The Main/Classical Trail till The Monastery (Ad Deir - Main Trail) - Full Day : Trail 02

The Main/Classical Trail till The Monastery (Ad Deir - Main Trail) - Full Day : Trail 02
Just before you enter the site you will see the Visitors Centre where you can purchase your entrance tickets(Or we can purchase/arrange it if it is included with our package) , You enter the Petra Archaeological Park (PAP) from the main gate in Wadi Musa. The walk from this gate to the entrance of the Siq, Bab al- Siq , takes 15 minutes at a gentle pace (downhill) and perhaps an extra 10 minutes returning (because it is uphill) i.e. 25 minutes.  So remember to add 40 minutes to your total time to get there and back. From the entrance to the Siq , The walk itself typically takes just about 10 minutes, and you will pass the Obelisk Tomb and Bab As-Siq Triclinium. Walking through the Siq itself at a leisurely pace will take ½ an hour. Don’t forget to look out for the Nabataean water channel on your left and the Nabataean ceramic water pipes on your right. Keep your eyes open for the Cameleer carving on the left side of the Siq as you walk towards the Treasury (Al Khazanah). If you look more carefully just beyond, you will see another set of camels heading upwards.  Notice the many niches all along the Siq representing the different deities.   Give yourself another 10-20 min  to explore the Treasury (Al Khazanah) itself, take lots of photos, and prepare yourself to discover a lot more.  After having walked through the Siq and explored the Treasury (Al Khazanah), carry on towards the Theatre, the Royal Tombs, the (Royal) court,  then walk down the Colonnaded Street towards Qasr al Bint, passing by the Paradesios (sp), the Great Temple  the Roman shops,  & Temenos Gate on your way. Have lunch and a break, perhaps visit the museums, before starting to walk up the steps to the Monastery.
You then continue to the Monastery, 800 steps uphill ,  On the way you can take a short detour to the Lion Triclinium. This is a tiring climb but the views overlooking Wadi Araba are well worth it.  After you descend to the Petra Basin, and if you still have the energy, walk back via the Temple of the Winged Lion, the Ridge Church and the Blue Church and the Royal Tombs (Urn Tomb; Silk Tomb; Corinthian Tomb; Palace Tomb and the Tomb of Sextius Florentinus) before you exit the site taking the same route you came through.

Tour/Trail Details :

 

Trail Code PT002
Trail Name  Classic /Main Trail till the Monastery
Trail Duration  07-09 Hours*
Trail Distance  08 KM 
Grade/Level Medium to Difficult
Start (Point) Main Gate / Visitors Center
End (Point) Monastery / Ed Dair 

 

Trail/Tour Itinerary : 

 

 
Just before you enter the site you will see the Visitors Centre where you can purchase your entrance tickets(Or we can purchase/arrange it if it is included with our package) , You enter the Petra Archaeological Park (PAP) from the main gate in Wadi Musa. The walk from this gate to the entrance of the Siq, Bab al- Siq , takes 15 minutes at a gentle pace (downhill) and perhaps an extra 10 minutes returning (because it is uphill) i.e. 25 minutes.  So remember to add 40 minutes to your total time to get there and back. From the entrance to the Siq , The walk itself typically takes just about 10 minutes, and you will pass the Obelisk Tomb and Bab As-Siq Triclinium. Walking through the Siq itself at a leisurely pace will take ½ an hour. Don’t forget to look out for the Nabataean water channel on your left and the Nabataean ceramic water pipes on your right. Keep your eyes open for the Cameleer carving on the left side of the Siq as you walk towards the Treasury (Al Khazanah). If you look more carefully just beyond, you will see another set of camels heading upwards.  Notice the many niches all along the Siq representing the different deities.   Give yourself another 10-20 min  to explore the Treasury (Al Khazanah) itself, take lots of photos, and prepare yourself to discover a lot more.  After having walked through the Siq and explored the Treasury (Al Khazanah), carry on towards the Theatre, the Royal Tombs, the (Royal) court,  then walk down the Colonnaded Street towards Qasr al Bint, passing by the Paradesios (sp), the Great Temple  the Roman shops,  & Temenos Gate on your way. Have lunch and a break, perhaps visit the museums, before starting to walk up the steps to the Monastery.
You then continue to the Monastery, 800 steps uphill ,  On the way you can take a short detour to the Lion Triclinium. This is a tiring climb but the views overlooking Wadi Araba are well worth it.  After you descend to the Petra Basin, and if you still have the energy, walk back via the Temple of the Winged Lion, the Ridge Church and the Blue Church and the Royal Tombs (Urn Tomb; Silk Tomb; Corinthian Tomb; Palace Tomb and the Tomb of Sextius Florentinus) before you exit the site taking the same route you came through.
 
 
* The Rate for this trail includes a guide only , You might find  the guiding fees we offer is different from the rate available at the visitor's center of the site , but please do consider the followings :
- The Local guides (Who are at the visitors center of Petra site   ) are assigned at the visitor's centre of the site, they are employees of the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Travel Agencies cannot guarantee the quality of their services. They , so far , have complaints , for some but not all ! 
- We , at CWRT as a Travel Agency , can guarantee the quality of the guides with the following standards & criteria :
             * Language Fluency & its accent
             * Historical and archeological Background & knowledge
             * Our Guides are fit & young
The above criteria/standards , you may not find at the guides who are assigned by the visitors center & the Ministry of Tourism, sorry for that , of course !
At the end of the tour , we are ready to re-fund you if you are not satisfied or happy with our guide and we are sure as it never happened …
 
* Regariding the ticket , if you have already booked a package to Jordan includes Petra , then the ticket is incldued , But if you have not and not included in the package , you should purchase your ticket which is NOT included in the ticket ! 

* Rate Per Person in USD$ for the Guided Trail : 

 

Number mber of Persons  Rate Per Person in USD $
Rate for 01 Person only  $ 130
Rate for 02 Persons  $ 70
Rate for 03 Persons  $ 50
Rate for 04 Persons  $ 40
Rate for 05 Persons  $ 30
Rate for 06-07 Persons $ 25
Rate for 08 & More  Contact Us* 

 

* The Rate for this trail includes a guide only , You might find  the guiding fees we offer is different from the rate available at the visitor's center of the site , but please do consider the followings :
- The Local guides (Who are at the visitors center of Petra site   ) are assigned at the visitor's centre of the site, they are employees of the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Travel Agencies cannot guarantee the quality of their services. They , so far , have complaints , for some but not all ! 
- We , at CWRT as a Travel Agency , can guarantee the quality of the guides with the following standards & criteria :
             * Language Fluency & its accent
             * Historical and archeological Background & knowledge
             * Our Guides are fit & young
The above criteria/standards , you may not find at the guides who are assigned by the visitors center & the Ministry of Tourism, sorry for that , of course !
At the end of the tour , we are ready to re-fund you if you are not satisfied or happy with our guide and we are sure as it never happened …
 
* Regariding the ticket , if you have already booked a package to Jordan includes Petra , then the ticket is incldued , But if you have not and not included in the package , you should purchase your ticket which is NOT included in the ticket ! 
* The Rate for this trail includes a guide only, You might find  the guiding fees we offer is different from the rate available at the visitor's center of the site , but please do consider the followings :
- The Local guides (Who are at the visitors center of Petra site   ) are assigned at the visitor's centerof the site, they are employees of the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Travel Agencies cannot guarantee the quality of their services. They , so far , have complaints , for some but not all ! 
- We , at CWRT as a Travel Agency , can guarantee the quality of the guides with the following standards & criteria :
             * Language Fluency & its accent
             * Historical and archaeological Background & knowledge
             * Our Guides are fit & young
The above criteria/standards , you may not find at the guides who are assigned by the visitors center & the Ministry of Tourism, sorry for that , of course !
At the end of the tour , we are ready to re-fund you if you are not satisfied or happy with our guide and we are sure as it never happened …
 
* Regarding the ticket : if you have already booked a package to Jordan includes Petra tour with a main trail  , then the ticket is included , But if you have not booked any of our packages and not included in the package , you should purchase your ticket which is NOT included in the ticket ! 
 
*Here is the detailed Petra map  :
 
 
 
 

 

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