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Petra

Practical information about Petra

  • Family
  • Encounters with locals
  • Romantic
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Desert
  • Mountain
  • Archaeological Site
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Unesco World Heritage
  • Essential
5 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
Three hours by road from Amman
When to go
From May to November
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Petra

Anne Vergnaud Travel writer
36 travel articles

Petra, THE destination that all travelers either remember or plan to visit!

My suggestion:
Don't be satisfied with a short trip - spend three days there to get the most from the subtleties of the light and enjoy the evenings.
Summary:
Petra is often the purpose of a trip to Jordan, and the site justifies a visit to the country in its own right. No matter how much I had read the guides or studied the plans, I could never have appreciated the scale of the place. Only the walk there enabled me to come to terms with it.
David Debrincat Travel writer
459 travel articles

Traveling to Jordan is mainly about visiting Petra, a wonderful site, the most spectacular of the country and in fact, the entire Middle East. Petra is an inspirational, mythical name. Exploring it is a magical experience that in itself justifies any visit to Jordan.

My suggestion:
The best time of day to visit Petra is in the early morning. It's a little cooler, while the rays of the rising sun caress the sandstone and give it its superb pink color.
Summary:
Petra is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its beauty indisputable. It is a unique wonder of the world and deserves a visit to Jordan in its own right. Arriving here was like being immersed in the world of my childhood heroes. All along the enchanting valley of the River Siq, I encountered the landscapes that I had dreamed of when reading Tintin comic books or watching Indiana Jones movies. And this time, I was the explorer!

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