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While in Jordan, high on the itinerary of every traveller is Petra: an ancient city featuring a magnificent tableau of pink sandstone tombs and temples. Departing Aqaba, this 10-hour tour not only takes you to Petra, but also to the sandstone desert of Wadi Rum, where rock sculptures litter the landscape. Take a guided tour of Petra’s ancient architecture, eat a traditional Jordan lunch, and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transport from your Aqaba hotel.
Your tour begins around 10:30am at your Aqaba hotel, where you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for the incomparable jewel of Petra. Following a 1-hour drive, you’ll arrive at Wadi Rum – a seemingly interminable desert landscape peppered with otherworldly rock formations and towering cliffs.
Stop to capture photographs before you continue to Petra, to take an unforgettable walking tour of the ancient archeological site and New7Wonder of the World. After strolling through Siq, a narrow chasm, you’ll behold the imposing columns of the Treasury, arguably Petra’s most iconic building.
See, too, the Roman amphitheater and admire the rose-tinted hue of sandstone caves, tombs, and temples as you explore one of the wonders of the world. Then, when hunger strikes, head to an authentic Jordan restaurant to revitalize with lunch.
Sated, you’ll return to Aqaba and bid your guide farewell at your hotel.
We were first told, by email, we would be picked up at the port. That morning told we'd have to get on the shuttle and meet the guide. Once we were at the meeting point the guide told us we were waiting for other guests. We waited an hour. When the Van arrived it was already full. The back seat didn't work and they were pulling down a jump seat for a child that would have been who we sat with. TOO CROWDED!!! This is not a 20 min. drive. We would be riding like this for over an hour. Once we were there the tour was fine but didn't include many of the things I had read about. We didn't have enough time to see the things on our own.
The destination was GREAT--PETRA! We also really enjoyed our guide--very informative! The problems came with the logistics. I contacted the tour company the day before to confirm pick-up time. The next morning, we received an early call from the company saying the driver would be picking us up in an hour--an hour and a half earlier than agreed to the day before! Then, after we were in the car, we received another call telling us that we would be joining a group of 50 coming across the border from Israel! This tour was advertised as a small group. 50 is not a small group! It would have been helpful to know this information ahead of time...especially for the price. In addition, the tour bus was in terrible condition. The whole group ended up getting transferred to two smaller vans before the day was over. If you book this tour, make sure to verify details with this company before hand.
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