When your cruise ship docks in Aqaba, take a private full-day shore excursion to Petra. Traveling past Wadi Rum and the Sharah Mountains by air-conditioned car or minivan, arrive at this rose-red city, carved by the Nabataeans some 2,000 years ago. Tour the highlights with a local guide; walking through the Siq canyon to witness the Treasury, tombs, amphitheater and Roman street. Learn about Petra’s history, and afterward, savor lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy a flexible itinerary, with the opportunity to customize your sightseeing to your interests.