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Excursion to Petra by Bus and ferry from Sharm el-Sheikh.

 


Day trip to Petra from Sharm el-Sheikh by Bus to Taba and then by Ferry to Aqaba and again by bus to Petra.


Petra the world wonder, is without doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome

You Can hire horses to get the Siq of petra


Tour information:
Pick up from your hotel
Pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh by air-conditioned bus early morning (approx. 3.00 a.m.) to go to the north east of Sharm, to Taba to take the ferry 45 minutes to Aqaba.

You will have the chance to see three cites at same time, Taba, Eilat, and Aqaba.

Meet & Assist in Aqaba
Upon your arrival to Aquba, you will be met by our representative, who will assist you, then drive To petra by Bus (approx. 1.30-02.00 hours) to Petra


Petra sighseeing:
The entrance to Petra is just past the town of Wadi Mousa. Petra,.From the Government Rest House, where you can stock up with film, a map of the ancient city, food and souvenirs, the path leads down to the Siq (the narrow winding valley that leads in to Petra). There you will see dozens of local Bedouins with horses that you can hire to transport you the 1.5 kilometers or so down to the actual Siq.

Petra Obelisk Tomb.

Befor you enter the Siq, To the left hand,, built the high Obelisk Tomb, which once stood seven meters high. Five graves were found inside the tomb, four represented by pyramid-shaped pillars and the last by a statue between the middle pillars.

Inside the Siq
As you enter the Siq, the path narrows to five meters, and over head the wall tower is around 200 meters. the entrance to the Siq topped by a cermonal arch built by Nabateans, you can see remains of it.

Visit Al-Khazneh (Petra's monuments)
After winding around for 1.5 kilometers, the Siq suddenly opens upon the most impressive of all Petra’s monuments -al-Khazneh, One of the most elegant remains of antiquity, it is carved out of solid rock from the side of a mountain, and stands over 40 meters high. Although it served as a royal tomb, the Treasury gets its name from the legend that pirates hid their treasure there, in a giant stone urn which stands in the center of the second level.

The Amphitheater in Petra:
As the Siq turns right and leads down toward the city, the number of niches and tombs increases, becoming a virtual graveyard in rock arching around behind the 8000-seat Amphitheater. Originally thought to have been built by the Romans after their defeat of the Nabateans in 106 CE,


Royal Tombs and petra city center

After the Amphitheater, the wadi widens out and twords the main city area, which covers about three square kilometers. Up on the right, carved into the rock of Jabal Khubtha, are the Royal Tombs. The first is the Urn Tomb, give an impressive view and was once used as a church in Byzantine times. Next along is the Corinthian Tomb, allegedly a replica of Nero’s Golden Palace in Rome. Finally, the Palace Tomb is a three-story imitation of a Roman palace and one of the largest monuments in Petra.



Lunch
After visiting the most of petra's sightseeings, we will drive to a local resuarant, to enjoy your Petra's excursion lunch.

Drive Back to Sharm
After Lunch, you will drive back to Aqaba, then join the ferry from Aqaba to Taba, upon your Arrival to Taba, our representative will meet and assist you joining the bus back to Sharm El-Sheikh.

Petra Excursion Includes:
• Tarnsfer Hotel (from sharm, Dahab, Newbie and Taba hotels) to Taba jetty.
• Ferry boat Taba-Aqaba.
• Jordan entery visa.
• Transfer Aqaba-Petra.
• Entrance fees of Petra sightseeing.
• English speaking  tour guide.
• Lunch.
• Ferry baot Aqaba-Taba.
• Departure taxes
• Transfer Taba-Sharm.


Tirp Details:

Days : Petra Excursion by Ferry avaliable on Tuesdays and Fridays

Duration  : around 20.00 hours / Start 2.00 a.m. Back to sharm 23.30

Suggestion: Passport,  breakfast box, Sun glass, Sun Hat, A bottle of water and comfortable shoes.           


Adult Price: 160  GBP     |     Child Price: 150 GBP

 

it’s chance to see the power of civilizations that past. As one of wanders places, each tool used to crave each inch of this city had a story to tell.

This story has been moved from a generation to another one, and we hear it from people there. A lot of writers throughout history tried to shed light on the majestic ancient city of Petra.


Tour information:
Pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh by air-conditioned bus early morning,You will fly to Aqaba airport where you will be met and assisted in Aqaba airport by your guide and will drive by air conditioned bus to Petra.

You will have the chance to see three cites at same time, Taba, Ilat, and Aqaba.


In Petra: 

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 its actual function.


The Roman theatre & the Roya tombs
After the visit to 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
Have lunch at the Movenpick hotel in the city centre.


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.



Price Includes:
• All transfers by A/C van.
• Ferry boat.
• English speaking tour guide.
• Lunch.


Duration: Around 20 hours (from/to your hotel).
Pickup: 05:30 AM.
Return: 09:30 PM.

Days: Tuesday and Friday.
Suggestion: Passport, A breakfast box, Sun glass, Hat, water bottle and flat shoes.

Adult Price: 230 GBP     |     Child Price: 220 GBP

 





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