Aqaba Shore Excursions
Aqaba port is located at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba in Jordan. Aqaba has been a major port since the Iron Age. It was a prime port in ancient times; its history dates back to 5,500 years. In 1959 Aqaba's port became operational, and in 1976 a free trade zone was opened. The port experienced substantial development as a result of aid from Iraq, which needed safe access to a seaport during its war with Iran from 1980 to 1988. From Aqaba port, we have an amazing trip for the opportunity to see the world famous, beautiful Petra in Jordan. Petra is a 2,200-year-old city carved out of the surrounding cliffs. Despite its age, it was recently voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Petra was first established around the 6th century BC by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations of a commercial empire that extended into Syria. Carved directly into vibrant red, white, pink, and sandstone cliff faces, the prehistoric Jordanian city of Petra was "lost" to the Western world for hundreds of years. On this trip you will visit the roman style theatre, which can seat 4,000 people. The monument was carved in the mountainside during the reign of King Aretas IV (4BC-AD27) the Romans rebuilt the stage back wall. You will also get to see the famous Petra museum. It contains 280 artifacts, dating back to different ages, the exhibition consists of five halls showing the history of Petra and information about the nabatean's life and their civilization and showing their life tools and statues which was discovered in Petra by archaeological excavations teams and many other historical pieces. Lastly, on this trip you can even go horse riding whilst seeing the breathtaking views of Petra. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, book now! .