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.

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.

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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).

Become a Jordanian Chef

Discover the secrets to preparing superb Jordanian cuisine with an experienced chef during this interactive, half-day cooking excursion with lunch.


5-Star Hotel, Jordanian Tea

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the 5-star hotel where your Jordanian cooking lesson takes place. Upon arrival, you are welcomed by your local chef and served Jordanian tea. Jordanians believe that you must feel inspired and content to create and cook beautiful food; today, savour the warmth and smiles that are central to Jordanian hospitality and a memorable cooking experience for all.

Interactive Jordanian Cooking Lesson

Next, proceed to the kitchen and begin your interactive Jordanian cooking lesson in which your guide serves as a translator for the chef. Your chef begins by assigning tasks to you and the rest of the guests as the preparation for the meal gets underway. Feel the energy in the kitchen as you work all together, chat with your host, and learn about their life and Jordanian cuisine. You can also try your hand at learning the names of the ingredients in Arabic, which is sure to impress your guests when you recreate the meal once you are back home. Whilst the meal is cooking, you can sit back and relax in the company of the host's family.


Jordanian Lunch with Your Host, Chef and Their Family

When it is ready, enjoy the Jordanian meal you have helped to prepare. Dine with your fellow guests, host, chef and any of the chef's family members who may be present. You are encouraged to eat until you think you are full. It is at that time you are told, "Al-ḥamdu lillāh", which is spoken when your host insists that you eat yet another serving to ensure a very satisfied stomach. This is followed up with "Sahtein", another phrase meaning 'to your health'. After your meal, Jordanian tea is served. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.

Champagne Brakfast at the Red Sea

Enjoy a private champagne breakfast whilst sailing along the beautiful Red Sea during this scenic and relaxing, half-day yachting excursion.


Aqaba, Municipality Square, Wooden Sailing Yacht-Ride, Red Sea, Aqaba Mountains

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Municipality Square. Upon arrival, embark your awaiting wooden sailing yacht and set sail on the beautiful Red Sea. During your 2.5-hour journey, marvel at the exquisite view of the Aqaba Mountains from both sides of the sea. To maximize the peace and serenity, the boat's engines are turned off to enjoy the silence of the seas (weather-permitting).


Private Champagne Breakfast, Cruise to the Marine Border, Views of Four Bordering Countries

Relax in the cool atmosphere whilst enjoying a private champagne breakfast prepared by one of the 5-star resorts. As you slowly cruise to the marine border of Jordan, take in clear views of four bordering countries. Following your cruise, return to Municipality Square. Upon arrival, disembark the yacht, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

World Cruise Collection: Petra Discovery with an Archaeologist

Explore the most famous attraction in Jordan during this unforgettable, full-day World Cruise Collection excursion to the spectacular city of Petra.


Ancient City of Petra via the Siq

Newly-designed especially for our valued World Cruise guests, your World Cruise Collection tour begins with a scenic, approximately two-hour drive north to Petra via the Desert Highway, and on country roads through several small villages. Upon arrival at Petra, one of the 'New Seven Wonders of the World', your walking tour with an archaeologist/guide begins with an approximately half-mile (about 0.8-kilometre) walk through the Siq, a long, narrow gorge with steeply-rising sides that all but obliterates the sun. Alternately, an optional, horse-drawn buggy can be hired to take you through the narrow pathway to the entrance; it is the only transportation permitted.


About Petra

The ancient city of Petra spans approximately 38.6 square miles (about 100 square kilometres), and was built between 800 B.C.-100 A.D. by Nabatean Arabs. Petra was a fortress, carved out of the jagged rocks in an area that was virtually inaccessible. From caves in a rocky outcrop, they created their fortress city. The Siq served as a defence, and part of an incredible water system for the city of Petra. In the 1st and 2nd centuries, after the Romans invaded, the city reached the peak of its fame. When shipping slowly displaced caravan routes, the city's importance gradually dwindled, it fell into disuse and was lost to the world until 1812, when it was re-discovered by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burkhart. Today, Petra is a popular tourist attraction, known as the 'rose-red city half as old as time'. The Petra basin boasts over 800 individual monuments; to explore it all would take several days.


Khazneh (Treasury), Intricately-Carved Façade, Temples, Royal Tombs, Amphitheatre, Lunch

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 was featured in the movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and presents a magnificent sight in the dazzling sun. From here, follow your guide further into the site and discover other impressive structures carved out of the rose-coloured stone. Included are temples, royal tombs and an amphitheatre that seats 3,000 spectators. A stop is made for lunch at one of the Nabatean caves inside the site. After lunch, begin the walk back via the same route. Following your tour and a comfort stop, your World Cruise Collection tour concludes with an approximately two-hour drive back to the pier.

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.