Aqaba (Petra), Jordan Cruise Port

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sminnie says ...
Ancient city truly amazing, but a lot of walking for older people.
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About Aqaba (Petra), Jordan

It is the only Jordanian port with direct access to the Red Sea; it remains the trade entrepot to Iraq. Aqaba is also a popular winter and summer seaside resort. Since at least 1000 B.C., a port has existed continuously on the site to handle trade between Palestine and Syria.

8 reviews and tips of Aqaba (Petra), Jordan


We did the Wadi Rum excursion with the Ship. This was really an excellent tour. We loved the environment and had a fantastic ride in the dessert. We visited a bedoeincamp where we received minttea.


We were there November 2016 and will be there again October 2018. It’s a very long journey from the port but worth it. Interesting fact...The Martian with Matt Damon was filmed here because of the red/rose coloured sand. We walk through a narrow canyon with our informative trusted guide organised by the ship....listening to Mr Basil, local guide/archaeologist, hearing and stopping and seeing the amazing Petra. Truly amazing and breath taking. This is ideal for those that are physically mobile because there is a lot of walking and if your interested in caves and tombs then a lot of climbing with uneven steps!! We finished our tour of Aqaba at the Movenpick hotel for lunch which was organised by the ship. The best local food ever, freshly prepared and tasted wonderful.

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