Take the boat to Aqaba where you will be met and assisted then you will move directly to Petra for a full day visit, to the red rose rock city, the city of the Nabateans, the lost city carve all in the mountains, riding on a horse to the Siq (canyon) which is a natural crack in the rocks, the Nabateans developed it into their structure elements, walking through the 1.2 km canyon and enjoying the beautiful carvings of statues, idols, and niches.
On the way to the treasury, you will be wondering about the time the treasury will appear to you behind the corner that has been standing there for over 2000 years, and then continue along the facades street to the Roman theatre, royal tombs, the Roman colonnaded street, Qasr al-bent. Lunch, then back to Aqaba port to take the cruise back to Taba, drive back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
► Pick up
Discover Petra tour From Sharm El Sheikh, first of all, you will be transferred from your hotel in Sharm el sheik to Taba via a modern air-conditioned vehicle, approximately 3 hours and a half. from your hotel (around 01:15 Am depending on the Hotel location in Sharm) to drive to Taba port.
► Bus to the borders Enjoys the nature of Sinai desert and mountain of AL Aqaba golf while driving for about 2 and half hours to Taba port.
► Ferry To Petra you’ll then take the ferry at around 5:30 am to sail across Aqaba golf and get to Jordan at around 8:45 am then 2 more hours drive to get to Petra to start your adventure with your English speaking guide.
Petra in Petra you’ll be met by our guide who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with our Sharmers Sign to start your journey.
► Petra Tour enjoys the past wealth that’s lavishly displayed in its arts and architecture, nowhere more dramatically than in elaborate buildings, such as the Treasury, which were carved directly into the soft sandstone cliffs, The Nabataean capital was also a remarkable feat of urban planning. and Some 30,000 people once lived in this dry desert, quenching their thirst by a channel and cistern system that harvested and stored winter rains for future use. The scheme worked well enough to accommodate many gardens.
► The Canyon Of Siq The 1st walk you have in Petra should be through the Canyon of Siq, a natural geological feature formed from a deep split in the sandstone rocks and serving as a waterway flowing into Wadi Mosses. This Canyon is one of the main reasons why Petra was such an amazing attractive site for the Nabateans behind a narrow and easily defensible canyon known as the Siq.
► The Treasury of Pharaoh Your next visit should be to the great treasury of the Pharaoh which is known as Al Khazneh, it’s one of the most elaborate buildings in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra. This structure was also carved out of a sandstone rock face. It has classical Greek-influenced architecture, it was originally built, probably between 100 BC and AD 200. Its Arabic name Treasury derives from one legend that bandits or pirates hid their loot in a stone urn high on the second level. Another is that it functioned as a treasury of the Egyptian Pharaoh of the time of Moses (Khaznet Far’oun).
► Roman Theater next to the Roman theater a period follows in which the dominant civilization combines Greek, Egyptian and Syrian elements, clearly pointing to the age of the Ptolemies. Towards the close of the 2nd century BC, when the Ptolemaic and Seleucid kingdoms were equally depressed, the Nabataean kingdom came to the front. Under Aretas III Philhellene, (c.85–60 BC), the royal coins begin. The theater was probably excavated at that time, and Petra must have assumed the aspect of a Hellenistic city. With the amazing skill of the Nabateans being excellent engineers they built water conservation and irrigation systems and carved their homes, temple, graves, and tombs right out of the rocks.
► Lunch Next thing to do will be to get something to eat so your guide will take you straight to the city center to have lunch in an amazing restaurant.
► Al-Habis Fort After lunch and before we head back to the port, you’ll get to visit Al Habis fort, On top of Al-Habis, from there you have a fine view over the entire central Petra basin where Al-Habis Crusader Fortress is located. It is a secondary fortress, designed and sited to control the strategic communication route within the Petra basin that was not in sight of the Al-Wu’eira Fortress.
► Back to Sharm El Sheikh By the end of the day By, you’ll drive back to Aqaba port to sail by ferry back to Taba and then drive back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.
► When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Sharm el-sheik local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.