The Main/Classical Trail ends till the Middle of Petra (The Basin Restaurant) : Trail 01
Tour/Trail Details :
|Trail Name||Classic /Main Trail till Qaser Al Bint|
|Trail Duration||03 Hours*|
|Trail Distance||04 KM|
|Start (Point)||Main Gate / Visitors Center|
|End (Point)||Qaser Al Bint / Basin Restaurant|
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 by yourselves 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.
* Note : If you only have half a day to spend in Petra, do all of the above but do not go to the Monastery.
* Rate Per Person in USD$ for the Guided Trail :
|Number mber of Persons||Rate Per Person in USD $|
|Rate for 01 Person only||$ 90|
|Rate for 02 Persons||$ 50|
|Rate for 03 Persons||$ 35|
|Rate for 04 Persons||$ 25|
|Rate for 05 Persons||$ 20|
|Rate for 06-07 Persons||$ 17|
|Rate for 08 & More||Contact Us*|