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Visited Petra in April 2018 for 6 days

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Updated on Nov 22, 2018 Useful Info

Best time to visit Petra, Jordan

As recently I returned from my visit to Petra, this will be an ultimate - all in one travel guide


When is the best time to visit Petra?

  • From May to October heat will go over +30C (no rain)
  • From October to May temperature drop to +12C (even snowfall and temperatures hovering a few degrees below freezing. Especially in January and February)

So I would suggest April/May or Oct/Nov as the best timing for Petra visit.


How to get to Petra?

Once you fly in Amman I would recommend getting a car from a company that’s located in the airport, since this will be faster, easier and cheaper.

Next - I recommend going down to Petra (200km) first as it’s an opposite direction from the airport as Amman downtown.

Roads are good and easy to follow the signs, just stay on King’s Highway

If needed - you can get a local cell phone sim card at the airport with 6 GB of data and unlimited calls for 8usd

User submitted photo of Petra

How much is the entrance fee?

One-day ticket to visit Petra costs 50 JD 70usd. Also available ticket for multiple days. A two-day ticket costs 55 JD and three-day ticket costs 60 JD.

Definitely worth it if you have time.


What are the opening hours?

It is open each day from 6am to 6pm during the summer and 6am to 4pm in the winter.

Closing time is - 7pm in summer and 5pm in winter, unless you’re attending Petra By Night.

Arrive as early as possible to avoid the tour groups.


What to see and visit?

The Siq, The Treasury, The Monastery, High Place of Sacrifice and the Royal Tombs. With more than 800 registered sites sprawling across 102 square miles, it’s a place where you can hike for days.

I would suggest you should be planning on staying at least one night in town to see Petra by night the unique opportunity to see the Treasury and Siq in beautiful lights. Petra by Night starts 8:30 pm and finishes around 10:30 pm.

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Where to stay in Petra?

Seven Wonders Bedouin Camp – This traditional Bedouin camp is an incredible place to stay in the desert. Only 15 minutes drive to Petra’s site entrance. Warm, cosy and comfortable, and the location is absolutely magical!