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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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The extra effort is worth while once you get to the top

Once you get to the end of the main section of Petra is to do the extra 800 or so steeps up to the Monastery and back roughly 45 minutes each way all up about 5 hours more is... read more

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Once you get to the end of the main section of Petra is to do the extra 800 or so steeps up to the Monastery and back roughly 45 minutes each way all up about 5 hours more is better beware of the donkeys as they will try to run you of the path it is worth it as only... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For me this was the highlight of my whole trip to Jordan. The Treasury in Petra is impressive but the quieter Monastery Is probably more impressive. The walk also makes you feel like you really earned the view. Simply stunning !!!

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 5 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 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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