Petra by Night: Show Tickets and Hotel Pick-Up
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 8 - 18 hours
- Private group
The 3 day trip to Jordan included a city tour to Jerash and Amman, visit to Petra and jeep safari in Wadi Rum. We stayed in Bedouin camps which gave us an authentic experience to the Bedouin lifestyle and a special mention to the tea that they served. Although, it was too cold (3 degree celsius) we were provided with 4 blankets which was sufficient to protect us from the cold. We were a group of 40 people but everything was on time. I am a vegetarian, and had no difficulty finding vegetarian dishes and the buffet menu had more vegetarian dishes than non-vegetarian. Our guide Mahdi provided us details to the social and cultural aspects of Jordan, he was even open to political and economical questions. As far as the border crossing is concerned it should not be a problem unless you are carrying your passport and money for the entrance and exit to Jordan. The time provided at each stop was sufficient and we were not hurried from anywhere.
The whole experience was excellent from the very beginning, the driver Murad showed up on time and was very professional and kind, he was very aware of all needed for the experience, once we arrived to Petra we immediately met with the guide Abdulah, who was just very professional, he told the history of the place since the very beggining and explained the theories and the fundamentals for everything, he was always there for questions, we stopped at every important point to get an explanation of its meaning or use, know the facts and maybe even theorize a little bit about the reasons for some things, i was very pleased to find myself with so professional people during the whole experience, i would definetly recommend this tour and i would absolutely recommend doing it with these guys, once again, Murad and Abdulah were terrific at it, the experience was atop thanks to these guys. Bravo
The 21 hour trip is hard because of the driving (appx. six+ hours each way ),and a slow, very disorganized border crossing, but the Petra experience is worth it. We loved that we were able to go and next time, will plan a two-day trip with one night at a hotel. There is so much to see and nowhere near enough time to enjoy it all. Petra is absolutely astounding! Also, the "lunch" bag had terrible food - a plain, dry bagel with nothing inside, a very brown banana, one apple and one orange, a juice drink box (not real juice, but sugar and water), and an expired-date wafer bar. Our bar said it was good until December 2019 and clearly we are way past that . Considering we paid $300 pp, plus the extra fees of $125pp, a better lunch would have been reasonable to expect. Perhaps a quick lunch at a plaza cafe?
It was a fantastic trip and our guide and driver Ibrahim was exceptional! Friendly, professional, polite and really informative about the area and the places we were visiting. Ibrahim added lots of little touches ,like taking us for a delicious kunafa:) Spending the night in the Wadi Rum Desert was one of my favorite memories from the trip. Don't be affraid of cold, just take warm clothes with you. We can't thank you enough for the excellent service you provided while we were in Jordan. We are hoping to return for another trip!
Very good organization and assistance at the border crossing in Israel and Jordan. Everything went very fast. And the trip to Petra ... waw! Nizar is the best...made all the money. An educated man, with a broad general culture, who presented us all the history of Petra, but also of the Middle East! Everiting is ok!