Petra
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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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  • Alex Vergara
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Petra tips
    Petra is a fantastic place, ideally go very early to avoid the crowds and the heat. Considering that there are many other things to do nearby (dead sea, aqaba, amman), Bashar was recommended to us (962 7 8776 6438) and he was excellent, he was very punctual, friendly, he knew the places very well, he made our trip a lot more efficient and pleasant. Contacting him is an excellent option.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2023
  • Rob O
    Winter Garden, Florida593 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Life List Worthy
    Starts off with walking though a stunning valley with surrounded by tall beautiful cliffs and then after quite a few minutes you catch your first glimpse of the Treasury and all you can do is smile and say wow. The entire site is filled with with remnants of the past and its just an amazing site to see. The monastery is a bit of a rough hike to get to given all those stairs.. lol but it is really worth it.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2023
  • Psasha
    The Hague, The Netherlands388 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth it
    All the people giving this experience one * are just not being fair. It takes quite an effort to put up all the candles along the way and organize the chairs at the Treasury. We really enjoyed that. And then just sit there and meditate to the flute music. It doesn’t always have to be spectacular. If you’re there on one of the nights when it’s on and you’re wondering if you should go based on the bad reviews - have a look at the pictures and just go!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 April 2023
  • JHollie
    London, United Kingdom362 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A truly memorable day
    We were in Petra in sweltering conditions so two of us traveled in a golf cart the rest walked. The driver was a delight and full of information although some of the local kids drove him mad trying to jump on the back. We had a coffee by the Library and walked about on our own. It is a stand out memory of a memorable holiday. Arriving early was a real bonus
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 April 2023
  • RDS61
    Chester, United Kingdom1,727 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome and spectacular
    I would recommend at least two days to visit Petra as the site is vast. The monuments, in particular the Treasury and the Monastery are spectacular. It is worth getting up early to view the Treasury before the crowds arrive. To get to the Monastery it is quite a hard walk up hundreds of steps but a worth the effort. Good walking shoes or trainers are essential and maybe a walking stick, although it is possible to take donkey both ways if you want to avoid the walk. There are also many other things worth seeing such as the amphitheater, the tombs and just enjoying the views. I would all recommend going to the light show in the evening at the Treasury.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 April 2023
  • AkelaH
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    Wear good walking shoes.
    What an amazing place! The walk through to the Treasury is so interesting, so much to see: caves and water channels. Coming out to the Treasury is such a wow moment! There is so much more to it that this, though. The Byzantine church and the royal tombs are great and also accessible. We did not take the steps to the monastery as it was a little too much for me but those who went said it was amazing! Donkey, horse and buggy rides are offered every step of the way and there are lots of stalls selling goods. If you continue over the hill near the Byzantine church, there is a little advertised shuttle bus service which takes you back to the entrance.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 May 2023
  • GnomadBuddy
    32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic wonder of the modern world. In the bucket list
    The splendor of this place is indescribable. The colorful sand stone strata are a nature’s masterpiece. The historic temples and the Bedouin caves. Nature, Art and History as can rarely be found anywhere else.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 May 2023
  • Donald S
    Poinciana, Florida877 contributions
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    Bucket List Checked
    We were on a private 14 day trip of Egypt & Jordan. With only 2 couples remaining we flew into Amman Jordan from Cairo. Spent the 2nd day touring Petra. This was a big bucket list item checked off. This is truly a place of wonder at just how all this was built and carved into the stone. So many different cultures have had a hand over thousnds of years in its making. Being high season it was a little crowded but we could move around the larger tours and avoid the crowded spaces. We did the camels for the pictures. You need to set the price up front. There are sales stalls all over & most will over charge for everything. Try to go early while the weather is cool. The rocks do hold in the cold in most of the shaded areas so makes for a nice walk. It can be a rough walk for anyone so be aware that this is a long unpaved & rutted walk. The horses only take you to the start of the walk area. For a cost you can catch a cart that goes all the way to the Treasury but you do miss a lot of the other sites & the view of area as the cart roof blockes out the upper view. The cart will also take you back for a cost.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 May 2023
  • Johnusds
    Richmond, Virginia117 contributions
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    Must see in Jordan
    This is a lot of walking. Be prayers with good hiking shoes and I recommend pants in the summer instead of shorts as it can get dusty. Flies were an issue as well, but it’s a must see for Jordan. The walk to the main part of the city can be about 4 miles each way, this doesn’t include the Monastery. It can be a difficult walk for some. There are golf carts available for some of the tour, horses and donkeys as well. We were almost run over by all of the above several times. Plenty of places to purchase water and other snacks along the route as well as souvenirs.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 May 2023
  • WendiJ287
    Alexandria, Virginia91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Much more intimate than the day tour
    Petra has been on my mother's bucket list for years. We finally made it there and Ayman made it the experience of a lifetime. He went above and beyond to make our visit to Petra By Night a memory that will last forever - from finding us the perfect seats and bringing us tea to making sure we had photos taken in front of the treasury without anyone else in them! His friendliness and hospitality really made a difference in our experience. It was much more magical for us than during the daytime with the crowds.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 14 May 2023
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Annies_Mum
Northampton, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Visited as a part of a group tour with a fantastic guide. Sadly tourism is down in Jordan currently due to the conflict in Israel - however I felt entirely safe throughout my stay. As a result this is actually a great time to visit as the tourists numbers are down giving an opportunity to see and experience this bucket list place in relative peace. What surpised me most was the size - our guide said it would take three days to fully explore and I think we covered about 8 miles with the parts we visited. Do go with a guide who can share the history - just learning and seeing how the Nabataeans put in place systems to capture and distribute water was fascinating. You will need a hat and a good pair of shoes - but this really is a great time to visit to see Petra at its best.
Written 19 April 2024
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,738 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Solo
Petra was the capital of the Nabateans, a people who prospered by trading with their neighbors. To reach the main part of the city, you have to walk about 1 km./.5 mile to As Siq. Then you walk through the narrow canyon 1.2 km./nearly a mile long. In some places the canyon is just 1.5 metres/five feet wide. At the end of As Siq is the magnificent Treasury. This building was carved into the stone during the 1st century BC.

They have handicrafts for sale in several shops. I watched this artisan make a sand painting. (Yes, you can fit a camel through the eye of a small bottle!) There is a lot to see including the royal tombs and the colonnaded street. The Amphitheatre looks like many others in the Roman Empire, but it is unique in that is was carved out of the rock. I walked a total of over 12 km./8 miles round trip through the Archaeological Park. Be sure to allow enough time to see as much as you wish to see.
Written 18 April 2024
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Houda
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Feb 2024 • Solo
Hello! I just want to share information on my tour guide/driver in Jordan who booked through trip advisor.

His name is Ibrahim Salama and he was amazing.

I had such a good time with him and 100% would not hesitate to go again with him if I visit Jordan again.

Not only did he take me to all the places that I wanted but added some on the way. He gave a lot of recommendations and he helped me with my shopping.

Overall he is a very nice respectable man, is very honest and hard-working. He treated me like his daughter even though he had just met me.

Don't hesitate to go with him, you will not regret it!!
Written 17 April 2024
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Shulun
Doha, Qatar1 contribution
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Apr 2024 • Friends
I would like to recommend a passionate driver on Jordan, Mr. Waleed(00962799952938) who is truly love his country, will share a lot of information but will not push us to do anything or go anywhere. We spent a very good time with him.
Car is very nice and clean, also have free Wifi!
Written 16 April 2024
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Written 17 April 2024
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Foffern
Oslo, Norway65 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Friends
Petra is grander and more magnificent than any picture can describe. This valley must be experienced and traversed for you to truly grasp the beauty of this place.

My strongest recommendation is to be there by six in the morning. That's around when the site opens, and it's definitely worth skipping the hotel breakfast for this.

Entrance is covered by the Jordan Pass, which is highly recommended to purchase before your trip.

We practically had Petra to ourselves the first hour we were there. On the second day, there were a bit more people at the same time, but it was far from crowded.

The great thing is that the main route back and forth is accessible to most, but you can make the trip more challenging by taking detours that are a bit more physically demanding. I would suggest reading up on these before embarking on them. And wear sensible shoes – ditch the sandals just for this day!

You may experience that people working there are a bit pushy, and want to sell you services like donkey rides or other things. But given the current state of the tourism industry, it was also somewhat understandable.

I also want to comment on how the locals treated the animals. Throughout the day, you encounter some dogs and cats – something we really appreciated. One dog even followed us from the entrance all the way down to the Treasury. But when we got there, the tourist police started throwing rocks at the dog to chase it away. We felt very upset witnessing this, and I hope that comments like this can help change this practice.

And I need to add, to everyone wondering if it's safe to travel to Jordan these days. YES, it's safe. Travel. It's completely safe to travel in Jordan. The tourism industry is struggling right now, and we've experienced that Jordanians are among the friendliest people in the world. So they certainly don't deserve to be punished for what's happening around them. Travel! ❤️
Written 13 April 2024
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Gabor E
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Amazing place with views out of this world and many historical sites.

If you want to make the most out of your trip, I highly recommend Waleed, who has been a very reliable, knowledgeable and thoughtful guide and driver to our family.

Thanks to him, we could find the best accomodations, restaurants and sites to see. He took care of our 5 day Jordan itinerary and we didnt miss anything.

You can book him via 00962799952938
Written 12 April 2024
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Ken T
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Feb 2024 • Friends
I hired Ibrahim Salameh whatsapp +00962772365512 . My brother and I came to Jordan for the first time and we hired him for 3 days and 2 nights. We actually had his brother, Mo mostly due to his schedule but Ibrahim offered to take us to the airport on our last day. Both he and his brother were great drivers. We felt safe the entire time and they were nice to talk to. We had a great time and can’t wait to come back to Jordan again!
Written 3 April 2024
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Written 17 April 2024
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Ariyya
Kuwait City, Kuwait436 contributions
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May 2023 • Solo
Petra lives up to its reputation as wonder of the world. The site is large and sprawling and you are constantly amazed by the sheer height and breadth of this ancient city. You can do this with a guide or not as it doesn't make a big difference if you've done some reading.

Before the entrance to Petra, there is a small bookshop among the various souvenir shops that is worth a look as it has many special books on Petra's history.
Written 30 March 2024
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Colin F
3 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Solo
I went on a tour with Walleed and saw many beautiful sites in the country. I really recommend everyone to organize a tour with him and enjoy Jordan! His number is 00962 799952938.
Written 29 March 2024
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Austin F
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Mar 2024 • Friends
Such a great experience with Waleed! He made our trip to Dead Sea so memorable and was so kind and friendly. Even got us bananas and Ice cream on the way back. He really is an example of how kind Jordanian people are! Book with him and you won’t regret it! 00962799952938
Written 29 March 2024
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Thank you so much for your review, And thanks for booking transportation as well! See you soon again in Jordan Haroon nawafleh WhatsApp 00962777650482
Written 17 April 2024
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