Available with guaranteed departures every day, coordinated with ship arrivals, our Petra Shore Excursion Tour from Aqaba Port offers travelers arriving on cruise ships the most convenient and best value way to visit
Available with guaranteed departures every day, coordinated with ship arrivals, our Petra Shore Excursion Tour from Aqaba Port 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. The Petra Shore Excursion Tour from Aqaba Port is available seven days a week, with guaranteed departures for every cruise ship’s arrival to Aqaba. The tour is fully guided and includes transportation in our modern air-conditioned vehicles, full assistance upon arrival and departure, and all entry fees.
PETRA SHORE EXCURSION TOUR FROM AQABA PORT HIGHLIGHTS
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.
PETRA SHORE EXCURSION TOUR FROM AQABA PORT ITINERARY
Around 8:00 (or one hour after your ship arrives) – Pickup from Aqaba Port and head north through the desert highway to Petra
11:30 – Arrival to Petra, enter the site through the visitor center and enjoy a guided tour
14:00 – Explore Petra further at your own pace
16:30 – Departure from Petra, transfer south stopping en route for a photo of the Wadi Rum Desert
19:30 – Arrival to Aqaba Port
NB. All timings are approximate. Should your cruise ship arrival not match the timetable above, please make a remark about this in your booking
Tour price includes: pickup at Aqaba Port, transportation to and from Petra, Petra entrance fee ($100 value), guided tour, and water bottle.
Tour price excludes: drinks, tips, personal travel insurance
Guide in languages other than English can be arranged for an extra cost. Please inquire with our reservation team.
Tour group size is a maximum of 25 passengers per guide in Petra
Pickup and drop off will be at the “Port Shuttle Stop”, this port shuttle will take you from the cruise to our meeting point and back, crossing the border control in Aqaba Port. Our pickup is one hour after your cruise arrival and the dropoff is one hour before departure, giving you plenty of time for transfers. Please indicate your cruise arrival and departure times when making your booking.
Some nationalities are required to arrange a visa in advance. Please read more to see if this applies to you.
This group tour will take place with a minimum of 2 passengers
Cancelation policy: If we receive a request for cancelation from anyone in the group at least 48 hours in advance, everyone in the group will receive a 95% refund. If some people in the group would still like to take the tour, they must discuss this with an agent, as the price will change if fewer people take the tour, and so it will need to be re-booked at the new price.
This is a group tour but can be customized and taken privately for families or groups.
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terms and conditions
Booking is subject to terms and conditions of the tour operator. All passengers are advised to arrange travel insurance.