Hagglers and Hasslers
Be warned, never show interest in doing anything within Petra, Wadi Rum, or anywhere else in Jordan. Many young men hang out around busy street corners waiting for Joe Tourist to walk by with his fat American wallet. Why did everyone think I was rich? Was it my Armani Exchange pants? My outrageously bleached hair? Whatever the cause, i was approached left and right asking if I wanted to go to Wadi Rum. I stupidly said yes and they kept throwing prices at me. I knew from my guide book not to listen as they will give me a sub par deal. When I began walking away, the price came down but I was still uninterested. Don't ever give these guys a hint you want to do anything at any given time. Be unpredictable and they'll leave you alone.