There is no doubt that your upcoming Jordan tour includes a trip to Petra and you’ve a lot of questions in your mind that need to be answered – from what to wear & what to see, to how to get there and how much it cost. Find out answers to all of your queries […]
There is no doubt that your upcoming Jordan tour includes a trip to Petra and you’ve a lot of questions in your mind that need to be answered – from what to wear & what to see, to how to get there and how much it cost. Find out answers to all of your queries in this ultimate Jordan travel guide.
How much I have to pay for the Petra entrance fee?
Until now, a single-day ticket to explore Petra costs 50 JD (57 / 70 USD). As there’s so much to explore, a lot of tourists prefer to visit the site for multiple days. A 2-day ticket costs 55 JD & 3-day ticket costs 60 JD. Entry is free for kids under 12. Don’t forget to bring your passport with you to buy tickets.
The opening & closing time of Petra:
The Visitor Centre of Petra is open every day from 6am-6pm all through the summer and 6am-4pm during the winter months. This is the place where you can buy tickets, look for a guide or pick out a Petra map.
Though there does not look to any official ‘closing period’ there’re directives at the entrance suggesting you’ve to depart the site by 7pm during summer and 5pm during winter, except you are traveling Petra by night.
Best time to explore Petra:
It can get exceedingly hot and humid throughout the day, so want to undertake the bigger treks during the morning & late afternoon. Also, try to not visit during the rainy months as the George is vulnerable to flooding.
How long it’ll take to reach at the Treasury?
At a decent pace, it will take you nearly thirty minutes to trek from the entry point, along the Siq, to the Treasury.
How long it’ll take to reach at the Monastery?
At a decent speed, it takes nearly one and half an hour from the basin region to get to the Monastery. There’re 800 rock cut steps to reach at the Monastery.
What are the major sites to visit on a first-time Petra tour?
The Treasury, The Siq, High Place of Sacrifice, the Royal Tombs and the Monastery are a must visit if you are first time visiting to Petra. Though it is too much to explore in a single day but if you’ve the opportunity to stay 2-3 days, you must not miss the chance to explore all these attractions.
How Petra looks by night?
There is a magical light show to be witnessed at Petra every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. With 1500 candles lighting the trail from the Siq to the Treasury, the sight is really breathtaking.
What should I bring to Petra?
Camera, money, passport, big water bottles, sunscreen, snacks, hat and scarf!
Where should I stay in Petra?
Camping is not allowed inside the site, so the ideal option is to reserve a hotel or camping experience close by.
Your Jordan tour won’t be completed if Petra is not in your bucket list. Traveling to Petra is absolutely safe as long as you are traveling with a reputed tour service.