Aqaba Petra Walking Tour Excursion Reviews

Among the last surviving great wonders of the world, the ancient city of Petra is a sight that must be seen to be believed.
Good but expensive- private tour would have been earlier before the heat at half the price
Sail Date: May 2019
Good but expensive- private tour would have been earlier before the heat at half the price
Good but expensive- private tour would have been earlier before the heat at half the price Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Bucket list experience.
Sail Date: April 2019
Bucket list experience. More time in Petra would've been great
Bucket list experience. More time in Petra would've been great Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
This is a must see.
Sail Date: April 2019
This is a must see. Did not have enough time though to explore the entire site as we needed to be back on the bus to head back to the ship.
This is a must see. Did not have enough time though to explore the entire site as we needed to be back on the bus to head back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Excellent experience.
Sail Date: April 2019
Excellent experience. We knew it would be a lond day and very hot, so we were prepared.
Excellent experience. We knew it would be a lond day and very hot, so we were prepared. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Wonderful tour.
Sail Date: April 2019
Wonderful tour. Long, dusty and parts up hill but worth it.
Wonderful tour. Long, dusty and parts up hill but worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Couldn't come to this part of the world and not see Petra.
Sail Date: March 2019
Couldn't come to this part of the world and not see Petra. However at 160 Euros per person this was way overpriced. A two hour bus ride followed by a two mile walk down a mountain pass which was uneven and slippy. Five minutes to take ... Read More
Couldn't come to this part of the world and not see Petra. However at 160 Euros per person this was way overpriced. A two hour bus ride followed by a two mile walk down a mountain pass which was uneven and slippy. Five minutes to take photos of the Treasury building whilst being hassled by souvenir vendors and horse and carriage drivers. The horses were very malnourished and overworked. We saw one horse clearly struggling to draw it's cart up the hill and rather than help it, the driver just kept whipping it. That upset my wife considerably.Another two hours walk back up the mountain pass followed by a trek up a very steep hill to the coach park. Then another 2 hours back on the coach. Simply not worth it ! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Went to Petra.
Sail Date: March 2019
Went to Petra. Amazing to see Basil or guide talked a lot but was very good and had a lovely lunch in Petra Palace went to wadi rum. Really good day very organised
Went to Petra. Amazing to see Basil or guide talked a lot but was very good and had a lovely lunch in Petra Palace went to wadi rum. Really good day very organised Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Fantastic.
Sail Date: March 2019
Fantastic. Good value for money, beautiful lunch.
Fantastic. Good value for money, beautiful lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The guide was mostly good though we did lose him at the Treasury.
Sail Date: March 2019
The guide was mostly good though we did lose him at the Treasury. The packed lunch was quite good but there was also one on the coach - why? The guide told us to make sure we were back at the coach by 3pm or they would go without us but ... Read More
The guide was mostly good though we did lose him at the Treasury. The packed lunch was quite good but there was also one on the coach - why? The guide told us to make sure we were back at the coach by 3pm or they would go without us but our coach was hidden by another one and couldn't be seen easily. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
8 miles walked to Little Petra and main Petra.
Sail Date: November 2018
8 miles walked to Little Petra and main Petra. Culturally fantastic and well worth all the walking. Walking sandals not really suitable (I would wear my walking shoes or boots next time). Animal rights people will be in tears at the ... Read More
8 miles walked to Little Petra and main Petra. Culturally fantastic and well worth all the walking. Walking sandals not really suitable (I would wear my walking shoes or boots next time). Animal rights people will be in tears at the horses, donkeys and camels you see here. I'd like to change this too. Ideally go for a 2 day tour if you can; there's enough here for a week. Our Marella tour included a great lunch at a local hotel and also laid on a snowstorm in the desert on the way back to Aqaba: yes, the desert turned white! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Coudn't get to Petra due to bad weather the day before.
Sail Date: October 2018
Coudn't get to Petra due to bad weather the day before. Don't understand why we weren't notified before we arrived that morning. People were all ready to disembark and go on tour then were told over loudspeaker all tours ... Read More
Coudn't get to Petra due to bad weather the day before. Don't understand why we weren't notified before we arrived that morning. People were all ready to disembark and go on tour then were told over loudspeaker all tours were cancelled. Day was spent at a Red Sea private beach club called Berenice and it was awful. The beach was rock, the sand had shards of broken glass in it, and there was barbed wire and trash at either end of the "club". The bus transfer was erratic and we were overcharged for it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A lifetime ambition realised but a long hot walk.
Sail Date: October 2018
A lifetime ambition realised but a long hot walk. Beware the horse-ride back to the Visitor Centre (promised for free on the back of your ticket) - we were asked to TIP the two lads leading our horses back up the hill and they refused 30 ... Read More
A lifetime ambition realised but a long hot walk. Beware the horse-ride back to the Visitor Centre (promised for free on the back of your ticket) - we were asked to TIP the two lads leading our horses back up the hill and they refused 30 Euros, saying they wanted more and Euros were worth nothing in Jordan! 30 is all they got and I have a feeling we were cheated ... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
One of the main highlights of the trip.
Sail Date: August 2018
One of the main highlights of the trip. It was one of the most amazing places that I’ve ever been. So many fabulous buildings carved out of the rock! The way it all fit together! The mysteriousness of it! And, our tour guide was one of ... Read More
One of the main highlights of the trip. It was one of the most amazing places that I’ve ever been. So many fabulous buildings carved out of the rock! The way it all fit together! The mysteriousness of it! And, our tour guide was one of the 2-3 best we had for the full seven weeks. He was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and the most well-organized. He really maximized the use of our time—a definite plus in such a large place. FYI, it’s very hot around there, but you’re in the shade most of the way walking to and from the city, so it’s not too bad. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
amazing experience, enjoyed the tour and the lunch afterwards at the hotel
Sail Date: April 2018
amazing experience, enjoyed the tour and the lunch afterwards at the hotel
amazing experience, enjoyed the tour and the lunch afterwards at the hotel Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took ship's tour to Petra as, if something went wrong, didn't want to find ourselves having to fend ...
Sail Date: April 2018
Took ship's tour to Petra as, if something went wrong, didn't want to find ourselves having to fend for ourselves in this part of the world. As it was one lady on or tour collapsed and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance. ... Read More
Took ship's tour to Petra as, if something went wrong, didn't want to find ourselves having to fend for ourselves in this part of the world. As it was one lady on or tour collapsed and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance. The crew member who was with us accompanied her and took charge of everything which was excellent customer service. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
By the end of the shore excursion my iPhone health app said we had walked 9.3 kms.
Sail Date: April 2018
By the end of the shore excursion my iPhone health app said we had walked 9.3 kms. The excursion started with a supposedly toilet stop but in reality it was a tourist trap with extremely smelly toilets. The walk in and out to Petra ... Read More
By the end of the shore excursion my iPhone health app said we had walked 9.3 kms. The excursion started with a supposedly toilet stop but in reality it was a tourist trap with extremely smelly toilets. The walk in and out to Petra including the Treasury building in impressive. The downside is the madly racing unsprung horse and carts roaring in and out of Petra - dangerous. My wife has a bulging vertebrae and we had thought of hiring a horse and cart - just as well she decided in the end to go on a less demanding excursion otherwise her back would have been totally wrecked by the "chariot ride" in and out of Petra. The lunch provided by the Movenpick Hotel was ok but nothing special and my gin and tonic cost me AUD34 and my mate's beer AUD20 - just as well we were thirsty! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour guide was brilliant.
Sail Date: April 2018
The tour guide was brilliant. The tour was fantastic but very tiring. Don't try it if you have any problems walking or standing for long periods
The tour guide was brilliant. The tour was fantastic but very tiring. Don't try it if you have any problems walking or standing for long periods Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Unmissable experience
Sail Date: January 2018
Unmissable experience
Unmissable experience Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Well organized, very competent guide, outstanding lunch buffet at Petra Palace hotel
Sail Date: November 2017
Well organized, very competent guide, outstanding lunch buffet at Petra Palace hotel
Well organized, very competent guide, outstanding lunch buffet at Petra Palace hotel Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Excellent, but hard work.
Sail Date: October 2017
Excellent, but hard work. Wonderful experience. We felt the group was a bit too large, so we ended up leaving our group and walking on our own
Excellent, but hard work. Wonderful experience. We felt the group was a bit too large, so we ended up leaving our group and walking on our own Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
Petra was one of the main reasons for this cruise - did not disappoint
Sail Date: October 2017
Petra was one of the main reasons for this cruise - did not disappoint
Petra was one of the main reasons for this cruise - did not disappoint Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We walked 10km down and back (up a slight incline) to the Treasury - would have been too much if it ...
Sail Date: October 2017
We walked 10km down and back (up a slight incline) to the Treasury - would have been too much if it was very warm
We walked 10km down and back (up a slight incline) to the Treasury - would have been too much if it was very warm Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
absolutely amazing, only downside was the extreme heat
Sail Date: May 2017
absolutely amazing, only downside was the extreme heat
absolutely amazing, only downside was the extreme heat Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Petra was one of the sights we wanted to see but the walk-in and out in 45* was very tough
Sail Date: May 2017
Petra was one of the sights we wanted to see but the walk-in and out in 45* was very tough
Petra was one of the sights we wanted to see but the walk-in and out in 45* was very tough Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Not much in Aqaba but Petra is worth every effort to visit.
Sail Date: May 2017
Not much in Aqaba but Petra is worth every effort to visit. We booked our tour from the ship which is not cheap but I think the only way to go. There is a bit of a walk once you arrive in Petra but if you can not do the walk there are ... Read More
Not much in Aqaba but Petra is worth every effort to visit. We booked our tour from the ship which is not cheap but I think the only way to go. There is a bit of a walk once you arrive in Petra but if you can not do the walk there are horse buggies for $40 to take you down and back. There is ample shopping at every part of Petra including cheap hats and very cheap bottled water. Our tour included lunch at the Marriott, both the lunch and hotel were outstanding and cost was covered in the onboard excursion. Be prepared for a long bus ride but there is plenty to see. If you have seen Lawrenece of Arabia you will see some familiar desert, it was partly filmed there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises