Transportation into Petra

by Brent Westergard
(Holladay, Utah, USA)

Do I have to walk into Petra or are horses or carts available for people who don't want to walk in?

Generally visitors get into and around Petra by walking; however a number of transport options are available to move within the site:

Horse carriages: These accommodate one or two persons and transport visitors through the Siq. They can be hired for 20 JD and travel 4 kilometers roundtrip from the Park entrance to the Treasury. Specific pick up times can be arranged with your driver allowing time for individual exploration.

For physically challenged guests, horse carriages can be arranged to travel roundtrip from the Park entrance to the Basin area. Special permission must be secured in advanced for this 40 JD tour.

Horses: Visitors can opt to make the 700-meter trip from the ticket gate to the entrance of the Siq on horseback. Horses are not allowed through the Siq and therefore the ride will end at the Siq. Horses can be hired for 7 JD per person.

(Note from Go2Jordan.Info: the new inceased ticket prices include a horse fee of 7 JD, whether or not the horse is used.)

Camels: Camels inside the site, after the Treasury, can be used for short trips down the main trail, led by a local bedouin camel guide.

Donkeys: Donkeys, led by a local bedouin guides can be used to go up to the Monastery.

Source: Petra Park official website

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