Petra and Wadi Rum
We came to Jordan for work and only had a weekend off to discover Jordan. We wanted to visit Petra,
Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea. Actually we didn’t expect this is possible in only two days, but Mustafa made it possible! It was the very best choice to go to that trip with Mustafa. Within that short and limited time we had, he showed us the very best of Jordan and we had an amazing time. Mustafa picked us up at our hotel in Amman and we drove to Petra. On the way he provided us with really tasty Jordanian coffee. The last part of the road we took a back road, so we even could see "little Petra" and had an amazing view to mountainside.
In Petra we had 5 hours to visit everything from the Treasury to the Monastery. And it was absolutely not necessary to hire an extra guide inside Petra as Mustafa provided us with so much information on the way to Petra.
After visiting Petra we headed towards Wadi Rum where we spent the night at a Bedouin camp, sleeping in comfortable tents.
After arrival we went to a side to watch the sunset in the dessert and after we had a delicious dinner in the camp, prepared by the camp owner. But after dinner, the day was not finished yet...at least not with Mustafa. He took us with his car to a site close to a camp, lighted a fire, took out three comfortable chairs out of his car and provided us with cooled drinks....in the middle of the desert. It was just amazing. Being away from artificial light...I just can say, I never saw so many stars.
After a comfortable night and a breakfast in the camp we took a tour in Mustafa s car through Wadi Rum. I have to say I visited Wadi Rum before, but Mustafa didn’t take us to the normal touristy sites to visit, but to the hidden "treasures" like a beautiful canyon, a sand dune and a stone bridge and a spring.
At around 11 we left Wadi Rum and headed towards Aqaba. There we took a swim in the Red Sea and had dinner afterwards. After a digestion hike along the beach we headed back direction Amman. But Mustafa didn t take the same way as going south, but took us through a road crossing the Jordan Valley which provided a beautiful scenery. On the way we made some coffee and picture stops and arrived around 5 at the Amman beach, a public beach at the Dead Sea. We had the opportunity to jump in the pool to cool down a bit and then to float in the dead sea - which definitely is a unique experience.
At around 7 we left the Dead Sea back to Amman, where Mustafa took us to our hotel.
We only can highly recommend taking a tour with Mustafa. He is a great tour guide, speaking perfectly English, a safe driver, always has a cold water or coke for you in his car and knows a lot of stories about Jordan.
Either you are limited in time or have a week free to enjoy Jordan experience it with Mustafa and you will see so much more of Jordan than a normal tourist.
For only two days we saw and experienced so much. Thank you Mustafa!!