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Aqaba Petra Walking Tour Excursion Reviews

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Among the last surviving great wonders of the world, the ancient city of Petra is a sight that must be seen to be believed.


1 review

Fascinating, and much bigger than we imagined. Take stout footwear, as its rough going in places, and it was only 15 degrees in march, so take a sweater too.

Provider: Thomson Cruises


1 review

On day 1 we took the shuttle bus into the centre and had a walk around , there were a few taxi drivers waiting to offer tours but not to pushy. on day 2 took the thomson tour to Petra .Overall a very good trip , guide was very informative all day and very knowledgeable , Petra was well worth the visit, must have walked at least 8km with the last 4km being uphill all the way. Fabulous lunch at the Movenpickhotel Hotel which was included

Provider: Thomson Cruises


1 review

Petra was amazing and well worth the trip.

Provider: Thomson Cruises


3 reviews

Collected by driver who spoke excellent English for comfortable car journey to Petra. Petra provides its own approved guides and we had an excellent one who fitted in far more than the cruise company's bus tour in the limited time available. Lots of walking involved but used horse and trap (at extra cost) for return journey to Petra entrance.

Provider: Independent Operator


1 review

Fabulous tour and absolutely excellent meal. Expensive but totally worth it.

Provider: MSC Cruises


1 review

A long day but an excellent tour. The coach was air-conditioned. "Comfort" stops were made along the way. Initially I had been worried that I was not fit enough for all the walking involved, but it was fine. We were not rushed along and everyone could go at their own pace. The guide was excellent. Petra is amazing and well worth the effort. Lunch was included and that too was very good. I was very pleased that I decided to take this trip and would recommend it.

Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line


1 review

All day tour but very little time in Petra itself which was disappointing. Very difficult tour for people unsteady on their feet and there is a lot of walking on uneven and sloping ground.

Provider: Silversea Cruises

Alan Luty

1 review

Wow I could write a book. What a fabulous place to visit. The walk to the Siq entrance took about 10 minutes and the walk through the Siq although long, took 45 minutes, was amazing but with very uneven surfaces to walk across could be an issue for some people. It was a wonderful sight to see, the cut outs in the rock surfaces showed how the people they lived and how water was transported from the village was amazing. The Treasury appears through the pink landscape at the exit to the Siq. A real piece of art work. A must see for anyone. Plus doing the journey through the Suez Canal to reach the port of Aqaba will complete a trip of a lifetime. Fabulous.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International


1 review

The trip to Petra was a full day tour - a 2 hour drive from Aqaba to the town of Petra and then a 90minute guided walk through the canyon to the Treasury and other wonders of Petra. Not a trip to be undertaken by the faint hearted - especially in hot weather! We were exhausted by the time we had walked back (another 90 minutes) to the hotel for a late lunch (delicious before boarding the coach for the drive back to Aqaba where we were welcomed back with a glass of champagne by the Captain Karlsson, Ryszard our Hotel Director, and Russ our Cruise Director mounted on camels!

Provider: Azamara Club Cruises


1 review

Two hour coach trip from port, very engaging informative guide, four hours in the lost city itself, lots of free time there. Ship provided packed lunch.

Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages

edward s bear

1 review

Petra was every bit as spectacular as we imagined. One word of warning though remember its a long walk down, so remember you need to go back. There are horse drawn buggies which we sampled for the return journey which was an experience & the traders took no for an answer.

Provider: Thomson Cruises


3 reviews

Spectacular!!!! Long day, but worth it. Vendors again were a problem,

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises


2 reviews

One of the wonders of the world, it was incredible - it's one of those sites that one doesn't really believe in, even when there. It was very hot; they walk into Petra is quite long (but interesting), and the way out even longer - even with the horse ride back to the entrance. I almost got heat stroke, but I would not trade the experience for anything in the world. Our guide, Achmed, and driver, Emad, were helpful, knowledgeable, and very friendly. I cannot recommend this enough.

Provider: Independent Operator

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