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Established in 6th century BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, Petra has been chosen by the BBC as one of "the 40 places you have to see before you die" with its spectacular architecture cut into the rock and water conduits.

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"A Rose-Red City half as old as time"

Petra remained unknown to the western world until it was discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. Since then it has become Jordans most visited tourism attraction.

Described as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage", and included in BBC's "40 places you have to see before you die", Petra is a must see on a holiday to Sharm, Egypt.

Lying on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin amongst the spectacular mountains of Wadi Araba, Petra is famous for its architecture and water conduits system, as well amazing Roman theatre and scenery.

The Plan

We will pick you up from your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh at 4.30am and transfer you to Sharm Airport where you will fly to Aqaba.

From there you will drive on an air conditioned coach to Petra where a guided tour begins. We will enter Petra on foot through the spectacularly beautiful narrow and winding gorge over 1kilomete in length, until the gorge opens out revealing the Great Treasury (which can be seen in the pictures below).

After visiting the Great Treasury your guide will take you around the grand Roman Theatre of Petra.

Roman Theatre

Beyond the Street of Facades lies the Theatre, which was constructed in the early 1st century AD by Nabataeans and enlarged and improved by the Romans shortly after their annexation of the Kingdom in 106 AD. They accomplished this by ruthlessly gouging away a street of houses or tombs in order to extend the rear of the auditorium, which could then accommodate 3000 people.

This also improved the acoustics of the theatre and supported a drain, which took the run-off water around the sides of the theatre. The standard Roman-design theatre today lies open to the Outer Siq, but would originally have been enclosed by a wall and completely cut off from the street.

Ancient Tombs of Petra

Next on your guided tour is the 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.

Lunch at the City Center

A walk through the colonnade of Roman Byzantine Petra brings us to the city centre for lunch. After lunch 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 coloured rock formations.

Free time and Shopping in Aqaba

After you have seen the magnificent sights of Petra you will be driven back to Aqaba for an hour of free time, perfect for shopping or if your prefer having a drink and relaxing.

After seeing Aqaba you will be transferred to Aqaba airport for your flight back to Sharm el Sheikh where you will be transferred to your hotel.

Excursion to Petra from Sharm (Temporarily Unavailable) Reviews 5.0 / 5 based on 9 customer reviews

Excursion to Petra from Sharm (Temporarily Unavailable)
Booked this trip and went on Tue the 29th of October 2013. Me and my partner were unsure about this trip and almost cancelled last minutes due to recent troubles in Cairo. So glad we did not do this as we went ahead and loved it. Ahmed was our tour guide and met us at Cairo airport and he took us to the museum, where he had so much interesting information to tell me and my partner and also another guy who was on the tour. We then had a boat trip on the Nile to get to our lunch. We then went to the pyramids, and wow is all i can say. You cannot appreciate them till you see them yourself and we got them to ourselves as there was hardly any tourists there.... Perfect time to go! After this we were then taken to a shop that made oils made from flowers and got to smell the lotus oils and told how they made then. After this we were taken to be shown how the papyrus paper, excuse the spelling was made. We were then taken back to the airport to go back to our hotel in Sharm. We had no problems what so ever and we loved our trip. If you have a doubt, don't, go for it, the experience is amazing. A big thank you to Ahmed that made our trip comfortable and memorable. We cannot wait to book up again and see the valley of the kings next time.
Donna Fraser from UK - 11th Nov 2013
Excursion to Petra from Sharm (Temporarily Unavailable)
booked hotel transfers and coach trip to Cairo. Excellent service. Kept in touch with me via text and telephone. Tour guide Will at Cairo was great. He even bought us all an ice cream. Couldn't fault them Second year running g we have booked with them and would recommend them for service and price
Caroline Crawford from Dunfermline - 19th May 2013
Excursion to Petra from Sharm (Temporarily Unavailable)
I booked 2 trips before I left England and I am so pleased I did!!! they were a lot cheaper and the same trips!
I mistaked my Cairo trip day and they telephoned me and made sure if I wanted to go I would!! and I did.Fab guide provided for the Cairo trip, so knowledgeable!
i really enjoyed my holiday in Egypt and would def go again,
thank you
Carol Barker from England - 5th Oct 2012
Excursion to Petra from Sharm (Temporarily Unavailable)
Booked 4 trips before we travelled to Sharm, Cairo by plane,Bedouin camel ride and star gazing, submarine trip and St Catherines monastery.Every trip was a really memorable occasion all the guides were very professional,friendly and helpful. Would recommend you book with them.
Edith Grocott from Stoke on Trent - 26th Apr 2012
Excursion to Petra from Sharm (Temporarily Unavailable)
Excellent trip. Well organised and people were very easy to deal with.
Leith from London - 28th Nov 2011
Excursion to Petra from Sharm (Temporarily Unavailable)
Petra was absolutely amazing. The great treasury cut into the rock face was better for me than the pyramids, and the view around Petra were fantastic. Day was very well organised thanks to Mohamed and our brilliant tour guide. It is a long day but would definitely recommend SharmExcursions and seeing Petra
Mark Gill from London - 26th Nov 2010
Excursion to Petra from Sharm (Temporarily Unavailable)
We went on the 1 day coach trip to Cairo and from start to finish was an excellent day. Yes it was a 24 hour day having left at 1:00am but worth it. Coach was air conditioned, drinks on board and some lovely people. We arrived in Cairo and went to the Egyptian Museum first, Papryus Shop, Cruise down the Nile with Lunch, then the Pyramids/Sphinx and finally onto the Perfume Shop. The whole day was fantastic and Abraham our guide was very professional and knowledgable. I wouldnt hestitate to use this company again.
- 3rd Sep 2010

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Sharm Excursions are a web-based tour operator, the savings we're able to achieve are passed straight on to our customers meaning our prices always up to 50% cheaper than tour operators prices.

Our fantastic prices along with our unequaled level of customer service has helped us become Sharm's favourite tour operator.

As soon as you book online you will recieve booking confirmation. Once our booking department has double-checked your order we will email you pickup times and for your trips. We recommend you print out and bring your confirmation with you to Sharm as a reminder of your itinerary.

You need a Visa for the below tours, all other tours do not require a Visa.

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  • Ras Mohamed by Bus or by Boat
  • Diving trip in Ras Mohamed

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When you land in Sharm el Sheikh you will enter the Arrivals Hall, here you can buy a Visa for $10 (US Dollars). Please click to find out more about Visas.

Yes, as part of our commitment to giving you a fantastic experience on every tour with us, all prices include transfers to and from your hotel. This service includes all hotels in Sharm el Sheikh.

Wherever possible, we are happy to change the details of your reservation for free.

Children 0-4 years are free, 4 – 12 years old prices are stated on each excursion.

Excursion to Petra from Sharm (Temporarily Unavailable) Customer Questions

Asked By: Asked by Levene
on 5th February 2017
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I am flying from Saudi Arabia on the 15th of April and I am a South African citizen (will get a visa at Egyptian Embassy) and wanted to find out would I need another visa from Sharm EL Sheikh to Cairo, if I want to book a day trip?

because you will get the visa from the Egyptian Embassy , this visa will allow for you to visit Cairo , so you can book Cairo by plane one day trip .

Asked By: Asked by Leif Gunnar Bjoerseth
on 12th July 2016
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How do I obtain visa to go to Cairo?

Im in Sharm now and only got a visa for here.

Leif Gunnar Bjoerseth

You need to go to Sharm airport as soon as you can and you will get the Egyptian visa there only in few minutes then get a new stamp of the passport control .

Asked By: Asked by Samah Kanaan
on 13th February 2016
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If u travel from sharam to cairo through airplane would u need the Egyptian visa to enter cairo from the airport, because travelling to sharam does not require a formal visa we take it by default upon booking (im lebanese)

Regarding the Egyptian Visa : You must get the Egyptian visa before you leave your country or upon your arrival at Sharm airport if you will go on one or more of these excursions : Cairo by bus or Plane , Luxor by plane , Ras Mohamed by bus , Ras Mohamed By Boat , Diving trip in Ras Mohamed, but all other excursions you do not need this visa . If you need this visa you will get it from the bank at the arrival hall upon your arrival at Sharm airport the cost per person only 16 GBP. Then you will put this visa stamp and go to passport control , it takes about 10 minutes

Asked By: Asked by Jennifer Vasic
on 4th December 2015
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I have booked excursions with you for w/c 8th Feb, at present my holiday is still going ahead but if the travel agent cancels the holiday will I be able to get a refund on the excursions deposit?

Every thing will be fine again soon and all holidays in Egypt will be as arranged !

Asked By: Asked by Simon Folwell
on 12th October 2015
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Hi we pay deposit now when do we pay the rest

Regarding booking excursions with our company and payment kindly you will book online and pay only 10% as deposit , once you pay the deposit we will send you the confirmation letter by the internet and we will arrange the time to meet you in your hotel to give you the vouchers and collect the rest amount of money in cash .

Asked By: Asked by Sandie Watkins
on 2nd February 2015
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Are the trips to Cairo and the Sharm desert adventure 6 in 1 still running?

Yes they are!

Asked By: Asked by Noufal Mohamed Basheer
on 21st December 2014
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The prices you have listed in your website, is it British Pound or Egyptian Pound?

All the prices on our website are listed in in British Pound (GBP)

Asked By: Asked by Sut
on 25th October 2014
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I will be in Sharm from the 4th of november to the 12th. Will all the excursions to Luxor, Cairo and Jerusalem be running?

All the trips to Cairo and Luxor from Sharm are running normally, but I'm afraid the Jerusalem tour has currently been suspended

Asked By: Asked by Gavin
on 20th August 2014
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You state that you pick up from any hotel in sharm. We are going to be staying in Royal Albatross Moderna hotel 23km away from the town of Sharm. Will you still pick up from there?

For all your excursions we will pick you up from your hotel Royal Albatros Moderna to go on your trip and after the trip will transfer you back to your hotel.

Asked By: Asked by Julia Gamble
on 30th July 2014
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Hi there

we would love to do the Tiran island and ras Mohammed snorkelling trip. Do we require a visa for this?

Many thanks


To go to Ras Mohamed you need visa but to go to Tiran Island you do not need the visa .

Asked By: Asked by Kim Fowler
on 2nd April 2014
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is the trip running to Petra we are staying from 6th July until the 20th July 2014 if so could we be picked up at the Reef Oasis Blue Bay hotel What are the days and times of the trip please. And also the cost .Many Thanks ( 2 adults)

Trip to Petra by boat from Sharm is running normally at the moment twice weekly on Friday and Tuesday weekly !

Asked By: Asked by Hannah
on 2nd February 2012
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Do you have availability for the day trip from Sharm to Petra on Friday 24th Feb 2012? I would like to book 2 places if so.
is it just on Fridays that this trip runs.

the trip to Petra by boat from Sharm one day trip is available on Friday and Tuesday weekly so you can book to go on this trip on Friday 24th Feb. 2012.

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Price Includes:
  • All transfers by Air-Conditioned mini bus
  • Knowledgeable and Friendly English-Speaking Guide
  • Flight Tickets from Sharm to Aqaba and back
  • All Entrance Fees
  • A Delicious Lunch
Price Does Not Include:
  • Drinks in the Restaurant

Trip Details

Timings of the trip

As with all our excursions, you will be picked-up from your hotel, and returned back to your hotel after the trip.

Runs On: Hotel Pickup: 04:30 AM Hotel Return: 09:00 PM


We reccomend you bring

  1. Passport
  2. A breakfast Box (Available from your hotel)
  3. Sport shoes
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On booking we will require a 10% deposit. This can be made using our secure PayPal payment system. If you do not have a PayPal account then don't worry, you can pay using other means if required.

The remainder of the payment will be made in Sharm, when on an arranged date that is convenient for you a representative will meet you at your hotel to collect payment and assist you with anything you may need.

Why are we so well priced? In order to give you the best possible prices, we calculate excursion costs daily based on the English - Egyptian exchange rate.
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