Aqaba Shore Excursion: Private Petra Sightseeing Tour
Your tour guide will meet you in Petra for a 2-hour tour ( after the guided tour , you can do more on your own while you head back from Petra to the main gate -time permitting ! ). Your tour guide will share the history of the city with you, make sure you bring your camera. The majestic city of Petra, carved into the rose red rock 2000 years ago is a must visit attraction. Petra can be reached by the Siq (narrow gorge). The treasury was made famous in the movie Indiana Jones & the last crusade. In addition to the treasury, you will see the street of facades, the early necropolis, the Roman theater, the royal tombs and other monuments. Lunch at a local restaurant is also included.
You will then be returned to the port in advance of your cruise ship's departure.
- Port pickup and drop-off
- English speaking driver
- Local guide for 2 hours (French, German, Spanish, and other languages available
- Lunch - Buffet lunch
- Water & soft drinks
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants (ages 0-3) are free
- At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
This was a really satisfying tour. My wife and I had always wanted to see Petra and our tour provided an insightful and comfortable way to do it. We were met at the port one step away from the ship by the representative and taken to the car and driver that drove us to Petra approx. 2 hours. The ride was comfortable and our driver pointed out a number of intersting things during the ride. Once we arrived at the site, we were given our tickets by the driver who then introduced us to our guide. The walk to the Treasury building that is often used as a picture for the site took about an hour. Our guide stopped along the way to show us many of the antiquities. He was pleasant and his delivery of the information was easy to follow. The sights along the walk to the Treasury building were spectacular and well worth the long trek to the site. Viator, in selecting this company for our tour, made a great decision! The experience was awe inspiring.
Great excursion. Our driver was great. The guide at Petra was great, and we had a nice lunch at a local restaurant. It couldn't have been a better trip, and we knew we were in good hands and would get back to the ship in time.
We had a party of 5 and were met by a small van and driver who was very friendly and informative during the drive to Petra, stopping at a store to use the bathroom and look at items for sale, both ways. It was about a 2 hour drive out of the Port in Aqaba where the Majestic Princess docked and we were able to spend several hours in Petra with a local guide who spoke English well, was very courteous and had historical knowledge. This guide walked with us all the way into the Great Temple going to the Monastery would have taken more time than we had, he left us there and we took our own time walking out, browsing at the shopping stalls, and taking photos. My parents took a horse and carriage into the Treasury and out because they are unable to walk that far, and gained as much information about Petra from the museum at the entrance as we did with our guide. Lunch at a local restaurant was included food was good, drinks were warm soda and water, shared with 2-3 other busloads of tourists. Compared to the Princess Tours, we liked the small van, personal service, slightly cheaper than the large bus Princess Tour, and we would recommend this Viator tour. It was really hot but that was unavoidable given that we were coming from the port and were on the ship's timetable. Next time, we would stay longer, go see the wadi rum and go scuba diving in the Red Sea.
This tour was one of the highlights of our holiday. The driver and the tour guide were top notch. They went out of their way to make sure our day was special. We arrived a little early into port and the driver was waiting. He was helpful with info on the area and it made the drive to Petra very entertaining. The guide was very experienced. The restaurant was very good. There was a large bus group from a University there and the restaurant handled the large group well. The food was very good. We highly recommend this tour.
Just Brilliant, words can't do it justice, a wonderful day and a great guide Adnan.......just do it it's a must
Since we were unable to schedule Abdullah Nawafleh for a private tour we appreciated Radwan as our guide, he even took us shopping since our luggage had been delayed for over 2 weeks!! He was knowledgeable about the culture and spoke American English quite well. We were very disappointed we couldn't have him as our guide for the historic Petra area they are assigned within the Petra site What a difference a good guide makes!!!
Guide was amazing, had a long history with the sight and was very informative.
This experience was as advertised and more. We went with two other couples, six to a van and it was very comfortable. Our guide was both knowledgeable and friendly. Our driver very accommodating. Would not hesitate using this tour group again. We would highly recommend them for not only this tour but others as well