Sometimes getting lost is an excellent way to truly discover a new place. That said, it's always wise to understand some basic details about your destination before you head off. Read on for a few Petra tips and tricks.
Located in Ma'an Governorate, Petra is not far from some interesting areas like Wadi Mousa Crusader Castle, which is 0.9 miles (1.4 kilometers) away.
Around 14,000 people reside in this area of Wadi Musa, so there are plenty of opportunities to make some new buddies.
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It's time for your vacation! Why not indulge in a little luxury? If you want first-class service and silky soft sheets, make a reservation at the Movenpick Resort Petra (Wadi Mousa) or the Petra Marriott Hotel (Queen Rania Al Abdallah Street). On the other hand, you don't plan a getaway to stay in your room all week. If you want a more wallet-friendly option, consider the Al Rashid Hotel (Tourism Street) or the Mussa Spring Hotel (Next To Moses Spring (ain Mussa)).
Stow your tray table, fasten your seatbelt and prepare to experience Petra! Once you hit the runway at Ovda Airport (VDA), the buzzing main streets will be just 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of here.
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See what life was like many years ago at Petra Visitor Center. Much more than just a collection of old stones, these leftovers of the past offer a fascinating insight into a long-gone era. Need more options? History is a great teacher. Go back in time for an interesting lesson at Moses' Spring. And that's not all there is. Stroll around the historic chambers, halls and corridors of Wadi Mousa Crusader Castle. This proud structure offers an educational day trip for both adults and children.
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If you've seen the best of Petra already, don't fret! Just 50 miles (80 kilometers) away is Temple of Oboda, and you definitely won't be bored here. Begin uncovering its character at Avdat National Park. If you want to discover more, stop by the Temple of Oboda and Ben-Gurion's Tomb too. Located 60 miles (97 kilometers) away, Aqaba City Center Shopping Mall is another nearby destination. When you come here, make sure you get to Green Beach, Dolphin Reef and the Aqaba Fort.
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This family-friendly Wadi Musa resort is located in the historical district, just steps from Petra Visitor Center and Petra. Djinn Blocks and Street of Facades are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Petra Visitor Center and Petra. Street of Facades and Djinn Blocks are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in Wadi Musa, this tentalow is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Petra and within 6 mi (10 km) of The Treasury and High Place of Sacrifice. Great Temple and Royal Tombs are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Petra, Petra Visitor Center, and Street of Facades. Djinn Blocks and Obelisk Tomb are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in the heart of Wadi Musa, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Petra Visitor Center and Petra. Street of Facades and Djinn Blocks are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Wadi Musa, this luxury resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Petra, Moses' Spring, and Petra Visitor Center. Street of Facades and Djinn Blocks are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in the heart of Wadi Musa, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Moses' Spring and Petra. Petra Visitor Center and Street of Facades are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated in Wadi Musa, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Petra Visitor Center and Petra. Street of Facades and Djinn Blocks are also within 15 minutes.
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