Aqaba Shore Excursion: Private Petra Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Duration: Flexible
Destination: Jordan, Ma'an Governorate, Petra

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  • Flexible
  • Petra
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Private Petra sightseeing tour is an excellent way to discover Petra from Aqaba port. The full day tour will take you into the Rose Red City. In 10-hours you will drive by Wadi Rum & through Sharah mountains, walk through the Siq (narrow gorge) to the hidden city, to see the treasury, theater, royal tombs, Roman street and more.

Greet your English-speaking chauffeur, who will be holding up a sign with your name, at the port after your cruise ship docks. Leave for Petra in an air-conditioned vehicle at 8 am.

Your tour guide will meet you in Petra for a 2-hour tour ( after the guided tour , you can do more on your own while you head back from Petra to the main gate -time permitting ! ). Your tour guide will share the history of the city with you, make sure you bring your camera. The majestic city of Petra, carved into the rose red rock 2000 years ago is a must visit attraction. Petra can be reached by the Siq (narrow gorge). The treasury was made famous in the movie Indiana Jones & the last crusade. In addition to the treasury, you will see the street of facades, the early necropolis, the Roman theater, the royal tombs and other monuments. Lunch at a local restaurant is also included. 

You will then be returned to the port in advance of your cruise ship's departure.

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • English speaking driver
  • Local guide for 2 hours (French, German, Spanish, and other languages available
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Water & soft drinks

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants (ages 0-3) are free
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from cruise terminal ( inside the terminal -next to your cruise ship)


  • Aqaba port

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Lynn L

29 Jul, 2018

Our driver met us at the dock and drove us to Petra, stopping partway there at a store that carries goods made by local women at a cooperative started by Queen Noor Lisa Halaby, who is still revered there. At Petra, we were turned over to a local guide, who loaded us into a 2-person carriage so we could get down the passage. I think he walked the distance at about the same speed. Please, believe all the stories they tell you about the carriage ride and how dangerous it is. Pedestrians, however, are equally at risk as the carriages careen down the passageway or back up again. It was a very windy day with lots of dust, and I needed a scarf wound around my nose and mouth to be able to survive. Petra itself is every bit as wonderful as it's said to be. However, we saw only a little of it due to heat and limited time. When we got back to the top, our driver was ready to take us to the buffet lunch that was included. If you have the choice, take something to eat for lunch and skip the buffet - it would give you at least another hour in Petra. The driver got us back to the ship in time for our sailing. Very nice young man, married with a 4-year-old son. We asked to see pictures and the boy is so adorable!
This is an excellent way to see Petra if you have mobility issues, as we did, or if you don't want to be herded around with a large group. Highly recommended!


28 Oct, 2017

This was a really satisfying tour. My wife and I had always wanted to see Petra and our tour provided an insightful and comfortable way to do it. We were met at the port one step away from the ship by the representative and taken to the car and driver that drove us to Petra approx. 2 hours. The ride was comfortable and our driver pointed out a number of intersting things during the ride. Once we arrived at the site, we were given our tickets by the driver who then introduced us to our guide. The walk to the Treasury building that is often used as a picture for the site took about an hour. Our guide stopped along the way to show us many of the antiquities. He was pleasant and his delivery of the information was easy to follow. The sights along the walk to the Treasury building were spectacular and well worth the long trek to the site. La Vacanza Travel, in selecting this company for our tour, made a great decision! The experience was awe inspiring.

Susan G

31 Aug, 2017

Great excursion. Our driver was great. The guide at Petra was great, and we had a nice lunch at a local restaurant.
It couldn't have been a better trip, and we knew we were in good hands and would get back to the ship in time.


17 Jul, 2017

Great tour but chose time of year wisely - not Summer. Temps over 100 and sun blazing. Walk each way down and back up path to temple around an hour with rickety horse carriages racing up and down the path crowding you out and vendors with cheap junky items selling their wares. We had a GREAT private tour guide. Would have liked to do extended walk about it but was way too hot for most to endure. Additional horseback ride on Arabians, challanging racey and definitely not for any but good riders. Camel rides near temple. Side trip to Wadi Run very nice kind of like Momument Valley in USA and bumpy back of truck tour if you are really sturdy enough.


10 Jun, 2017

This tour was one of the highlights of our holiday. The driver and the tour guide were top notch. They went out of their way to make sure our day was special. We arrived a little early into port and the driver was waiting. He was helpful with info on the area and it made the drive to Petra very entertaining. The guide was very experienced. The restaurant was very good. There was a large bus group from a University there and the restaurant handled the large group well. The food was very good. We highly recommend this tour.

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