Petra by night: everything you need to know before you go

You can’t think to visit Petra without seeing it during night-time. We had the chance to be there all alone and once on site couldn’t get enough of its magical atmosphere. In the next paragraphs we’ll provide you all the instructions you need to make it happen as well.

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General informations: days & timetable

The first most important information to know is that Petra by night is only available three times per week: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The main show takes place at 8PM, however, not many people know that there is another one that begins at 7PM (with LESS people around).

Prices and additional tips

IMPORTANT: Petra by night isn’t included in the Jordan Pass package. The price per person is 17 JOD (24USD). We headed to the Petra visitors center and purchased the tickets in advance (which aren’t available online); this allowed us to be in pole position in front of the entrance at 6:30PM.

If you are visiting the site during the day and plan to wait for the show without going back to your hotel, keep in mind to take some warm clothes with you, because during night time the temperature will drastically drop.

PRO TIP: if you are already inside, don’t exit the city of Petra after closing time. By having the tickets with you, the rangers will let you stay and you will be the first on site.

Are you going to spend some days in Petra and you don’t know which are the must-see spots? Don’t miss The complete guide to Petra: Jordan’s ancient city ( coming soon!) If, instead, are you interested in a 7 days Israel and Jordan road-trip guide click here.

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