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.