Lynn Ladisky Group : Petra and Wadi Rum Shore Excursion 11 April 2021 / Grand Princess
Trip Duration : Approx. 12 hours
Trip Type : Private Tour by Air-conditioned vehicle(s)
Start/Pick up from: Aqaba Port
Return to/Drop off point : Aqaba Port
Pick up time : 08.00 AM or as soon as you disembark
Drop off Time : 08.00 PM approximately
Tour Itinerary of Petra and Wadi Rum Shore Excursion from Aqaba Port :
In the morning our representative meets you with a sign in your name out the front of your ship. Passingg by the majestic of Wadi Rum desert and the Sharah Mountains direct transfer approximately 02 hours to the rose red rock city Petra, a must-see in the Middle East. The legendary capital of the Nabatean is famous for its grandeur and marvelous architecture, and you have the opportunity to see a part of it today. Upon arrival at the Visitor's Centre start with your guide to the Siq, a narrow gorge, until you reach the beautiful Treasury, Al Khazneh, the most famous monument of Petra. From here continue along the Street of Facades and if time permits to the Royal Tombs. Walk on your own back to the Visitor Centre. After buffet lunch at a restaurant return transfer to Wadi Rum, one of the most impressing desert landscapes in the world. Meet our English Speaking Bedouin representative who is your driver. You will enjoy the wilderness adventure of a 4x4 jeep tour of Wadi Rum, following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, climbing sand dunes and rock bridges. Start the 01.30-02 hour 4x4 jeep tour. The sites you are going to visit are : Lawrence Spring, Sand Dunes, Khazali Canyon and Little Bridge. Meet our driver again and return transfer 01 hour to the cruise ship in Aqaba with the memories of an exciting day.
Rate Per Person in Private Tour in $USD :
No. of Persons
Rate in $USD
Vehicle to be used
Rate to be advised later
Coaster 18 seats / mini bus
Full guided tour
Rate includes the following :
Meet & assist service at Aqaba Port.
Transfers in private, A/c vehicle with English speaking, assisting driver.
Entrance fee /ticket : Petra and Wadi Rum
Lunch at local restaurant in Petra (Al Qantara Restaurant / My Mum Recipe)
English Speaking Guide for the duration of the trip
700 meters horse ride in Petra from the main gate (not mandatory, horse handler expects a tip)
Short jeep tour in Wadi Rum (1.5 – 02 hours approximately) with English speaking Bedouin driver
Entry visa Jordan (for non-restricted nationalities free of charge).
Mineral water on board of the vehicle
Rate does not include :
All kinds of tips for the guides & the driver
Horse drawn carriage or camel ride in Petra/Wadi Rum
Beverages at the restaurant
Travel insurance & Personal expenses
Items not listed/mentioned above
Restaurants we use for this tour :
Al Qantarah Restaurant : https://www.jo-horizonstours.com/products/al-qantarah-restaurant/
My Mom Recipe : https://www.jo-horizonstours.com/products/deretna-my-mom-recipe/
*Or Similar Restaurants
Restaurants we offer to upgrade at extra / supplement charges :
Basin Restaurant inside the site of Petra managed by Petra Guest House & IHG : Extra is $ 15 USD per person extra
Movenpick Hotel main Restaurant ( Al Saraya Restaurant ) : Extra is $ 25 USD per person extra
Petra Marriott Hotel main Restaurant ( Dushara Restaurant ) : Extra is $ 25 USD per person extra
Old Village Resort in it's main restaurant (Sehteen Restaurant ) : Extra is $ 10 USD per person extra
Optional & Suggested Tours/activities at extra /supplements charges :
Camel Ride in Petra or Wadi Rum is optional for 10 JD / $ 15 USD per camel per hour. (This cannot be booked in advance. Please ask your guide to help arrange it.)
Petra horse and Carriage for $40 USD per carriage - maximum capacity of 2 guests. (This does not include the tips for the driver. This cannot be booked in advance. Please ask your guide to help arrange it.)
Electric Golf Cart in Petra : See below
Important Notes & Information:
You are required to provide your full passport details to us when you book this shore excursion.
In order to be authorized to pick guests up from the Port Area we are required to submit a visa manifest to the Border/Port Authority. The visa manifest requires the full passport details for all guests. This manifest is stamped and authorized which allows our guides and drivers with their vehicles to gain entry to the Port Area to pick up the guests from the front of the ship.
If you do not provide us with the full passport details of all guests, you will be required to catch the public shuttle bus from the Port area to the town centre. This can take from 1 – 2 hours and can cause significant delays for your tour.
This is why we ask for your full passport details when you submit your booking form for a Shore Excursion Tour with us.
Please note that Shore Excursions need to be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance so that we are able to get an authorized and stamped copy of the Visa Manifest form the Border/Port Authority.
The Guides in Petra
For groups of 1 - 6 people a local spot guide is assigned from the visitors centre of the site for your guided tour. They are not JHT guides and are employees of the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and travel agencies cannot guarantee the quality of their services.
For groups of more than 7 people the tour is a fully guided tour with a JHT tour guide.
Distances and walking required in Petra for those with mobility issues.
Please advise us if you have limited mobility or will acquire assistance and we will try to accommodate you as best we can.
From the Visitors Centre to the Treasury is approximately 2kms one way. It is a downhill walk to the Treasury which means that it is uphill all the way back. The first part of the walk from the Visitors Centre to the entrance of the Siq is a gravel track. Through the Siq it is a paved surface with a few rough sections of Roman cobblestones. There is one section at the entrance to the Siq that is a more significant gradient. The route can be suitable for wheelchairs (with assistance in sections). Beyond the Treasury the track is a rough sandy and gravel surface. It is not suitable for wheelchairs or recommended for those with mobility issues.
From the Treasury to the end of the Main Trail and the Basin Restaruant is approximately 2kms. From the Basin Restaurant to the top of the mountain where the Monastery is located is approximately 800 steps. It is a step climb and takes approximately 45 mins. You will require a moderate degree of fitness to be able to visit the Monastery.
700m horse ride from Visitors Centre to the entrance of the Siq.
Included in your entry ticket for Petra is a horse ride from the main gate to the top of the Siq. It is not compulsory to take this horse ride. If you wish to take this horse ride the horse handler will expect a tip of approximately 5JD per horse. This ride is not insured and is upon the guest’s own responsibility.
Horse and carriage rides in Petra.
There are a limited number of horse and carriages available to hire to take you from the Visitors Centre to the Treasury (and return) or all the way to the end of the Main Trail to the Basin Restaurant. These horse and carriages cannot be booked in advance and need to be organized with your guide on the day and are subject to availability. They are organized on a turn basis and on peak days the waiting time can be lengthy. Each carriage holds a maximum of 2 guests and the driver. This ride is not insured and is upon the guest’s own responsibility. Please note that on peak days when there are large numbers of guests from cruise ships the carriage ride is limited to the Treasury and return.
Electric golf carts in Petra
There are a limited number of electric golf carts available for hire. The hire of these can be arranged through the Visitors Centre on the day of your arrival and are subject to availability. Each golf cart holds a maximum of 5 guests and the driver. The golf cart booking is for 1.5 hours maximum. This ride is not insured and is upon the guest’s own responsibility. Please note that your guide counts as 1 person so if you are on a private tour for 2 people with a guide then the rate for 3 people will be charged for the golf cart.
Number of people
Return trip to Treasury (Rate per Cart)
1 – 2 People
90 JOD / $ 130 $USD
3 – 4 People
110 JOD / $ 155 USD
130 JOD / $ 185 USD
Local Bedouin 4x4 Driver in Wadi Rum.
In Wadi Rum the 4x4 tours are provided by the local Bedouin community. They are the only ones that are authorized to operate tours inside the protected area. We have a contract with two operators in Wadi Rum that provide our guests with a great experience.
Your 4x4 tour will be conducted by a local Bedouin who is your driver. The local Bedouin speak varying degrees of English and are not a licensed guide. We cannot guarantee the quality of the English spoken or the degree of knowledge that your Bedouin driver will have.
Please note that the Bedouin drivers do not speak languages other than English and Arabic.
4x4 Vehicles in Wadi Rum
4x4s in Wadi Rum are generally old vehicles (no a/c and in poor condition) and belong to the local Bedouin association. Given that we don't have any other choice when it comes to transportation in Wadi Rum, we can only advise our clients about their state. Tours in Wadi Rum are to support the local community of Wadi Rum Protected Area and Natural Reserve.
To book and confirm this tour with us , please click on the below link and fill it accordingly :
Once the booking forms for all group members are collected, We will send the confirmation email, payment will be discussed later .
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