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Classic Tour - Petra

 

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Optional excursion from Sharm El Sheikh to Petra

Discover the ancient city of Petra, which is so securely camouflaged by the rugged mountains that it once was lost for one thousand years, hence the name "The lost City".
Petra lies to the north of Aqaba in Jordan, just opposite Sinai. This mysterious city of the Nabateans, isolated in a valley, which in ancient time was forbidden to visitors, is famous for its years and years of resistance to the Roman Empire. But this natural fortress with its valuable trade routes between Arabia and the East was much-coveted and was lost to the persisting Romans in AD 106.
Petra can be reached by plane as a one-day trip, or by ferry boat and car as a three-day trip.

Flights are guaranteed daily, either by Jordanian Airlines or charter flights. The plane leaves Sharm El Sheikh at around 05:30 o’clock. The return flight is at 19:00 o’clock from Petra. The flight takes only 30 minutes.

By ferry boat: In the morning, we transfer to Nuweiba for the ferry crossing to Aqaba in Jordan. Taking the Kings Highway, we continue to Petra. Next morning, we drive back to Aqaba, from where we return by ferry to Egypt.

Our prices include

• All airport transfers and ground transportation by private car or minibus,

• Complete sightseeing program as stated including all park entry fees.

• 1 night accommodation with breakfast,


• Services and assistance of our offices in Sharm El Sheikh and Petra.

 

TOUR DESCRIPTIONS:

By flight:

After arrival to Aqaba, taking the Kings Highway, we continue to Petra. Upon arrival you will be heading for "The Siq", a narrow curving route between overwhelming sandstone and multicoloured cliffs. The Siq can be crossed by foot or on horseback and the path will lead you to "The rose red city".

You will eyewitness the remains of a unique water system, terra-cotta pipes laid over two thousand years ago, and the marvellous architecture of different kinds carved into the rock. Your guide will lead you through the city, explain and show you how the engraved tombs have survived the earthquakes that meant destruction to most of the free standing buildings in the city. The Treasury is the most famous and well preserved of all the monuments.

After 4 hours of interesting sight seeing, lunch will take place in one of the hotels.

You will return to Sharm el Sheikh in the evening with memories from an extraordinary ancient city, in which Bedouin families still inhabit a few of the tombs.

By ferry boat:

Day 1: In the morning, we transfer to Nuweiba for the ferry crossing to Aqaba in Jordan. Taking the Kings Highway, we continue to Petra. Overnight.

Day 2: Full day visit of the highlights of Petra, including sites such as: The Siq, a stunning location of narrow gorge within the rock, Al Kazna (the Treasury), the Royal Tomb, the Silk Tomb and also the Theatre, Colonnaded Street and the Museum. You will also have time to wander freely throughout the area and enjoy the late afternoon splendour of Petra. Return to hotel.

Day 3: After breakfast transfer to Aqaba Port, for ferry crossing back to Nuweiba.

 
 
 

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