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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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What an Entrance!

Probably the best entrance nature could have created to set the stage for your visit to Petra. You'll be doing a lot of walking. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water (though... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably the best entrance nature could have created to set the stage for your visit to Petra. You'll be doing a lot of walking. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water (though you can buy water once you get through the Siq from vendors inside the Petra complex).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we start our visit early no much visitors was quite it takes about halfe hour walking we dont use the horse ride was nice walking

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Amman, Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an amazing entrance , you will be enjoy , as advice : don't use any support such as horses or donkeys

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No, seriously, you do. It's the entrance to Petra, so totally unavoidable. But not that you would want to. It is beautiful, relaxing, and shaded for much of the day. Of course it isn't the star of the show but it's a fantastic way to open it!

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a scenic walk where water has cut the only entry way into Petra. However, you will be harassed by sellers during this walk which distracted from the amazing things you will see.

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Muscat, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited petra in a group of 50, and realised too late that it wasnt the best thing we did. Not the best only because the group consisted of people from different age groups. Also not the best as we didnt do enough research before opting for the trip. We started the walk at 9AM which in this season isnt... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stretch proved much longer than I anticipated: 1.2 km. We arrived early in the morning, and were glad we did: the views at that time are spectacular because the sun hits only the top of the rocks. Personally my favorite part of the Petra tour, take the time to appreciate all the different colors and shapes the stones make... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is downhill into Petra so the walk inside is very nice (coming out (after the Siq) your ticket includes a free horse ride up the hill to the visitor's center, but be prepared to be hit up for tips by the horsemen. The sis is an unusual crack in the earth that is walkable and wonderful with plenty of... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you approach the SIQ, at one point you look at it and it seems there is no opening. But once you pass through the narrow gorge you will see THE TREASURY.

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Beechgrove, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The siq, which is the Arabic term for a water carved channel, is a natural wonder to experience. Because this area was once under the sea, the rock is sandstone, laid down over millennia in a palette of colors, depending upon the color of the sand compressed into the present day rock. As the relatively soft sandstone was eroded by... More 

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