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Aqaba to Petra and back

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Aqaba to Petra and back

We will be staying overnight in Aqaba but want to leave Aqaba early to get to Petra before the tourist rush...

a) Is it necessary to pick up a tour in Aqaba to go all the way and back - and if so which tour company do you recommend and what is the likely cost?

or

b) can one get safely to Petra from Aqaba (and if so how?) and then be met in Petra to do a guided tour (and if so who would you recommend?)

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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1. Re: Aqaba to Petra and back

Dont' bother about a tour. Take a taxi so you can leave at whatever time you like. It is likely to take about an hour and a half and will cost 35JD.

There will be plenty of taxis in Petra to bring you back again.

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2. Re: Aqaba to Petra and back

Thanks - that's helpful. Could you please recommend two or three guides for Patra itself? And, what time should we aim to get there to avoid the heat and the tourist buses?

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3. Re: Aqaba to Petra and back

in the main entrance of petra many guide .. you can book 1 of them .

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8. Re: Aqaba to Petra and back

Hi , Just hire a taxi or a tourism transportation car with driver ( same cost ) for a full day Aqaba - Petra - Aqaba ,

buy your tickets from the ticket window at Petra visitor center for 50.00JOD each, and hire a local tour guide from the same ticket window, they're waiting in turns so nobody can recommend a local tour guide. Enjoy your time.

Wael Majdalawieh

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