Sightseeing Jordan - Wadi Rum Desert excursions


Jordan is a fascinating country, home to some of the great natural wonders of the world. While enjoying your stay at Marina Plaza, we encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities available in the vicinity of Aqaba, including:


Diving: Discover the beauty of the Red Sea as you encounter underwater species and the brightly-colored reefs unique to the Gulf of Aqaba. Several diving centers and water sports companies are available in Tala Bay to arrange diving and snorkeling excursions.


Wadi Rum: A stunning desert landscape home to Bedouin tribes and breathtaking scenery, Wadi Rum is a must-see destination for visitors in Jordan and Aqaba. Located 80 minutes from Tala Bay, it is a popular destination among Marina Plaza guests for overnight safaris.


Petra: The ancient treasury at Petra is by far Jordan’s most recognized monument. The Nabatean capital is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It can easily be visited from in a one day trip or spread over several days for the more adventurous.


Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea: For thousands of years, visitors have flocked to the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, to take in the healing qualities of the sea’s mud and salts. Exhilarating sea and spa excursion are a not to be missed component of your visit to Marina Plaza Hotel.


Taba Heights, Egypt: Orascom’s development across the Gulf of Aqaba, this paradise of luxury includes hotels, dining and an 18-hole championship golf course. The 30-minute ferry from the marina (currently suspended until further notice) makes it a perfect overnight interlude during your holiday.


Desert Safaris: Cruise through the dunes on a buggy as you race across the desert. Hotel staff will gladly arrange this excursion on your behalf.


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