Little Petra

Little Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa

Little Petra
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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Guests are all welcome , No fees , not tickets , We are all proud to advertise it with no entrance fees ,, What you have to do is to come , if you have a rental car , it is easy to find , From Petra / Wadi Musa . If you don't have car , contact us to arrange a car for you . it is a place you must experience in Petra , you can explore it within 2 hours and less . Guests are all welcome from all nationalities . It is open from 6:30 until sunset , after sun set 15 minutes , then you will enjoy little Petra from that mountains ! Little Petra or Baidha are 15-20minutes drive .
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Nick
Nottingham, UK149 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Little Petra is worth a quick visit if you have the time - either the day before or day after the main Petra. If you're on a time limit, I'd suggest not.

That said, if you have half an hour to an hour the day before or after you go to Petra, then it is worth popping in to see a few of the caves here. These were used for ceremonies more so than tombs, and is evident that the Bedoin people have used these as living areas.

There's a view point towards the back of the canyon - up some steps.

Written October 7, 2021
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pfeirown
56 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Siq Al-Barid, more commonly known as Little Petra, is about ten minutes drive from Petra. The signage isn’t fabulous and we only found it because we spotted a tourist minivan and figured they were heading that way, too. Though I am sure we would have found it on our own, eventually.
Like Petra to get to the site through a narrow canyon, or siq, which opens up to buildings beautifully sculpted out of the red sandstone. Don’t even bother with a stroller here. The floor of the valley is thick with soft sand that even an SUV of a stroller might struggle with.
Little Petra is well worth a morning of scrambling about. Even, and I would argue especially, with a little. Because it is so narrow you can stick mostly to the shade. And because it is so small and contained you can let littles have highly controlled reign.
You’ll likely spend no more than an hour here. 
Written March 4, 2020
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landergy
Ruddervoorde, Belgium5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I arrived in Little Petra after hiking from Dana Village and Sami Amarein and his family welcomed me in his Bedouin tent for a good price. I stayed here for 2 nights before heading to Petra. Sami gave me a wonderfull dinner, breakfast and tee everytime and an excellent tour in Little Petra. He also offered to guide me for the hike through the mountains to Petra, but unfortunately I had not enough time to do that.
Facebook: Sami Amarein
WhatsApp: +962 77 8279237
Instagram: same_al_mmarin
Written February 5, 2020
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Gene F.
Los Angeles, CA385 contributions
Mar 2020
This was an added bonus that wasn’t on my itinerary. My driver Jousaf suggested this stop since I didn’t spend too much time at Mount Nebu and Madaba so we stopped here at Little Petra.

This was a prelude for what's to come the next day. This site doesn't require an entrance fee and is less crowed, yet you get the same amazement with buildings carved into the walls of the sandstone canyons.

Try and squeeze this gem into your itinerary if possible. You won't be disappointed.
Written March 29, 2020
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krzys1970
Warsaw, Poland519 contributions
Oct 2021
Our guide told us he is always bringing tourists to Little Petra first because if they see it after Petra, they are not impressed at all. I don’t agree. Little Petra is equally interesting as the main one. It is just more compact in terms of size.
Written October 10, 2021
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B@s
Chamonix, France5 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Little Petra should be the first thing you do in Petra if you stay few enough days here.
It's s good introduction for Petra biggest site.
You can enjoy in one hour approximately or more if you do tours around, or go to Monastery temple on Petra from Little Petra. Different way and less people. Perfect location for first pics.
And you can meet nice Bedouin as Sami for guide you and explain things about history and location, Bedouin life and more. He does other tour too and has a so cute smile 😊😊
Contact by WhatsApp as every Jordan tourist guide here +962 7 7827 9237.
Thank you Sami and rake care, see you again!

Little Petra devrait être la première destination où venir si vous passez plusieurs jours ici.
Très bonne introduction et mise dans le bain, peu de monde, parfait pour régler vos appareils et faire vos premières photos. Vous pouvez aussi rencontrer de bons guides pour vos prochaines explorations ici, tel que Sami au sourire ravageur. 😊😊 Il saura vous accueillir au mieux, vous expliquer Little Petra, le lieu, son histoire et la vie des Bédouins. Il propose d'autres tours aussi, une perle ! Contact via WhatsApp +962 7 7827 9237
Merci Sami, bon courage et à la prochaine fois !

小さいべトラはとてもいいね。ペトラの前に見てください。もし時間があれば。
あそこで遊んでください。人が込んでいません。観光ガイドもいます。ガイドから小さいペトラとペトラの歴史を聞いてね。べドインの生活も教えてください。😊😊
この場所でサミさんのガイドを会って。話して観光します。素晴らしい笑顔の人です。英語で大丈夫です。他の観光ツアー出来る。連絡でwhatsapp使います+962 7 7827 9237

サミさんありがとうございます。頑張ってね〜
Written October 1, 2021
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Bob M
Birmingham, UK1,515 contributions
Feb 2020
If you’ve seen the Taj Mahal, you probably know that the ‘Little Taj’ is rather nicer and much quieter. The same applies here, Little Petra has some fine tombs and other ‘caves’ and is relatively quiet and much sandier.
Local Bedouin traders will negotiate prices (and they start lower than Petra), but it’s hard work.
Written February 23, 2020
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H. G.
61 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
The little Petra is super quiet compared to the other popular parts of the archeological site. No special monuments but the highlight was the painted Biclinium. But the deteriorated steps made it hard for some people to get there and see the paints. Nice view from the top of the staircase at the end of al Siq al barid.
Written February 2, 2020
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Rochalovesruby
York, UK667 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
This wonderful site is a must before you visit PETRA itself.

It truly is breathtaking giving you an insight into what to expect.

You don’t need a guide.

Just get out and walk, take it all in. You’ll need approx 30-45 minutes here or as long as you like if you want to grab a coffee and chat to a local.
Written April 1, 2020
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GHILDA C
Amman, Jordan20 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We love this place especially for a short stopover with kids. It is a short walk from the entrance to the far top end where the view is breathtaking. Some good spots to have younger ones climb safely. You can certainly create a magical experience for them making up tales (or be rather accurate in history) as they walk in and out of small caves. An easy walk from/to some nearby Bedouin camps for an authentic overnight experience.
Written February 25, 2020
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