Can I See Petra in One Day? (aka The Good 1-day Petra Itinerary)
Most individuals spend two days in Petra, however If you happen to’re going to see Petra in a day, you will need to begin early. The park opens at 6:00 AM. Cease and discover the Treasury straight away earlier than the crowds arrive, after which make a beeline for the Monastery. This allows you to see the 2 hottest (and photogenic) monuments with out the crowds and avoids congestion on the Al-Deir Path.
You’ll have hiked about 5 miles by the point you’ve come again down their Al-Deir Path, so it’s the proper time to cease for a snack and cup of tea on the eating places on the base of the hill.
The time must be roughly 10:00 if you stand up and transfer once more, and earlier than the complete warmth of the day, so it’s a great time to climb to the Excessive Place of Sacrifice. It’s higher to hike the Farsa Valley Loop clockwise, ranging from the theatre, as a result of it’s simpler to climb stairs and stroll down the path. Plus, it allows you to get the climb finished earlier and discover the Farsa Valley tombs on the best way down.
It is going to be lunchtime if you get down Farsa Valley from the Excessive Place of Sacrifice. It would even be your third move by way of Colonnaded Avenue and Avenue Facades, aka the primary drag. By now, it is best to know which monuments curiosity you and the place you’d wish to eat lunch. That is the time to completely discover the primary drag and seize a chunk to eat.
You will have yet another facet path to discover earlier than leaving Petra – the Royal Tombs. It’s a comparatively quick hike as much as the tombs, however in case you’re feeling motivated and don’t thoughts the warmth, you may proceed on the Al-Khubtha Path to the Treasury Overlook.
You’ll wish to go to the Nabatean Theatre and Tomb of Anesho after the Royal Tombs and proceed out the Siq to the Customer Middle. This one-day Petra itinerary had over 12 miles of climbing with 2500′ of achieve. You may nonetheless return for the Petra at Evening present later that day, however Aaron’s Tomb should wait. Relying in your schedule (and motivation), you are able to do actions round Petra, just like the Turkish Baths and Little Petra, the next morning with out re-entering the location and re-hiking the Siq.
You may flip this right into a two-day itinerary by saving the Farsa Valley Loop and Palace Tombs for the second day. I’d save Aaron’s Tomb for my third day in Petra. Including additional days additionally allows you to discover issues to do round Petra too.