As you come to the end of a beautiful ravine, a very narrow opening offers a peephole to one of the most spectacular sites in Petra - the treasury, carved out of the side of the sandstone mountain face probably in the first century BC.
Pick up from your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh in the morning, transfer to Sharm el Sheikh airport and fly to Aqaba, Jordan. Take a coach and ride for 2 more hours to Petra city.
Walk through the Canyon or Siq
We start the tour on foot, though the Siq or the Canyon, a narrow, winding gorge over 1 kilometer in length. Beautiful sandstone formations of Petra were once occupied by the Edomites. One of the reasons why Petra was such an attractive site for the Nabateans is its virtual hiddeness behind a narrow and easily defensible canyon known as the Siq.
Visit of Al Khazneh or The great treasury of the Pharaoh
As you come to the end of this beautiful ravine, a very narrow opening offers a peephole to one of the most spectacular sites in Petra - the treasury. Carved out of the side of the sandstone mountain face probably in the first century BC, scholars debate as to it's actual function.
The Roman theatre & the Roya tombs
After the visit of the treasury we will visit the Roman theatre which dates back to Byzantine era & the Royal tombs. Not a lot is known about the ancient culture of the Nabateans, except that they were excellent engineers.With amazing skill and craft they built water conservation and irrigation systems and carved their homes, temples and tombs right out of the rocks.
Lunch will be offered in a local restaurant, drinks are not included.
Back to Sharm-el-Sheikh
At the end of the day drive back to Aqaba airport and catch your flight to Sharm el Sheikh. Transfer to your hotel .
Pick up & drop off from & to your hotel.
Transfers by a/c car in Sharm el Sheikh and Jordan.
Let's experience more tours, excursions and activities while holidaying in Egypt. Variety of options available on every tour you do with us can always be enhanced by choosing more things to do, more places to visit, more sights to discover. Just choose your option from the list below and discover new things and places out of the bitten track.
Elephantine island is a huge open-air museum with footpaths, stairways and clear signs. Here you will find reconstructed Temple of Satis & Temple of Khum, Sanctuary of Hekaib and a Ptolemaic shrine from Kalabsha, plus two ancient Nilometers.
Ramesseum - the memorial temple of the great warrior king Ramesses II is partially destroyed but contains some interesting pieces including the fallen colossus of Ramses II. It is believed that there was a palace complex to the south of the temple where Ramses watched the work over his temple being executed.
New Kalabsha site is famous for its unique Nubian temples such as Kalabsha temple of Mandulis - one of the largest free-standing temples of Nubia; Gerf el-Husein, which were moved here from another location as well as Beit el-Wali temple moved from the north of Kalabsha.