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Cost of taxi vs private driver to Petra and itinerary quest

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Cost of taxi vs private driver to Petra and itinerary quest

Hi. I have looked all over the forum and have a great rec for a private driver, but I am curious about the cost.

We land at 6am and will want to go straight to Petra. Since we wont' be doing any sights on the drive, I just want what is cheapest. In your opinion how much is a taxi to Petra and how much is a private driver?

Also - we will do Wadi RUm after, and then will want to do the driving sights on the kings Hwy en route back to Amman. FOr this I will need a private driver and will do that. But how long does it take to leave Wadi Rum, see the Dead Sea, Mt Nebo, Kerak, and Madaba? What time should I leave Wadi? We actually have a flight that night at 4am, so we have a full day to do it all. Any suggestions as to when to start, how long to be at each, where to hang out before the flight at 4am?

THANKS!!!

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21. Re: Cost of taxi vs private driver to Petra and itinerary quest

Hi

The Taxi and the private car are the same rate in these days, it's low tourism season, so they're looking to make business.

here's the itinerary and the prices

Day 1 Amman airport to Petra, visit the site & overnight - 75.00 JOD

Day 2 Petra visit proceed to Little Petra and afternoon drive south to Wadi Rum, Jeep ride and sunset, overnight Bedouin camp Wadi Rum - 45.00 JOD.

Day 3 After breakfast drive north through the Kings way to Kerak Castle then Madaba & Mount Nebo proceed to the Dead Sea estimate time 3:00 PM - 100.00 JOD.

Day 4 Leisure time at the Dead Sea then a visit to Jerash city or to Amman city, and to the airport - 90.00 JOD.

Hope that meet your needs , also do your homework on the internet about the sites , cities and the routes.

Enjoy your visit to Jordan

Wael majdalawieh

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22. Re: Cost of taxi vs private driver to Petra and itinerary quest

omar can i ask too since we will be doing this trip...

We wil arrive in Amman and go to Petra the next day.

Will arrange driver at hotel. THen From Petra to W/rum.

How much will need to pay for 6 people to go from Wadi Rum to Madaba by taxi or private drive?

Is it difficult to get a driver at Wadi rum? If so how do i prebook this?

. Is KH the quickest route? We don't want to go back to AMman. Just straight to Madaba.

cheers cl

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23. Re: Cost of taxi vs private driver to Petra and itinerary quest

meant to ask too, we are going then from Madaba to Jerusalem. What is best way to get there - taxi for 6 - can someone advise costs please? for last week dec

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24. Re: Cost of taxi vs private driver to Petra and itinerary quest

Cluey

From Madaba to Jerusalem cost for 6 persons around Jod 140 .takes 3-4 hours.

cheers

Raymond

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25. Re: Cost of taxi vs private driver to Petra and itinerary quest

Hi

The rate from Wadi Rum is 140.00 JOD

To King Hussein bridge from Amman 45.00 JOD

Wael Majdalawieh

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28. Re: Cost of taxi vs private driver to Petra and itinerary quest

Do you have the name of a private driver who can pick me up in Amman Dec 24 to drive me to Petra?

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29. Re: Cost of taxi vs private driver to Petra and itinerary quest

Is it just as easy to pick up a taxi in Amman to drive to Petra than hiring a private driver?

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