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Petra World Heritage Site

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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.more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First, I did not see neglected or abused animals. (Grew up on farms) Second, It is all downhill into the siq and beyond the treasury. It is about a mile. THE WALK THROUGH THE SIQ IS BEAUTIFUL. Third, We took a buggy from the Treasury...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cjdesai
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just go there! An absolutely magical experience. I imagine it is crowded and hot in season but this time of year was fabulous, sunny but not hot for walking and at times we had little corners all to ourselves.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank elleKent_8
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Petra. Now, a lot of people have told me not to ride the horses here... ordinarily, I would agree... (DEFINITELY NEVER GET THE CARRIAGE RIDE!!!!) but I think I got the best guide there is here... multiple breaks and stopping points for the horses (just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank iwarneduaboutme
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just back from a visit and this place blew my mind.Pictures cannot do this place justice.It has to be seen to be believed

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank keithrevenge
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took a free horse to the entrance area. Where we had to make a donation for the free horse! Walking past the caves and the temples was fantastic. It was a long walk and a steep one to the monastry. There is a souvenir shop...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank flyingal1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had two days at this wonderfully historical site. We managed to walk all the way to the monastery and back taking in all the photo opportunities. The Treasury was a highlight and the monastery itself. It was over 800 steps up to this point...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank richp1955
Reviewed 5 days ago

Petra is probably the very first thing you associate with Jordan. It probably is the reason why many of us decide to visit the country too. While you can skip a few attractions in Jordan, you cannot miss this. It is brilliant. A true world...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Zainab F
Reviewed 5 days ago

The ancient ruins are accessed by taking a very pleasant walk through a gorge which takes about 30 minutes. When exiting the gorge the impressive Al-Dayr (“The Monastery”), the image everyone associates with Petra, is before you, and it is impressive. However, Petra was a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martyncymro
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well worth visiting. We visited on a tour of Jordan and entrance price was included otherwise entrance price is expensive.If you do not have entrance price included it may be wort buying a jordan pass if you intend visiting a lot of historic sites. You...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank P7005VAkarens
Reviewed 5 days ago

Petra lived up to our expectations. We loved visiting this incredible place and spent about a day and a half exploring. Our only disappointing experience was with some very aggressive locals that were insisting on charging us for entering a free trail. My husband had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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16 January 2019|
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Response from Kyriakos_Hasapis | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no there are no bikes there. Once you get in the archaiological site, prepare for long walking, around 5 hours of walking are necessary if you want to explore almost everything. You can rent a donkey or a horse if you... More
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Response from Simbal09 | Reviewed this property |
The ground is rocky sand and uneven so would not support the conventional golf cart: neither would bicycles last very long. However, there are two-wheeled carts drawn by donkeys and horses (seen in photos posted online by... More
8 January 2019|
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Response from BrisVegasChick | Reviewed this property |
We just did this with our 83yr old aunt who has a bad hip. She opted for the horse and carriage to get to the Treasury but to be honest, it was soooo bumpy it ended up making her hip worse. If you have hip/back issues, this... More