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Monastery (Al Dayr)

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Address: Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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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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Private Petra Walking Tour: Including The Monastery

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Good hike, worth it!

The hike is about 45m-1h from the last sites in the main area of Petra. It is mostly uphill so make sure you are prepared!

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Morristown, New Jersey
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hike is about 45m-1h from the last sites in the main area of Petra. It is mostly uphill so make sure you are prepared!

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South England
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It really IS a long slog, do it first thing, when its cool and shady (going up, anyway). You will get better pics here than of the treasury which it resembles but its MUCH BIGGER!

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Alicante, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When visiting Petra you can satisfy yourselves with the Treasury, the theatre and the remains so far uncovered of the old town. Or you can then make the climb to the monastery, and take in all that there is to see.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't underestimate the distance to The Monastery. I saw people negotiating camel rides from the tombs to the base of where you start to climb with the camel owner saying he'll wait for them to walk up. If you need a camel for the flat bit, you won't survive the climb. They say it's 800 stairs but there are flat... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When you choose the early morning hours after seven am, even the 800 uneven steps are bearable as the temperature is still cold and fresh. Don't be fooled even in summer you may need a light jacket in the morning. The passage upward is not too demanding but can not be done by people with walking challenges. You get stopped... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hike is steep. Good shoes and good health are needed. Have some water as well. I'm not sure I would recommend the donkeys to go up. The walk down is much easier. Nice coffee shop on top to rest a bit before going down. It is amazingly well preserved but it is yet another facade very similar to the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

800 stairs or so but with a hat, a bottle of water and some regular physical exercise a year ahead of time, it is a fairly easy and enjoyable affair. Enjoyable because the view is fantastic, the donkeys and the exhausted tourists offer distraction on the way but also because the reward is a nice coffee shop terrace under some... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Really amazing place to see and almost 900 stairs you need to conquer to get there agin good food wear recommended

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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i had always known jordan for only two things - dead sea and petra. and petra for me started and ended with treasury. but much to my surprise i learnt i was terribly wrong. monastery, though quite similar to the treasury, monastery is yet another incredible piece of architecture. you need to climb about 900 steps to reach the monastery.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The monies try is a beautiful stone carved structure. Not as awe inspiring as the treasury. But worth the stop.

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