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4 tips on visiting Petra

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4 tips on visiting Petra

1-To have a perfect trip to Petra, you should consider the following tips; it’s best to arrive early in the morning or potentially visit later on in the day to enjoy a breezy weather. Late in the morning, early in the afternoon is literally the worst time to be there, not only for the crowds, but also due to the hot weather, with the sun shining high in the sky.

2-It’s a really smart idea to bring lots of water, pack some sunscreen and if you get really tired you can always ride donkey, camel or horse. There is a variety of transportation options available.

3-If you are passionate for adventures, you don’t want to miss the tombs, to reach those you need to go up high steps, it is very dark and cold inside the tombs, and you need to cool off for a minute.
But actually what is interesting about these tombs is that up until 1980’s there were Bedouins living in with their entire families.

4-As a matter of fact, it is almost impossible to cover this entire magnificent archaeological site in half a day or even a day, you need at least three days to have a complete experience.


Petra’s oldest tombs date back to the 3rd century BC. The tomb sizes vary in size and design, and the difference depends on the deceased’s social status and financial resources. There are simple designed tombs, and there are also Royal Tombs.

Entrance fees to Petra

The entrance fees you pay when you visit Petra are as follows:

Visit Price
1-Day Visit 90 JD
Overnight or Accomodated Visit 1-Day Pass 50 JD
Overnight or Accomodated Visit 2-Day Pass 55 JD
Overnight or Accomodated Visit 3-Day Pass 60 JD
Children under 12yrs Free
Locals, Residents, Students in Jordan 1 JD

You can buy a ticket from the visitor center. These prices include a horse ride from the visitor center to the entrance of the Siq.

Another option is to hire a horse carriages from the Visitor Center to the Treasury and back for around 20 JD.

Camel and donkey rides are also available at an extra cost.

Visiting Petra Tours

We provide arranged tours to Petra, which you can check out by visiting our tours to Petra.

Wherever Petra fits in your schedule, we can help you make it the best experience.

Available options include:

We can also arrange your customized tour, feel free to contact us and tell us what you need.

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Thank you, and have a pleasant stay in Jordan 🙂

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