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Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Phone Number: +962 6 460 3360
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The main entrance into Petra is this narrow gorge bordered by cliffs over...

The main entrance into Petra is this narrow gorge bordered by cliffs over 300 feet high.

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So much more impressive than I imagined

You approach the Siq on a wide open thoroughfare. And then you are plunged into history as you descend for over a km into the depths of the ancient City of Petra. It's awe... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You approach the Siq on a wide open thoroughfare. And then you are plunged into history as you descend for over a km into the depths of the ancient City of Petra. It's awe inspiring and hugely impressive. It only begs the question, if civilisation was capable of so much 2000 years ago, have we really evolved much at all?

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Slot canyon - the only way to get into Petra. There is a back way, but most people go through here. Take your time and if you have the time, walk in the morning and walk in the afternoon. The lighting is different and you notice different aspects of the Siq. If you have time, try the Petra by Night... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is nothing as beautiful as walking through this narrow gorge and admiring the towering sandstone columns on both sides. You can see the rock carved water channels that run along the side of the walls. Here and there you find ancient carvings. Seeing the Treasury at the end of the walk is just breathtaking.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The walk up till the treasury. Dynamic rock formations through thousands of years. Either you can walk to enjoy all the view or can even take a horse carriage to reach the treasury.

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like to visit petra this is your only way it's about 20 min walk but my my advice to walk slowly and look around and up there is so many nice things to watch.

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Hubbard, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is about a mile walk through a 100-300ft wadi. Amazing views and a gentle slope down to the treasury.

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Anieres, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Siq with its narrow passage ending in front of the Treasury, is a compilation of mysterious bends and turns at the bottom of a narrow trail with huge and imposing walls on both sides! A fubuolus "mise en bouche" for the adventure of the Treasury, the Monastery or the High Place of Sacrifice. Truly awesome!

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is easy to absorb the natural beauty of this rock cleft, some detail may be missed, unless you have someone to point them out. You will see dams, elephant carvings, camels and attendants, and votive niches. Our guide made this a truly rewarding experience with his scholarly insights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wandering down the Siq at night was a bit of a challenge because of how dark it was. I suggest bringing a small flashlight. But walking thru the Siq in the daylight hours is amazing! Very romantic winding around the Siq on the way to the Treasury. So beautiful...

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a variety of transport options, but to take in the grandeur and atmosphere you must walk in. The gateway is indeed spectacular.

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