Marriott Petra Hotel
Travel Blogs from Wadi Musa
... 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 ...
... given the problems in Egypt (he said many Westerns used to come on combination Egypt/Jordan/Israel trip), but not as bad as they had been a year earlier, at the height of the tension with Syria and threatened U.S. airstrikes.
K and Anna elected to ride horses from the visitors' center for the 1 km or so down to the Siq, if only for the experience. You used to be able to ride all the way on horseback through the Siq and into ...
... Byzantine period some 1600 years ago, but what was still there was impressive.
A wander around the town to view the local craft specialties - glass mosaics and Jordanian Barbie Dolls, then a lovely authentic Jordanian lunch of tandoori chicken and french fries in one of the coffee shops. Stopped at the top of one of the passes to view the 'Jordanian Grand Canyon' which was smaller, of course, but still very impressive. After that, our timing went to pieces. ...
... about 2500 feet. Jordan's number one industry is phosphates, used primarily for fertilizer, and their second largest industry is tourism. There are about 6.5M Jordanians, who speak Arabic primarily and English as a second language. 92% are Sunni Muslins, with 7% being Christians. The Dinar, their currency is worth more than a dollar and trades at about a value of $1.50.
We arrived at our Movenpick Hotel in Petra, technically Wadi Musa, the ...
... up again later. After I had a shower I dropped by the internet cafe quickly to say hi to Rami and check on the status of my tour to Wadi Rum. And somehow then it was dinner time already. Mohammed's acquaintance picked me up and drove me into the hills. We bypassed the Bedouin village and kept on going. Just as I slightly started to worry about being kidnapped we stopped in the desert and I noticed a cave and some people. Mohammed's sister Hanan was already in the midst ...
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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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