Petra
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petra (ancient capital city of the Nabataean people) recently proclaimed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
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  • Vladan G
    1 contribution
    Amazing Jordan tour with our friendly driver, Bashar (contact +962787766438)
    We strongly recommend our driver, Bashar, for your tour through Jordan. He is an amazing person, really good driver, he speaks fluent English and was more than happy to tell us everything we wanted to know about places we visited. Everything went perfect, it was pretty smooth and easy to arrange pick ups and drop offs. If you want to have an amazing time in Jordan without worries about transportation and if you'll make it all on time, book your drive with Bashar, you won't regret it!
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    Written March 16, 2023
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    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 27, 2023
  • K10
    Singapore, Singapore70 contributions
    Majestic site several hours from Eilat
    We only went up to the amphitheatre on a 1 day tour so this is a bit of a half-review. The Treasury is a magnificent highlight but one can't help feeling sad about the lost majesty in the whole site. Silly to say I know but wish I could go back in time and view what technicolour splendour would have been visible. But walking around with one's imagination, you can conjure up images in your head of past glories and also enjoy the ride through the desert getting there.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 27, 2023
  • silvia m
    2 contributions
    The Best Driver in Jordan Waleed Hassan
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    Written March 16, 2023
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    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 28, 2023
  • Jadranka P
    London, United Kingdom718 contributions
    Just Stunning
    As a part of our package we started classic Petra tour at 08:00. After obtaining a ticket you can chose whether to walk all the way till Treasury via Siq or take mini golf for jod 25 which will drop you at the same point. There are no words to describe beauty of this place. Along the Siq there are intricate inscriptions and carvings, some of which have been worn almost smooth over the centuries. Treasury area is packed with tourists, people trying to sell things , sleepy and hungry dogs and cats. From Treasury the classic tour takes you through the street of Facades with view of giant Royal Tombs, the Roman amphitheatre and the Great Temple. The tour ends by midday when you can stop for a lunch/refreshment or continue to explore on your own the rest of the area. There are several trails that you can chose from but it is very difficult to complete them all in a day.
    Visited November 2022
    Written February 28, 2023
  • fml70
    Monterrey, Mexico230 contributions
    Bucket List Must!
    Had the opportunity to visit one of my bucket list priorities and was greatly impressed. There are no words to describe the place. I would recommend a professional guide that can give you a lot of information on everything that Petra represented.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 3, 2023
  • bunnyden
    48 contributions
    Petra Less Busy after 4pm
    We came to Jordan to visit Petra to mainly see the Treasury from Indiana Jones, we drove here from Amman after hiring a car ( driving is at your own risk, crazy driving in Jordan). We stayed at the Petra Guest House right next to the entrance gate, so good position. We booked for a two day entry as we didn’t know if we’d have enough time to see it all in one day? We had booked our tickets through Petra Online and had to visit the visitors centre as we hadn’t received a confirmation email, but they helped us there and went straight to the entry gate as advised by the Helpdesk, the man then at the kiosk told us we needed to get a ticket after showing him the QR code, ( everything in Jordan seems to be awkward in some way or another) anyway after explaining we were told just now to come here he magically found a scanner and let us through! We started our walk down towards the sights, we were offered along the way horses to take you through, but kept saying no which they took well. It took around 20 mins roughly to get to the Treasury, were there were traders and camels rides available, we carried on our walk were along the way plenty of refreshments and shopping is available. We had arrived at the Basin restaurant at the bottom of The Monastery, where there are roughly 850 steps to the top, this filled me with dread as I’m not very fit, but we started our trip up, thankfully we had entered the site just before 4pm so most of the visitors were leaving, so our journey up was mainly on our own apart from the horses and donkeys somehow navigating the uneven steps. I did have to take a few rest breaks to catch my breath, do make you take water with you, as it took us a good 45 mins to the top and that’s with stopping here and there. It was worth it as when we got to the top it was near enough empty, so great photos. This was now just after 6pm when started out journey down, again horses passing us at scary fast pass, and the closing souvenir stall all offering any item for 1JD, so you could pick up some bargains along the way. We got to bottom nice and easily with no in our way, I wouldn’t opt to do this in peak time, as navigating your way down on sometimes uneven footings, going from steps to sloping rocks. At the bottom we started our journey back, and agin pretty much deserted by visitors now and sunset had begun, we made our way towards the Treasury, which was empty. We had visited on a Wednesday which was one of the night entry evenings, so we’re lucky to experience them putting all the lights for the path on our exit, so again we got some lovely photos going through the windy rock formations. Overall we made the journey in 3 1/2 hours, so by the time left it was dark but so worth going in later in the day to avoid the rush and people getting in your way if your don’t like crowds.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 3, 2023
  • pspring73
    Bangkok, Thailand14 contributions
    An absolute must see!
    The three hour drive from Amman to see Petra seems to go quite fast and is totally worth it. Walking through the canyon (Al-Siq) takes around 15 minutes and then the fabulous Treasury building comes into view. Unfortunately the canyon floor was cemented over in 2003 but this makes it easily accessible for the disabled. Going beyond the Treasury Building you are also immersed in other historical sites. For a day trip allow at least four hours to complete the main tour route and I highly recommend getting a guide while you are there. We'll worth it. Entry to the site costs 50 JOD for foreigners but be aware none of this supports the local Bedouin people you will meet there. Strike up a conversation they are very friendly.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 4, 2023
  • WorldTravellerSoon
    Canada364 contributions
    Amazing rock formation of the trail leading to the amazing Petra
    Petra is a must see in Jordon. The walk from the entrance to the facade is equally amazing. Petra is probably brought to the world attention by the movie Indiana Jones. However, it really deserve it with its beautiful rock formation and carving along the trail. There are donkey and horse rides, as well as golf cart rides. We didn't use any but walk the beautiful path to see the main carving.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 8, 2023
  • yun
    2 contributions
    customized trip to Petra
    I could stay in Jordan only for one night, but I really really wanted to visit Petra. I asked my hotel for the help, and found a good driver. He could pick me up very early morning that I can come back in my flight time. Driver Waleed speaks English very well, was nice and funny guy, offered me wifi, drinks, and cookies. He also gives me his mobile phone during my stay at Petra in case I need help at there. I felt safe thanks to his offer. The trip was long but I feel very comfortable. I recommend him, anybody intesested this is his number: Have a nice trip at Jordan. Waleed Hassan 00962 799952938
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written March 11, 2023
  • pantac
    Ottawa, Canada120 contributions
    Recommend minimum two day visit
    We really appreciated the itinerary from Petra Night Tours for visiting Petra. The first day we started from Little Petra and walked to the Monastery. This path to the Monastery is so breathtakingly beautiful, it was one of the highlights of our trip. From there we walked down (instead of up) the 900 steps to the Treasury towards the main gate. We highly recommend Anas Helalat, our guide in Petra. He was knowledgeable, intelligent and professional. He was able to gage how much we want to know and his delivery was organized and concise. He was also a great photographer and capture some of the best photos and videos of our 16 day trip. Anas truly elevated our two day experience in Petra.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 12, 2023
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Alicia W
Birmingham, UK119 contributions
Oct 2019
At first sight, I'm not sure Petra is what I expected. It took us a few hours to get to there down spirally roads and through little villages. When we arrived, the first thing I noticed was the number of coaches there was, there must have been over 100 coaches. Hotels, restaurants, and souvenir shops laid beside the entrance of the archaeological site, packed with tourists from all over the world, I was very shocked to see a museum, solely dedicated to Petra. The first day of Petra was a guided tour, witnessing locals selling souvenirs and taking some tourists to the Treasury in a horse and carriage. I wouldn't recommend the horse and carriage, the walk to the Treasury was comfortable, mostly under the shade and took around a duration of 30 minutes, this included stopping for information and photo viewpoints. Once we arrived at the Treasury, I couldn't believe my eyes, it was indeed the Wonder of the World, the site from Indiana Jones. The photo we all know Petra by was standing in front of us, 40 metres high and carved into the rocks. There were crowds that formed outside the Treasury, however, the crowds dispersed as we moved throughout the site. Petra felt empty when we left the Treasury, it is said that passengers from the cruise ships walk that far, then they walk back to the coach. We had a map that had the different routes you could take, some were harder than others and they all had different qualities. On the second day at Petra, there was no guide so we were free to go where we please. We walked high up a mountain route to get a full view of the Treasury, please note that this is not well signposted and ensure to ask other tourists for directions. Once you walk to the top there is a tent selling drinks, the owners will try to charge you to take a photo of the view. Please note that you do not have to do this.
We headed up the famous 900 steps to the Monastery, it was definitely worth the walk and I would highly recommend it. There is a lovely cafe at the top with a view of the structure and other viewpoints. There are donkeys that take the same steep path up to the Monastery for JOD 40, however, the donkeys were mistreated and it looked extremely unsafe. I could have easily stayed at Petra for longer and explored the different routes, ensure that you have AT LEAST two days there.
Written May 5, 2020
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DonnamjCan
Kelowna, Canada447 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Top of the list for experienced we have had. Highly suggest staying at a Bedouin camp nearby and hitting this early in the morning when it opens and before the crowds do. Go with a guide to the first 2 km walk (and walk it and learn about Petra as you do). This will take you to what is known as The Treasury. The scene you see in Indiana Jones and where a lot of people stop. If you take a buggy ride to this you may miss many important opportunities to learn and see how Petra came to be. Once you get here, it’s another approx 2 km and about 900 stairs up to the Monastery which you should not miss. We did not have a ton of time so did hop on donkeys for this part of the journey. This in itself was part of the epic experience. What this allowed us to do was experience everything. We were able to come down from the Monastery on our own and gauge the time we had to stop and see and visit all we trotted past between the Treasury and the Monastery. If you are on a limited timeframe I’d recommend this approach. So much to see and a lot to experience. There are bathrooms between the Treasury and Monastery and a few places along the way to buy drinks and souvenirs. Lots of opportunities at the entrance for that as well for after you finish taking in this incredible site. There are camels to experience as well if you are interested in that. By mid to late morning the Treasury will be absolutely overrun with tons of tours so get your pictures and experience that first before moving on to the rest of the city.
Written February 8, 2020
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Katie
11 contributions
Jan 2020
My experience at Petra this week was largely ruined by the treatment of the horses, donkeys and camels. I encourage anyone who felt the same to email Jordan's Ministry of Tourism and ask for changes.

Some smaller horses were forced to pull carriages full of people, which were far too heavy for their size. They were being forced to run--when they tried to stop and rest the drivers whipped them and shouted. One had a wound on its neck and many clearly looked exhausted. From what I've since read on line, it appears that the horses are also forced to run with the carriages in the blazing summer heat as well.

Additionally, the drivers were quite aggressive with trying to get me to take a ride. I was asked over and over and over again if I wanted to ride and when I said no, they continued to hassle me and insist that it was cheap and that I would like it. I came to Petra for a peaceful experience in nature, not to be bothered by pushy salesmen.

It also seemed dangerous to have the horses running through the crowds of people.

Petra is beautiful, but I left feeling very sad. I planned to stay two nights so i could return to Petra for the night tour, but I didnt want to give more money to a place that mistreated the animals.
Written January 3, 2020
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Sparrow Morgan
10 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I wanted to love this event — Petra is genuinely beautiful, and even more so by candlelight.

Unfortunately, the Petra by Night event is so poorly run as to be insulting.

They say it starts at 8:30, but that you can arrive as early as 7:15. They sell tickets until at least 8:45.

We bought our tickets at 8:30, and while we stopped to take a few photos on our walk to the treasury, we made good time.

We wondered why we kept seeing people leaving...

We arrived just in time for the show to end. Whatever magic might have been left, after they lit the Treasury with LEDs instead of candles, instantly vanished.

The whole area was lit up with a flood light, so that the souvenir shop could maybe sell a few more pieces of *incredibly* overpriced Chinese-made “authentic” “antique” crap.

Not cool.

In addition, the only restrooms were inexplicably locked. There were at least 100 people there — I guess they wanted to make the experience “authentic” by having everyone just piss on the rocks?

I wouldn’t have minded roughing it, but I did mind being heckled by two different men when I tried to open the locked bathroom door. I was about ten feet from them. No need to yell.

Not only did they yell at me, they did so *during* the last minutes of the performance!

“Locked, only nature!”

I figured that out on my own, but I’m sure that the yelling really added to the atmosphere for everyone else! I was a bit embarrassed — so they yelled again!

“Only nature, ha ha!”

The boy who then got up and got his friend so they could follow me, pretending to be very interested in every rock I tried to crouch behind, hoping to get a look at my bare ass, was just insult to injury.

Once the show was over and tourist pockets had been successfully emptied at the gift shop, they herded everyone out.

Petra by Night *could* be an incredible, magical event. It is not.

It was an appropriate capstone to an otherwise awful visit to Petra in which I encountered starving dogs, and starving pickpocket children who made no secret about rifling through my bag.

Which isn’t even to mention the filthy, underfed horses that were too weak to walk the trails without *falling* and who flinched at the slightest glance from their so-called trainers. Those were not working animals — they were abused.

...oh, and just so you know, that “free” five minute horse ride that’s included in your ticket? It’ll cost you at least 25JD. Skip it.

Frankly, just skip Petra completely. It’s not worth it.
Written January 18, 2020
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Gabriela S
Florham Park, NJ100 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Petra is beautiful and worth visiting in your lifetime. With that said you do need to keep a few things in mind. We personally stayed two nights in Petra town to make it easier and less hectic. On our first night we visited the Petra museum and found it a great introductory to the actual site. It is also free.

The second day we had deducted the full day to Petra (Get the Jordan pass like we did). We had read about being there right when it opens at 6am and we were there at 6:30am. It was a very peaceful walk down to the main site (takes about 30min) so I recommend going early or based on our experience later in the afternoon. Due to Covid it wasn’t as packed so you still may be ok going around 8am but more people do come in around 9am-1pm.

In terms of people bothering us, it was very annoying being asked to take rides non stop or buy stuff, or take us on tours or take pictures so be prepared to say no a lot. Also know what you want to spend money on. I would recommend a guide from the entrance. In terms of going up to take photos of the treasury, we got a local and he was phenomenal but again bargain on the price and know what you are looking to get out of it. Also the view from the top was great but the hike up is not for anyone that is not in decent shape.

The 850 steps to the Monastery are a killer..we also ended up going at around 1pm so the heat made it a slow and hot journey up. Now here I would suggest getting a donkey if you wish. With that said, the animals are treated so so from the looks of it. I think some are treated better than others but overall they are there fo help provide them a livelihood. We said no to donkeys or camels all day but after walking and climbing since 6:30am we caved in for a 5-10min donkey ride back to the Treasury. Towards the end of day you may be able to bargain more on the price.

Lastly we were lucky to see Petra at night (17JD per person in cash) and though it was beautiful and magical if you don’t have time you can skip it. This place is stunning and like some others have said it is run by the locals on the inside.
Written September 14, 2021
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ladolcevita89
Scotland, UK149 contributions
Feb 2020
I wish I had the opportunity to visit Petra 20 years ago - sadly this beautiful historical site has been very commercialised. Entrance fee at £55 feels overpriced. Lots of shops, cafes and restaurants throughout and some hassle to buy souvenirs, take camel rides etc. Camels, horses and donkeys don’t look happy or well cared for it was sad to see.
I visited during the day in February and needed a light jacket although it gets warm in the sun once you walk a bit. Takes 3.5hrs to get as far as where you would start the Monastery walk and back again. I opted not to do the Monastery walk. The Treasury is beautiful, as is the walk to it through the rocks, although I was disappointed by the rest of the site. It felt like it hasn’t been very well maintained/too many tourists now.
You definitely need walking shoes and it’s perfectly safe to go solo. I imagine it gets extremely crowded at peak season, February was a good time to go.
I visited again at night for Petra by Night which was fantastic - a beautiful sight to see the Treasury lit up. Don’t leave early the best bit is at the end! Nice touch to be offered hot tea. Gazing up at the stars from there was wonderful. £20 extra to add this on to a day ticket. Bit of a treacherous walk in the darkness so go easy. It would be good if they could light up the paths just a touch more so you can see where you’re walking.
Written February 21, 2020
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,187 contributions
Dec 2019
My adult son and I began our journey from Eilat, Israel, on the Gulf of Aqaba, where an Israeli tour company successfully got us through this easier southern border crossing into Jordan, for a day excursion to Petra. Following a wait, we were picked up by a Jordanian tour company on the Jordan side of the border, which provided a sack lunch and all entrance and border fees for our visit. This was my second visit to Petra. While the first visit was indeed a wonderful experience, on this subsequent visit we left our guide and group, and departed to explore on our own at a more rapid pace. We are avid hikers and adventurers, so we were able to make it all the way back up to The Monastery, enjoy a cup of hot mint tea, and complete an overall 10 mile hike in our allotted time. On my first visit, I was unable to proceed much further than half way, due to the group limitations and time constraints. So much to see, if you are interested in "Ad Deir" (The Monastery), initially work your way up to it, then explore all of the other wonderful sites on your return. Be aware of the donkeys bearing tourists led by Bedouin children, or worse yet, the adult Bedouin men upon horseback as you scale the approximate 850 steps up to The Monastery. Both Bedouin males and females wear and sell charcoal black eyeliner, which renders an attractive "Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean" appearance to the Bedouin men. Souvenirs and scarves are sold by vendors throughout Petra, which is an unusual contrast to the ancient, surrounding setting. "Al Khazna" (The Treasury) is the icon of Petra, intricately carved out of the beautiful rose colored sandstone. Walking through the slot canyon gorge approach to Petra called "The Siq", the sense of excitement upon your first glimpse of the immense Treasury facade finally being revealed to view is quite overwhelming and stunning, causing most to gasp with wonder and amazement. Along The Siq, notice the ancient cartwheel ruts worn down into the original stone streets of this historic, yet rediscovered gem (1812 by Swiss Explorer Johannes Burckhardt), having been lost since the mid 7th century to all except the Bedouins. Logistically placed on an a formerly active trading route, prospering in the 1st century B.C. as the Nabataean Capital, the history of Petra's inhabitants dates back thousands of years B.C. Be cautious in The Siq of the horse-drawn carriages that rapidly transport visitors through The Siq which is 1.2 kilometers in length, to The Treasury at its terminus, although they do make for an exotic photo. We visited Petra in December and it was extremely cold. Bring numerous layers of clothing if you are able to visit Petra in the winter, when it can be closed due to snow and adverse weather conditions. A visit to Petra is a truly magical experience!
Written November 20, 2020
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Steve H
Boynton Beach, FL120 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
There are a number of options for the ambulatory handicapped person.

Just inside the entrance, you can choose to take a golf cart (up to 5 people and price is basically by the cart), donkey, or horse drawn carriage (two people). I saw a number of people pose on a camel in front of the Treasury, but did not pass any riding the trail leading to and from the Basin. I also heard that you could ride a horse, but saw none on the day our group was there.

Regardless of mode of transportation, all will take you further on to the end of the Main Trail and the Basin Restaurant, for an extra fee. It appears that there is a general Jordanian government fee for the transportation and then a tip on top of that is expected.

If going further on to the Monastery, you will need a donkey as it’s tough and broken ground from there and it’s a 90 minute or more ride. But worth the view, if time permits.

Donkeys are the slowest as you are led. The carriage rides are terribly bumpy and not recommended for anyone with sensitive back issues. But it is the fastest and not terribly expensive. The golf cart was mega expensive since they are very limited.

Each driver will give you plenty of time at the Treasury for pictures. But drivers are generally not amenable to making photo stops further along the route. Once past the Treasury, they want to deliver you to the end of the Main Trail. There, you can schedule them to come back and pick you up later or you can choose to return immediately. We spent an hour there early in the morning before the restaurant opened up and that was sufficient for us. Be sure to visit the few Bedouin vendors that still live in the caves there. They have some great stories to tell. One vendor knew the couple written about in ‘Married to a Bedouin’.

Yes, they have corded ropes that they whip the horses with. But not hard, just enough to get their attention and keep them moving. They do care for the horses as my guide got out of the carriage and walked beside the horse on one uphill portion of the journey.
Written February 25, 2020
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nickiBH
Hong Kong355 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Out of 6 New Wonders of the World we visited, we found the Petra a big Wow as we finished the narrow Siq and into the opening Treasury, as compared to other Wonders like Machu Picchu or Chichen Itza where you could see from a great distance away, diminishing the surprise awaits you.

We started early, leaving our Movenpick Hotel next door at around 7am to avoid crowds and mid day heat, and most important of all, to see the iconic Treasury in morning light when the sun shone on it to bring out the best color during the day!

It might seem a bit cool in the early morning but as you continue walking and as more and more tourists join you, you would find it warm enough, and then very hot after mid day. So dress in layers with hat, and if possible, avoid summer visits.

It is better to visit the free museum the night before to get more knowledgeable about the site before the actual walk early next morning.

I was totally overwhelmed I could finally meet in person the author, Marguerite van Geldermalsen, of her memoir of Married to a Bedouin, which I had always wanted to get a copy autographed by her and I did that day enjoying chat with this amazing Newzealand tourist decades ago and now a long time resident there.
Written March 5, 2020
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Chee Khan Wong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia314 contributions
Jan 2020
We went to Petra was on late January and it was consider non-peak season for us. Temperature was acceptable, windy in the morning but warm during the noon so nothing to worry about the clothing. However, make sure you get a nice shoes which is comfortable for you to walk whole day including hilly terrain. If you coming with Jordan pass then you don't have to pay anything as the entrance fees is already covered by Jordan pass. The first thing you will see is the Treasury and following into deeper to the center part of Petra archaeology site which you will see more ancient buildings of Nabataeans Empire. The last will be the Monastery building which going take you another 1-2hrs from the centre part of Petra archaeology site to there. Generally, you may not able to complete the whole site within a day subject how fast you can walk as the distance from end to end total about 5km. There were restaurants and toilets in the site so nothing to worry about it except the foods there were quite pricey so you may try to prepare some foods prior the visit. It was wonderful experience to see the most iconic ancient building in the World and one of Seven Wonders of the World. Highly Recommended. You will find a lot decent hotels with reasonable price around the Petra archaeology site. Some of the hotels can arrange free shuttle service to the site.
Written February 16, 2020
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