Aqaba Shore Excursion: Private Petra And Wadi Rum Tour

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Private Petra and Wadi Rum tour to discover both Petra and Wadi Rum from Aqaba port in one day. In 10 hours, you will drive by Wadi Rum and through Sharah mountains, walk through the Siq (narrow gorge) to the hidden city, to see the treasury, theater, Royal tombs and Roman street. After lunch you drive to Wadi Rum, which was made famous after Lawrence of Arabia.

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  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

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You will be met by your private English speaking chauffeur, who will be holding up a sign under you name. You will leave Aqaba and head towards Petra in a private air conditioned vehicle at 6:30 am. Your private guide will meet you in Petra for an approximately 2 hour tour. The majestic city of Petra is a must visit attraction and can be reached by the Siq (narrow gorge). The treasury was made famous in the movie Indiana Jones & the last crusade. In addition to the treasury, you will see the street of facades, the early necropolis, the Roman theatre, the Royal tombs and other monuments. Your professional tour guide will share the history of the city with you and be sure to bring your camera.

After lunch in Petra; you will be transferred to Wadi Rum on a 1 hour 30 minute drive. Once there you will have a Jeep tour for 2 hours. The Bedouin guide will show you Lawrence's spring, Thamudic inscriptions, Khazali Canyon, Sand dunes and much more before you head back to your cruise ship (40 minutes drive).

Inclusions for Aqaba Shore Excursion: Private Petra And Wadi Rum Tour

  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Admission ticket
  • Local guide for 2 hours in Petra
  • Buffet lunch
  • Water & soft drinks
  • Round-trip private transfer with English speaking driver
  • Jeep tour with Bedouin guide in Wadi Rum

Exclusions for Aqaba Shore Excursion: Private Petra And Wadi Rum Tour

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Dress code is smart casual

Not wheelchair accessible

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • The tour consisted of a driver with in a small car taking two of us about two hours from the port of Aqaba to Petra a stop at a gift shop along the way a three hour tour with a local guide of Petra ruins a buffet lunch a stop at a gift shop, a 1 1/2 hour tour of Wadi Rum with local guide in a covered toyota 4x4, and drive back to the port.
    1. Driver was excellent -- he grew up in Petra and had personal knowledge of the area and culture. Could not have been more accommodating and attentive.
    2. Petra -- The local guide provided at the Petra site was awful. He was overweight and had trouble walking. He said he had given 3000 tours of Petra and had little interest in making it interesting for us except to steer us into friends shops to buy souvenirs at 2X the price. With about 1/4 the distance left in the path downhill into the Petra carvings, he tries to talk us into taking a donkey and pick up tour of his own for an additional 100. When we declined, he suggested coffee which we paid for and he said the tour was now over and he left us sitting there. Another couple with a guide happened to be sitting near and offered to have us join them for the remainder of their tour which was far more informative that anything our guide had told us.
    3. ViaTor must have deals with certain gift shops because our driver picked two along the way that he said he needed to stop at. They expected us and were very forward in putting on scarves and pushing rugs, carvings, etc. I do not appreciated paying 687 for a private tour and being hussled by set up tour companies.
    5. Buffet Lunch was at a large restaurant serving about 3-4 large tour busses at the same time. The BBQ of lamb and vegetables going on out front was beautiful and the food was very good.
    4. Wadi Rum site where Lawence of Arabia was filmed - The experience of having local guides drive us around the desert to the sandstone carvings and sand dunes in the late afternoon was great. The vehicle was very old and the young guides were authentic listening to local music on the radio.
    5. The drive back to the Ship was uneventful. I will say these private tours do put cruise ship travelers at some risk of missing the departure if any incident happens to delay the return. We made our way back on with 10 minutes to spare.

    I rated this tour with ViaTor a Two because of the quality of the guide at Petra and their including forced stops at targeted shopping sites in their tours this happened to us on their Hong Kong tour as well -- a fake jewlery factory. The cost is way over the top in my opinion for what was delivered. The high point was learning about the present day culture of Jordon from the young driver and his attitude toward giving us a good tour. He said tourism, which is the lifeblood of their region, is down 50 with the tourmoil in the Middle East. They are struggling and Petra all they hang on. Wadi Rum, in my opinion is not unlike Monument Valley in Arizona and our National parks out west. But Petra is truly a place unlike any other.

    Hindsight -- The road to Petra is a primary highway. Viator uses guides from the Petra Guide Pool at the site. There are taxis and drivers all around the port and airport for hire. One could probably save hundreds by just hiring a prepaid driver and buying a ticket at Petra with a guide --- Skip the horses and horse carts they will rattle your teeth out on the stone road.

USD 322.9