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Why you'll love this trip
Available with guaranteed departures every day, coordinated with ship arrivals, our Aqaba Port to Petra Private Tour offers travelers arriving on cruise ships the most convenient and best value way to visit Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Ever since being rediscovered about 200 years ago, Petra has become one of the world’s most recognizable sites and Jordan’s most visited tourist attraction. This UNESCO World Heritage site is famous for its ombré ruby sandstone formations and fascinating of ancient architecture. As Petra is just a quick 90-minute drive from Aqaba Port, you’ll enjoy enough time at Petra to get a real sense of its magnificence.
Our Petra Shore Excursion Tour from Aqaba Port is led by our hand-picked and fully licensed tour guides with groups of no more than 25 people per guide. After the pickup from Jordan’s resort city of Aqaba, you’ll pass through the Mars-like landscape of Wadi Rum, where Lawrence of Arabia famously rode through the pink sands. Once at Petra, see the highlights of the site, including the iconic Treasury, famous from the movies of Indiana Jones.
Start with pickup from Aqaba Port
Travel along the desert highway to the lost city of Petra, passing through the magnificent Wadi Rum desert
Arrive at Petra for your tour led by our experienced and fully licensed tour guide
Visit famous sites such as the Siq, Treasury, Jabal Madbach (the sacrificial palace), Tombs, Theater, Mountaintop Tombs, Obelisk Tomb, and Calligraphy
Enjoy free time to explore Petra on your own
Return to Aqaba Port. If time permits, stop en-route for a view of Wadi Rum and/or to see the markets of Aqaba.
Al Siq Canyon
Try a special tour from Aqaba Port to Petra You will be picked up from Aqaba port by the cruise exit door. After that, you will be transferred by an air-conditioned vehicle for about 1.5 hours to the rose red city in Petra.
First started in the 6th century B.C. by Nabataean Arabs the city boasts beautiful facades carved directly into the walls of the mountainsides. Arriving at the visitor’s centre it’s a 700-meter walk to the Siq entrance which is an impressive 1200 meter long gorge of a kaleidoscope of colours the towers more than 80 meters above you. As you exit the chasm you’re instantly transfixed by the beauty of Petra, chosen as one of the New World Wonders, the place speaks for itself.
After your time at Petra, you make your way back through the Siq and head to lunch at a local restaurant. After Lunch, you will be driven back to the cruise in Aqaba.
- Pick up services from Aqaba Port and return
- All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle
- English speaking driver
- Local English speaking guide in Petra from the entrance to the Treasury ( 2- 3 ) hours .
- Entrance fees to Petra
- Lunch at local Restaurant
- Short horse ride in Petra
- Service charges and taxes
- Any extras not mentioned above
- Any Drinks
N.B: Petra tour requires considerable walking, the number of horses in Petra is limited