Petra Day Trip from Amman
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- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 10 hours
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The 3 day trip to Jordan included a city tour to Jerash and Amman, visit to Petra and jeep safari in Wadi Rum. We stayed in Bedouin camps which gave us an authentic experience to the Bedouin lifestyle and a special mention to the tea that they served. Although, it was too cold (3 degree celsius) we were provided with 4 blankets which was sufficient to protect us from the cold. We were a group of 40 people but everything was on time. I am a vegetarian, and had no difficulty finding vegetarian dishes and the buffet menu had more vegetarian dishes than non-vegetarian. Our guide Mahdi provided us details to the social and cultural aspects of Jordan, he was even open to political and economical questions. As far as the border crossing is concerned it should not be a problem unless you are carrying your passport and money for the entrance and exit to Jordan. The time provided at each stop was sufficient and we were not hurried from anywhere.
As I said in my previous review in Jordan public transportation is very bad. This trip was a bit expensive but organisation was great. The driver picked us up at our hotel and than we visited roman theatre, amman citadel, jordan museum, private car museum and mosque. In the end he brought us back to our hotel. After Jordan museum we went for lunch ,but its up to you when you want to have it. Lunch was delicious, but you have to pay for drinks. Your driver is arranging everything for you. All the time he gave us tickets and let us go. He was waiting for us in the front in car and he said we can come whener we finish,which was super nice cause we had time for everything and we really enjoyed this tour.
This tour was amazing. The thing is that in Jordan public transportation is very bad. So we took this tour even if it was a bit expensive and it was super good and it was worthy. The gentleman pick us up in our hotel arranged entrance fee, guide for us and after Petra he was waiting for us at parking spot. After we had already arranged the lunch which was bufe style, drinks are not included in price so you need to pay for them extra. Our driver spoke english and we enjoyed the ride with him from Amman even if it was 3hours. In general we were happy because if was an amazing tour!!!
I initially booked wanting to see Petra only, but I am very glad the tour also took us to Jaresh and Amman. The recovered past civilisation buildings are terrific, and the guide, Emad was knowledgeable, and engaging. The Bedouin camp was very different to staying in a hotel, but I liked it. Petra is terrific, and the rest of the tour was very interesting. Remember to bring Jordanian money, as there is no access to money changers or an ATM when you leave the Israel/ Jordan border.
Abdulla the tour guide, did a great job leading us on our 3 day adventure to Petra. He was attentive, informative and funny. Day 1 and 3 are very long days of travel and border crossings. There could be a little more information about what to expect on the other side, once you cross the border. We waited for 45 minutes before anyone showed up to continue the trip with little information about how long we would wait. Other than that, everything was great!