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The best way to experience Siq is to reach there as early as possible (about 8 AM) when there are no crowds.
Walking through the Siq is a beautiful experience.
The way the treasury opens up (comes in view) on the other side is marvelous!...More
The experience of walking through the Siq to get to the Treasury is magical. The colours of the rocks and the ingenuity of the Nabateans when building their water systems is to amazing to see. I would only say that the fact that there are...More
The Siq is the canyon walk leading from the Visitor center down to the Treasury in Petra. The hike is a gentle downhill towards the treasury and should take no more than 20 minutes at a normal walking pace. Every turn and curve offers a...More
What a way to enter a world heritage site! Winding 2 kms through narrow pathways through overhanging sheer rock faces. Not so great at night though. Beware the horse carriages which race through the passageways with little respect for the walkers.
Not at the ticket office, once you get down just beyond it. The carriages are very close to the start of the track and they will take you to the treasury, you can also go further right to the steps to the monastery.
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You won't need to be an experienced horse rider because the locals will either walk the horse or ride alongside you. Be careful to very clearly negotiate a price for the ride AND for the tip before you start because some... More
You won't need to be an experienced horse rider because the locals will either walk the horse or ride alongside you. Be careful to very clearly negotiate a price for the ride AND for the tip before you start because some horse/camel/donkeycarriage operators can become intimidating at the end of your ride if they believe the tip should be bigger. It is important to be very clear about where you want to go before you get started so you aren't taken or led off the track to 'see another site'. Although some of the operators can be persistent, they will usually leave you alone if you are polite but firm. Also, the operators will be keen for you to buy a ride to the Monastery (the highest site at the very end of the track), but they often refuse to let you ride down from this point because it is more difficult for the animals to bring you back down again.