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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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Jordan 2017

SIMPLY AMAZING!!! Worth the hike up. Consider accessing the monastery with a taxi ride to the backside of Petra. Be careful of cabbies trying to gouge you. The drive around... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

SIMPLY AMAZING!!! Worth the hike up. Consider accessing the monastery with a taxi ride to the backside of Petra. Be careful of cabbies trying to gouge you. The drive around back is 5 min. Ask for the meter on the cab or agree to pay 5JD or less.

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Dublin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth the effort to make it up to the Monastery as it is even more beautiful than the Treasury and even less people make the extra journey so you wont have tons of other tourists in your photos. We did the walk, but you can go up and down via donkey. The 850+ steps were not that bad. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an incredible view to see the Monastery. To get to the Monastery, you walk up almost 900 steps which takes about 45 minutes. It was so worth the walk up. A view not to be missed.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a long climb something like 900 steps plus plenty of trail to walk. If you are in good shape & have the time, it is a good thing to see but if you don't have the time, you have seen in the main valley a lot of what you see at the Monastery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

magical place and if you go early in the morning you can literally have the whole place to yourself.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing place. Really worth the effort. It takes more or less two hours to get up there. There are steps all the way. PLEASE DO NOT USE DONKEYS. The owners really abuse them and they will charge you a lot. Think of the experience of going up yourself: much more rewarding than riding poor exhausted donkeys. Go there in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hike is a bit tough. I hear it's an average 2 hour hike (one hour from the bottom to the top and one hour back). But it's better preserved than the treasury and much quieter since fewer people choose to go. Worth it if you can walk up all the stairs (sometimes steps not really defined steps) or you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals will say its a 1 hour trek up the stairs. My 64 year old (reasonably fit) mother and I did the climb up in 34 minutes. Some people will take a donkey but I urge you not to - not only would this be terrifying but think of the donkey. You CAN do it! There is a lovely tea... More 

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Amman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monastry is the largest of the monuments in Petra, but owing to its remote location and challenging approach via 800 steps is not visited by as many people as the Treasury which is nearer to the Main Entrance. For the more adventurous there is an even more cahllenging approach via Little Petra in the North and which arrives at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I do not like to promote bad movies, much worse one that won the Razzie for Worst Picture of 2009. But if it were not for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, I would not have been aware of Petra's second most impressive monument, Ad Deir, or the Monastery. No one knew the purpose for which it was built but many... More 

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