Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Private Tour: Petra Day Trip from Amman. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Petra is an absolute must if visiting Jordan. However, what truly made my day was my driver. Definitely an unforgettable day.
Petra is an amazing place to visit and the Jordanian people are very friendly and helpful. Our guide was well-informed and made our visit very enjoyable.
The trip was well organized, the driver came on time for the hotel pickup and was friendly and made me comforatble (I was travelling alone) during the journey to Petra. The horse ride, entrance ticket, and the tour guide are all included in what you pay. Petra was out of this world and I enjoyed every bit of my tour. Overall, I had a problem free tour. I feel that the rate is little on the high side; when compared with similar tours organized by the agencies catering to the hotel I stayed.
Good value; all went off smoothy and plenty of time was allowed - no pressure to meet at a certain time and several good refreshment stops en-route. The guide in Petra was excellent; a great sense of humour and held our attention throughout. Excellent - well worth the (reat deal of) money the ticket cost! Could have got a similar trip cheaper from the hotel we stayed in - but the quality of this trip was well worth the extra
A wonderful day spent in Petra. The door-to-door service and the guides were extremely kind and knowledgable. Anyone visiting Jordon should grab the opportunity to visit Petra. It's a gem and at times you won't know where to look!
The only negative about this trip is there simply isn't enough time to explore the wonders of Petra but it was a day trip!
The driverguide was very cooperative and helpful.
Our trip included a chauffeur-driven car, not a bus as we expected. Our driver was very good and extremely obliging. His English was very good, and there was no rush to do anything; we had all the time we wanted. Petra is a must, but three hours in Petra was enough. Our driver explained everything before we entered Petra, which certainly was useful. Do not take the option to take the short horse ride, it's not worth it. Tipping is a must, despite having fully paid for the trip. Breakfast and lunch for the driver are on you. Nevertheless, it was worth it. There were plenty of photo shots. Highly recommended.
A local guide was chosen by the driver when we arrived in Petra.The guide wasn't very good.
7am start is too early for going to Petra from Amman, because you get there during the hottest part of the day. The guide they gave us was mediocre and the driver took us to 2 different souvenir shops, "for coffee." You are probably better off staying some place nearby and getting a really early start there, or going much later in the day to avoid the heat.
Do not get the cart ride, the drivers are not nice to their horses.
Petra is definitely worth going to, just don't do it with these guys. Figure something else out.
The driver was on-time, and the operator was very helpful in rescheduling our trip when the airline lost our luggage. The price paid was very high, and we were offered several cheaper alternatives upon our arrival in Amman. We would have paid a premium for the personal service, but we were disappointed about the mandatory stops for gas and souvenirs both coming and going. My wife was ill most of the day, but despite our requests to go directly back to Amman when we finished touring Petra we still stopped 3 times once for gas and two times for "rest stops" which conveniently occurred at souvenir shops. The drivers English was decent, but he was still difficult to understand at times, and was not very conversational.
Viator should delete the horse riding on this trip. You have someone leading the horse who is very aggressive in asking for a tip. Also, you miss interesting features during the kilometer ride because the guide does not stop. The horse guide wanted extra money to take me out, even though it was prepaid. Most Viator travelors would be more satified walking throughout Petra.
First off, Petra is amazing. However, if you go to Petra and look at the prices it costs to enter, have a horse ride etc, you will feel very cheated indeed! We realised we probably paid 3-4 times higher than if we had taken a car through our hotel and paid the entrance fees at Petra. However, the guide at Petra was amazing and it was great to have the whole trip organized in advance and all under one roof. I guess it is pot luck with the driver you get to take you there. Ours was an obnoxious bore who we had to endure for 3 hours there and 3 hours back. If I were to go back again, I would check in to one of the hotels at Petra and find my own way around Petra city. Petra is amazing and definitely a must do! You get hassled a bit by little kids begging, but they are so cute your are compelled to give them some dollars.
David Arthur L
Although this is an amazing site, it ends up being extremely expensive, and the original listing does not let you know that. The guide only did one third of the tour; we had to pay again for the second third. We had to book three different modes of transportation to do the trip, another WEE detail they neglected to mention. The horse and buggy trip was dangerous and frightening, I seriously thought we were going to be hurt. In North America, the driver would have been arrested for cruelty to animals. We paid twice for a guide that gave almost no service, as our transportation kept him from interacting with us. I wish we had known that. Our guide did make the trip there and back very comfortable though, and stopped regularly for us to stretch and have a drink. He was sort of the saving grace to the whole day.