Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Amman and Petra question. Please help.

Jump to last reply

Will be going alone to Turkey next March-April, and would like to visit Petra/Jordan for a few days. My itinerary is flexible. Have a few specific questions.

1) To Petra
Assuming that there is no direct flight from Turkey to Petra, I plan to go to Amman first - spend a couple of days, and find my way to Petra.

What is the best way to go from Amman to Petra? I don't want to join a tour because I want to spend 2-3 days in Petra. My research says it is a 3-hr ride and cost about 50 dinars. Is it possible to pre-arrange a cab/taxi?

Are there private guides that will take me to Petra (admittedly I have not done research on private guide)?

2) At Petra, is Wadi-Musa the only location where I can stay? are there other options/locations

3) I read that it IS possible to go into Petra by yourself? so I plan to either join a group tour, or get a private guide there for 1 day, and do it on my own on the seocnd day (to different places). Is that a good idea? I do not want to ride a camel or horse and do not mind walking.

Last fo all, can anyone recommend any other places in Jordan to visit before returning to Turkey? Thanks

8 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winners Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Sep 17, 14 at 01:05 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 DAY TRIP FROM AGADIR
  2. 2 Need advice on which camera lenses for safari
  3. 3 Kenya safari tour/cost
  4. 4 Durban / Hluhluwe / Ponta Mamoli (Mozambique) / Mkuze Falls Itinerary
  5. 5 Southern Africa trip - 5 weeks April / May 2015 starting in KZN
  6. 6 2 days in Nairobi- hotel and guides!
  7. 7 Trip Report Cape Town Trip
  8. 8 Nairobi Airport Layover
  9. 9 2015 Family Safari Tanzania Questions
  10. 10 New exit tax when departing Tunisia
  11. 11 Trip Report Kenya - July 2014 - Acacia House in Masai Mara area
  12. 12 Eight days in Israel--What did I miss?
  13. 13 Cairo Hotels and Safety
  14. 14 What a wonderful holiday in Kenya!!
  15. 15 Trip Report Uganda/Rwanda - trip report and lots of information for independent travel
  16. 16 Eilat to Petra
  17. 17 Long layover at Hamad Airport, Doha
  18. 18 Private driver for one day from Agadir?
  19. 19 Safaga activités
  20. 20 Has anyone used "toursbylocals.com"?
  21. 21 12 hours layover in Cairo
  22. 22 Jordan vacation
  23. 23 Has anyone used this safari company in Uganda?
  24. 24 Tipping for a hot air balloon safari?
  25. 25 Morocco Imperial Cities & Sahara Desert - Any recommended itinerary ?
View next 25 » Back to the top