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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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US$ 48.75*
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Private Petra Walking Tour: Including The Monastery

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Easier than the High Sacrifice Trail but still nearly 1000 steps!

Behind the Basin restaurant, is the trail up to the Monastery which is much wider than the Treasury but less ornate and detailed. You can be taken up there by donkey and walk down... read more

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Behind the Basin restaurant, is the trail up to the Monastery which is much wider than the Treasury but less ornate and detailed. You can be taken up there by donkey and walk down as there are nearly 1000 steps to the monastery. On the way up there are a number of stalls, where small trinkets are sold. The steps... More 

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hike from the Treasury to the monastery is dubbed a "hard trail" on their brochure ( grab it at the entrance before you enter!). It was a tad tiring since we went insane- running around the tombs, high place for sacrifice etc before walking towards the monastery. Not the easiest - you might as well walk instead of getting... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We struggled up the 900 steps in searing heat but the reward was worth it th monastery was fantastic and there is a very reasonable cafe at the top selling the loveliest orange juice ever , although that could be coloured by the fact we were gasping for a drink .

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even if the treasury is the most famous image from Petra, the Monastery is a must. take in mind you will need to spend around 30 mins going upstairs to arrive, but it really really worth it. I am not sure yet if say i prefer the monastery than even the treasury, I just can't choose.

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Nanyuki
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

No visit to Petra would be complete without the trek to the Monastery. Not knowing what to expect, we turned a corner and there was another facade, not dissimilar to that of The Treasury, but larger and in many ways more splendid. It is a long and sometimes very steep climb. Most members of our groups walked but I took... More 

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Macau, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a long way up: if you walk, a strenuous 45-60 minutes; down 30 minutes. We took donkeys for JD 10 each. This saves all the effort but is pretty scary. We walked down! I would say although it's in a good state of preservation it's just a facade and is not much better than the other sights lower down.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can go by horse, horse cart, donkey, camel or walk but it is at the end of the Petra property. We walked 10 miles that day, well worth it. The climb to the monastery is over 200 steps past peddles and great views. Petra is a bucket list site

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only tackle the trek to the monastery if you are fit. One of our group had on a fit bit we walked 17 kilometres & walked in the region of 24,000 steps. We walked from the back entrance of Petra to the bottom of the monastery, be warned this climb to the monastery is tough, you will need to take... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the donkey ride from the Treasury up to the Monastry. Save your feet, the crowds, the heat. Experience the best of Petra and views of Isreal with minimal crowds, then walk back and enjoy all the sites you missed on the donkey ride up in relative peace and quiet.

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Forest, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the twelve main stops on the trail through the site. Well preserved and interesting to tour while walking through.

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