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Monastery (Al Dayr)

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Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
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US$325.00*
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Private Tour: Petra Walking Tour to the Monastery with Lunch In Petra from the...
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US$48.75*
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Private Petra Walking Tour: Including The Monastery

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Absolutely worth the long climb

Right at the bottom of the complex you are encouraged to climb up around 900 steps through a canyon to the Monastery. Do it. To not do so is missing out on a structure equal to... read more

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Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Right at the bottom of the complex you are encouraged to climb up around 900 steps through a canyon to the Monastery. Do it. To not do so is missing out on a structure equal to or better than the Treasury. It is absolutely worth the climb and there are tea stops on the way up.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're in shape, go on foot. The pauses you can take as you hike can just blow you away, such a beautiful corner of the world. If you are tired or not in shape, take a donkey up, the ride is fine and not too pricey, at least in the off-season.

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Dharamsala, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a few yards away from the Treasury. It's picturesque too. Again a mausoleum. Di watch for the shrine of Beshra god and others on way. Ask the guide.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our guide advised, we avoid visiting it due to terrain. We ignored him and kept moving. He didn't join us. It took efforts to reach the place but then eventually when we reached we realized it was worth. The view is great and being winter and bit drizzling the weather was even better.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Are you up for a challenge? Bring your rain gear, a warming layer, good hiking boots, binocular, camera, tripod, water and first aid kit. Hot tip: go during the winter season when it is windy, muddy, rainy, a bit slippery. Not many tourists are willing to brave the trek past the Treasury during that season. Hike on steep rocksteps, pass... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to describe in words just how spectacular this is! Think grand, mind-blowing scale, awe inspiring. The hike up over 800 stairs, in the heat, to this site is exhausting but well worth it! There are plenty of places to stop and rest along the way (aka photo opps). We met entertaining Beduins along the way, including one dressed up... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's beautiful like everything else in the Petra Ruins but getting there it's taxing feat. We found 2 people with strong looking mule and we caved and used them to get up the 800+ stairs. A bit scary bc the animals can race up the stairs but cuts down the hike to a mere 20mins. Find a healthy looking animal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk is totally worth it! This is a long walk so I will tips you to bring water bottles and some snack. If you are lazy to walk you can pay for a donkey or camel ride. You will definitely will want to take a break while you do the long walk up and down. I thought i will... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is spectacular, but it's a long walk up and down, and steep at times. I'm glad I saw this, but if I ever go again, I'm not sure I'd do itagain. Bedoiun children are on every landing selling stuff, which can be a distraction. .

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Part of Petra and requires long hiking or donkey ride. One of two best structures in Petra and very recognizable as seen on many travel advertisements.

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