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From Sharm El Sheikh: Day Trip to Petra and Aqaba by Ferry

1. From Sharm El Sheikh: Day Trip to Petra and Aqaba by Ferry

Explore Petra on a guided tour of the archaeological city, take in the views from the hill of Al-Habis in Wadi Musa, and have free time to shop and explore in seaside town of Aqaba. Savor a local lunch at a restaurant which includes a soft drink. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Sharm El SHeikh. Relax on the air-conditioned drive in a spacious bus on the drive to the port in Taba. Hop aboard a ferry and relax on the cruise to Aqaba. Travel by bus for about 2 hours to Petra. Follow your guide on a 2-3-hour walking tour of the archeological site. Enter Petra on foot, through the Siq is a narrow, winding gorge over 1 kilometer in length. Visit the Great Treasury (Al-Khazneh Farun), the Roman Theatre, and the Royal Tombs (the Rainbow Tomb is a must for photographers). Admire hundreds of monuments, tricliniums (formal Roman dining rooms), and obelisks, all carved from the multi-shaded, rose-red sandstone. A walk through the colonnade of Roman Byzantine Petra brings you to the city center. Continue to the hill of Al-Habis in Wadi Musa, crowned with a crusader-era fort). Take in breathtaking panoramic views of deep gullies and uniquely colored rock formations. Rest with a buffet lunch where you can try local specialties paired with a soft drink. Drive back to Aqaba where you will have an hour of free time for shopping before boarding the ferry back to Taba and transferring back to your hotel in Dahab late at night.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Day Tour to Petra by Ferry

2. From Sharm El Sheikh: Day Tour to Petra by Ferry

Start your journey to Petra with pickup from Sharm El Sheikh in a modern air-conditioned vehicle just before midnight. Travel to the border crossing at Taba. Be met and assisted at the border, and once in Jordan, travel to the port of Aqaba. Hop on the ferry and sail directly towards Jordan’s "Rose City", known worldwide as Petra. Explore the lost city of the Nabataeans, which was carved into the mountains many centuries ago. Choose between walking or riding a camel to the Siq (canyon) which is a natural crack in the rocks. Follow the trail which leads to the city and discover the beautiful carvings of statues, idols, and various structures. At the end of the canyon, you will be able to see the famous “Al Khazneh” which has been standing for more than 2000 years. See the Roman theater, the royal tombs, the Roman collonaded street, and Qasr al-Bent with a guide. After discovering the many beautiful sights of Petra, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before travelling back to the port of Aqaba to take the cruise back to Taba. Finally, upon arrival in Sharm El Sheikh, be transferred back to your hotel at around midnight.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Petra Day Tour

3. From Sharm El Sheikh: Petra Day Tour

Start with pickup from Sharm El Sheikh and travel through the Sinai Peninsula to Taba. From here, take a ferry across the Gulf of Aqaba to Jordan. Make your way to the gorge of Ma'an, where the ancient city of Petra can be found. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Wonders of the World, the city was once described as being "forgotten by the world for over 1,000 years". Petra is home to towering buildings carved into the pink stone. On your tour of the canyon, admire the sight of the Treasure Palace, the Roman Theater, and the Temple and Treasures of the Citadel. One of the most astounding archaeological sites in the world, this tour will allow you to check it off your bucket list. After exploring Petra, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before heading back to Sharm El Sheikh.

Hurghada: Jerusalem day tour from Hurghada by flight

4. Hurghada: Jerusalem day tour from Hurghada by flight

Embark on your Jerusalem journey from Hurghada as our guide picks you up from your hotel and takes you to Hurghada airport, from where you will fly to Taba. After arriving in Taba, you will take a bus to the Egyptian-Israeli border. On the way from Taba to Jerusalem, you will have time for breakfast. Upon arrival in Jerusalem, your journey will begin from El Gouna with the famous Mount of Olives, offering you a chance to enjoy an overwhelming view of the old city. Visit the Western Wall, located within the old city and a remnant of the ancient wall surrounding the Jewish Temples. Discover the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and explore the Tomb of King David, discovered during the church's restoration. Then, explore the birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem, and have lunch during the tour before heading to the beautiful Dead Sea, where you can swim, relax and enjoy the salty water. At the end of the day, you will be taken back to Taba to cross the border and then fly to Hurghada. We will welcome you in Hurghada and take you to your hotel with a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.

Sharm El Sheikh: Private Transfer from the Airport to Taba

5. Sharm El Sheikh: Private Transfer from the Airport to Taba

Book a hassle-free transfer from Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport to any location in Taba and have peace of mind that your travels end in comfort. Kick back in a private vehicle with room for up to 8 passengers and enjoy a direct transfer. Meet your driver at the airport any time, day or night. They will track your flight to make sure your ride is ready to go on time. Get help from your driver with loading baggage and settle in for the journey with complimentary bottled water. Confirm your drop-off location with your driver before setting off on the road to Taba.

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Once you reach Petra, it is absolutely spectacular! You are given plenty of time to walk, wander, take photos and receive information from the brilliant guides. The journey to get there is long and you need to be prepared for that. However, the tour operator keeps you well informed and their process works. Just be aware that the Egyptian border crossing is within a military area and they confiscate cameras and lenses which are more than 15mm. Ludicrous and quite frightening but the Egyptian guide keeps it and you get it back. Just wish that we had known beforehand.