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Petra/Aqaba question

glasgow
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Petra/Aqaba question

Good evening

I am travelling to Israel in October and would like to cross the border to Jordan and visit both Petra and the Fort at Aqaba. We arrive late into Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening and are driving from the airport straight to Eilat. Wednesday we are going to do a tour from Eilat to Petra, however very few group tours seem to stop at Aqaba on the way back to the border.

My plan was to catch the bus tour at Eilat and cross the border/ do the full day at Petra with the group. On return the Wednesday evening get dropped off in Aqaba or at the Jordan side of the border and get to a hotel in Aqaba. The Thursday morning get up early, see Aqaba and the fort then head back to our hotel at Eilat where we would have left our car. We would then leave to travel north as we have to be in Tel Aviv on the Wednesday as we have an important meeting in the Evening.

I hope I have explained this ok but I really wanted to see the Fort at Aqaba aswell as Petra but only way of doing this other than my suggestion is by paying $900 for a private tour.

Any advice I would be most greatly

8 replies to this topic
Amman
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1. Re: Petra/Aqaba question

Fair price if they drive you in a Rolls Royce with driver.

Plenty of other posts about transport between Aqaba and Petra that will show you alternatives.

Petra
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2. Re: Petra/Aqaba question

900 USD ??? For how many people ? To give you an idea of cost: Visa cost = 40 JOD since you will only spend 1 night in Jordan. Taxi to Petra = 55 JOD. Entry ticket Petra 1 day = 50 JOD. Guide (if you want) = 50 JOD. Hotel cost depends on your choice obviously. Taxi to Aqaba 45 JOD Tax from Aqaba to border = 10 JOD. Add a little extra for food and drinks and that's it. No need for an expensive tour if you ask me.

Patricia (Petra Bed & Breakfast - Horse Riding Jordan)

glasgow
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3. Re: Petra/Aqaba question

Petra and Wadi Rum tour based on Two people, one day tour $915 including all taxes, fees and entrance into Petra.

Stuart

glasgow
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4. Re: Petra/Aqaba question

Was trying to get info on what I was specifically after. Not much info on tours visiting Aqaba Fort.

Petra
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5. Re: Petra/Aqaba question

I can't imagine even one tour operator including the fort in Aqaba in a program, too many other things in Jordan that are more interesting. But as I said before it's easy to do on your own.

Patricia (Petra Bed & Breakfast - Horse Riding Jordan)

Melbourne, Australia
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6. Re: Petra/Aqaba question

Do you realize how far it is driving from Tel Aviv to Eilat? That may be too much for you after travelling from Glasgow.

glasgow
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7. Re: Petra/Aqaba question

Patricia

I am thinking this could be the plan now.

-Tuesday night Eilat

-Wed morning taxi to border

- go through border

-taxi from border to Petra (plenty taxis waiting?)

-full day Petra

- return to Aqaba (plenty taxis waiting?)

-stay night in Aqaba

-Thursday up early go to Fort then head for the border.

I know the drive at night from Tel Aviv to Eilat will be about 4 hours? I have drove in Israel before but not any further south than Beersheba. If we don't do the drive when we arrive we won't get to Petra so it has to be done. What is the road from Beersheba to Eilat like?

Thank you for the responses. All great info.

Do you think that sound manageable?

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