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We want to visit Jordan after visiting Egypt. We would like to spend just a few days there and then on to Israel. For sure we want to see Petra and anything worth while in close proximity. Is a couple travelling solo doable? Are drivers readily available at reasonable prices getting between points? We will appreciate suggestions.

Aqaba, Jordan
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If you are arriving and departing Jordan from Aqaba, then Wadi Rum is well worth a visit, and an over night in one of the camps,,, pius the tour,, of course.



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2. Re: Practicalities

I travelled solo in Jordan in December and met many couples doing what you propose. For sure there is no problem with it.

I second aqaba99's recommendation of Wadi Rum. To get the taste for it, rent a DVD of Lawrence of Arabia - most of the desert scenes were shot there.

Taxi drivers are very eager to take Western passengers, but be prepared to haggle and spend some time on bargaining - foreigners' impatience is highly profitable to Jordanian drivers, who apparently have all the time in the world to quibble over a few dollars. I got a taxi from Petra to Aqaba for 20 dinars but I hear most pay 30-40. Doing this deal took about 20 minutes.

Amman, Jordan
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Well petrol has gone up 3 times since then - so frankly I doubt you will get a taxi for 20JD. Are you sure Petra to Aqaba or Wadi Rum to Aqaba ? If its from Petra ....... the guy must be paying from his own pocket to take you.

Depending on where you want to travel to Israel from as Jordan has 3 borders with Israel. You could incorporate a lot of very interesting sites.

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