1 day Trip/Tour/Excursion to Petra from Taba by Ferry Boat.
Pick up from hotel early morning, drive for approx three 30 Minutes to Taba port to take the Ferry boat at 07.30 am to Aqaba, arrives at 08.45 am. Drive to Petra by bus for approx. 2 hours, where a 2-3 hour guided tour begins. We enter Petra on foot, though the Siq, a narrow, winding gorge over 1 kilometer in length. We visit the Great Treasury (Al-Khazneh Farun), the Roman Theatre, the Royal Tombs (the Rainbow Tomb is a must for photographers), as well as hundreds of monuments, tricliniums, and obelisks, all carved from the multi-shaded, rose red sandstone. A walk through the colonnade of Roman Byzantine Petra brings us to the city centre for lunch. Afterward, we continue our tour to the hill of Al-Habis (crowned with a crusader-era fort) for a breathtaking panoramic view of deep gullies and uniquely colored rock formations. Have lunch at the Movenpick hotel, drive back to Aqaba at 6.45 pm, an hour free time for shopping, and then take the ferry at 07.30 pm back to Taba, drive back to your Hotel.
The drama of visiting Petra begins with the journey along the Siq, a winding, one-kilometer long fissure through the surrounding mountain cliffs. As you come to the end of this beautiful ravine, a very narrow opening offers a glimpse of one of the world's most spectacular sites - the Treasury. Standing over 40 meters tall and carved entirely of rock, this is one of the most elegant relics of antiquity.
More facades beckon us further into the ancient city as one monument leads to the next. The sheer size of the city and the quality of beautifully carved facades is staggering. After the visit of the Treasury we will make our way to the 7000-seat Roman Theater, which dates back to the Byzantine era and even today occasionally hosts performances. We then carry on to the Royal Tombs.
1 day Trip/Tour/Excursion to Petra from Taba by Ferry Boat