Aqaba Shore Excursion: Private Petra Sightseeing Tour

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Private Petra sightseeing tour is an excellent way to discover Petra from Aqaba port. The full day tour will take you into the Rose Red City. In 10-hours you will drive by Wadi Rum & through Sharah mountains, walk through the Siq (narrow gorge) to the hidden city, to see the treasury, theater, royal tombs, Roman street and more.


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

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Greet your English-speaking chauffeur, who will be holding up a sign with your name, at the port after your cruise ship docks. Leave for Petra in a private air-conditioned vehicle at 8am.

Your tour guide will meet you in Petra for a 2-hour tour. Your tour guide will share the history of the city with you, make sure you bring your camera. The majestic city of Petra, carved into the rose red rock 2000 years ago is a must visit attraction. Petra 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 theater, the royal tombs and other monuments. Lunch at a local restaurant is also included.

You will then be returned tothe port in advance of your cruise ship's departure.

Inclusions for Aqaba Shore Excursion: Private Petra Sightseeing Tour

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • English speaking driver
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Admission ticket
  • Local guide for 2 hours (French, German, Spanish, and other languages available )
  • Buffet lunch
  • Water & soft drinks

Exclusions for Aqaba Shore Excursion: Private Petra Sightseeing Tour

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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants (ages 0-3) are free

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

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

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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  • This was a really satisfying tour. My wife and I had always wanted to see Petra and our tour provided an insightful and comfortable way to do it. We were met at the port one step away from the ship by the representative and taken to the car and driver that drove us to Petra approx. 2 hours. The ride was comfortable and our driver pointed out a number of intersting things during the ride. Once we arrived at the site, we were given our tickets by the driver who then introduced us to our guide. The walk to the Treasury building that is often used as a picture for the site took about an hour. Our guide stopped along the way to show us many of the antiquities. He was pleasant and his delivery of the information was easy to follow. The sights along the walk to the Treasury building were spectacular and well worth the long trek to the site. Viator, in selecting this company for our tour, made a great decision! The experience was awe inspiring.

  • Great excursion. Our driver was great. The guide at Petra was great, and we had a nice lunch at a local restaurant.
    It couldn't have been a better trip, and we knew we were in good hands and would get back to the ship in time.

  • Great tour but chose time of year wisely - not Summer. Temps over 100 and sun blazing. Walk each way down and back up path to temple around an hour with rickety horse carriages racing up and down the path crowding you out and vendors with cheap junky items selling their wares. We had a GREAT private tour guide. Would have liked to do extended walk about it but was way too hot for most to endure. Additional horseback ride on Arabians, challanging racey and definitely not for any but good riders. Camel rides near temple. Side trip to Wadi Run very nice kind of like Momument Valley in USA and bumpy back of truck tour if you are really sturdy enough.

  • We had a party of 5 and were met by a small van and driver who was very friendly and informative during the drive to Petra, stopping at a store to use the bathroom and look at items for sale, both ways. It was about a 2 hour drive out of the Port in Aqaba where the Majestic Princess docked and we were able to spend several hours in Petra with a local guide who spoke English well, was very courteous and had historical knowledge. This guide walked with us all the way into the Great Temple going to the Monastery would have taken more time than we had, he left us there and we took our own time walking out, browsing at the shopping stalls, and taking photos. My parents took a horse and carriage into the Treasury and out because they are unable to walk that far, and gained as much information about Petra from the museum at the entrance as we did with our guide. Lunch at a local restaurant was included food was good, drinks were warm soda and water, shared with 2-3 other busloads of tourists. Compared to the Princess Tours, we liked the small van, personal service, slightly cheaper than the large bus Princess Tour, and we would recommend this Viator tour. It was really hot but that was unavoidable given that we were coming from the port and were on the ship's timetable. Next time, we would stay longer, go see the wadi rum and go scuba diving in the Red Sea.

  • This tour was one of the highlights of our holiday. The driver and the tour guide were top notch. They went out of their way to make sure our day was special. We arrived a little early into port and the driver was waiting. He was helpful with info on the area and it made the drive to Petra very entertaining. The guide was very experienced. The restaurant was very good. There was a large bus group from a University there and the restaurant handled the large group well. The food was very good. We highly recommend this tour.

  • Just Brilliant, words can't do it justice, a wonderful day and a great guide Adnan.......just do it it's a must

  • Since we were unable to schedule Abdullah Nawafleh for a private tour we appreciated Radwan as our guide, he even took us shopping since our luggage had been delayed for over 2 weeks!! He was knowledgeable about the culture and spoke American English quite well.
    We were very disappointed we couldn't have him as our guide for the historic Petra area they are assigned within the Petra site What a difference a good guide makes!!!

  • Guide was amazing, had a long history with the sight and was very informative.

  • This experience was as advertised and more. We went with two other couples, six to a van and it was very comfortable. Our guide was both knowledgeable and friendly. Our driver very accommodating. Would not hesitate using this tour group again. We would highly recommend them for not only this tour but others as well

  • We enjoyed this tour very much. Organisation beforehand was easy and communication was good. The driver picked us up at our pre arranged time of 7.30 am on the dock at Aqaba. He was very helpful and friendly and gave us an insight into the culture and places of interest along the road to Petra.. The mini van was well used but clean and the air conditioning was in good working order.

    Petra itself is everything you have heard and more. I was surprised at the scale of the site. Our guide at Petra was excellent describing the history of the civilisations that lived there and explaining the tombs and pointing out interesting rock formations and colours. He took us away from the main pathway to view it from a different perspective. We chose to walk but horses, carriages and camels were available although some of them looked a little weary. The main track was busy and on the way back you had to dodge what horses, camels and donkeys do best! We had no problem with hawkers if you say no they go away. I had intended to climb up to the monastery but did not make it as I was limited for time and the heat was tiring so decided to keep my energy for the return walk back up to the entrance. It is a long walk in the heat along the main track to the Roman ruins. You cannot cover the whole area in a short visit. If I was going to go up to the monastery or the place of high sacrifice you probably need to go there first and wind your way back if the heat and walking.

    Only big downside was that the restaurant lunch was not good with dirty tablecloths and flies. Food was self service. We didn't eat much and had 3 soft drinks provided as part of the tour only they charged my husband 9 for 3 soft drinks 2 tonics and 1 Sprite. I was away from the table at this point so did not realise until we were back in the car on the way back to the ship. So not only was the restaurant terrible but they ripped us off as well!. Our driver did try to correct this by phoning the restaurant to complain about this and asked if we wanted to return to get the 9, but we were anxious to return to Aqaba and the ship as the ship was departing that evening. I have not scored the tour company down on this as I believe they tried to remedy the situation but I would think carefully about using this restaurant in future. Generally our expeience of people in Jordan was that they were friendly and helpful. Our driver was very proud of his city Aqaba which has grown substantially in recent years. We arrived back in port in good time for our departure.

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