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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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800 steps doesn't sound like much...

... but hoo boy. But, boy was it worth it to see the Monastery and get a nice treat of fresh pomegranate juice at the top.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

... but hoo boy. But, boy was it worth it to see the Monastery and get a nice treat of fresh pomegranate juice at the top.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It would take you a good 40 min steep climb but the views are worth it. If you don't like to walk a lot you could take a mule ride but I personally would not recommend it. Just skip it if you don't wish to climb, it resembles the treasury closely.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So it's about 100 min walk / hike from the entry gates to Petra. Obviously it can take longer if you stop at the other amazing things along the way. My advice is head straight here and work backwards as that's how best to manage your time. You will get to the top of the climb and suddenly look to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

SIMPLY AMAZING!!! Worth the hike up. Consider accessing the monastery with a taxi ride to the backside of Petra. Be careful of cabbies trying to gouge you. The drive around back is 5 min. Ask for the meter on the cab or agree to pay 5JD or less.

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the effort to make it up to the Monastery as it is even more beautiful than the Treasury and even less people make the extra journey so you wont have tons of other tourists in your photos. We did the walk, but you can go up and down via donkey. The 850+ steps were not that bad. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an incredible view to see the Monastery. To get to the Monastery, you walk up almost 900 steps which takes about 45 minutes. It was so worth the walk up. A view not to be missed.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a long climb something like 900 steps plus plenty of trail to walk. If you are in good shape & have the time, it is a good thing to see but if you don't have the time, you have seen in the main valley a lot of what you see at the Monastery.

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Thank ewhite1955
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

magical place and if you go early in the morning you can literally have the whole place to yourself.

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Chennai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place. Really worth the effort. It takes more or less two hours to get up there. There are steps all the way. PLEASE DO NOT USE DONKEYS. The owners really abuse them and they will charge you a lot. Think of the experience of going up yourself: much more rewarding than riding poor exhausted donkeys. Go there in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hike is a bit tough. I hear it's an average 2 hour hike (one hour from the bottom to the top and one hour back). But it's better preserved than the treasury and much quieter since fewer people choose to go. Worth it if you can walk up all the stairs (sometimes steps not really defined steps) or you can... More 

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