Marriott Petra Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarriott Petra Hotel Wadi Musa
Even though this property is 5km from the actual entrance to Petra, I would highly recommend staying here. They have scheduled shuttle service in the morning to take you to the entrance and it is easy to get a cab back in the evening. The views from here at sunset are breathtaking, and of course, as one would expect with a Marriott property, the service was excellent and staff were very friendly.
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... shoes. You can ride a horse or camel to the monastery which is a bit of a distance from the main city. The site is very spread out and even in May the heat is fierce in the middle of the day. The main drag at Petra is quite long and there is not much shade. The facade of the Treasury is very well preserved but the other buildings have not fared so well and erosion of the soft sandstone has taken it's toll.
There is a colonnade of Roman ruins with a road and ...
... After buying our ticket, we paid an additional fee to secure a guide for our visit. The guides (of which there are more than 200) are all strictly managed by the government, and by pure luck we were assigned the "head guide," as elected by their union, for lack of a better term. We learned that he is allowed to work three days a week, which he said is infinitely better than the one-day previously allowed. He said tourism levels were ...
... often, that made us fall in love with Jordan.) Thus fortified, we made our way to the visitor center, where the fellow at the information booth offered to marry Olivia. She politely demurred, and we made our way down to the entrance. Here we found the path towards Petra, lined with luminarias, twisting away in the moonlight. Walking this path for twenty minutes or so, we started to see the dark openings of caves looming out of the rock on ...
... where he introduced everyone to the shopkeepers, who he said would give us a discount. There was a constant barrage of children and young Jordanians trying to sell us jewelry and other trinkets. He explained at one stop along the way that the man who was carved into the stone had big feet, which was a symbol of richness, and that this particular carving was from the first century BC. I asked him about earthquakes, and he said that they feel a tremor almost daily there, but that the ...
... where you can hop on horses that will take you the rest of the way out. The guy with the horses asked if we knew how to ride, we said yes, so he said we could take them on our own and run if we wanted. And we wanted! We got those horses going as fast as trailriding horses will go and pretended we were Indiana Jones. So fun!
Our group met up back on the bus and headed for our hotel a short distance away. I'll never forget the view of the sunset over Mt. Horeb, which towers over ...