Dead Sea/Petra

Jun 20th, 2008, 09:12 AM
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Dead Sea/Petra

Is it possible to use Marriott Dead Sea Resort as a base in Jordan for visiting Petra? Is it far away? I realize that there are hotels at Petra, but it seems like it can be done in a day's time coming from the Dead Sea.

My idea would be to land in Amman, head right to the resort, do day trip(s) as wanted, and then head over the Israel. Is this possible?
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Jun 21st, 2008, 09:17 AM
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I recommend you heading straight to Petra,you can stay in Marriot hotel in Petra.Dead Sea is 2.30 hours from Petra and you need at least 2 days in Petra.
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Jun 22nd, 2008, 09:07 PM
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I'd second Host's sentiment. Petra requires minimum two days, the candle light introduction should be a requirement. Check out for a hotel review re Movenpick.

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Jun 26th, 2008, 08:35 AM
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Thanks for your replies. So very helpful....

How long a trip is it from airport in Amman to Petra? How would I go about hiring a driver to get us there?
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Jun 26th, 2008, 07:29 PM
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Petra is only about 2-3 hours drive from Amman. I rented a car when I visited; there are lots of car rental companies at the airport, and the roads in Jordan are easy to navigate.

I also stayed at the Movenpick, the one closest to Petra. It was a gorgeous hotel and I'd highly recommend it.

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