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.
- 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.
- 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.
Items to take with you for the trip to Petra
- Breakfast box.
- 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, 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.