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?
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.