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As part of an Egypt tour this coming March, we want to add a visit to Petra which will terminate in Aquaba.

Apparently there are 3 options for getting from Aquaba to Cairo:

1) transfer by car to Amman (4 hours) then fly to Cairo.

2) ferry from Aqaba to Nuweiba (said to take 1 hour but I've read it can take MUCH longer) then car to Cairo (7 hours)

3) Nuweiba to Sharm El Sheik (about 1 hour?) and then fly direct to Cairo.

Option 3 sounds like the way to go. Anyone have any comments?

Cheers,

Losher

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