Petra Excursion Sharm El Sheikh

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If you’re dreaming of a breathtaking adventure, you simply cannot miss the magnificent stone marvels of Petra. The journey may require a bus, boat, and horse or camelback travel over the six-hour trip from Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt, but trust us when we say that the experience is worth every effort.

Petra is more than just a popular tourist destination in Jordan. It’s a historical gem that boasts immensity, beauty, and significance that is incomparable to any other archaeological site around the world. You’ll have the chance to explore the city of Petra, which was carved into the mountains almost 2,000 years ago, and witness its grandeur firsthand.

Our itinerary includes pick-up at your hotel, a bus to the borders, a ferry to Petra, and a two-hour drive to Petra to start your adventure with an English-speaking guide. Petra was once home to 30,000 people who thrived in this dry desert and quenched their thirst through a channel and cistern system that harvested and stored winter rains for future use. The Nabateans were incredibly skilled engineers who even built gardens amidst the harsh environment.

Your first walk in Petra will be through the stunning Canyon of Siq, a natural geological feature formed from a deep split in the sandstone rocks. This Canyon is one of the main reasons why Petra was such an alluring site for the Nabateans, behind a narrow and easily defensible canyon known as the Siq.

Your next visit should be to the great treasury of the Pharaoh, which is known as Al Khazneh. It has classical Greek-influenced architecture and was originally built probably between 100 BC and 200 AD. The Nabateans were excellent engineers and built water conservation and irrigation systems and carved their homes, temple, graves, and tombs right out of the rocks.

Let’s not forget about the Roman Theater, where a period follows in which the dominant civilization combines Greek, Egyptian, and Syrian elements, pointing to the age of the Ptolemies. With the amazing skill of the Nabateans, they built water conservation and irrigation systems and carved their homes, temple, graves, and tombs right out of the rocks.

After a memorable day of exploring, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious lunch in an amazing restaurant in the city centre. But before we head back to the port, we’ll take you to visit Al Habis Fort, where you’ll 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.

Petra is not just a destination; it’s an experience of a lifetime. If you’re looking for a trip that will leave you with lasting memories and a sense of wonder, then Petra is definitely worth the journey.


Petra Excursion Sharm El Sheikh is a sightseeing day trip to Petra from Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt! It is one of the best history & culture trips in Sharm El-Sheikh to the lost city – Petra! We recommend the excursion because it allows tourists to see the most impressive sights in Petra, built during different eras, and learn more about the history of Jordan.

Highlights on Petra Excursion from Sharm El Sheikh

  • Walk through the canyon of Siq.
  • Discover Al Khazneh or the Great Treasury of the Pharaoh.
  • Also, explore the Roman Theater and the Royal tombs.
  • Lunch.
  • Additionally, See Al Habis Fort.

Program of Trip to Petra

  • Landious Travel representative will pick you up in an air conditioned vehicle from your hotel, in Sharm El Sheikh,  at approximately  02:00 am.
  • After picking up all comers, the minibus leaves for Nuweiba Marine passing the city of Dahab. If we have some guests in this place, our bus will get to Dahab to pick them up. The towns of Dahab and Nuweiba lie north of Sharm El-Sheikh, on the coast of the Red Sea. From the centre of Sharm El-Sheikh to Nuweiba Marine, the way takes about 3 hours.
  • Accordingly, you sail onboard a ferry boat to Jordan. In Jordan, you will start a drive to the famous city of Petra.

Schedule in Petra

  • As soon as you arrive at Petra, you start your trip with a walk through the canyon of Siq. This canyon is one kilometre of beautiful sandstone formations. It is a marvellous masterpiece carved in the facade of a sandstone mountain! Amazingly. This canyon leads you to the Treasury of the Pharaoh, or Al Khazneh! It stands in the heart of the desert with such an impressive view!
  • After visiting Al Khazneh, your tour guide will accompany you to the Roman theatre and the Royal tombs. These attractions date back to the Byzantine era.
  • Then comes the next stop. It will be in the restaurant. Lunch comes after the visit to these interesting historical monuments. It will be in one of the best restaurants in Petra.
  • Of course, you will continue your trip to Petra, visiting Al Habis Fort. This Fort lies on top of a hill and dates back to the twelfth century. Cheerfully, the breathtaking panoramic view of deep gullies and coloured rock formations leaves such lovely impressions in your soul.

Departure to Sharm El Sheikh

  • Finally, our bus departs after such a program in the beautiful city of Petra to the port of Aqaba.
  • This Excursion to Petra from Sharm El Sheikh ends at approximately 23:00 the next day.

What Does the Price of Petra Excursion Sharm El Sheikh Include?

  • Tickets for visiting temples.
  • Lunch.
  • Guide.
  • Also, all transfers to Petra in Jordan and back to the hotel.

What does not the Program of Petra Sharm El Sheikh include?

  • Additional Excursion programs if not included in the above program.
  • Also, Drinks in the restaurant.
  • Tipping

Items to take with you for the trip to Petra

  • Breakfast box.
  • Passport.
  • Also, Clothes for the season.

Petra Excursion Sharm El Sheikh Booking Days

  • Tuesdays from 02:00 – 22:00 the next day.
  • Also, Fridays from 02:00 – 22:00 the next day.

Petra, Jordan

Petra, located in southern Jordan, is a breathtaking place nestled between parallel rocky ranges. Despite its popularity, it is rarely overcrowded. Visitors can explore its dusty tracks and byways for miles in every direction, keeping them occupied for half a day or half a year.

This ancient city served as the capital of the Nabateans, a community originally from Arabia that traded with the Romans and was eventually taken over by them. Grand temples and Christian-era church mosaics still exist, but Petra is most famous for its hundreds of ornately carved classical-style facades into its red sandstone cliffs. The most impressive of these facades mark the tombs of the Nabatean kings.

As you approach, you leave modern urban civilization behind and are greeted by the arid desert hills—the sandstone’s texture, colour, stillness, heat, and clarity of light bombard your senses. However, supernatural power’s lingering, under-the-skin quality seems to seep out of the rock, leaving the most significant impression.

The Siq, meaning “gorge,” is still the main entrance into Petra, just as it was in antiquity. It’s also its most dramatic natural feature. The path twists and turns between bizarrely eroded cliffs for over a kilometre, sometimes widening to form sunlit piazzas in the echoing heart of the mountain. In other places, the looming walls, which are 150 meters high, close to little more than a couple of meters apart, block sound, warmth, and even daylight.

When you think the gorge can’t go on any longer, you enter a dark, narrow defile, which opens at its end onto a strip of extraordinary classical architecture. As you step out into the sunlight, the famous facade of Petra’s Treasury looms before you. Carved directly into the cliff face and standing forty meters tall, it’s no wonder this edifice starred in “Indiana Jones” and “The Last Crusade” as the repository of the Holy Grail. The magnificent portico is nothing short of divine.

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2 reviews for Petra Excursion Sharm El Sheikh

  1. Eman

    It was a long day, lasting for 26 hours, but the visit was definitely worth it. The guide in Jordan was excellent, and the program was designed to provide the maximum viewing experience. The lunch provided was also excellent. However, the Egyptian side was not well-organized, and we had to wait an hour on the road after hotel pickups for a disorganized guide. The ferry terminal was chaotic with security and passport checks, insufficient seating for everyone and unpleasant toilets. Nevertheless, the Jordan side of the trip was very enjoyable and will remain in our memories forever.

  2. Ayshna Mukherjee

    This trip will take you to the historical city of Jordan by ferry from Sharam El Seikh. Through this tour, you will be viewing a lot of history from ancient times. This trip is one of the best historical trips as you get to see so many historical monuments from different eras and learn more about the history of Jordan and the lost city-Petra. You are picked up from your hotel and reach Nuweiba passing through Dahab and it takes about 3 hours. From there you sail onboard a ferry to Jordan. On arrival in Jordan, you will start the drive to Petra. Now you get to see so much! Gear up. You start your journey with a walk through the Canyon of Siq. This is a one-kilometer-long exquisite sandstone formation. This leads you to the AL Khazneh! Or the Treasury of the Pharaoh. It stands in the heart of the desert and is such an impressive view. Next, you will be enjoying the Roman theatre and the Royal tombs. These monuments date back to the Byzantine Era. After a lot of sightseeing, you will be having lunch in one of the best restaurants in Petra. Post lunch, the tour resumes. You visit the AL Habis fort. The specialty of this fort is that it dates back to the 12th century. Also, it has a breathtaking view of deep gullies and the colored rock formations that you can see from the top. Finally, you depart from Petra to the port of Aqaba. You then rest for the night and the whole trip ends the next day at 11 AM.

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