Darla Cruise Critic Group on 22nd February 2020
Cruise Ship Details
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Docking Date/Tour Date:
Departure Time :
8.00 pm same day
Start time of Tour:
6:00am or as soon as you disembark
End time of the tour :
Tour Itinerary of Petra and Wadi Rum Shore Excursion from Aqaba Port – Private and Group Tours :
In the morning our representative meets you with a sign in your name out the front of your ship. Passing 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 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.
01 English Speaking Guide per bus for the duration of the trip with additional Spot guides for every 20 people in Petra
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
Optional & Suggested Tours/activities at extra charges (Supplements) :
Camel Ride in Petra/Wadi Rum
10 JD / $ 15 USD per camel per hour. This does not need to be booked in advance. Please ask your guide to help arrange it.
Golf Carts in Petra (Subject to availability)
The golf carts take a maximum of 5 people. The Golf carts can not be booked in advance. If people would like to register their interest for the golf carts we can send a representative to the Visitors Centre on the morning of the tour and try and secure golf carts for guests. The golf cart is for a booking of 1.5 hours.
Number of people
Return trip to Treasury (Rate per Cart)
Return trip to Basin Restaurant (Rate per Cart)
1 – 2 People
90 JOD / $ 130 $USD
180 JOD / $ 260 USD
3 – 4 People
110 JOD / $ 155 USD
220 JOD / $ 310 USD
130 JOD / $ 185 USD
260 JOD / $ 370 USD
Horse and Carriage ride in Petra
Petra Carriage is 40 JOD / $60 USD for carriage for return trip to Treasury - maximum capacity of 2 guests. This cannot be booked in advance. Please ask your guide to help arrange it.)
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.
4x4 Vehicles in Wadi Rum
The4x4 vehicles in Wadi Rum used for the jeep tour are owned by the local Bedouin associations and are generally old and in a poor state. 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. Jeep tours in Wadi Rum are to support the local community of Wadi Rum Protected Area and Natural Reserve.
The Guides in Petra
The Local guides are assigned at the visitor's centre of the site and they dont belong to us (They are not JHT guides), they are employees of the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and travel agencies cannot guarantee the quality of their services.We are going to arrange a spot guide for you.
Tipping in Jordan
Tipping is a practiced social custom in Jordan. Tipping by definition is voluntary – at the discretion of the customer. In tours services, tour guides and drivers are playing the most of the role , offering knowledge about Jordan history, traditions, artifacts, sites, food and others.
A gratuity (also called a tip) is a sum of money customarily given by a client or customer to certain service sector for the service they have performed, in addition to the basic price of the service. It may or may not be customary to tip in other sectors, but this depends on the country or location.
Tips and their amount are a matter of social custom and etiquette, and the custom varies between countries and between settings. In some locations tipping is discouraged and considered insulting, while in some other locations tipping is expected from customers. The customary amount of a tip can be a specific range of monetary amounts or a certain percentage of the bill based on the perceived quality of the service given.
*Reasons for tipping :
-To supplement the server's income and make them happy
-For improved future service
-To avoid disapproval from the server
-A sense of duty
The tips and gratuities suggestion in Jordan should be as below :
Tour Type / Number of People
Tips Suggestions :
From 07 person up to 20 Person :
Day Tours / Multi-Day Tours
- Driver : $ 5 USD per person per day
- Guide : $ 10 USD per person per day
From 21 person up to 29 Person :
Day Tours / Multi-Day Tours
- Driver : $ 3 USD per person per day
- Guide : $ 8 USD per person per day
From 30 persons and more :
Day Tours / Multi-Day Tours
- Driver : $ 2 USD per person per day
- Guide : $ 6 USD per person per day
Please note that the tips in Jordan are customary & expected (but optional) when receiving the expected service.
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