Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa

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Originally built over 2,000 years ago by the Arab Nabataeans, Petra serves as a representative example of ancient rock-cut architecture and water collection techniques. Visitors know the fortress and important post on Middle Eastern trade routes for its reddish color. Approach the ancient site by hiking an easy 1 km (0.6 mi) path through steep rock cliffs. Upon arrival, you'll find hundreds of surviving tombs carved in relief out of the rock, as well as a Roman-style amphitheater, a Nabataean monastery, and an intricately detailed treasury. Wear comfortable shoes and a hat to protect your head from the sun, and carry plenty of drinking water. Using our world travel planner, Petra - Wadi Musa attractions like Petra can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It’s one of the 7 wonders on earth for a reason - do go and enjoy its stunning beauty. But this is the worst management of an historical site I have ever seen. Animal abuse is evident, with donkeys...  more »
  • The trip started with being picked up from our hotel in Eilat and finished being dropped off at the hotel some 13 hours later. In between we drove through wonderful dessert scenery until we got to...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful places I have ever been. Breathtaking views, amazing landscape, a true spectacle of nature combined with history. Very good organization at the entrance with the visitor’s.....  more »
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