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Boston Harbor (formerly of the Asia Board) would appreciate advice from Middle East Travelers

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Hello everyone, I'm spreading my Asia board wings and flying over the the Middle East forum.

I have searched the forums and couldn't find an exact answer for what I was looking for so I am asking for your assistance.

My next trip is Egypt/Jordan in February with my regular travel buddy, my old (or at least getting older) best friend and college roommate. We end up in Jordan (Petra/Jeresh) and she is leaving a day and a half before me. I am staying in Amman at the Four Seasons for two nights before heading back to Boston, and asked if they could arrange a car and guide. Well, they could for the (gulp) princely sum of over $600 for one day(and that's the "cheap" car!).

I have a few questions:

1) do I even need a guide or just a driver if I am just going to kick around Amman for the day?

2) Approximately what should I expect a reasonable amount should be to pay for a car and English speaking driver? I want an "official" driver (or at least one well known by Middle East board fodorites) as I am solo woman at this point in my trip and, although adventurous, am also careful.

3) has anyone ever seen/heard of a female guide in Jordan or does that just not happen? I have searched everywhere and although there are lots of female guides in Egypt, they don't seem to exist in Jordan.

4) anything I should not miss?

Thanks to those of you who have posted such great trip reports on Egypt and Jordan. Your tips and ideas are fabulous!

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