Available every Friday.
We will start the tour on foot through the Siq, a narrow winding gorge over 1 kilometre in length. The 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.
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. It was carved out of a sandstone mountain probably in the first century BC, and scholars still debate as to its actual function.
After the visit to the Treasury, we will go to the Roman theatre, which dates back to the Byzantine era, and the Royal tombs. Not a lot is known about the ancient culture of the Nabateans, except that they were excellent engineers with amazing skills and crafts. They built water conservation and irrigation systems and carved their homes, temples and tombs right out of the rocks.
We will have lunch at the Movenpick Hotel in the city centre. After lunch, we will continue our tour to the Hill of Al-Habis Fort, dating back to the times of the great Crusades, for a breathtaking panoramic view of deep gullies and unique-coloured rock formations.
Then we will drive back to Aqaba, where you will have one hour for shopping. We will return to Sharm El Sheikh by plane after midnight, and you will be transferred back to your hotel in Dahab.
- All flight tickets
- All transportation by an air-conditioned bus
- Professional tour guide
- Lunch in Jordan
- Visa to Jordan, visa to re-enter Sharm el Sheikh (the Gulf of Aqaba free zone)
- Drinks at a restaurant
- Any extras not mentioned in the programme
- price per adult $340