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Aqaba Shore Excursion: Private Petra Sightseeing Tour

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Aqaba, Jordan
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Offered in: English

Overview

When your cruise ship docks in Aqaba, take a private full-day shore excursion to Petra. Traveling past Wadi Rum and the Sharah Mountains by air-conditioned car or minivan, arrive at this rose-red city, carved by the Nabataeans some 2,000 years ago. Tour the highlights with a local guide; walking through the Siq canyon to witness the Treasury, tombs, amphitheater and Roman street. Learn about Petra’s history, and afterward, savor lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, with the opportunity to customize your sightseeing to your interests.
  • Travel by Jordan's Wadi Rum and Sharah Mountains to the ancient, UNESCO-listed rock city
  • Discover the spectacular rock-hewn monuments with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Walk through the Siq canyon and see the Treasury, amphitheater and other sites
  • Learn why and how the Nabataeans built the city 2,000 years ago
  • Refuel with lunch at a local restaurant
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and personalised attention from a Petra guide

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Reviews by Viator travelers
Our driver met us at the dock and...
Lynn L
, Jul 2018
Our driver met us at the dock and drove us to Petra, stopping partway there at a store that carries goods made by local women at a cooperative started by Queen Noor Lisa Halaby, who is still revered there. At Petra, we were turned over to a local guide, who loaded us into a 2-person carriage so we could get down the passage. I think he walked the distance at about the same speed. Please, believe all the stories they tell you about the carriage ride and how dangerous it is. Pedestrians, however, are equally at risk as the carriages careen down the passageway or back up again. It was a very windy day with lots of dust, and I needed a scarf wound around my nose and mouth to be able to survive. Petra itself is every bit as wonderful as it's said to be. However, we saw only a little of it due to heat and limited time. When we got back to the top, our driver was ready to take us to the buffet lunch that was included. If you have the choice, take something to eat for lunch and skip the buffet - it would give you at least another hour in Petra. The driver got us back to the ship in time for our sailing. Very nice young man, married with a 4-year-old son. We asked to see pictures and the boy is so adorable! This is an excellent way to see Petra if you have mobility issues, as we did, or if you don't want to be herded around with a large group. Highly recommended!
This was a really satisfying tour...
gcrogers49
, Oct 2017
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...
Susan G
, Aug 2017
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...
sweetvaiolette
, Jul 2017
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...
gladyslantien
, Jun 2017
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...
patquan
, Jun 2017
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...
loriireland48
, May 2017
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...
denise p
, May 2017
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...
Leonard K
, Dec 2016
Guide was amazing, had a long history with the sight and was very informative.
This experience was as advertised...
Terri T
, Nov 2016
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

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