Petra

Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa: Hours, Address, Petra Reviews: 5/5

Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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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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Christopher S
Fort Collins, CO68 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
The area itself is very cool. Transport back in time and also get a sense of feeling like Indiana Jones!! The treasury structure doesn't disappoint and the walk down the Siq trail is truely awesome. Bring tons of water and be prepared to fight off all the local peoples trying to sell you stuff all the time.
Written 2 July 2022
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Stefania C
Milan, Italy10 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Ali is a very good driver and a very nice person
If you want travel safe and comfort call him!!!
Ali 00962796979274
Written 2 July 2022
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Kelsey K
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Jun 2022
Petra itself, the site, is absolutely stunning. I would recommend that if you have the chance, every one should see this once in their life. Definitely a bucket list item.

That being said, there are hundreds of donkeys, camels, and horses on site for tourists to pay to ride them. These animals are severely abused and not properly cared for. I witnessed dozens of them being beaten with chains and forced to carry tourists (sometimes 2) that are much too heavy for them. Throughout the entire site, I did not see one single vessel of water or any food for them to eat. They are outside all day in extreme heat, being overworked and are severely dehydrated.

Absolutely, go visit Petra! Please do not support the animal abuse.
Written 30 June 2022
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Gloria C
Sydney, Australia106 contributions
Jun 2022
A magnificent historic site from previous civilisations which explains their culture religion and history.
Written 28 June 2022
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Mohamed Hafez Gad
Cairo, Egypt2 contributions
Best experience with best drive company. Walid “Abo Hassan” he made us feel like home and he is very friendly. He is very professional and he gave us information about Patra to know what to do there.
He took us from Nishan Hotel which is very good hotel.
Just call him and you will not regret it.
Walid “Abo Hassan”: +962 7 9995 2938

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Written 28 June 2022
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Haroon N
Hello, Thank you for comment on page transportation from Amman Airport to Petra.. Best Regards Haroon Nawafleh WhatsApp 00962777650482
Written 29 June 2022
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Simone Mazzei
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Jun 2022 • Family
We travelled with the best driver in Amman. He was very friendly and professional and at the end of the trip he gave us a present.
The number is: +962 7 9995 2938
Written 26 June 2022
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Haroon N
Hello, Thank you for comment on page transportation from Amman Airport to Petra, and thank you so moch for book with us.. See you again in jordan. Best Regards Haroon Nawafleh WhatsApp 00962777650482
Written 29 June 2022
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ketchuprequired
Calgary, Canada294 contributions
Jun 2022
Petra is really an amazing site to see and a place that all travelers should try to go. The Treasury and Monastery are amazing (how did they carve those by hand!!) but there are so many other things to see as well, and the setting is beautiful. We were just amazed at the colours of the rock in the area.

We had two days (three nights) to stay here and that was good. I suppose you could fit most into one day but it would be exhausting. It was June and it was very hot, so we started at 6 am and ended by 1:00. The afternoon heat was intense. It was cooler in the morning and much less crowded - so many more people arrived around 10 am. The Treasury, of course, is beautiful and at 6:30 am you can have it to yourself. The Monastery is also amazing and the hike up the stairs is not hard as long as you are in reasonable shape. We wanted to do the “back-door” hike but that was closed this summer.

We also did the Al-Khubtha hike to the viewpoint over the Treasury (signs point the way) and the hike to the High Place of Sacrifice (which was the hardest, steepest one) as well as explored the main trail. We walked about 17 km each day. The walk back to the visitor centre is the worst – uphill and in the hot sun. There were many exhausted looking people coming back. (An inexpensive shuttle from the top of the siq to the visitor centre would be a very welcome addition, I’m sure.) Just be sure that if you are doing a lot of the hikes in the site that you save energy for that last walk. There are electric e-buggies available from the visitor centre to the Treasury and back for an additional cost. I had a broken bone in my heel and so the second day I used this to come back up to the top which saved a lot of walking – I think it was about 35JD for both directions and tickets could be bought at the ticket office or at the actual golf carts in cash if you only want to go one way.

We did not use a guide but read about Petra before we went and after. The signs that are on site are faded by the sun – it would be really nice if they could be replaced. The museum is new looking and had a lot of information which was interesting and helpful and so it is worth going to.

Practical stuff: Water and snacks (ice dream, chips, chocolate bars) are available on site. We did not try the restaurants. Washrooms were scattered around as well - the ones by the tombs/theatre were the cleanest. We wore sport sandals, and this was fine – hiking shoes are not necessary, just make sure you can walk a ton in whatever you wear. The heat was crazy and most tourists (male and female) were wearing shorts.

Just a note: although we loved Petra, we were dismayed at the number of Bedouin children in the area with no supervision or trying to sell things instead of being in school. We saw lots of boys seriously fighting (one tourist even tried to help a little guy who was being pummelled) and even throwing rocks at each other’s heads. The salespeople were relatively friendly and generally easily took no for an answer but, also, going early in the morning meant most of the booths were still closed and so we avoided the constant sales pressure (another great reason to go early).
Written 23 June 2022
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TravelingFool88005
Las Cruces, NM1,182 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We were here for 3 full days. Day 1: monastery and trails off of the main path and petra at night. Day 2: rest legs day: castle, little petra and museum. Day 3: high sacrifice trail-up main way, down the back way. If you have the time, I recommend having a rest day in between. Going at least twice is a must-go early each day. It would be overwhelming to be there for only 1 full day.
Written 23 June 2022
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Mhn
5 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Reaching the speechless peak of a mountain and finding a local playing a traditional Jordan theme it's something rare to find, I got pleased traveling Solo and meeting local driver Waleed and 3 others people's that I didn't know before at the beginning that had give us the best experience driving from Amman to Petra and having a night in Wadirum to become like a family, Waleed provides us with all the need to make this trip as pleasure as it could be and the best part he give us "hi five" from time to time which I stared to call it "give me energy". Thank you Waleed and all your connections to make it an amazing trip 🙏

Waleed
Phone Number: +962 7 9995 2938
Written 22 June 2022
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Haroon N
Thank you so moch for booking the transportation with us, Best Regards Haroon Nawafleh WhatsApp 00962777650482
Written 22 June 2022
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Ranadwe
Nazareth, Israel1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
I had a very nice experience with a driver bashar naser he is reliable and was also kind enough to stop at dead sea for a couple of hours on the way to Amman and i am so happy I was able to swim in dead sea , bashar car is very comfortable and hi has internet and water in the car , which was amazing ,he also drove me friend and if i ever go to Jordan again ,i know who to call .
Here is his number , his know s English ,so the communication is not issue
00962787766438

Enjoy your Jordan experience
Written 21 June 2022
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