Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Petra - Wadi Musa

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  • Lorne M
    Oakville, Canada12 contributions
    We had one day to tour around Petra and we’re going to just hike around ourselves. We got lost before hitting the gate and after the second sales pitch to take a guide we relented. Salman was absolutely amazing. He took us places we would never have found and peppered every nook and cranny with amazing historical facts. We would highly recommend using him. Cost $50 JOD ($100 USD) plus tip “from the heart” if you book through the guide agency at the front of the park by the ticket office.
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, OR1,729 contributions
    Al-Khazneh, or the Treasury, is the most famous of the sites at Petra, well known from the Indiana Jones movies. It's the first major building you see as you exit the long walk through the Siq, and it doesn't disappoint. You can't enter inside it any longer, but we were able to hike a few minutes up to a viewpoint above that gave us a great view of the treasury without all the crowds. The area in front of it was very crowded and chaotic, with vendors of food and souvenirs, as well as those selling camel rides and others offering to take you to a viewpoint. It was a lot, but understandable due to its fame and position as the first major site. We admired and took pictures for about 15 minutes before we left to explore deeper into Petra, and on our way out took advantage of the view point above, as well as a last look as we headed back up the Siq. This is definitely a site that doesn't disappoint!
    Written 23 November 2022
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  • Mark T
    Cardiff, UK157 contributions
    Recommended by our tough guide, the walk up was fairly hard but the path was reasonably good. The monastery took our breath away. Overall the scenary and views were outstanding. The was a cafe at the top with further climbs to other viewpoints with even better views.
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • JamieJW
    Quakertown, PA2,086 contributions
    Impressive canyon path that leads to The Treasury of Petra.

    The pathway is partially shaded which is a huge help on the hot sunny days that we had in November.

    Of course The Treasury is the end result of this amazing walk but the pathway itself is worth exploring, taking your time and looking at the various carvings and tracing the path of the flow of water.
    Written 23 November 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia11,677 contributions
    The High Place of Sacrifice gives a wonderful outlook over Petra. The hike is not strenuous if you are of average fitness, but best avoided if you have trouble with your legs. If you make an early start, you will avoid the hottest part of the day. If you make the climb in the late afternoon; you will get a beautiful view of the sun setting over Petra.
    Written 8 November 2022
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  • Andy F
    Devizes, UK999 contributions
    An oddly mini version of going to the real Petra - a narrow entry gorge, with carvings, facades, tombs etc, plus the usual traders/ hawkers. Definitely worth a visit.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, OR1,729 contributions
    The Royal Tombs were one of our favorite parts of our visit to Petra. There's a short path to climb up to get near them, and then you can appreciate them up close as well as take the time to go inside. We liked how close they were together so we could compare them and their styles. It took us about half an hour to climb up and explore the area, and take lots of pictures. We also enjoyed the views looking out from the Tombs area back down over the rest of Petra.
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • Tony C
    Bedford, UK1,099 contributions
    I have to say I approached this with a degree of negativity having had a long coach journey from Amman and the thought of having to cook my own dinner was not something I looked forward to.
    But I was pleasantly surprised; this was fun and the food at the end of better than I had hoped.
    It took a while to get started and appeared a bit disorganised but once you where allocated a table/food station and an assistant chef came to assist us and guide us through our creation we never looked back.
    Each person is allocated a task towards the end dish which is then taken away for cooking. Your chopping skills are certainly put to the test throughout and there is no real hiding place.
    After about 45/60 minutes of prep table are set and food (that you have prepped) is served. As I said I was pleasantly surprised with a number of tasty dishes with plenty of food available for all.
    Highly recommended
    Written 18 November 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia11,677 contributions
    This historical museum has a marvelous collection of ancient artefacts related to Petra. Most of the exhibits are related to the Nabatean civilsation.. It also includes Greco-Roman sculptures. The Nabateans were a trading people, who originated in Arabia. Petra became immensely rich, based on trade, and created a unique city, hidden in the desert. The gift-shop has some interesting items. Entry is free.
    Written 8 November 2022
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  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, OR1,729 contributions
    The Street of Facades was farther into our exploration of Petra than the Treasury, but before we reached the Theatre. Each of the many facades is impressive on its own, although Petra is such a huge and impressive place that they also blend together. The overall impression is amazing, and if you have time to spend wandering a little more closely, they are definitely worth seeing up close.
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia11,677 contributions
    The Byzantine Church was constructed in the fourth or fifth centuries of the eastern Roman Empire, when this region adhered to the Christian faith. The ruins are impressive. As with many other Byzantine churches of this period, the church possesses intricate masaics.
    Written 8 November 2022
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  • SnowyShasta
    Portland, OR1,729 contributions
    The Great Temple no longer has any sort of roof, but it's a large and impressive structure. We spent about 20 minutes climbing up to the top level, taking pictures, and generally exploring and admiring the views. Most of it is in ruins, but there are still intact archways and other portions that give you a small picture of what it must have looked like originally. We were glad that we took the time to walk into the Great Temple and explore.
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • paolovbossi
    The Hague, The Netherlands779 contributions
    Very small attraction but very nice if you are interested in the History of the Religion. It seems that people are still coming here to use this "holy water".
    Written 26 October 2022
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  • Michal K
    Trutnov, Czech Republic2 contributions
    Nice, clean roomes. A/C, wifi was functioning good. Many nearby restaurats and shops. On the roof very nice shisha bar, very romantic place. Super kind hotel owner. He was helping us with our broken car. I recomending this place.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Rachael K
    10 contributions
    Highly recommend Ali if you’re visiting Jordan and need a driver to travel around the country, you just send a WhatsApp with the details of where you want to go and Ali does the rest!
    The drivers were always on time and we had no issues at all, they went above and beyond and took us to some great spots to take photos (that only locals would know) we set up our pick up times daily and never felt rushed, they will wait all day while you explore this amazing country.
    Written 20 November 2022
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