The Orient Gate Hostel

Petra / Wadi Musa, Jordan
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Forum Posts

PUBLIC TRANSPORT AMMAN-PETRA-AMMAN

by lopezglenna

Aside from the JETT Bus, is there any public transport from Amman to Petra and from Petra to Amman , what are the timings/schedule of trips.

I am arriving in Amman on the evening of Nov 16, overnight in Hotel, and hoping to go to Petra early morning and back in the afternoon to Amman.

Thank you

Re: PUBLIC TRANSPORT AMMAN-PETRA-AMMAN

by TheWanderingCamel

The JETT bus is the only way to get to Petra and back in the same day from Amman and have any reasonable time to see the site. There are public buses but they leave when they are full (in both directions) and the last bus from Petra goes fairly early in the afternoon - about 2. The JETT bus leaves at 4.30.

http://www.jett.com.jo/english.htm

Travel Tips for Petra

Petra

by Gili_S

Petra is world famous for its history, archeology, canyon, desert and many more reasons, but there is also the present time of Petra, the town that people live in and many are obviously living from the tourism industry.

The Theatre - A place to rest from the sun

by GandalfOnTour

Petra is a great place to walk around but it can get very dry and hot and I found that I was quite tired by lunchtime. We climbed up the 'stairs' or 'seats' of the Theatre to the top. At the top there is a nice ledge on which to relax. This area is in shade in the early afternoon and is cool and a nice respite from the sun. The views from the top are great. I actually feel asleep for about 30 minutes and awoke refreshed and ready for more exploring.

Opening times,

by freya_heaven

Opening times for Petra are officially 6am-6pm. Pretty much dawn to dusk.

I really recommend you get there for 6am as we did, it is such an amazing feeling to have this incredible place to yourself.

Petra and a wheel chair / free entrance disabled

by dutchboycalledjan

Entry: 20 dinar. This is funny: entrance to Petra is free for disabled people, but there is no way they can manage it in a wheel chair!
Take care: this is true only for individuals, not with a group. So when you're disabled, you should 'buy' your tickets yourself and not let your guide or travel agent do it! (We did get a refund, but from a different ticket boot). Sitting in the restaurant, eating and talking with the monumental wall at the horizon.

The walk to the Monastery

by tim07

The walk to the Monastery takes about one hour. The best way to do it is to take it steady, stopping for rests in the shade & to take in the amazing views, be sure to have some water with you too. Along the way you'll pass locals with stalls selling handicrafts even if you don't buy anything at least smile & say hello. The only other thing to watch out for on your climb is the donkeys carrying people to the top.

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