Best Hotels near Petra Jordan
Today I had my first ever camel ride in Petra, Jordan! I am in the middle of the dessert, and what a wonderful experience this is. The picture above was taken as I retured from the camel ride, and before I got off the camel.
The weather is desert hot, and a bit unbearable to be honest. Glad I had my camera to capture these incredible moments, and now be able to share them with you!
My flats are unfortunately destroyed. They were super comfortable for walking though, but I wore them because I forgot to pack a pair of sneakers.
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Things to Do in Petra: (1) Camel Ride, (2) Petra by Night
Petra is an archeological site in Jordan’s desert, dating back to around 300 B.C. It contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, that is why it is called “Rose City.” Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985, and Jordan’s most visited tourist attraction.
I highly recommend a camel ride. I also recommend the Petra by Night tour (after-dark guided excursion), I had not signed up for it, and thirty minutes before the bus was leaving, I was urged to go. It was an undescribable experience, the entire path that leads you into Petra to the treasury is lit the entire way by luminaries, countless candles around you, and music is being played by different instruments while you sit under the stars.
I am glad I went, and that I ignored the negative reviews online. The Night Tour is a must if you are on a romantic trip. Everything lasts about two hours. Expect to be surrounded by 150-200 people. We sat all the way at the back, which was great because it allowed us to head back early before the crowd. ** Wear comfortable shoes… a lot of walking again!
I purchased several necklaces from the young boys that offer to sell you one non-stop. They have beautiful pieces, and I saw it as a way of collaborating with the locals.
This site is featured in the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Arabian Nights, The Mummy Returns, Transformers, as well as many other films.
I hope you have a wonderful time exploring Petra!
PLACES TO STAY NEAR PETRA
Click on any of the hotels listed below, to see the rooms, prices and reviews.
- Petra Marriott Hotel
- Petra Guest House Hotel
- Movenpick Resort Petra
- Petra Canyon Hotel
- Town Season Hotel
- Petra Moon Hotel
- La Maison Hotel
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