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Excursion to Petra from Sharm by Boat

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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. What better way to get here than by boat.

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Hotel Return: 11:45 PM
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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 and drive for approx 2.30 hours to Taba dock to take the Ferry boat at 07.30 am to arrive at 8.45am in 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.


You will then have lunch at very nice restaurant, before driving 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 in Sharm .

Excursion to Petra from Sharm by Boat Reviews 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 customer reviews

Excursion to Petra from Sharm by Boat
we went with to Petra by boat on Tuesday 02/10/2007 and it was very good and nice trip and every thing was Perfickt specially bus from Sharm and in Petra & The guide
Peter Ballantyne - 8th Oct 2007

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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.

  • Cairo by bus or Plane
  • Luxor by plane
  • 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 by Boat Customer Questions

Asked By: Asked by Ruth Ruth
8th February 2015
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My family is very interested in the cairo, luxor and petra trip however petra is a concern how safe is the journey to petra have any incidents with tourists happened.

All trips are running normally now and very safe. If there is any concerns over safety of a tour then we are very quick to suspend it until we feel it is completely safe.

Asked By: Asked by Das Das
24th May 2014
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We would like to do this excursion when we are in sharm el sheik in dec this year.I want to know about the visa requirements for going to Petra from Sharm. We have Indian and British passports in the family.

We recommend to book online because we offer 7% discount on online booking and also to have more availability to go on your preferable day so that means to save your time and money !

Asked By: Asked by Kerrie Twycross Kerrie Twycross
11th September 2013
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We are travelling to Sharm in the first week of November (1st-8th). We were wondering if the Petra by boat tour is running at this time?

Petra Trip by boat from Sharm is running all the year !

Asked By: Asked by A Lee A Lee
13th August 2013
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Will the Petra by boat excursion be available first two weeks in September 2013?

Yes ! Petra by boat trip from Sharm is available on Tuesday and Friday weekly !

Asked By: Asked by Paula Lewis Paula Lewis
28th October 2011
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Do we need a visa to travel to Petra from Sharm?

the visa which you need to go on the trip to Petra from sharm we arrange it for you and this visa is included in the cost of the trip !

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20th December 2010
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Hi what days of the week do you offer the sharm el sheik to Petra 1 day trips via plane.
I am staying in Sharm end of april beginning of may.

My girlfriend and I are looking at doing the trip priced at 245 each.
Friday 29th April 2011 was the likely date we were looking at carrying out the trip.

This trip to Petra is the same Jordan Petra that is one of the 7 wonders of the new world? I am just checking that you get to see this part on the excursion.

Petra by Plane only on Fridays but by boat every day .

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Price Includes:
  • All transfers by A-C Bus
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned places in the program
  • lunch during tour
  • Ferry boat tickets
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: Saturday & Wednesday Hotel Pickup: 02:30 AM Hotel Return: 11:45 PM


We reccomend you bring

  1. Passport
  2. A breakfast box
  3. Sport shoes
  4. Sun glasses & Hat
  5. Sun cream

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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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