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Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa

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Originally built over 2,000 years ago by the Arab Nabataeans, Petra serves as a representative example of ancient rock-cut architecture and water collection techniques. Visitors know the fortress and important post on Middle Eastern trade routes for its reddish color. Approach the ancient site by hiking an easy 1 km (0.6 mi) path through steep rock cliffs. Upon arrival, you'll find hundreds of surviving tombs carved in relief out of the rock, as well as a Roman-style amphitheater, a Nabataean monastery, and an intricately detailed treasury. Wear comfortable shoes and a hat to protect your head from the sun, and carry plenty of drinking water. Using our world travel planner, Petra - Wadi Musa attractions like Petra can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Upon arrival in Petra just after you scan your ticket, we were stopped by this man, Yazeed, who said our entry ticket passes included a short horse ride and it was free. Me and my friends were... 
    Upon arrival in Petra just after you scan your ticket, we were stopped by this man, Yazeed, who said our entry ticket passes included a short horse ride and it was free. Me and my friends were...  more »
  • Our trip to Petra and Wadi Rum from Amman was absolutely amazing and definitely deserves 5 stars. However, our tour guide, Waleed, made the experience even more spectacular. If I could give more than....  more
    Our trip to Petra and Wadi Rum from Amman was absolutely amazing and definitely deserves 5 stars. However, our tour guide, Waleed, made the experience even more spectacular. If I could give more than....  more »
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  • Incredible place to get lost and admire all its beauty. I recommend going early to avoid the crowds of tourists and enjoy more quietly.
  • Awesome. Petra is a huge place with many things to visit. Bring comfy shoes as this is sandy and rocky if you want to the hike to the Monastery , Treasury views or other amazing views.

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