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Address: Petora, Jordan, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Phone Number: +962 6 569 6151
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petra (ancient capital city of the Nabataean...

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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$48.75*
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Petra by Night Tour Ticket
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$218.75*
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Private Tour: Petra Day Trip from Aqaba
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$312.50*
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Private Tour: Petra Walking Tour to the Monastery with Lunch In Petra from Amman

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At least a whole day needed

We did a daytrip to Petra from Israel and spent a few hours here. I would definitely recommend staying locally instead and spending as much time here as possible as the heritage... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did a daytrip to Petra from Israel and spent a few hours here. I would definitely recommend staying locally instead and spending as much time here as possible as the heritage site is huge and you could spend days exploration it! Pack lots of water as it gets hot depending on the time of year.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Petra World Heritage site is one of the most amazing places I've ever visited. As one enters the area, the walk is downhill for a time and then one enters a narrow passage between cliffs. This passage widens and narrows as one progresses through and toward the most famous parts. Formed by an ancient earthquake, the passage between the... More 

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Thank BFJ1946
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Petra really didn't disappoint. The whole experience was perfect. Yes, the price was high, 50 JD for a day, 55 for two days and 60 for three days but was so special - really worth it. I liked the presence of the hawkers, donkeys and camels as it gave the place an alive feeling rather than an over regulated site.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see place, amazing!. Try to get a discount ticket when you enter Jordan at the airport, otherwise entry is $65/person but fully worth it. See pics below, the tour guide which I posted his card is great! Fully knowledgeable with perfect English.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is always on top of the bucket list for visitors when visiting Jordan, and the Treausry is well worth it. But be sure to arrive on a day when you can also see the Treasury by candlelight--its a wonderful introduction to the Petra experience. Hint: make sure to allow enough time to see even more of Petra--the Treasury is... More 

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited at the end of November, and as others have pointed out, it was cold. We went at 7:30 and beat the crowds - we had the Treasury essentially to ourselves at that time and were able to take some great photos and also take our time really seeing the various sights. We climbed up to the monastery- it's not... More 

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited Petra through a cruise tour. On arrival, tickets were available from the tour rep, but I saw buying tickets at the entrance to be hassle free, although costing the equivalent of £50 per adult. Security is good with metal detectors used at the entrance. The walk down the gorge is fascinating, remember the film Indiana Jones as you... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Petra is one of the best UNESCO WH sites I have visited. We entered at 730am and left at 430pm. It was cold unless we were in the sun. We must have walked 20 kilometres in and out of the site and it is not for the elderly or disabled. There is now a 4 star restaurant in the site... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Travelled on December it was a bit cold dont forget to take gloves with u. The entrance fee around 50 US dollars. The in the restaurants in Petra not really delicious. Put place is like miracle. In your ticket will be included a horse riding which suppose to be free. U will find so many ppl who will approach you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are having a guide make sure you arrange this at the visitors centre before going to the entrance gate, 50JoD set rate. Prepare for a lot of walking. The excitement and anticipation of the first glimpse of TheTreasury spurs you on downhill. Take a moment to marvel at the rock formations and colours on the way down. See... More 

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