Finally making the move to Jordan next week. I am looking to do a quick holiday with my wife and kids who moved to Jordan last November. I want to do this trip as soon as I get back before it gets cold. I want to go to Aqaba and Petra. The family is based in Zarqa. I have looked at hiring a car from the airport for the first few days to get to Zarqa, then do Aqaba and Petra. I have taken the Jett bus from Zarqa to Aqaba in the past but couldn't find a connection between Aqaba and Petra, hence looking at driving. I have never driven in Jordan and we drive on the opposite side here in Australia.
I have been on TripAdvisor to get some advice about transport and hotels but have some questions.
Has anyone used a driver lately who can take a group of 7 and can advise what the price was for example per day? What is the drive between Aqaba and Petra like? Has anyone used Uber in Jordan and do you know if the price estimate is accurate? I can speak Arabic so just need the transport I am not looking for a tour guide. I will be in Jordan for at least a year, is it better to just drive and get used to the local traffic rules?
Thanks a lot.