When to Go

  • March to May is peak tourist season in Petra and for good reason. Hiking is at its safest, the wadis are seamed with prolific pink-flowering oleander, and climbs to the High Places are accompanied by spears of flowering aloe.
  • Mid-October to the end of November, Petra’s second high season, offers a last chance to visit in good weather before rains make some routes off limits.
  • Bitterly cold by night with bright blue skies by day, Petra is almost empty in winter, allowing for a more intimate engagement with the ‘Pink City’. This is a good time to catch the best bargains in Wadi Musa hotels.