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View on the Royal tombs in Petra with afternoon light

How to get to Petra by foot from bed and breakfast Petra Fig Tree Villa


The first look on the Treasury, Petra Jordan

Jordan is a safe haven in the Middle East and more and more people are planning their visit to Jordan.

Some are inspired by the New 7 Wonders of the World. As Petra was chosen one of them, 12 years ago, in the world’s first global election. Others just know, since they heard about Petra, that one day, they want to visit this hidden secret. So a visit to Petra is often the main goal of their Jordan journey.

And I can imagine! As I remember my first visit to Petra. On a fresh and sunny January day I explored the Rose city in awe.

Walked through the siq, and every step brought me closer to the hidden gem, the Treasury!

Climbed up the stairs to the Monastery where we had tea with an old Bedouin and (probably) his granddaughter. On the way back we took the high path along the Byzantine Church towards the Royal tombs. Dark clouds above the Al Khubta mountains combined with the low afternoon sun, lighted up these ancient facades. Breathtaking. Do I need to say more?

And now I host my guests in the vicinity of this mesmerising ‘lost city’. Bed and breakfast Petra Fig Tree Villa is just 700 meters, as the crow flies, from the visitors centre of Petra.
From the B&B it’s easy to go to Petra on foot.  It’s all downhill, passing by the Nabataean Ladies Cooperative to the stairs. These lead to the Tourist street. At the end you get to the entrance of Petra. It won’t take more than 10 to 15 minutes. 

Hike from Petra Fig Tree Villa to Petra ia the stairs

Uphill is another story…
And if you have a rental car, just roll down the hill to the car park (still free) and be happy to find your wheels waiting for you at the end of the day!


My daughter and I were for two nights at Jolanda’s B&B in Petra. Nice big room and beautiful shadow terrace overlooking Petra and Wadi Musa. From Jolanda’s place it is an easy walk to the entrance of Petra.


On walking distance from the visitors centre of Petra. Back to the bed and breakfast is a little climb. You can choose to go up by taxi, after a day of hiking in the ancient city.

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