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Petra By Night

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At 17 Jordanian dollars you don't get much of a show. Atmospheric with candles but light "show" was poor. Go to Tower of David in Jerusalem and see what a wonderful light show can look like. If petra used this technology they could put on...More

Thank Glen F
Reviewed yesterday

Petra by Night could be a magical experience if people knew how to behave. The whole concept is that you walk along a dark-ish candle-lit way towards the Siq, and soak in the experience. This point is completely lost in 95% of people. People will...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was really looking forward to this experience. What a disappointment! A 2 kilometre stumble over uneven surfaces through the Siq (better experienced in the daylight). Boring performances and an anti climatic light up of the Treasury and a cup of sweet tea. Then the...More

Thank Rodney Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pretty damp squib. Not at all special. Basically consists of dimly lit siq and treasury and an hour's worth of beduion music. Stick to visiting Petra by day

Thank Vivek_Bagal
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of those experiences which presents the traveller with a dilemma. It is probably going to be a tourist rip-off, but at the same time its a unique tourist rip-off, and when will you ever be back in Petra? I had envisaged it...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Please dont bother with this, you are not missing out on anything... over priced, crowded, tacky....

Thank Birdfuller
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was expecting more but it was still an okay show. It’s a 2-kilometre walk from the entrance to The Treasury building lit only by candles. I would suggest to bring a flashlight to avoid tripping hazards. At The Treasury building, you sit on mats...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well, it was Petra and it was at night, and there were candles so it does not contravene the trades description act. Having said that it took 40 minutes along the dimly lit Siq to get there, and when you arrived at the Treasury someone...More

Thank sekraps
Reviewed 6 days ago

Do not enter Petra during the day. Enter it at night and have your mind blown! Camp out at one of the Bedouin camps (fully furnished) and then head to Petra in the morning!

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did this tour on my first day in Petra, before doing the trails. It was a good idea, as I was not as tired, and it did not 'spoil' my visit on the following day, as Petra by night and by day are completely...More

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19 August 2018|
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Response from JoyCyprus | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open in October, it only is on 2/3 nights a week so go into Petra by night been site to check out which days, I know Wednesday and Friday it's on, so be aware you really need to be able to walk particularly steep... More
Mourisham J
23 July 2018|
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Response from 735PLR | Reviewed this property |
I understood you have to have visited in the daytime in order to acquire a night time ticket. Whether that is the day before I am not sure. The night time visit is not on every night.
Mourisham J
23 July 2018|
Response from Philip M | Reviewed this property |
For us it was 8pm. I suspect it would be earlier for your hike as I think they Time it to nightfall.