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Petra & the Red Sea Await on Aqaba Shore Excursions

When visiting Jordan, there are many things to do in Aqaba from a cruise ship, particularly water and cultural activities for the entire family. On Aqaba shore excursions, you’ll quickly learn how this resort city has captivated the world with its rich history as one of the most important trade ports in the world, thanks to its proximity to the Red Sea. With its stunning deserts and warm climate, Aqaba is a traveler’s haven year-round.

At the Red Sea, take the entire family swimming and snorkeling, or spot turtles and fish among the area’s corals. Lounging beachside is always a good idea in Aqaba, like underneath the colorful umbrellas of the Berenice Beach Club. For truly unforgettable Aqaba shore excursions, take a guided tour to the Dead Sea, where you’ll take in the countryside of Jordan on a scenic drive. Don’t forget to put on restorative Dead Sea mud and minerals, which are known for their healing properties. Applying this black mixture of minerals and floating in the waters of the Dead Sea is a can’t-miss experience while on your cruise to Jordan. You’ll leave Aqaba shore excursions feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Guided tours of Aqaba’s thousand-year-old landmarks and rich history will give you a complete picture of Jordan and its growth as one of the most significant tourist destinations in the world. Take a day trip to Petra, the most visited tourism attraction in Jordan. While you’re there, take in the ornate columns and writings carved into the rockface. Petra became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985 and has been a symbol of Jordan ever since.

Finally, no trip to Jordan is complete without seeing the preserved desert Wadi Rum, where deep red sand and massive limestone formations will take your breath away. It’s the largest wadi, or dry riverbed valley, in the entire country of Jordan. Adventure seekers and rock climbers come to Wadi Rum to scale the limestone or ride horses through the desert.

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