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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