The path begins with a 45-minute hike up the steps through the rocky slope into the High Place of Sacrifice. Built atop Jebel Madbah, this is the most accessible among Petra's High Places, used for draining the blood of animal sacrifices. Admire the sacrificial altar and the 6-metre high obelisk carved out from the rock, with a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.

Continue through the path leading to the back of the mountain into Wadi Farasa. Along the way, you'll pass through lesser-known Garden Tombs set amidst colourful cliffs. These tombs are uniquely named, such as Soldier's Tomb and Lion Fountain. The path eventually descends down into the Petra valley once more after another 1.5 hours. You need to be reasonably fit for this hike.

[Please note that the Wadi Farasa path is mostly exposed with direct sunlight, hence we recommend to bring your sunscreen, hat and plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.]

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday

Plan your trip

Please tell us a few details about your vacation plans and provide your phone number so we can call you back..
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

When would you like to go?

Please select Enter your departure date
Please select Year

Where would you like to go?

Please select Select your interest

How many nights?

How many nights? Drag the slider to select nights
0 21 nights +

Guests

Number of adults (aged 15+). Minimum 1 adult  
Adults (age 15+)
Children (age 0-15)
Rooms

Select your budget per person

Please select  

Contact details

Your First name First name*
Your Last name Last name*
Your email address Email address*
Your phone number Phone number
+1
State is required State
Tell us about your trip
Let us know if you have fixed dates, who you’re traveling with or if it’s for a special ocassion
Please tick this box to continue  

Unable to submit your request

Unfortunately, we were unable to submit your request. Please try again later or contact us.