Camels & Horses, Petra

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    Transportation around Petra

    by MalenaN Written Apr 28, 2005

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    View over Petra

    Most people stay in Wadi Mousa when visiting Petra. It is walkingdistance between the two but as the road down to Petra is steep and you probably will do a lot of walking in Petra it is good to take a taxi to the entrance of Petra. Most hotels offers the taxi ride for free.
    When in Petra there are several ways to go around if you don't want to walk.
    From the entrance there are horse-drawn cabs going through the siq to the Treasury (Al-Khazneh). From the treasury to the theatre or "city centre" you can ride a camel. Up to the Monestary you can rid a donkey. It doesn't look convenient neither for the man or donke though.

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    In Petra there is every kind of animals

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Apr 12, 2005

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    Horses

    The best way to explore Petra is on foot, but if you are tired you can rent a donkey or a camel or a horse as you prefer. All the animals are own by beduins and they are very happy to help you expecially if you want to go to the Monastery with a donkey. Anyway it's a another great experience to do in this fantasti town.

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    The view from up there

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Apr 5, 2005

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    She's off ....

    You really should ride a camel at some stage of your Jordanian holiday, and if Petra is the only time you get the chance, well go ahead and do it. You might as well end your visit with a few extra muscle aches after all the effort you've put in during the day.
    Actually, if you get yourself seated properly and relax into the motion of the beast, you'll be fine. The view from up there is terrific and someone will take a great photo of you and your ship of the desert to show the folk back home.

    leyle

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    Rent a Camel...

    by Djinn76 Written Jan 2, 2005

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    Traditional animal quite often associated with the desert and the Bedouins. They are widely appreciated by the Bedouins for their strength. Camel milk over there is considered as the magical potion of the druid Panoramix (not too sure how many non-French speaker will understand this reference ;)

    However for some strange reason, there are only a limited number of camels authorized on the site of Petra! On top of the price to pay for this fine beast, the Bedouins also have to get a license number.
    That’s why renting a camel can be quite expensive. I’ve mainly seen them on the main site, I don’t think they are used to climb to the top…

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    Camels & Horses

    by freya_heaven Updated Nov 11, 2004

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    Petra Camels

    You are able to have a camel or more usually a horse ride down through the Siq in to the heart of Petra.

    Please make sure you are happy with the condition of your animal (not for your sake for theirs!)

    At the entrance to Petra, just inside the main gate, there is a Brooke Hospital for Animals, your can get your ride from here from locals.

    Walking is much better though (~_~)

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    Happy Camels

    by zumodemango Written Sep 23, 2004

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    you can see Petra walking but there are other ways such as Camel, but i saw all teh camels very lazy, like this one in the picture. Happy when they don't have to work... they didn't look very friendly to me when they had to work. Another way is in donkeys, this way is good if you don't want to want up to teh monastery. Is it dangerous? well, i didn't try!!!!
    About price you can arrange a good price if you have enought patience....

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    Buggies to the Site

    by Paul2001 Written Jul 29, 2004

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    Petra buggy

    Many people will come to Petra and find that the kilometre walk through the canyon to the treasury to be a little much for them. If you are not up to it, then you can hire a buggy and driver to take you through the canyon all the way to the treasury. At present I do not know how much this costs.

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    Camels and Horses

    by diageva Updated Jul 19, 2004

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    Petra's Camels

    At the entrance of Petra, inside, you will find the Horse Hospital. There you can hire a horse or to ride till the entrance of the Siq, or hire a camel to go all around. Maybe next time I will try a camel ?
    There are beautiful arabic horses, if you don't want to hire one, just sit down for a while looking how they move ... beautiful animals

    Maybe you could ask for Bassem, that owns few beautiful horses and hire them there. I hope I would have make a picture of those beautiful animals. Bassem is a great person and his animals are his treasure.

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    Horse

    by Gili_S Updated Jan 2, 2011

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    If you find it a bit difficult to walk all the way or if you want to feel like Indiana Jones, you can also take a horse ride down the canyon and back, but I'm doubt you can do it on the canter ;-)

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    Camel

    by Gili_S Updated Jan 2, 2011

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    If you find it a bit difficult to walk all the way or in case you are just too lazy, for some fee you can also take the camel ride down the canyon and back.

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    More camels

    by FruitLover Updated May 6, 2006

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    These 2 tips are dedicated to the girls of The-Wandering-Camelwho are well expertised in "ship of the Desert"'s issues.

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    Horses

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Apr 20, 2005

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    Beduins

    If you have any trouble to walk from the entrance od Petro to the Treasury you can rent this carriage. They are very nice and offer to you another great experience!!!

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    Camel or donkey?

    by Sambawalk Written Dec 11, 2004

    Camel or donkeys are always around to give you a lift with a fee of JD2-4, depending to the distance. Why not trying as an experience for the city people like me??

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