Petra Tour from Sharm El-Sheikh by Cruise, 1 Day Excursion
Visit the ancient city of Petra on a full-day excursion from Sharm el Sheikh, one of the most impressive archeological sites you will ever see.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Large Group
Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the incredible rock-cut city one of the most impressive archeological sites you will ever see.
Drive from Sharm El-Sheikh to Taba to sail across the Gulf of Aqaba on a ferry to Jordan to visit 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, niches and many beautiful sites you will see during this excursion.
Things You Should Take:
- Your passport.
- Sunglass and Hat.
- Comfortable shoes (Trainers would be best for this excursion).
- Warm clothing in winter or loose clothing in summer.
- Extra Cash (in case you want to buy extra drinks or HD photos).
- Hotel pickup and drop off by A/C bus.
- Entry visa to Jordan.
- All Entrance fees to Petra.
- All service charges & taxes.
- Ferry boat tickets: Taba – Aqaba – Taba.
- Short horse ride Petra (Optional).
- Bottled water.
- English Qualified Speaking Guide.
- Gratuities (optional).
- Soft drinks.
- Extras not mentioned in the program.
You will picked up from your hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh about 03:00 AM and drive approximately three hours and half to Taba to meet your guide, who will take you with a ferry to Aqaba to meet your Petra tour guide, who will take you directly to Petra to enjoy your full-day excursion.
The Red Rose Rock City
Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan’s southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. It earns the nickname “The Rose City” due to it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs.
Riding on a horse to access a narrow canyon called Al Siq, 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.
Perhaps its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and known as The Treasury.
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 than 2000 years, and then continue along the facades street to the roman theatre, royal tombs, the roman colonnaded street, Qasr al-bent.
Time to Lunch
After you see these beautiful and stunning archaeological sites, it is time to take you to have your lunch at local restaurant in Petra and take a little rest.
Drop Back Location
After Finish, You will get back to Aqaba port to sail to Taba, then you will dropped back to your hotel at Sharm El Sheikh to take well rest.