This is a busy but wonderful trip but be prepared for walking at Petra. We walked 11kms. We had a guide - 50jd- but with hindsight we didn’t really need one. You can look up about Petra before and after and just enjoy being there during your visit. We arrived at about 9.30am and saw the sun shining on the Treasury. Magical. It only shines directly on it for about 2 hrs a day. Wadi Rum is the place we’d return to and sleep in a Bedouin tent. The peace is incredible.
Our driver (Kamil?) was excellent. It’s good to have a local driver to negotiate the police check points for you. Viator once again lived up to expectations.
My driver Kemel picked me up from my hotel promptly at 6:30 AM. He was courteous and professional throughout the day. we went to Petra first, and then to Wadi Rum. At Wadi rum, he called one of his local contact Bedouin guides, Abdullah, who was amazing. (FYI - this charge is extra) He showed me the highlights of the desert and even made me tea during the sunset. This tour is convenient and efficient way to see two amazing sites in one day.
Amazing trip. Extremely long though. I was picked up at 5am at my hotel in Amman and driven by Abu Rami first to Wadi Rum he does ask you which destination you want to go first. We arrived in Wadi Rum around noon and went on a 4x4 and driven around the national park visiting caves, a deserted castle in the desert and great views. After that we went to Petra where I had a relaxed time to see a good part of the ancient city. After that we went for dinner and drove back to Amman. It was an amazing day. Abu Rami looks after you, talks to you, makes sure your ok, stops for you to take photos and is just a really lovely man. Highly recommend it.
a really long day. ideally we would have done the overnight tour and done one location each day but time did not allow for that. Firas, our driver, did a great job on the 14 hour day! we rode a camel, and a horse, and did a jeep ride and wow..so much for one day! and then he had arranged a really nice dinner for us to eat a local dish. he had good stopping points along the way as well so we had nice toilet facilities.
Amazing tour for travellers who have limited time in Jordan. The tour guide - Amin is very knowledgeable and a nice guy. He suggested to alter the trip to head to Wadi Rum first from Amman instead of Petra, which turned out to be very valuable. This allowed me to wander around Petra for longer time.
In Wadi Rum, Amin introduced me to Hesham, another tour guide and we went on Hesham's pick up truck to travel within Wadi Rum for 2 hours - you'll actually need a few days to discover most of Wadi Rum but Hesham brought us to the most interesting spot within the valley. The tour in Wadi Rum ended with a short tea break This tour within Wadi Rum is not included in the package - you have to pay extra
Then we left Hesham and drove to Petra - 1.5 hours journey from Wadi Rum and drove across Wadi Musa to reach the entrance of Petra. Then you are free to enjoy and wander around Petra - such an amazing experience. Again, Petra would require a few days to fully discover the whole awesomeness it has got to offer, but 5 - 6 hours would be enough for traveller with limited time in Jordan to experience Petra.
Just bare in mind there will be a lot of aggressive sellers along the road - just politely say no to them.
Would definitely recommend this tour!