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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 private 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.


  • Private, full-day shore excursion to Petra from Aqaba
  • 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 private 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 private Petra guide

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Customer Reviews

Gary T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Petra was a wonderful place and our personal tour guide was great. Our only complaint was that our driver didn't speak English very well so he couldn't answer many questions about life in Jordan. That was disappointed. Otherwise, a great tour!

Joe S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We selected this tour because of past success with Viator, which was nearly the same price as the excursion sponsored by our cruise line. Our driver met us promptly at 7:30 a.m. at our ship and proceeded to drive us to Petra and the Red Rose City. Our driver spoke enough English to tell us about the area and carry on conversations with us during our drive. When we arrived in Petra as hour and a half later, we met our guide, Khalid, who was knowledgeable and structured our tour to what we wanted to accomplish. Khalid provided excellent help in traversing the siq and much of the ruins, explaining the history of the area,the position of the various buildings, and the uniqueness of the stone found in this area. Our guide stayed with us for two hours and then made plans with for the remainder of our stay at the site and would notify our driver to meet us at 2 p.m. After he left, my husband pursued a hike to the monastery area while I viewed the Roman colonnade and temple. The notes that the ground is uneven and that extensive walking is necessary cannot be overstated and should be taken into consideration when leaving. Our driver met us just outside the Visitor's Center and took us to a local restaurant for lunch included with the tour which was plentiful and made with local foods. This was nice as we were not rushed or crowded with many others from a bus tour. The number and persistence of vendors selling items throughout the Petra site was the only negative of this tour. No seemed to be taken as a maybe and at times one felt hassled. Overall, seeing this World Heritage and Wonder of the Modern World site was fascinating and a tour one should take if in the area.

mushky1986 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Even though the 'private tour' was pricey- for me it was worth every penny! I have some mobility issues and I am sure I wouldn't be able to keep up with a regular tour. Our driver, Odah, was fantastic- so thoughtful, caring, friendly and a good driver. We had a different tour guide at Petra- he was also very patient with me and quite informative. The walk was difficult but I took my time. When we finally reached the treasury I was totally awed. I am so glad I was able to see this wonder of the world. We then were picked up by Odah and had a great lunch. I was very very happy with our tour!

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