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Private driver AMM - Dead Sea - Petra

Private driver AMM - Dead Sea - Petra

Old Feb 18, 18, 9:53 am
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Private driver AMM - Dead Sea - Petra

I've been scouring the web and only found overpriced transfer services, or read about the possibility of a taxi from AMM airport to Petra. Renting a car is not an option.

Arriving at AMM with the QR flight at noon, and need to be in Petra that night. The plan is to spend a couple of hours at the Dead Sea, and then maybe see some sights along the way.

Has anyone any experience with this? Are taxi drivers at the airport willing to do this? Can one use Uber for the same? Obviously the driver needs to be reliable, but I don't fancy paying $200 for a pre-arranged "tour".

I guess my worst case scenario if I don't pre-arrange something is to take a taxi to the Dead Sea and another taxi to Petra afterwards - it would be good to have some advice from someone else who has done something similar. Thanks!
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Old Feb 19, 18, 7:53 am
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The route you propose is a 4 to 5 hour drive in addition to whatever sightseeing you plan to do. Then 3 more hours for the driver to take the highway back to Amman after he drops you off. If there's a reliable company offering this for $200, that sounds like a pretty reasonable deal to me.
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Old Feb 19, 18, 8:17 am
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We paid $160 for a car and driver from the Marriott Jordan Valley to Aqaba, a roughly similar distance but with no sightseeing en route, less than a year ago. They were arranged for by a Jordanian guide who knew the going rate and assured us they would be reliable. (They were.) I'd say that makes $200 with a two-hour stop sound about right.
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Old Feb 19, 18, 9:17 am
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While it's not exactly the same, a driver for the day from Aqaba to Petra (and back) was about 80JD 2 years ago or so, that would be roughly 110$ USD, so 200$ for double the distance sounds reasonable enough.
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Old Feb 19, 18, 2:52 pm
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Thanks! I reached out to the hotel I'm staying at in Petra as well as a few recommended drivers from TA, and works out in the $140-150 range...
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