Aqaba, Jordan, which is about a 2.5-hour drive from Petra, is a popular Red Sea port of call for cruise ships sailing between the Mediterranean and the Far East. We visited Aqaba for two days on the Silversea Silver Whisper, which allowed us time to spend a day in Petra and a 1/2 day on a 4-wheel drive excursion into the desert at Wadi Rum. These pictures from Petra capture both the beauty and the mystery of this ancient city carved into red cliffs. Petra is definitely a "must see" for Red Sea and Southwest Asia cruises.
|Phosphate Mines Between Aqaba, Jordan and Petra||Driving to Petra from Aqaba, Jordan||Shepherds with Their Sheep - Driving from Aqaba to Petra||Village of Wadi Musa - Gateway to Petra - Ancient Rock City of Jordan|
|Walking into Petra - Ancient Rock City of Jordan||Riding into Petra - Ancient Rock City of Jordan||Walking Down into Petra - Dwellings and Tombs of Petra||Walking Down into Petra - Dwellings and Tombs of Petra|
|Walking Down into Petra - Dwellings and Tombs of Petra||Petra Horse and Carriage - Alternate Transportation into Petra||Petra's Obelisk Tomb and Bab As-Siq Triclinium - Petra Sight||Petra - The Siq Is the Entrance to Petra|