Monastery (Al Dayr)
Monastery (Al Dayr)
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • falcon i
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even though a café is directly across the street, bring water.
    To go to the monastery on the opposite side of Petra, you'll need to climb quite a bit. Most tourists frequently overlook this. I paid a mule to carry me up to the monastery, and I made my way back on foot thereafter.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Lily Hu
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,835 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the hike
    Hike was challenging but not impossible by any means. Go early to avoid crowds and heat. It's worth getting up early! There are multiple spots for the best view of the Monastery once you arrive so be sure to walk around.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • DeeDee
    Holiday, Florida26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience if you do not have time for longer in Petra
    Wonderful trip with a fantastic guide. Kareem took good care of us, and even hosted a watermelon and cardamom coffee tea party for us. If you do not have time for a longer tour, the one day trip is worth it!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 October 2023
  • Hobart
    London, United Kingdom41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the hike over !
    We took the back trail and it was gruelling in the heat but so worth it . You would want to be fit and hydrated ! We enjoyed monastery so much more than treasury area of Petra it was not as over run with aggressive hawkers pushing mule rides and selling wares . Defo recommend taking the walk to monastery from Petra or taking a bus to start of monastery trail from little Petra which again was way better than main Petra , either way do it as it’s worth seeing .
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Russ Lacuata
    Long Beach, California9,550 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the Hike
    Hiking to the Monastery is a great experience. It's not easy, but it's so worth it. The impressive facade of The Monastery resembles the Treasury, but it's not nearly as ornate. The hike is a total of about 4 miles from the Treasury and about 900 steps going uphill from the cafe. Make sure to have enough water and take your time.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 23 October 2023
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,628 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Is it worth the time and efforts to reach this attraction?
    Instead of walking from the Treasury to this attraction, I learned from my hotel to try Option B, starting at the Little Petra, passing this attraction plus other sites, then reaching the Treasury again. The shuttle service from the Visitors Center to Little Petra is free. It took about 15-20 minutes to reach it. Then we transferred to a 4x4 truck to reach the area where the hiking to the Monastery begins. Very bumpy ride in the 4x4 truck! Fee for the truck is 5 dinars per person. The hike to the Monastery was long and tricky. There are many steps to climb as we hiked along the canyons sides. Noted some stocks of stones that are used as guides for the route to the Monastery. I took my time doing this hike. Most of the time I had the paths to myself, the others would join me, then they passed me by. Periodically I stopped to rest and take some beautiful pictures along the way. Benefits of this route: Lesss crowd, no pesky peddlers offering you camel rides, route to the Treasury from this attraction is DOWNHILL instead of uphill.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 November 2023
  • Annie S
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom349 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the climb
    Its a long walk up to the Monastery but its worth the view. It's a tough climb if you are not mobile. I do not recommend you take the donkeys, I found it quite upset watching then being forced to climb the steps and I can't imagine how scary it would be riding one up let alone down. I recommend you go up to the view point for a drink to reward yourselves
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 November 2023
  • Codiak!
    Abbotsford, Canada11,968 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the hike
    When you visit Petra you will see the famous treasury featured inn travel ads. Once you are here, however, you will discover how very very large the grounds are. If you choose to see the Monastery be prepared for an difficult and long hike uphill to get there.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 December 2023
  • 701lisa
    Townsville, Australia34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE
    Absolutely loved the experience climbing the ancient rock steps. Had to give way to a herd of goats on the way up. We went in the afternoon which was a blessing to be in the shade most of the way up. It did take 40 minutes of hard yakka, but was so so worth the vision of Al- Deir.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 February 2024
  • Neil B
    Auckland, New Zealand1,436 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning ancient architecture
    The Monastery is absolutely spectacular. The scale of the site is incredible. We hiked in on the back trail to the Monastery (starting with a shuttle from Little Petra) and then continued through the main complex, taking in the Royal Tombs and the Treasury before winding our way back out As Siq and on to Petra town. The whole walk took about four hours. There are lots of uneven steps and decent footwear is a must.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 April 2024
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Neil B
Auckland, New Zealand1,436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The Monastery is absolutely spectacular. The scale of the site is incredible. We hiked in on the back trail to the Monastery (starting with a shuttle from Little Petra) and then continued through the main complex, taking in the Royal Tombs and the Treasury before winding our way back out As Siq and on to Petra town. The whole walk took about four hours. There are lots of uneven steps and decent footwear is a must.
Written 29 April 2024
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Fredric John
Dubai, United Arab Emirates848 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
From Little Petra, this is where the journey should begin. The Monastery has a lot of underrated viewpoints unlike The Treasury where they closed some of the hiking trails in order to avoid a lot of tourists.

It is recommended to take a photo on the pea shaped rock and there are some higher spots to visit to just be careful going up and down as it was surrounded by stones and rocks around.
Written 6 March 2024
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701lisa
Townsville, Australia34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Absolutely loved the experience climbing the ancient rock steps. Had to give way to a herd of goats on the way up. We went in the afternoon which was a blessing to be in the shade most of the way up. It did take 40 minutes of hard yakka, but was so so worth the vision of Al- Deir.
Written 7 February 2024
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Codiak!
Abbotsford, Canada11,968 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
When you visit Petra you will see the famous treasury featured inn travel ads. Once you are here, however, you will discover how very very large the grounds are. If you choose to see the Monastery be prepared for an difficult and long hike uphill to get there.
Written 27 December 2023
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Annie S
Portsmouth, UK349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Its a long walk up to the Monastery but its worth the view.
It's a tough climb if you are not mobile. I do not recommend you take the donkeys, I found it quite upset watching then being forced to climb the steps and I can't imagine how scary it would be riding one up let alone down.
I recommend you go up to the view point for a drink to reward yourselves
Written 4 November 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Instead of walking from the Treasury to this attraction, I learned from my hotel to try Option B, starting at the Little Petra, passing this attraction plus other sites, then reaching the Treasury again.

The shuttle service from the Visitors Center to Little Petra is free. It took about 15-20 minutes to reach it. Then we transferred to a 4x4 truck to reach the area where the hiking to the Monastery begins. Very bumpy ride in the 4x4 truck! Fee for the truck is 5 dinars per person.

The hike to the Monastery was long and tricky. There are many steps to climb as we hiked along the canyons sides. Noted some stocks of stones that are used as guides for the route to the Monastery.

I took my time doing this hike. Most of the time I had the paths to myself, the others would join me, then they passed me by. Periodically I stopped to rest and take some beautiful pictures along the way.

Benefits of this route: Lesss crowd, no pesky peddlers offering you camel rides, route to the Treasury from this attraction is DOWNHILL instead of uphill.
Written 2 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Russ Lacuata
Long Beach, CA9,550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Hiking to the Monastery is a great experience. It's not easy, but it's so worth it. The impressive facade of The Monastery resembles the Treasury, but it's not nearly as ornate.

The hike is a total of about 4 miles from the Treasury and about 900 steps going uphill from the cafe. Make sure to have enough water and take your time.
Written 23 October 2023
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Hobart
London, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We took the back trail and it was gruelling in the heat but so worth it . You would want to be fit and hydrated ! We enjoyed monastery so much more than treasury area of Petra it was not as over run with aggressive hawkers pushing mule rides and selling wares . Defo recommend taking the walk to monastery from Petra or taking a bus to start of monastery trail from little Petra which again was way better than main Petra , either way do it as it’s worth seeing .
Written 22 October 2023
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DANIEL N
71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Worthy to see .
Written 5 October 2023
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DeeDee
Holiday, FL26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Wonderful trip with a fantastic guide. Kareem took good care of us, and even hosted a watermelon and cardamom coffee tea party for us. If you do not have time for a longer tour, the one day trip is worth it!
Written 1 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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