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Petra with 90 year old

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Petra with 90 year old

Traveling to Israel in Nov. with my 90 year old mother-in-law. We have all been to Israel several times before, but not to Petra. She is mobile (uses cane to please us) and active, but still 90. Do you think we can do this? Recommendations for tour company, number of days, etc.

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1. Re: Petra with 90 year old

She can do it Richmond, rent a horse cart and there you go all through Petra, About companies there are many of them . I'll msg you with a one .

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2. Re: Petra with 90 year old

Greetings from Amman !!

While visiting Petra you must know that there will be a lot of walking, the carriages in Petra are very expensive. And there is no way you can manage it in a wheelchair.

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3. Re: Petra with 90 year old

I call on Patricia ( the local Belgium)to come and give some advice on this important subject.A horse and cart will help speed up along the route into the Siq.

I think she can do only main site like Treasury and just about??


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It is doable but it will be very tiring for her. The ground isn't always great, hardly ever even and with soft sand in some places. The carriages normally take people from the entrance to the Treasury (2 km - 20 JOD) but you can definitely ask an exception to take her from the entrance to the restaurant / museum area (4 km - 40 JOD), you can arrange this when you buy your ticket. The downside of taking a carriage is that you miss so much, the drivers usually "fly" through the Siq and even if you can persuade / threaten him to walk you will still miss a lot since he won't stop anywhere. If it's possible for your mother-in-law to walk in at her own pace with a lot of stopping and resting along the way then I think this will be the best way to do it and then you can arrange a carriage to pick her up at the restaurant area to bring her back to the Entrance. Despite the fact that she only go one-way in the carriage the price will still be 40 JOD :-( buy the ticket in the morning at the ticket box and agree a pick-up time with the carriage driver. Climbing to any of the higher places such as the Monastery or the High Place of Sacrifice will be out of the question I'm afraid.

Have a great time in Jordan !

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5. Re: Petra with 90 year old

Thanks all for your comments.

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6. Re: Petra with 90 year old

Thank you for all of the help. We decided that the trip, as a whole, to Israel and Petra, was going to be a little too much and will take a stateside 90th trip instead.

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