Petra by Boat Overday trip from Sharm El.Sheikh Enjoy an Excursion to Petra to see the sights of the ancient Nabatean civilization, Roman Theater, Rainbow Tombs and the Canyon, You will be collected from your Hotel in Sharm el Sheikh around 02:00 A.M (Everyday) will make your way to Taba Heights Marina, stopping along the way in Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba to collect other guests, Once at the marina you will be met and assisted onto the boat, On arrival in Jordan you will drive to Petra with your guide in an air conditioned vehicle to begin your tour.
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 theater & 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 Ha bis 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: We will drive back to Aqaba where you will have one hour free time for shopping, Then we will make our way back to the marina for the boat back to Taba, Once across the border and back in Egypt we will make our way back to Sharm and you will be taken back to your Hotel.
Trip includes: Boat tickets, All Transportation by A/C Bus, Assistance at Taba HeightsMarina outbound/inbound, Entrance fees in Petra, Lunch, Professional tour guide, Marina and Aqaba departure tax.
Trip excludes: Tipping, Drinks in the Restaurant, Any extras not mentioned in the program.
What to take with you? Breakfast box from your hotel (order at reception, free of charge), Passport, Hat, Camera, Sunglasses & comfortable shoes.