off to amman, jordan, drive to dead sea and Perta
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well proceed to the airport and that was fast about 10 minutes to get on plane to jordan the flight on jordain air was $236 and when you arrive to you need another visa that was $20 and we just gave them $100 US and got the change to tie us over. there i had a rental car set up which you have to look for a person holding your name as i wasn't aware and looked for a rental car booth, but none to be found!
we arrived in amman around 3 pm found the rental car that was booked through expedia for around $250 for 3 days, we got a map with the car and headed to the dead sea for a swim at sunset! the road signs where pretty easy to follow so but just in case: take 15 to the 30 west to the 65 south and just follow the signs to amman beach it was only $10 jordan dollars and took about 45 min from the airport.
from there i drove to Petra which was a pain in the ass! no signs and very little markers, we ran into about 8-10 military check points/peed traps where they were carrying fully automatic weapons. ask where we were from and passports everytime, as soon as i pulled USA passport they were GREAT! very helpful and friendly so to get to petra from the dea sea a littl eover 3 hours and i was driving fairly fast: stay on 65 south to 60 east that would be right to Tafla heading left and SE to Petra. you will head over a steep mountian pass with absolutely NO signs make a right on 35 south to Shobak and follow to Petra as you will see signs now.
we stayed at the first hotel in Petra the Movenpic and for 3 in a room was on for $75.