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How to Spend 3 Days in Aqaba

How to Spend 3 Days in Aqaba

From the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Petra and Wadi Rum to golden beaches and crystal-clear seas, Aqaba makes a great base for exploring Jordan’s treasures and experiencing the Red Sea’s waters and marine life. Here’s how to get the best from three days in this conveniently located city.

Day 1: Visit UNESCO-Listed Sites

Set on the Red Sea’s northern tip, Aqaba is ideal for accessing two of Jordan’s biggest highlights—Petra and Wadi Rum. Book a day trip to either, or combine them into one long but unforgettable day. History aficionados should opt for a group or private tour to Petra: the rose-red rock city carved by the long-ago Nabataeans. View its 2,000-year-old Treasury, Roman Amphitheater, and tombs with a guide for historical perspective. If scenery tempts you more, choose a half-day or day trip or overnight camping excursion to Wadi Rum: a desert mountain wilderness with ancient inscriptions, rock formations, Bedouin settlements, and sites associated with Lawrence of Arabia. Tours typically include a 4WD safari around the gorges and dunes for a touch of adventure.

Day 2: Relax in Aqaba

Catch your breath today and enjoy Aqaba. Blessed with long beaches and reef-rich waters, it’s tailor-made for sunbathing and water sports. Admire exotic fish and corals on a snorkel or scuba dive at Aqaba Marine Park, join a snorkel cruise to coral-fringed Pharaoh Island, or take a glass-bottom boat to see the underwater world from above. Alternatively, explore Aqaba Fort (aka Mamluk Castle), the medieval fort captured by Lawrence of Arabia and his Bedouin army in 1917. Other nearby draws include the towering Aqaba Flagpole and Aqaba Archaeological Museum. Later, hit the Old Town for shopping and dinner, snapping up souvenirs before savoring the day’s catch at one of the popular fish restaurants.

 

Day 3: Explore Farther

Use today to visit Petra or Wadi Rum, whichever you didn’t see the first day. Alternatively, head to the Dead Sea to float in its salty waters, indulge in a mud bath, and bask in its famous mineral spa treatments, or seize the opportunity to visit neighboring Israel on a private day trip. Pass the Dead Sea en route to Jerusalem to see the Western Wall and Church of the Holy Sepulchre, before potentially adding a visit to Bethlehem. Lastly, if time allows, while away the evening in Aqaba with dinner, shopping, and a seafront stroll. On Fridays, don’t miss the Souk by the Sea: a mini food-and-music festival staged on the corniche.

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Wadi Rum Half Day From Aqaba Private Tour

Wadi Rum Half Day From Aqaba Private Tour

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Lawrence of Arabia described Jordan’s Wadi Rum as vast, echoing, and god-like. Experience this UNESCO World Heritage site, a wonderland of scarlet dunes, granite mountains, and dramatic gorges, in just half a day on this door-to-door private tour by 4WD and private vehicle. You can depart a time that suits your schedule, but allowing time to catch a desert sunset is recommended.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Tour: Wadi Rum from Aqaba

Private Tour: Wadi Rum from Aqaba

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Experience the best of Jordan’s rugged desert on this 6-hour private Wadi Rum tour from Aqaba. Hop into your 4x4 vehicle and enjoy a 2-hour spin through the canyons and gulleys around Wadi Rum. Traverse plunging gorges and head along sandy riverbeds, and pause along the way to capture the views on camera. Marvel at ancient rock formations dating back 12,000 years and gain insight into the region’s rich geology. Sip mint tea in a Bedouin tent, and upgrade your tour to experience a 30-minute camel ride through the desert.
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  • 6 hours
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$89.75
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petra private day tour from Aqaba

petra private day tour from Aqaba

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Travel to Petra in comfort and speed, and enjoy the expertise of a private guide on this efficient day tour from Aqaba. Enjoy both a guided tour and independent exploration at the rose-red wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage site, then savor a buffet lunch. Tour includes round-trip transportation from Aqaba port, airport, hotels, and border crossings.
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  • 8 hours
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$256.42
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Private 2 Day Tour of Petra, Aqaba and Wadi Rum

Private 2 Day Tour of Petra, Aqaba and Wadi Rum

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See some of Jordan’s best-known sights on a private, 2-day tour to Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqaba from Eilat. Traveling by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, take a panoramic tour of Aqaba before continuing inland to Wadi Rum. Explore this awe-inspiring, Bedouin-settled desert valley by 4x4 and then journey to Petra. The next day, explore the UNESCO-listed rock city with a private guide. Walk through the Siq gorge, and admire the spectacular Treasury, amphitheater and other highlights as you hear their secrets. Daily lunches and overnight accommodation with breakfast in Petra included.
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  • 2 days
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$440.00
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One Day Tour to Dead Sea from Aqaba

One Day Tour to Dead Sea from Aqaba

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An independent Dead Sea day trip from Aqaba means haggling with cab drivers or hiring a car and going it alone. This private tour eliminates the uncertainties: providing return transport and a driver-guide to help show you what's what at the Dead Sea. Get your driver’s help in choosing the right resort for your needs, and then enjoy the waters and other facilities (own expense) at leisure before your return.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$333.00
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Full-Day Wadi Rum from Aqaba

Full-Day Wadi Rum from Aqaba

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Admire Jordan’s UNESCO-listed Wadi Rum on a private day trip from Aqaba. Traveling by 4x4 with a Bedouin driver, explore this extraordinary wilderness to see its mountains, red dunes, and gorges. Hear about its ancient past and links with Lawrence of Arabia, and visit natural rock arches, high-walled Al-Khazali canyon, and more. Finish at a viewpoint to watch one of the wadi’s famous sunsets. Lunch, tea, entrance fees, and Aqaba hotel and port transfers included.
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  • 8 hours
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Petra and Wadi Rum from Aqaba

Petra and Wadi Rum from Aqaba

Visit Petra and Wadi Rum from Aqaba on a full-day tour that combines two spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Coordinated transport, tours, and pre-booked admission tickets make the most of your limited travel days; less time spent in ticket lines or flagging down drivers means more time to explore Petra’s soaring cliffs, climb to ancient tombs, and see Wadi Rum’s rugged desert in a 4WD vehicle.
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  • 10 hours
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$400.00
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 Private Lawrence of Arabia Wadi Rum Overnight Bedouin Experience from Aqaba

Private Lawrence of Arabia Wadi Rum Overnight Bedouin Experience from Aqaba

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Experience outdoor adventure in Jordan’s desert wilderness on this overnight Wadi Rum tour from Aqaba. Explore Wadi Rum by 4x4 vehicle with your guide and discover rock carvings dating back 12,000 years. Watch the sun sink below the horizon from the comfort of your campsite and enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner by the fireside as the stars twinkle overhead. Upgrade your tour to explore the sandy desert on camelback through Wadi Rum.
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  • 2 days
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$233.11
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Pharaoh Island Tour in Aqaba

Pharaoh Island Tour in Aqaba

Cruise out to Pharaoh Island, a tiny island off the coast of Egypt with its own UNESCO World Heritage citadel with this day trip from Aqaba. Expect to spend your day eating, swimming, snorkeling and, if you’re up for it, listening to music from your on-board DJ; there will even be an underwater viewing area on your ship.
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  • 1 day
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$180.00
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2-Day Petra from Eilat

2-Day Petra from Eilat

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Cross the Jordanian border with ease on a 2-day tour of Petra, one of the New7Wonders of the World, from Eilat. Alongside your guide, you’ll explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site and admire iconic features such as the Treasury, the 8,000-seat amphitheater, and the Temenos Gateway. See, too, the otherworldly landscapes of Wadi Rum and tour the city of Aqaba. Accommodation, select meals, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Eilat are included.
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  • 2 days
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$240.00
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