Silversea Luxury Cruises To AQABA (Petra)

Silversea Luxury Cruises - Aqabq, Jordan

Improbably carved into the rusty-red rock of the Jordanian desert, the ancient city of Petra has been mesmerising visitors since being rediscovered by Westerners in 1812. Siq Canyon provides a suitably grandiose welcome, cutting a deep track through layers of fiery sandstone, and building up the suspense, before you first set eyes on the Lost City’s majesty. An early start is best to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, giving you chance to beat the crowds and avoid the brunt of the heat. View more

The Treasury is perhaps Petra’s best-known structure, having featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as the mystical hiding place of the Holy Grail. Imprinted deep into the sheer sandstone, it’s a dramatic, spectacular achievement of human endeavour. Look closely, and you’ll see the indentations of bullet holes scarring the urn that sits atop it – fired by Bedouins fuelled by rumours of ancient treasure within. Petra developed as the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom, and the sophistication of the Rose Kingdom’s rock-hewn buildings is matched only by the elaborate and advanced water collection and transportation system that quenched its thirst and provided the means to thrive, despite its remote location and the intense burn of the sun. Look out for the delicate water channels that lace the city as you explore. High above the city - up a daunting 800-step climb - stands the Monastery. It’s lesser known, but larger and - whisper it quietly - perhaps even more impressive than the Treasury. The High Place of Sacrifice is an even tougher hike - with only occasional electric-blue lizards scattering from your footsteps as you rise - but the views of the remarkable city, embossed into the mighty sandstone cliffs below, will last a lifetime.

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Excursions in AQABA (Petra)

Aqaba Beach Break

Soak up the sun and clear waters of the Red Sea during this full-day transfer to one of Jordan's more exclusive hotel properties.


Board the shuttle bus for the approximate 30-minute transfer to one of Aqaba's best resorts, the InterContinental Hotel and enjoy the sun and sand of the Red Sea.


Upon arrival, you are able to enjoy the hotel's fantastic facilities, including the beach, swimming pool, changing rooms and sun beds along with the many water sports facilities. Towels are provided by the hotel.


Enjoy a set menu lunch at Burj El Hamam Restaurant inside the hotel, which is one of the best Arabic restaurants in town.


Following lunch, continue to relax in the sun and enjoy the ambience. In the afternoon the shuttle will return you to the pier and your awaiting ship.


Water Sports available at the resort include the following (subject to change and availability and at guests own expense): Banana Boat, Inner Tubes, Water skis, Wakeboarding, Jet Skis, Canoes (Single/Double), Windsurfing, Parasailing (1 & 2 persons).


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of activity and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair, able to negotiate the steps on/off the shuttle bus with minimal assistance. This resort transfer includes entrance to the hotel, lunch with drinks of 2 glasses of local wine or 2 beers or 2 soft drinks as well as mineral water, coffee or tea. Beach facilities and towels are also included. All other activities are at your own expense and need to be settled directly with the hotel. Guests are advised to wear casual, comfortable clothing, sun protection and bring a swimsuit. Changing facilities are available at the hotel.

Morning Wadi Rum Safari

Start your morning adventurously with a drive in the Wadi Rum desert, which makes for an exciting and memorable half-day excursion.


Departing the port by coach, an approximate one-hour drive on the Desert Highway takes you to Wadi Rum Visitors Centre. Here, switch to simple 4x4 vehicles driven by local Bedouin drivers for the trip into the Wadi Rum desert.


Wadi Rum

As you enter the Wadi Rum region, its captivating and mystical beauty will astound you. Black, wind-sculpted hills stand like sentinels upon pale sands, interspersed by dramatic rock formations. Drive past the Wadi Rum Rest House and a small Bedouin community with its prized possession - camels. Farther into the desert, you may be able to spot a few of the traditional black tents dotting the arid landscape.


This trip into the desert provides awesome and ever-changing vistas of multi-coloured granite and limestone cliffs rising amid the vast expanse of sand. Parts of Wadi Rum resemble a lunar landscape, aptly called the 'Valley of the Moon'. Here, the legend of Lawrence of Arabia was born. A rock formation known as The Seven Pillars of Wisdom was immortalized in the book and film about the legendary figure.


This Wadi Rum adventure concludes back at a Bedouin tent in the desert. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea before heading back to Aqaba and the ship by coach.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of activity and it is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. The desert drive is mostly over rugged and bumpy terrain and is not suitable for those with neck or back problems. We recommend light comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat or scarf. Shorts, skirts or revealing clothing are not recommended. This tour operates in air-conditioned coaches and four-wheel drive vehicles owned and operated by the local Bedouin people. Price is based on four guests per vehicle. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and closed shoes. Don't forget to bring your camera.

Petra - Jordan's Treasure

Enjoy the opportunity to visit Jordan's most famous attraction, the spectacular rose-red City of Petra during this full-day tour. Lunch and entrance fees are included.


Petra

Depart the port in comfortable coaches and travel north along the Desert Highway. The last stretch is on country road through several small villages. Upon arrival at Petra, begin your visit on foot. The long, narrow gorge with steeply rising sides all but obliterates the sun. For those who wish, the entrance to the siq may be reached on horseback - at your own risk. (There is no charge for this service but the horseman will expect a gratuity.)


Khazneh (Treasury)

As you exit the gorge, it suddenly opens into a natural square dominated by Petra's most famous monument, the Treasury. Its intricately carved façade presents a magnificent sight in the dazzling sun. If you have seen the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, you will no doubt recognize the façade. Follow the guide farther into the site and discover other impressive structures carved out of the rose-coloured stone. They include temples, royal tombs and an amphitheatre that could seat 3,000 spectators. The Petra basin boasts over 800 individual monuments; to explore it all would take several days.


Your visit of approximately three hours concludes with the walk back via the same way. Optionally, a horse-drawn buggy or carriage can be hired to take you through the narrow pathway of the Petra Valley. It is the only transportation permitted. Buggies/carriages are limited and cannot be reserved in advance. However, local staff will provide assistance. The charge is $40 USD per two-person (at the time if printing) carriage to be paid on the spot. Be aware that you may have to wait in line. Each buggy carries two persons; the ride can be quite bumpy.


Afterwards, re-join the coach for the 2.5-hour drive back to Aqaba. Lunch and entrance fees are included.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking through the half-mile-long (800 metres) defile and within Petra; in total over 3 hours, much of it on uneven ground. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilize a wheelchair. Comfortable walking shoes are essential. Be aware that the weather is often unpredictable - it may be cool and windy among the rocks, but hot in open areas. Don't forget to bring a sweater or jacket for cool weather after sunset and remember your camera. We suggest you carry a bottle of water with you. The duration of the drive between the pier and Petra is approximately 1.5-2.5 hours in each direction. Restrooms are of local standard and may fall below Silversea expectations. This tour offers a unique Jordanian experience; a sense of adventure is required.

Red Sea Snorkel Adventure

Treat yourself to an afternoon of cruising and sun on the Red Sea during this half day snorkel adventure.


Depart the ship by shuttle coach for the approximate 20-minute transfer to the Great Arab Revolution Plaza to board your boat, which is reserved exclusively for Silversea guests.


Enjoy a fascinating cruise onboard a captivating glass bottom boat, allowing you to admire the coral and marine life of Aqaba from a unique vantage point.


En route to the snorkel and swim location, your crew will provide you with snorkeling equipment and a safety briefing. At a suitable location determined by the captain, don your gear and begin a fascinating exploration of the colourful coral and fish of this underwater world.


During your outing, the chef prepares a tasty barbecue lunch to enjoy while you relax on the covered deck and take in the panoramic views of the city of Aqaba. Cruise to the boat's docking location.


Upon disembarking the boat, re-join the shuttle for the return drive to the pier and your awaiting ship.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking and a moderate to extensive amount of activity. Guests entering the water must be in good physical condition and capable of swimming in water too deep to stand. Guests may opt not to snorkel; participation is at your discretion but no partial refund is offered. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. There are 5 steps to negotiate to embark the vessel. Although commonly seen, the sighting of coral or reef fish cannot be guaranteed. Lunch includes 2 glasses of local wine or 2 beers or 2 soft drinks and a mineral water per person; any further drinks may be purchased at the guests' own expense. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under their clothing, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. The boat is equipped with restroom facilities. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to consume alcohol on this tour.

Silver Shore Privato: Petra by Private Car & Guide

Enjoy the opportunity to visit Jordan's most famous attraction, the spectacular rose-red City of Petra during this full-day Silver Shore Privato tour via private car with speaking guide. Entrance fees and lunch are not included but can be arranged for an additional cost.


Petra

Depart the port in a private car and travel north along the Desert Highway. The last stretch is on country road through several small villages. Upon arrival at Petra, begin your visit on foot, walk through the half-mile-long (800 metre) siq, or chasm. The long, narrow gorge with steeply rising sides all but obliterates the sun. For those who wish, the entrance to the siq may be reached on horseback - at your own risk. (There is no charge for this service but the horseman will expect a gratuity.)


Khazneh (Treasury)

As you exit the gorge, it suddenly opens into a natural square dominated by Petra's most famous monument, the Treasury. Its intricately carved façade presents a magnificent sight in the dazzling sun. If you have seen the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, you will no doubt recognise the façade. Follow your private guide farther into the site and discover other impressive structures carved out of the rose-coloured stone. They include temples, royal tombs and an amphitheatre that could seat 3,000 spectators. The Petra basin boasts over 800 individual monuments; to explore it all would take several days.


Your visit of approximately three hours concludes with the walk back via the same way. Optionally, a horse-drawn buggy can be hired to take you through the narrow pathway of the Petra Valley. It is the only transportation permitted. Buggies are limited and cannot be reserved in advance. However, local staff will provide assistance. The charge is $35 USD per two-person carriage (subject to change) and is not included in the cost of the tour, the charge is to be paid directly to the vendor. Be aware that you may have to wait in line. Each buggy carries two persons and the ride can be quite bumpy.


Afterwards, re-join your private car for the 2.5-hour drive back to Aqaba.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Please note that the entrance fees to Petra are not included but can be arranged for an additional cost. The current fee is $72 USD per person. This tour requires an extensive amount of walking through the half-mile-long (800 metres) defile and within Petra; in total about 3 hours, much of it on uneven ground. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable walking shoes are essential. Be aware that the weather is often unpredictable; it may be cool and windy among the rocks, but hot in open areas. Don't forget to bring a sweater or jacket for cool weather after sunset and remember your camera. We suggest you carry a bottle of water with you. The duration of the drive between the pier and Petra is approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours in each direction depending on traffic. Restrooms are of local standard and may fall below Silversea expectations. This tour offers a unique Jordanian experience therefore a sense of adventure is required.

Silver Shore Privato: Petra by Private Van & Guide

Enjoy the opportunity to visit Jordan's most famous attraction, the spectacular rose-red City of Petra during this full-day Silver Shore Privato tour via private van with speaking guide. Entrance fees and lunch are not included but can be arranged for an additional cost.


Petra

Depart the port in a private van and travel north along the Desert Highway. The last stretch is on country road through several small villages. Upon arrival at Petra, begin your visit on foot, walk through the half-mile-long (800 metre) siq, or chasm. The long, narrow gorge with steeply rising sides all but obliterates the sun. For those who wish, the entrance to the siq may be reached on horseback - at your own risk. (There is no charge for this service but the horseman will expect a gratuity.)


Khazneh (Treasury)

As you exit the gorge, it suddenly opens into a natural square dominated by Petra's most famous monument, the Treasury. Its intricately carved façade presents a magnificent sight in the dazzling sun. If you have seen the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, you will no doubt recognise the façade. Follow your guide farther into the site and discover other impressive structures carved out of the rose-coloured stone. They include temples, royal tombs and an amphitheatre that could seat 3,000 spectators. The Petra basin boasts over 800 individual monuments; to explore it all would take several days.


Your visit of approximately three hours concludes with the walk back via the same way. Optionally, a horse-drawn buggy can be hired to take you through the narrow pathway of the Petra Valley. It is the only transportation permitted. Buggies are limited and cannot be reserved in advance. However, local staff will provide assistance. The charge is $35 USD per two-person carriage (subject to change) and is not included in the cost of the tour, the charge is to be paid directly to the vendor. Be aware that you may have to wait in line. Each buggy carries two persons and the ride can be quite bumpy.


Afterwards, re-join your private van for the 2.5-hour drive back to Aqaba.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 5 guests per van. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme and charges can be split between suites once onboard. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Please ntoe that the entrance fees to Petra are not included but can be arranged for an additional cost. The current fee is $72 USD per person. This tour requires an extensive amount of walking through the half-mile-long (800 metres) defile and within Petra; in total about 3 hours, much of it on uneven ground. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable walking shoes are essential. Be aware that the weather is often unpredictable; it may be cool and windy among the rocks, but hot in open areas. Don't forget to bring a sweater or jacket for cool weather after sunset and remember your camera. We suggest you carry a bottle of water with you. The duration of the drive between the pier and Petra is approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours in each direction depending on traffic. Restrooms are of local standard and may fall below Silversea expectations. This tour offers a unique Jordanian experience therefore a sense of adventure is required.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Aqaba at your leisure during your full-day (8 Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas of Aqaba at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. This service does not visit Petra. For guests who wish to visit Petra on private bases, please refer to the Silver Shore Privato: Perta by Private Car/Van & Guide.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Aqaba at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas of Aqaba at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. This service does not visit Petra. For guests who wish to visit Petra on private bases, please refer to the Silver Shore Privato: Perta by Private Car/Van & Guide.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Aqaba at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas of Aqaba at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to up to 5 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme and charges can be split between suites once onboard. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. This service does not visit Petra. For guests who wish to visit Petra on private bases, please refer to the Silver Shore Privato: Perta by Private Car/Van & Guide.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Aqaba at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas of Aqaba at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to up to 5 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme and charges can be split between suites once onboard. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. This service does not visit Petra. For guests who wish to visit Petra on private bases, please contact the Shore Concierge by emailing ShoreConcierge@Silversea.com.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.