Sharm El Sheikh to Petra excursion
Tour to Petra - Jordan by ferry from Sharm el Sheikh, Excursion to visit Petra and its Sightseeing, to discover The great treasury, Roman theatre, the Royal tombs, Rainbow tombs and the Canyon.
Pick up from your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh
Pick up from your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh in the early morning, then drive for approximately two and half hours to Taba, it is nice drive through Sinai desert between the high mountains of Sinai and the Gulf of Aqaba. Come to dock to take the Ferry boat, sail across the gulf of Aqaba from Taba to Aqaba - Jordan. Drive to Petra by bus for approximately two hours, where a 2-3 hour guided tour begins.
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 Treasury at Petra
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 Royal tombs
After the visit of the treasury we will visit the Roman theater 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.
Visit of Al Habis fort
Afterward, we continue our tour to the hill of Al-Habis fort which dates back to Crusaders times, for a breathtaking panoramic view of deep gullies and uniquely colored rock formations.
Back to Sharm-el-Sheikh
After visiting will drive back to Sharm el Sheikh .
We run the tour on
Tue / Fri
180 170 free
- Pick up & drop off from & to your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh.
- Transfers by air conditioned car in Sharm el Sheikh and Jordan.
- Entrance fees to the sites as per the program.
- Professional English speaking tour guide.
- Return ferry tickets Sharm/Aqaba/Sharm.
- Lunch in a local restaurant in Jordan.
- Visa to Jordan
- Drinks in the restaurant.
- Any extras not mentioned in the program.
What to take with you?
- Breakfast box (free of charge in all hotels) .
- Hat, camera, sunglasses & comfortable shoes.