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“Strap on you walking shoes, and don't forget the hat and water”

Petra World Heritage Site
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Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the day here and it was exhausting, interesting and definitely an experience. We had the steps tracker on and managed 18.8 kilometres so make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes, have a hat, plenty of water and determination.

We walked all the way to the monastery which is up 1000 steps (or 800 depending on who you ask). But you have to do it while you are there.

There are some transport options inside to help those maybe not as able to get around. Horse and cart, camel and donkey are three options with limitations on where each of them can go, but you can do most of the site without walking much if you really wanted to. Not sure how sore your butt would be by the end of though. And of course it isn't free! Don't get ripped off!

But we walked all the way and by the end were over stairs! We went up to the royal tombs on the way back which I am not sure if it was the right thing to do. After walking up to the monastery there was almost no energy left and we really had to dig deep to make it up there. Maybe I would have done this first instead? I did find it more interesting than the monastery as you could go inside these.

You can't go in the treasury or the monastery but just about everything else you can walk inside of and explore. Given my limited knowledge of Petra (Indiana Jones) I was surprised by how much there was to see, and how spread out it was.

Thank luxurythrill
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Should definitely be on everyones' bucket list. But you need to be fit as the site is very large and mountainous. We clocked 12 strenous miles in the hot sun over 2 days.

Thank ranger12017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Petra is definitely worth a visit to Jordan (if you can get Wadi Rum into your visit as well -- that's also highly recommended!). This buildings in this city, originally built by the Nabateans in the 4th century BC, are carved into the walls of the sandstone canyons -- when you get the first glimpse of the Treasury building when coming out of the Siq passageway that leads to the city, it will simply take your breath away. Continue exploring to see many more amazing views, and if you have the time, I highly recommend walking the 700+ steps up to the Monastery. Aside from the huge Monastery itself, carved into the mountain face (which is no less spectacular than the Treasury!), a few minutes walk from it you have one of the most amazing views of Wadi Araba down below -- worth walking up just for the view! There's also a café at the top where you can sit and get a little something to eat or drink after the long walk up. You can get a 1-day or 2-day pass to Petra -- if you really want to see everything, and especially if you decide to go up to the Monastery, I would recommend the 2-day pass.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Petra is one of the new seven wonder of the worlds, and deservedly so. The sight is extensive and I recommend staying at least 2 days (we stayed 1 starting at sunrise, ending at sunset, walking all the time, and we still had so much to explore). The treasury is exquisitely preserved, the monastery is huge and the royal tombs are so interesting. However, in my opinion, the facades are not the main attraction in Petra, the landscape merits your attention. The stark hills and climbs, panoramic views and colours are mind blowing and the site is one of the most incredible attractions in Jordan, if not the globe. I loved the climb over the royal Tombs to get the view of the site and then descend into the small tent with the view of the treasury. Buy the Jordan Pass to skip the queues and save money.
Petra is incredible and everyone should visit once in their life.

Thank sebmport
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some places you know about, you see images, you put in a bucket list... and then ocurrs that they are much more better, big, outstanding, memorable when you go right there. It is the case of Petra. It is magic. History. Change of point of view.

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