Extremly high entrance price to Petra

by Tom
(Germany)

Petra Entry Tickets

Petra Entry Tickets

Why is the entrance price to Petra for Foreigners so extremly high?



Answer: The price of the Petra entry tickets was raised gradually in 2010, to the current level. These new prices are criticized by many as being controversial and discriminative.

Visitors now have to pay for additional services like guiding and horse riding - even if they don't wish to use them.

Also, there is now a distinction between daytrippers and overnight visitors. The lower price that overnight visitors pay is supposed to encourage people to spend more time in Jordan.

The admision prices that day-visitors have to pay make Petra one of the most expensive tourist sites in the world.

Allegedly the extra income will be spent on improving the facilities and services at the Petra Archaeological Park.

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