6th Day

Stay in Aqaba to enjoy the sea

Aqaba, Jordan's port and coastal resort, is on the mouth of the Red Sea surrounded by picturesque mountains. Enjoy the soft white sand and the water, so clear that you can see to up to 50 meters! A mask and a snorkel is all you need to explore the rich marine life - hundreds of types of colourful fish and coral reef are all within easy reach of the amateur.
Soak up in the sun in one of the beach front cafes and try out the excellent sea-food. Or, if you're feeling advanturous, take a trip to the old Crusader castle, now a museum, or have a look at the port, one of the fastest growing in the world. Waterskiing, sailing, rowing, wind surfing and diving are all available at the two local water sports centres. Or you can hire a boat with a glass bottom and go looking for shipwrecks - Aqaba has been on trading routes since the beginning of history, and many ships lie scattered on the bottom. The possibilities are endless.

The weather in Aqaba is always pleasant. In summer, temperatures can reach 37°C (100°F), but cool breezes soften the heat. Even in winter, they reach the mid (70°F) and there is on average six hours of sunlight a day.