I want to know if it is absolutely necassary to book budget hostels in advance in Jordan. I will be there for most of June.
Hi, We are planning a trip to Dubai, but would like to stop in Amman, in order to visit Petra. My question is, how much is the traveling time , what is the best way to get to Petra from Amman , and if a day trip will be sufficient . Also we are planning to go in early February , is this a good time? Your help will be appreciated.
Hey all, I'm looking at getting from Petra to Eilat. WHats the best way of doing this? thanks
Who's going to Petra Jordan in December 2012? (coming from Eliat Israel to cross aqaba border..)
Hi, Anyone know if it is possible to sleep in Petra with a Bedouin family? Thanks, Orlando
Hey does anyone know if the Abdali bus station is still closed? i heard that i had to take a bus from Tabarbour Bus Station... i want to get to Petra.. and i arrive in amman at 8pm, so will get the Jett bus at 6.30, where is the bus station and where is the best place to stay? many thanks
I'm a lone female of 73 and have wanted to visit Petra all my life. Now I have the wherewithall to arrange my 'dream' tour I look at all these postings and fret that I may not be up to the long walk in the sun to see the sights, I am not disabled but just a bit lacking in stamina these days. I really do not like the donkey and camel rides offered in the Middle East, the animals look emaciated and flea-ridden and seem to be very badly treated. At first I had intended to spend a whole week in Petra but it would seem a couple of days would be enough - is it possible to add a Petra visit onto another tour of (say) Israel or Jordan? I know we don't have advertising on here but can anyone recommend a good tour compant I could contack from UK?
Hi Visiting Jordan for a week at the end of May, and am going to stay at Petra for two nights. Can anyone tell me if there is any bus or coach that leaves Petra for Aqaba in the morning, I know Jett run a service in the afternoon but I would like to leave early morning, spend the day in Aqaba, before taking the Jett bus to Amman in the afternoon/evening. I know a taxi is an option but I am trying to keep costs down. Many thanks in advance Tony
thank you all for your replies we will be visiting Little Petra on the 3rd day. We have checked the net and there are so many different routes too take in Petra. We are hoping to cover as much as possible. I think we will stick too uour original route. thank you
We will be going to Jordan on 19/4/2012 and we intend to spend 2 days in Petra as there is a lot to see. Can someone please tell me if there is any standard route or do I tell the guide what I want to see? Beside the straight route from the Siq to the Monastery, can someone please what are the must see sights? Thank you
I would welcome inputs as to whether my trip plans are too aggressive from a timing perspective; day 1 evening arrive amman airport -rent car and drive to madaba (hotel there) day 2 explore madab in the morning and drive to petra (via Kings highway)with stop in Karak (hotel Petra) day 3 explore Petra stay in Petra day 4 go to wadi Rum and then in evening drive to Aqaba day 5 drive up dead Sea highway from Petra back to Madaba (get near airport for hotel) day 6 depart am to US Thanks...if you see a better way to do this let me know. The parts I am concerned with is seeing Madaba,Karak and getting to Petra in one day as well as the last day
Hi! In August I will travel from Eilat to Petra. I wonder what kind of transportation are available? Arriving in Petra is there somewhere where I can leave my luggage? A locker for my luggage? I am thinking not sleep in Petra, but in Wadi Rum. Thanks, Orlando
I am visiting Israel in May and want to visit Petra. My idea was to arrive in Eilat from Jerusalem, take the bus to the border, cross over, head up to Petra, and spend the night there, so I can get to the site very early in the morning. I am a middle aged single female traveller, experienced and cautious. What is the best way to get from Aquaba to Petra? Can I get a tour guide at the site or should I arrange it beforehand? Any recommendations of reasonably priced places to stay?
Has anyone used this company for tour of both Petra and Egypt? What is your opinion? I have managed to find two opinions on trip advisor which are polar opposites. Thanks.
I have a 17 hr layover in AMM touching down 9 AM on a Friday and departing 2:10 Am the following morning. I would really like to see Petra, but most day tours leave the hotels at 7:30. Are there any day tours or Petra that leave from or near AMM?
What is the best way to get there? We are flying in to Cairo from America to see the pyramids and I wanted to take a quick trip to Jordan to see the Dead Sea. What is the easiest and least expensive way to go?
I arrive in Amman the evening of 2 November, and would like to travel to Petra early on the 3rd, and return on the 4th. I could take the Jett bus there and back, and schedule my own hotel for the night, but is that the best approach? I have not found 2 days tours. If I do my own scheduling, is it hard getting around Petra once there? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Cheers
Is there a way to book a carriage to Petra in advance?
Aside from the JETT Bus, is there any public transport from Amman to Petra and from Petra to Amman , what are the timings/schedule of trips. I am arriving in Amman on the evening of Nov 16, overnight in Hotel, and hoping to go to Petra early morning and back in the afternoon to Amman. Thank you
BACKGROUND: I am flying from Sydney to Petra. I have 4 days in Petra doing some serious archaeological exploration. To balance this I have access to 4 star accommodation. I then relocate to a remote archaeological site with limited access to water and bathing facilities and washing my hair. Can anybody recommend a hairdresser in Wadi Musa?
planning to drive from amman to petra and back. would it be better to rent a manual car or auto car?
Please could someone inform how much is the Taxi cost from Amman Airport to Petra, if anyone has travelled recently. Also is it safe?
Hi everybody. I am going to Egypt next june 2011. Could anybody give any advice about a day trip from Cairo to Petra? I travel alone and I really apreciated your help. Many thanks!!
I am planning to visit PETRA on Nov 16-19,2010. Day 1 arrival in Amman (evening) Overnight in Amman Day 2 8:00 am Take Bus to PETRA , what time will I arrive in PETRA? How Can I get to the site, the Treasury, Amphitheatre, etc, and how to get back , Overnight in PETRA Day 3 8:00 spend half day in the archaeological site and go back to Amman Day 4 8:00 spend half day in Amman then back to Dubai. Please advise me if anyone has better way of visiting/enjoying PETRA in a short period of time. Thank you very much
I have pre-booked some accommodation for 3 nights Wadi Musa and 1 night Dead Sea and would like to find out if these are realistic. Day 1 - evening arrive at Wadi Musa, check in to hotel near Petra. Day 2 - explore Petra overnight Wadi Musa Day 3 - explore Petra overnight Wadi Musa Day 4 - day trip to Wadi Rum, then drive to Dead Sea, overnight Dead Sea How many hours is drive from Wadi Rum to Dead Sea? Is the above do-able? (I read that it is 4-5 hours, not sure if that is the case, my concern is that if I arrive too late at Dead Sea will not get to really rest and relax at the resort) IF I have to choose the following, which would be advisable? - 2 days Petra OR - 1 day Petra and 1 day Wadi Rum THANK YOU!
We want to travel from Petra to Jerusalem on a Friday. My thoughts were to take a bus to Aqaba early. Cross the boarder to Eilat and take the Egged bus to Jerusalem from there. However the Egged bus connection is showing no service on Friday at the moment. Is this true and if so what other alternatives do we have?
I am working in Jordan (Amman) for 5 days and really want to fit in 1 day to visit Petra (I wish that I had longer). The only free day will be Friday Oct 1st. What is the best way to travel from/and return to Amman and fit in seeing the best of Petra in such a short space of time? Many thanks.
When you take the horse and cart is the cost of 20JD per person or per cart and are there plenty of carts?
Travelling to Petra soon. Can someone throw some light on the walk to the ancient city (Treasury). Is it a rough climb up? and how long does it take appx? We've heard that it is around 3km. what about toilets!? please mention of any hitches/difficulties faced along the way. Thanks -
We are a group of people who will be traveling from Israel to Petra. From there we would like to go to Amman instead of returning to Eilat. Is there any kind of service in Petra that would take us and our luggage to Amman Thanks