: 3 well spent days.

Hi PS39

that sounds good alternative practical itinerary no to rushed.

again od D1 you could include other sites as you have time

consider Ajlon castle 30 kms to the west of Jerash awesome views of Palestine .

tourists sites in summer close 4pm usually if you are in the 5 you could stay till 6 pm or till it gets dark.

you can ask you good hotel for quote most good hotels offer tours (car and driver)for their guests.

read recent reviews on tripadvisor very helpfull

cheers

Raymond

amman Pasha Hotel

Mumbai (Bombay...
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14. Re: Petra Trip Report: 3 well spent days.

Thanks. The two day ticket for Petra does it include night ticket?

Perth, Australia
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15. Re: Petra Trip Report: 3 well spent days.

Night ticket is not included .it cost 12 jod each

cheers

Raymond

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Troy, New York
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16. Re: Petra Trip Report: 3 well spent days.

PS39, do plan your day in Petra according to the days on which Petra By Night happens, since it doesnt happen on all days. The 12 JD is well worth if you are able to go ahead of the crowds and stay back for sometime after the crowds have left.

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