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    • Travel Petra to Sweimeh

      by lornajc Online Now Mar 29, 2014 at 7:22 AM

      Please could I have advice regarding transport options between Petra and Sweimeh? Are there alternatives to taking a taxi?
      Thanks very much

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    • Petra transportation help

      by twismar Online Now Mar 22, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      Hi, I'll be arriving at the Aquba airport on a Friday at 3am.
      I'd like to see the sights in Petra.
      What is the best and cheapest way to get to Petra from the airport? I would need to get to the Petra visitors’ center in Wadi Musa.
      Also, on Saturday, I need to cross the border into Israel so I can take a bus to Jerusalem. The bus leaves from Eilat at 4:30pm. Is there an inexpensive way to get to Eilat from Wadi Musa on a Saturday?
      Thank you so much for your help.

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      Driving in Jordan

      by csuresh Online Now Mar 31, 2014 at 3:23 AM

      Hi,

      I was travelling to Jordan next week and wanted to check - how will the route of Amman Airport to Petra to Dana/Kerak to Deadsea resorts will look like. Please let me know on whether Gas/Petrol stations quite common, will route boards be in english, usage of GPS worth and advisable, rest areas on the route etc? If there is a problem with the car, do help available quickly from rental car companies. I prefer taxi, but considering that I will be travelling with little kids, rental car will give me flexibility on when I start, when I stop etc. Any other DOs and DONTs?

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      Driving in Jordan

      by csuresh Online Now Mar 31, 2014 at 3:23 AM

      Hi,

      I was travelling to Jordan next week and wanted to check - how will the route of Amman Airport to Petra to Dana/Kerak to Deadsea resorts will look like. Please let me know on whether Gas/Petrol stations quite common, will route boards be in english, usage of GPS worth and advisable, rest areas on the route etc? If there is a problem with the car, do help available quickly from rental car companies. I prefer taxi, but considering that I will be travelling with little kids, rental car will give me flexibility on when I start, when I stop etc. Any other DOs and DONTs?

      2 Answers Mar 31, 2014 at 5:22 AM
    • Travel Petra to Sweimeh

      by lornajc Online Now Mar 29, 2014 at 7:22 AM

      Please could I have advice regarding transport options between Petra and Sweimeh? Are there alternatives to taking a taxi?
      Thanks very much

      1 Answer Mar 29, 2014 at 8:21 PM
    • Petra transportation help

      by twismar Online Now Mar 22, 2014 at 10:39 AM

      Hi, I'll be arriving at the Aquba airport on a Friday at 3am.
      I'd like to see the sights in Petra.
      What is the best and cheapest way to get to Petra from the airport? I would need to get to the Petra visitors’ center in Wadi Musa.
      Also, on Saturday, I need to cross the border into Israel so I can take a bus to Jerusalem. The bus leaves from Eilat at 4:30pm. Is there an inexpensive way to get to Eilat from Wadi Musa on a Saturday?
      Thank you so much for your help.

      1 Answer Mar 22, 2014 at 4:06 PM
    • How much time do I need to spend at Petra?

      by alegre Online Now Jan 29, 2014 at 7:03 PM

      Is there something more around that place?
      We problably have one full day and a morning.

      We have to chosse: one night more in amman or one night more in Petra.......
      What will be the answer?

      10 Answers Feb 23, 2014 at 12:23 PM
    • Lost Nikon DSLR camera in Petra

      by itchyfeet_blr Online Now Nov 4, 2013 at 4:46 AM

      Lost Nikon DSLR camera in Petra

      Hi,

      Yesterday (3 November, 2013), while walking around Petra, I lost my Nikon D5200. I had gone into the restroom near the Theatre (next to Marguerite van Geldermalsen's stall) and hung the camera from the hook behind the toilet door. I forgot to take it on my way out and when I came back 10 minutes later, it was gone. The lady who minds the toilet looked around and said no one had turned in anything. No luck with the tourist police either. Even the shopkeepers and donkey / horsemen pleaded ignorance. If anyone happens to come across the camera - please do get in touch via Virtual Tourist. I will be eternally grateful. If you can't reach me, please leave word with Jane at Rocky Mountain Hotel, Wadi Musa. Thanks

      2 Answers Nov 5, 2013 at 5:38 AM
    • I have a 17 hour layover in Amman Jordan and want to travel to petra

      by brittanywagner Online Now Oct 12, 2013 at 12:25 PM

      -is it safe to drive to Petra overnight
      - will i make it back to amman airport for my 12 flight , if I leave Petra by 8AM on a monday december 30
      -what time do the tourist attractions open? ( as I want to go to one of the tourist sites

      2 Answers Oct 13, 2013 at 4:20 AM
    • transportation

      by turkishair Online Now Oct 8, 2013 at 7:17 PM

      getting from israel to petra?

      3 Answers Oct 10, 2013 at 9:19 AM
    • transportation

      by turkishair Online Now Oct 8, 2013 at 7:15 PM

      best way to get to petra from israel

      1 Answer Oct 9, 2013 at 4:20 AM
    • Will my plan of 1 day in petra & 1 day at the Dead Sea work?

      by Hollybee Online Now Aug 23, 2013 at 8:10 AM

      We are visiting Jordan in 2 weeks. We arrive into Amman at 9.30am, plan to drive to the Dead Sea, spend the day there, staying the night at Holiday inn in sowayma. Early next morning drive to Petra, spend the day exploring, including a night tour, then the next morning drive back to Amman airport and fly out.
      I know this is a rushed tour but do you think it is possible? We are both quite fit so hiking for a full day will not be a problem for us.
      Thanks for any tips or advice.

      6 Answers Feb 23, 2014 at 12:23 PM
    • polarixing filter

      by daverob Online Now Aug 3, 2013 at 5:40 PM

      is a poarizing filter useful at petra, jordan

      4 Answers Aug 4, 2013 at 11:32 AM
    • From Amman to Petra

      by rossco78 Online Now Jul 16, 2013 at 3:28 AM

      Hi, We are planning a trip to Dubai, but would like to stop in Amman, in order to visit Petra. My question is, how should I do this?
      Our plan is to travel from Glasgow to Dubai, and spend a couple of days in Dubai , and then fly Dubai to Amman. What is the best way to get to Petra from Amman, and spend 2 to 3 days in Petra (Not sure if its worh going for a tour operator, or just planning our own trip?). Then fly back from Amman to Dubai for 2 - 3 days and then back to Glasgow. Also we are planning to go end of August, is this a good time? Sorry for all the questions - any help much appreciated.....Thanks

      6 Answers Jul 19, 2013 at 5:59 AM
    • From Amman to Petra

      by rossco78 Online Now Jul 16, 2013 at 3:21 AM

      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 end of August, is this a good time? Thanks

    • Not sure

      by sabinapaul Online Now Jan 9, 2013 at 12:58 PM

      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.

      9 Answers Jun 22, 2013 at 9:12 AM
    • From Amman to Petra

      by vickyjf44 Online Now Aug 19, 2012 at 8:17 AM

      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.

      6 Answers Aug 19, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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      Petra to Aqba/ Eilat

      by indyblu Online Now Aug 1, 2012 at 1:52 PM

      Hey all,
      I'm looking at getting from Petra to Eilat. WHats the best way of doing this?
      thanks

      8 Answers Sep 1, 2013 at 11:42 PM
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      PETRA on December 2012

      by bojomacaraig Online Now Jul 14, 2012 at 5:24 AM

      Who's going to Petra Jordan in December 2012? (coming from Eliat Israel to cross aqaba border..)

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      Sleeping with Bedouins

      by srorly Online Now Jul 6, 2012 at 4:29 AM

      Hi,
      Anyone know if it is possible to sleep in Petra with a Bedouin family?
      Thanks,
      Orlando

      5 Answers Jun 22, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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      Amman to Petra!!

      by indyblu Online Now Jul 3, 2012 at 12:58 PM

      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

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      Have I left it a bit late?

      by BalletBarb Online Now May 21, 2012 at 8:19 AM

      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?

      19 Answers Jul 15, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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      Petra to Aqaba - Public Transport ?

      by SummerHighlandFalls Online Now May 7, 2012 at 6:49 AM

      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

      3 Answers May 21, 2012 at 5:53 AM
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      petra routes

      by SLSong88 Online Now Apr 10, 2012 at 9:54 AM

      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

      1 Answer Apr 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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      Routes to take in Petra

      by SLSong88 Online Now Apr 8, 2012 at 9:08 AM

      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

      5 Answers Apr 8, 2012 at 11:51 PM
    • Jordan travel question

      by sdexplorer Online Now Apr 8, 2012 at 8:40 AM

      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

      5 Answers Apr 10, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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      Transports & Locker

      by srorly Online Now Mar 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

      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

      4 Answers May 19, 2013 at 1:49 PM
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      Petra on My Own

      by Citysuite Online Now Dec 16, 2011 at 6:51 PM

      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?

      6 Answers Dec 20, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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      "Travel In Style" Tours

      by Lisajanine Online Now Jul 10, 2011 at 5:00 PM

      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.

      2 Answers Jul 25, 2011 at 5:03 AM
    • 1 day Petra Tour from AMM

      by MattMan808 Online Now Mar 8, 2011 at 6:57 PM

      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?

      5 Answers Mar 12, 2011 at 7:19 PM
    • Cairo To The Dead Sea

      by isleynicole Online Now Jan 27, 2011 at 10:28 AM

      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?

      2 Answers Jan 28, 2011 at 2:20 AM
    • one night, two days in Petra from Amman

      by twostep Online Now Nov 24, 2010 at 6:26 PM

      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

      5 Answers Nov 25, 2010 at 4:18 PM
    • petra carriage

      by dentonmule Online Now Nov 16, 2010 at 10:26 AM

      Is there a way to book a carriage to Petra in advance?

      2 Answers Nov 16, 2010 at 10:52 PM