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Monastery (Al Dayr)

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Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
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US$325.00*
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Private Tour: Petra Walking Tour to the Monastery with Lunch In Petra from the...
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US$48.75*
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Private Petra Walking Tour: Including The Monastery

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Brave the Winter Elements of Petra

Are you up for a challenge? Bring your rain gear, a warming layer, good hiking boots, binocular, camera, tripod, water and first aid kit. Hot tip: go during the winter season... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Are you up for a challenge? Bring your rain gear, a warming layer, good hiking boots, binocular, camera, tripod, water and first aid kit. Hot tip: go during the winter season when it is windy, muddy, rainy, a bit slippery. Not many tourists are willing to brave the trek past the Treasury during that season. Hike on steep rocksteps, pass... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hard to describe in words just how spectacular this is! Think grand, mind-blowing scale, awe inspiring. The hike up over 800 stairs, in the heat, to this site is exhausting but well worth it! There are plenty of places to stop and rest along the way (aka photo opps). We met entertaining Beduins along the way, including one dressed up... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's beautiful like everything else in the Petra Ruins but getting there it's taxing feat. We found 2 people with strong looking mule and we caved and used them to get up the 800+ stairs. A bit scary bc the animals can race up the stairs but cuts down the hike to a mere 20mins. Find a healthy looking animal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk is totally worth it! This is a long walk so I will tips you to bring water bottles and some snack. If you are lazy to walk you can pay for a donkey or camel ride. You will definitely will want to take a break while you do the long walk up and down. I thought i will... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is spectacular, but it's a long walk up and down, and steep at times. I'm glad I saw this, but if I ever go again, I'm not sure I'd do itagain. Bedoiun children are on every landing selling stuff, which can be a distraction. .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part of Petra and requires long hiking or donkey ride. One of two best structures in Petra and very recognizable as seen on many travel advertisements.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Monastery is every bit as impressive as the Treasury but without the huge crowds or camels. The walk up isn't difficult for anyone in decent shape and the views are worth it alone. Please don't take a donkey up unless you absolutely have to.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see, you need to be prepared for a long walk with numerous stairs to climb. But well worth all the effort when you get to the top.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is hard work getting up to here and I was not prepared to use a donkey! They are so badly treated. It took us about an hour and we are fit! The cafe at the top does good, safe to eat snacks; which apparently, several other places don't! The monastery is spectacular but you can't go in. However, after... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is quite a long walk and mostly uphill but this end result is truly breathtaking. The Monastery, for me, was the part of Petra!

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