Petra fees rise

This item appears on page 67 of the May 2010 issue.

For a one-day pass to Jordan’s Petra Archaeological Park, the entry fee rose by 50% on March 1 and will jump another 50% on Nov. 1, 2010 — a rise from JD40 on Jan. 1 to JD90 (near $127) at year’s end.

Fees may be paid only in Jordanian dinars, with no credit cards accepted. Fees for overnight visitors also go up in November (ex., from JD33 for one night to JD50).

Fees include a horse ride from the visitor center to the Siq plus guide service, maps and brochures. Visit