People will tell you to wait until later in the afternoon, but by then it will be too late.
The crowds will have already amassed and you won't have a chance to see anything in peace and quiet.
His earbuds connected to his i Pod are hidden under his headscarf, he speaks with quick wit and references pop culture. We can't decide if he is teasing us and actually lives in a cave or if he goes home each night to an apartment with big screen TV and modern conveniences.
The cave wouldn't surprise us because we learn that many people still live in the surrounding ruins and that the families who work in Petra are granted permission to stay there there.
They say, the Bedouins used to shoot at the facade because they thought that Pharaoh put his gold and treasures there.
The official from Petra Jordan tourism told Dave that even his father used to shoot at it.
It remained under Nabataean rule until 100 AD when the Romans invaded.
It includes the 800 metre horse ride that we missed and entrance fees to Petra.
The walk to the Royal Tombs involves scrambling up rocks, ducking through caves and getting lost in passageways.
This route takes us to the top of a stone mountain overlooking the complex.
His striking eyes peer playfully from behind his keffiyeh (traditional headscarf) as he sits in his long robes beside his decorated camel. As we chat with him we find out that he has already been featured in several magazines.
He jokes that he will allow us to take a photograph without signing a release because we are nice.