Welcome to the Aqaba cruise port guide. Aqaba is a town of 135.000 inhabitants situated at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea. It is the largest city on the Gulf of Aqaba and Jordan’s only coastal city. Aqaba is a town that attracts many tourists nowadays because it is known for its warm waters and rich marine life. This is why Jordan’s finest and only seaside and diving resorts can be found right here. Important industrial and commercial activities also take place here due to its strategic location. But Aqaba is not the reason your cruise ship docks here. From here you can easily explore Jordan. Visit one of the lost city of Petra (one of the seven wonders in the world) or explore the magical desert landscape of Wadi Rum. Jordan is a country you absolutely have to visit at least once. It has a rich culture and a population that is proud of it. Get enriched and mesmerised by this unique country. Read our Aqaba cruise port guides and get inspired by the many things you are able to do here.
Ride to Petra The 2 hour ride to Petra is absolutely amazing. You are going to get acquainted with the fabulous landscapes Jordan has to offer. You will pass Wadi Rum and later drive by this amazing mountain range. Visitors centre Petra The visitors centre is the start of your journey through Petra. Here you get your tickets and map. From here you start your hike. Facilities at the visitors centre are: information desk, exhibition hall, ticket office, toilets and tour guide office. Petra: The Siq This was and still is the entrance to the city of Petra. Perhaps it is even the most impressive entrance in the world. There is one way in and one way out and back in the days this would ensure that nobody could come in unnoticed. We would highly recommend you to walk through the Siq with a guide to explain you about all the hidden secrets you can find in the Siq. It is just under a km long and at the very end you will catch your first sight of the Treasury. Petra: The Treasury This is the famous picture of Petra and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. […]
This is the 5th tallest free standing flagpole in the world at a height of 130 meter. Find it right in town.
This is a 720 km2 area of dramatic desert wilderness. If you love geology or the absolute silence of the dessert this is a spot not to miss. It is just over an hour drive from Aqaba and at the visitors centre you can opt to continue by jeep, camel or foot. Wadi Rum – 70 km north of cruise port Aqaba
Did you know you are actually looking at Israel in the back? This point of the Red Sea is a remarkable on. If you are standing on the outside deck you are actually not just looking at Jordan, but also at Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.