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Address: Petora, Jordan, Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
Phone Number: 06-569-6151
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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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Spend the Whole Day

After your nice mile walk down through the canyon walls. You will pass lots of interesting carvings and crypts. You will pop out in a clearing that has one of the most impressive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Carefree, Arizona
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Impressive but expensive. They charge 50 dinar each for tourists and only charge 1 dinar each for local and residents. It is very impressive but some places when you walk inside the temple it's smelly

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Carefree, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After your nice mile walk down through the canyon walls. You will pass lots of interesting carvings and crypts. You will pop out in a clearing that has one of the most impressive rock carvings. You can continue walking down past lots more ruins and even a restaurant you can stop at to rest. Place is full of Bedouins that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Petra was an incredible day out. I will say that there can be a fair bit of walking involved if you really want to visit this site. My friends and I went as soon as the gates opened at 6:30am purchasing our tickets that morning. We paid 55JD for two days and had to have our passports with us to... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Petra is beyond what I had imagined! And of course, there are more to Petra than the iconic Treasury. Do space out your visit, drink plenty of water as you will be walking a lot in hot, dusty and dry weather. But this didn't bother me-the long walks are rewarded with spectular views thay one treasure even after one leaves... More 

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Remuera
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Apart from the intense Hawkers this place is astounding especially once you get away from the crowds at the Monestery.

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Thank polloRemuera
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the highlight of our visit to Jordan. The walk to the treasury is amazing. The hike up to the monastery is a bit longer and steeper although it is not difficult. I highly suggest going early in the morning before it gets too hot. The hike itself is not that hard but combined with the 35-40 degree heat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mind-blowing! Plan on spending the whole day. The hike up to the monastery is totally worth it. You can take a mule if you decide you do not want to climb the 800+ stairs to the top.

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Thank cynalegre
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

we had tow days visit to Petra because. it's a big city., we spend the all time visiting the site, we loved,

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Province of Treviso, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the most amazing sites I have ever visited, make sure you stay at least three days in order to see everything, enjoy tea and a chat with the Beduins at the shops, unless you have troubles walking avoid the ride on the horse. The only upsetting thing was seeing neglected children working while they should have been at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the real fantastic sights in the world. Truly memorable. Really recommend a guide who can explain it all. Can spend a morning or afternoon, an entire day, or even two days.

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