Hiking into Petra via the back road from Little Petra to the Monastery

If you have two days (and in my opinion that is the minimum) to visit Petra it is certainly a great idea to enter the second day via the back road. It starts in the Little Petra area and you enter Petra at the Monastery. On the way up you have beautiful views over the Wadi Araba desert. And you can enjoy a cup of tea with the Bedouin lady who you’ll meet on the way up.

This morning Abu Fadi came to pick up my guests Louis and Alex and I joined them on their transfer to Little Petra. First we dropped their car at the Petra parking so they don’t need to climb up the hill when they get out of Petra. And Alex had to buy his ticket from the Visitor’s centre.

First camel in Little Petra start for the backroad hike

And off we went, over the winding road to Little Petra. During the ride Abu Fadi shared some stories about Petra. On the way we saw the Elephant that has been there for ages!           After a 13 minute ride we stopped as abu Fadi spotted the first camel! Another oldtimer!

A little further Abu Fadi stopped and stepped out of the car to point the way to the ticket boot at the start of the hike.

And off they went. Ma’as salama! Have a nice hike up to the Monastery!

Last tips before the start of the back road hike up to the Monastery.
Start of hiking the back road from Little Petra, all the way up to the Monastery in Petra
The back road hike started in the Little Petra area, after a transfer. All the way up to the Monastery in Petra.

Looking for a transfer for the back road hike?

Would you like to do the back road hike? Take a transfer to Little Petra and start hiking! Easy as that!

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