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City Sightseeing Tour of Aqaba

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Key Highlights

  • See more than 30 species of corals in the Aqaba Aquarium
  • Trace Aqaba′s history at the imposing Aqaba Castle
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    2 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Aqaba. (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Aqaba

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Surrounded by rugged mountains that subtly change colour as the day unfolds, Aqaba is Jordan’s only port city. It lies on the most northern tip of the Red Sea and on a clear day one can see Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. With its balmy winter climate and idyllic setting, Aqaba is Jordan’s year-round aquatic playground.

    Travel back in time with a visit to the Aqaba Castle and the museum. Marine life enthusiasts can visit the Aquarium at the Marine Science Station Complex, to see colourful shoals of fish swim past. Discover more with a visit to Aqaba’s downtown, and lounge at its many cafes and restaurants.

    Enjoy Aqaba at a relaxed pace on this sightseeing tour

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in a private air-conditioned deluxe car/mini van and taken on a city sightseeing tour of Aqaba.

    The highlights of your tour are:

    The Aqaba Castle and Museum: The Aqaba Castle, also known as Mamluk Fort, was was rebuilt in 1587 AD under one of the last Mamluk Sultans, and it has been substantially altered several times since then. The Aqaba Museum lies adjacent to Aqaba Castle and houses an important collection of the Islamic periods from the mid-seventh to the beginning of the twelfth century AD.

    The Aqaba Aquarium: This is part of the Marine Science Station Complex, and has more than 30 species of stony and soft corals, 30 different invertebrates and about 45 species of reef fish. A simulation of coral reef in the Gulf of Aqaba has been created in a roofless concrete tank.

    Downtown area: Proceed to explore the down-town area of Aqaba with its excellent restaurants and cafes.

    At the end of your tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Aqaba.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a private air-conditioned deluxe car/mini van
    • English speaking guide
    • Entrance fee

    Exclusions

    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

    1-2 Guests’ transfers are arranged in a private A/C Car Mazda 6 or similar model of 2010/2011 with an English-speaking driver.

    3-4 Guests’ transfers are arranged in a private A/C 7-seater mini van, with an English-speaking driver

    Additional info

    As the Ministry of Jordan does not allow a driver to also be a guide, a guide is not included in the cost of your tour. However, your driver will be very informative and be able to point out and explain sites as you drive past. Many people prefer to visit the sites and follow the walking tracks on their own, although there will be local guides available for hire on arrival at the particular destination.The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.