QUOTE(manzara @ Mar 3 2009, 11:38 AM)
We are spending five nights in Jordan next month on arriving at Aqaba. We plan to drive to Petra where we shall stay three nights. Is it a fairly easy and quite well signposted journey and how long should it take? Any hints?
After leaving Petra, we are heading up to the Dead Sea, in the Madaba area. Apparently, taking the Desert Highway will be much quicker, but what are the advantages of using the King's Highway - and the difference in journey times? We'd plan to spend the day on the journey and probably have brief stops en route.
Thanks for your help.
You drive means you have a car? Than no problem, you will find the way to Wadi Mousa/Petra, there are signs. You can make it in about 60-90 min. If you drive during the day, allow some more time to stop and enjoy the desert.
If you do not have a car, you can get a taxi or minibus from Aqaba, no problem.
Taking the King's Highway from here to Madaba will take you a little longer, but it is a drive with beautiful views and many sights to stop for on - or a couple of kilometers off - the road. Allow yourself at least half a day, so you can stop and explore without any pressure. IMHO, King's Highway goes through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Jordan.
You need more information or tips about the area here, ask! otherwise enjoy your trip.
Greetings from Petra,