Petra Shore Excursion

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#1
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Joined Aug 2005
Hi I am booked on the ship excursion to Petra. Please could anyone give me an idea of extra costs that will need to be paid on the day whilst on the trip?

Many thanks
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oxford
72 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
Originally posted by Brewscruise
Hi I am booked on the ship excursion to Petra. Please could anyone give me an idea of extra costs that will need to be paid on the day whilst on the trip?

Many thanks
Hello Brewscruise, we did the excursion to Petra 2 weeks ago, it was an absolutely amazing place. There are no extra costs at all, unless you want to buy something from the stalls and shops by the entrance, or want a camel ride. Included is a lovely lunch in a 4 star hotel on site before going back to the ship. We did buy a plate in 1 of the shops, they take sterling or euros, so no need for Jordanian currency.
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Figheldean
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Joined Sep 2010
no extra costs really....apart from maybe some drinks and souvenirs, tips for driver/guide (there are coffeeshops/souvenir stands along the way)

there are donkeys/camels there who will give you a ride back up (I dont know how much they charge...felt a bit sorry for the donkeys?) its a long dusty uphill walk after the tour

buffet lunch in an hotel is provided with tea/coffee/bottled water

and there are rest breaks on the coach journey, you may need some small change for tips in the rest rooms (any small change... US$ £ EU Dinar)

hope this helps
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OXFORD
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Joined Mar 2010
Just to warn you alcoholic drinks are very expensive at the hotel. DH ordered a beer - 33cl was about £4 (£12 a pint! and that was 5 years ago) so best to stick to tea and coffee
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#6
Hants
348 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
I second the hotel drink prices, we sat in the lounge bit and looked at the bar prices and they were outrageous. You do get water and coffee with your meal though.
We bought a book and postcards about £10 I think, from the guy inside Petra.
There are loads of kiddies trying to sell them all the way in for one pound/one euro/one dollar...........
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Figheldean
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Originally posted by blossom52
There are loads of kiddies trying to sell them all the way in for one pound/one euro/one dollar...........
....a packet of sweets....carton of juice...a cigarette!?
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Hants
348 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Originally posted by geomagot
....a packet of sweets....carton of juice...a cigarette!?
Yes quite possibly!!
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