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Cruising in Jordan

Virtually all of Jordan’s landmass is land-locked, with just a tiny stretch of coastline meeting the Red Sea. Here you’ll find the ancient city of Aqaba, over 6,000 years old, and your gateway to Jordan’s inland wonders, including the sandstone cliffs of Petra, the desert valley of Wadi Rum, and the salt waters of the Dead Sea.

Aqaba takes your breath away from your very first sighting across the deep blue waters of the Red Sea, with the city flats backed by rolling mountain ranges, and a wide blue sky. You’ll soon find that the city is a startling mix of ancient and modern; while you can see everywhere evidence of the city’s long and fascinating history, its energy and lifestyle is undeniably contemporary.

Wadi Rum is also called the Valley of the Moon. While most would consider it an inhospitable place—dry and bare, with towering sandstone and granite cliffs—it’s home to thousands of Bedouins, and is closely connected to T. E. Lawrence, the British Army officer who wrote extensively on his WWI experiences in the region. There are some amazing landmarks to see here, both natural and man-made, with spectacular views of the endless desert from atop the high rocky outcroppings.

Journey further into Jordan to see the ancient sandstone city of Petra, an incredible wonder in a country that is full of amazing sights. Famously described as the “rose red city, half as old as time”, there are few things in the world that will stop you in your tracks as effectively as your first sight of its immense carved façade, nor evoke such a strong sense of wonder and mystery.

Jordan’s Mediterranean-style climate provides hot and mostly dry summers, with temperatures reaching 35 degrees Celsius, and cool, humid winters, when temperatures average in the mid-teens. The weather tends to be slightly milder along the coast, with hotter summers and cooler winters as you travel further inland.

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