Petra
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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  • BunnyDen
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Petra Less Busy after 4pm
    We came to Jordan to visit Petra to mainly see the Treasury from Indiana Jones, we drove here from Amman after hiring a car ( driving is at your own risk, crazy driving in Jordan). We stayed at the Petra Guest House right next to the entrance gate, so good position. We booked for a two day entry as we didn’t know if we’d have enough time to see it all in one day? We had booked our tickets through Petra Online and had to visit the visitors centre as we hadn’t received a confirmation email, but they helped us there and went straight to the entry gate as advised by the Helpdesk, the man then at the kiosk told us we needed to get a ticket after showing him the QR code, ( everything in Jordan seems to be awkward in some way or another) anyway after explaining we were told just now to come here he magically found a scanner and let us through! We started our walk down towards the sights, we were offered along the way horses to take you through, but kept saying no which they took well. It took around 20 mins roughly to get to the Treasury, were there were traders and camels rides available, we carried on our walk were along the way plenty of refreshments and shopping is available. We had arrived at the Basin restaurant at the bottom of The Monastery, where there are roughly 850 steps to the top, this filled me with dread as I’m not very fit, but we started our trip up, thankfully we had entered the site just before 4pm so most of the visitors were leaving, so our journey up was mainly on our own apart from the horses and donkeys somehow navigating the uneven steps. I did have to take a few rest breaks to catch my breath, do make you take water with you, as it took us a good 45 mins to the top and that’s with stopping here and there. It was worth it as when we got to the top it was near enough empty, so great photos. This was now just after 6pm when started out journey down, again horses passing us at scary fast pass, and the closing souvenir stall all offering any item for 1JD, so you could pick up some bargains along the way. We got to bottom nice and easily with no in our way, I wouldn’t opt to do this in peak time, as navigating your way down on sometimes uneven footings, going from steps to sloping rocks. At the bottom we started our journey back, and agin pretty much deserted by visitors now and sunset had begun, we made our way towards the Treasury, which was empty. We had visited on a Wednesday which was one of the night entry evenings, so we’re lucky to experience them putting all the lights for the path on our exit, so again we got some lovely photos going through the windy rock formations. Overall we made the journey in 3 1/2 hours, so by the time left it was dark but so worth going in later in the day to avoid the rush and people getting in your way if your don’t like crowds.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 3, 2023
  • pspring73
    Bangkok, Thailand14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute must see!
    The three hour drive from Amman to see Petra seems to go quite fast and is totally worth it. Walking through the canyon (Al-Siq) takes around 15 minutes and then the fabulous Treasury building comes into view. Unfortunately the canyon floor was cemented over in 2003 but this makes it easily accessible for the disabled. Going beyond the Treasury Building you are also immersed in other historical sites. For a day trip allow at least four hours to complete the main tour route and I highly recommend getting a guide while you are there. We'll worth it. Entry to the site costs 50 JOD for foreigners but be aware none of this supports the local Bedouin people you will meet there. Strike up a conversation they are very friendly.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written March 4, 2023
  • WorldTravellerSoon
    Canada364 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing rock formation of the trail leading to the amazing Petra
    Petra is a must see in Jordon. The walk from the entrance to the facade is equally amazing. Petra is probably brought to the world attention by the movie Indiana Jones. However, it really deserve it with its beautiful rock formation and carving along the trail. There are donkey and horse rides, as well as golf cart rides. We didn't use any but walk the beautiful path to see the main carving.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 8, 2023
  • yun
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    customized trip to Petra
    I could stay in Jordan only for one night, but I really really wanted to visit Petra. I asked my hotel for the help, and found a good driver. He could pick me up very early morning that I can come back in my flight time. Driver Waleed speaks English very well, was nice and funny guy, offered me wifi, drinks, and cookies. He also gives me his mobile phone during my stay at Petra in case I need help at there. I felt safe thanks to his offer. The trip was long but I feel very comfortable. I recommend him, anybody intesested this is his number: Have a nice trip at Jordan. Waleed Hassan 00962 799952938
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written March 11, 2023
  • pantac
    Ottawa, Canada120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommend minimum two day visit
    We really appreciated the itinerary from Petra Night Tours for visiting Petra. The first day we started from Little Petra and walked to the Monastery. This path to the Monastery is so breathtakingly beautiful, it was one of the highlights of our trip. From there we walked down (instead of up) the 900 steps to the Treasury towards the main gate. We highly recommend Anas Helalat, our guide in Petra. He was knowledgeable, intelligent and professional. He was able to gage how much we want to know and his delivery was organized and concise. He was also a great photographer and capture some of the best photos and videos of our 16 day trip. Anas truly elevated our two day experience in Petra.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 12, 2023
  • Ifrah
    London, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing trip with an even more amazing driver Bashar
    Me and my friend spent a week in Jordan and our trip was nothing short of spectacular. From the people to the beautiful scenery my trip to Jordan was definitely one for the books and something I will forever hold close to my heart. Our trip was made extra special by our driver Bashaar. He was not only friendly, polite, and funny but we felt so safe with him. He drove us from Amman to Wadi rum and then to Petra always ensuring that our needs were met and we were having a great time. He showed us true Muslim and Arab hospitality and made us feel like family. I cannot recommend Bashar enough and have already recommended that any close friends who plan to visit Jordan get in touch with him. Thank you again Bashar and we hope to see you again one day In sha Allah! From your friends in London Ifrah and Idman
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written March 12, 2023
  • hester2018
    Sloten, The Netherlands501 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Prepare to be blown away !
    We had the shuttle bus at the Petra Visitor Center take us to Little Petra. We then walked all the way to the Monastery. You can take a shuttle for part of the way, but is doable. The landscape is beautiful and not very difficult. You have steps, but not 850 steps when going to normal route. Bring food and water although there are multiple places where you can buy food and drink. It took us about 2,5 hours and then we were at the Monastery. If you ask me the best spot. We had lunch at the Monastery, you can pay by card. Afterwards we walked all the way to the visitor center, lots of stairs at the beginning but after it is ok. All in all it took us about 6 hours, around 17 kilometers.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written March 13, 2023
  • Bookmom17
    Kansas City, Missouri179 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable experience
    Petra was on my lifetime bucket list and it did not disappoint. The beauty of the site was overwhelming. I could imagine ancient people living there. It was raining so we got to see the ancient water collection methods in action. We were also drenched after wading out of the gorge in the rain but it was worth it! There are vendors and people hawking souvenirs and animal rides but that’s typical in this part of the world, and they take “no” for an answer fairly quickly. I’m against animal tourism but as an individual traveler, I can only do my part by not giving them any business. I was glad there were electric golf cart rides to the Treasury for people who could not walk so far, but the path to that point was well maintained and easy for people with typical mobility. Highly recommended!!!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written March 14, 2023
  • Durga M
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,095 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be missed
    This place will really transport you to the past. If you have interest in history of civilisation than you should do this. We got a good Guide she explained the history of the monument diligently. What a mesmerising rock structures. You need atleast 6 hours to cover the full. The rock structure are beautiful. There are shops inside. Highly recommend
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 15, 2023
  • amymlong
    Houston, Texas210 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AMAZING!!!! A few things I wish I would have known...
    Bucket list adventure that is totally worth it. Couple things I wish I knew... Go with a guide. You will get so much more out of the experience if you have someone teaching you about the history and what each of the caves, carvings, etc actually mean. You walk almost a mile through the Siq (narrow canyon) before you ever even reach the Treasury (the most famous structure and the beginning of the experience). The Treasury - I had high hopes of exploring Indiana Jones style, but you can't go in:( All you can do is take photos of the outside. There is an "illegal" photo spot on the canyon where you can have locals take your photos on fancy colorful rugs. They aren't great at framing the photos though, so if you do this make sure you show them exactly how you want the photos taken. It's about a ten minute hike that isn't dangerous like they make it sound. There are many structures similar to the Treasury, just smaller and less ornate that you can walk around inside of. I think I thought the canyon was just lines with them, but they are spread apart. There is one section that has many of them together, so you can see a lot in a short amount of time. Take the hike to the Monastery. It's quite a hike, but so worth it. There are two extra trails that go up even further from the Monastery. We took the one to the left. Not great, but had really good views of the canyons. There are people throughout the entire site trying to sell you cheap souvenirs. And I mean THE ENTIRE site! Even as you hike up the mountain to the Monastery, you will pass table after table of junk for sale with the Bedouin woman begging you to buy something from them so they can feed their babies. I'm not sure what the situation is, but I will say that it is a shame that this amazing place is so littered with junk everywhere. I feel bad for the people, but it really takes away from the amazing structures. There are plenty of snack and coffee shops, even some up near the Monastery. To explore everything, you would need 2 full days, but I felt like we were able to see everything I really wanted to in one day. We arrived at 9am and had a 3 hour guided tour, plus 3.5 hours to explore on our own. By the time we left we were absolutely exhausted, I can't imagine trying to squeeze any more in in one day. I also don't think I would have wanted to go back a second day. Since it takes so long just to get through the Siq, you would have to walk a couple of miles to just get to the point you left the day before. One day is plenty.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 18, 2023
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amg14
virginia374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A magical three day trip! Petra is beautiful, not just the history but also the stunning natural rock formations. It’s a great place to hike. We did all the trails but are favorite was the temple of high places. The crowds thin out after awhile and the scenery is stunning.

I’m a retired teacher so I hated to see the children, some as young as 5 selling souvenirs. What I hated even more was seeing tourists giving these children $$$. Please consider the effects of doing this. First of all the rules at Petra clearly state DONOT buy anything from the children. It is against child labor laws. Secondly if they are selling they are not in school. If you feel bad, I think it’s better to donate to a foundation.
Written March 1, 2024
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joel
Brownsville, TX3 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Friends
Waleed was an amazing tour guide! He made us feel like we were on a family trip. He drove is us everywhere we wanted, carefully and safely (and he has wifi in his car). He explained every site to us in a jovial and friendly tone, and he took us to eat and drink coffee at great restaurants--where he made sure we were charged local prices. He also took us to Jerash and Ajloun, both of which were amazing. Thank you Waleed!
Written February 29, 2024
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Ryan B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Had a great time with Waleed Hassan as our driver and guide. Usual nice Jordanian hospitality, but with free wifi and water in his car too.

Also, took us to a place for lunch. Was a bit apprehensive as I thought it was going to be his friend’s place, but turned out to be great food for cheap prices.

Overall a very memorable trip.
Written February 29, 2024
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Hello dear, thank you for booking with us, and thank you very much for writing a review on the site. It gives us great pleasure that the professional driver Waleed and these maids provide you with hospitality and for all visitors, with the hope that we will see you again in Jordan. Best regards Haroon nawafleh WhatsApp 00962777650482
Written March 3, 2024
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Nur Sabrina H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Waleed Hassan is a very friendly person and there will always things to talk about. he gave us mineral water during the trip and got free wifi inside his car. absolutely recommended and safe for woman travelling alone. plus point that he arrives on time always!
Written February 22, 2024
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Hello dear traveler, thank you for booking with us and also for writing a review on our driver Waleed. It is our pleasure to always provide you with the best to live up to everyone’s trust. We hope to see you again with your family in Jordan to be happy to serve you.. Best regards Haroon nawafleh WhatsApp +962777650482
Written February 23, 2024
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Becks Wints
Weymouth, UK2 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Friends
Petra is an incredible place there is no denying that. It is however tainted with upsetting scenes of animal abuse which is what I think of after visiting.

A donkey was tightly tied and alone at a view point by The Monastery… I gave it a general stroke and noticed the flies buzzing around its tight chained head collar leaving an open wound.

As I was walking away a young boy, around 7, walked up to the relaxed donkey and whipped it around the head for no reason!!!

Completely shocked by this action I couldn’t help but should ‘don’t do that’ to which his response was to whip the poor donkey over and over.

I again tried to get him to stop but this just seemed to be fuel to continue the abuse. I didn’t know what to do but to walk away in hope that the poor animal got some relief because I wasn’t watching.

I can understand the that the donkeys and ponies are needed to help with daily life… but I find it extremely sad, frustrating and upsetting to think that they are repaid with abuse, open wounds and a lack of care or compassion that should be the bare minimum for what they put up with daily.

Very sad indeed.
Written February 21, 2024
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Please delete your review, because It's posted to the wrong business Best regards Haroon nawafleh
Written February 23, 2024
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Tab W
Cincinnati, OH711 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Arriving at Petra, you will have a long walk through the Siq. This is the main entrance to the ancient Nabatean city of Petra in southern Jordan. It is a dim, narrow gorge that winds its way approximately 3⁄4 miles and ends at Petra's most elaborate ruin, Al Khazneh (the Treasury). It took a fair amount of time to walk through the Siq and up to the Treasury. It was definitely beautiful. I just feel like the experience was marred by some of the locals. Having to constantly say "no thank you" to everybody trying to sell you stuff or see if you want to ride a horse or a camel or a donkey...it just gets exhausting. It was honestly the smell that hit me first before we even got to the Treasury. There are so many camels there, it smells like a toilet.
Written February 20, 2024
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James P
The Netherlands2 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Family
Haroon was a fantastic tour guide. We spent a great week with him getting to know Jordan. He was always very friendly, reliable and helpful, and was really good with our toddler. His van is spacious and Haroon drove well so that we always felt safe. He also knew some great spots to have some fantastic Local food. Thanks Harroon for everything!
Written February 20, 2024
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hello dear!Thank you for writing me exlant review, and thank you also for booking with us. It is my pleasure to provide my best service to you, the guests of Jordan. I look forward to meeting you in Jordan again, God willing. Best regards Haroon nawafleh WhatsApp +962777650482
Written February 20, 2024
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Feb 2024 • Friends
Haroon made our travel so easy and comfortable. I can’t say anything, but to feel thankful and grateful for his service.
Written February 20, 2024
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Thank you for writing excellent review, and thank you also for booking with us. It is my pleasure to provide my best service to you and do not forget that you are guests of Jordan. I look forward to meeting you in Jordan again, God willing. Best regards Haroon nawafleh WhatsApp +962777650482
Written February 24, 2024
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Vacationer523222
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Amazing driver and i enjoyed the tours. I strongly recommended takes tours with Waleed Hassan when you come to Jordan. Have nice memory and nice journey
Written February 19, 2024
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Thank you for your review on the best driver Waleed in our team, and thank you also for booking with us. We look forward to seeing you again in Jordan. Best regards Haroon nawafleh WhatsApp 00962777650482
Written February 24, 2024
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harachair i
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Waleed Hassan is the best guide driver. We explore Jordan with relaxation and happy. Good communication, mineral water, wifi and give good option to optimize our trip. Thank you Hassan.
Written February 17, 2024
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Hi dear, thank you so much for your review! Thank you for booking with us and we look forward to recommending us to friends. We always look forward to providing the best through customer reviews. We will remain as we are and progress to the best through your support.. Best regards Haroon nawafleh WhatsApp 00962777650482
Written February 20, 2024
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