Petra Excursion, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum Tour From Sharm
Petra Excursion, Dead Sea, Trip and Wadi Rum Tour From Sharm; The Outstanding Universal Value of Petra resides in the vast extent of elaborate tomb and temple architecture; religious high places; the remnant channels, tunnels and diversion dams that combined with a vast network of cisterns and reservoirs which controlled and conserved seasonal rains, and the extensive archaeological remains including of copper mining, temples, churches and other public buildings. The fusion of Hellenistic architectural facades with traditional Nabataean rock-cut temple/tombs including the Khasneh, the Urn Tomb, the Palace Tomb, the Corinthian Tomb and the Deir “monastery” represents a unique artistic achievement and an outstanding architectural ensemble of the first centuries BC to AD. The varied archaeological remains and architectural monuments from prehistoric times to the medieval periods bear exceptional testimony to the now lost civilizations which succeeded each other at the site.
The Dead Sea is flanked by mountains to the east and the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west, giving it an almost other-worldly beauty. Although sparsely populated and serenely quiet now, the area is believed to have been home to five Biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar “Bela”.
One of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world, the Jordanian east coast of the Dead Sea has evolved into a major hub of both religious and health & wellness tourism in the region. A series of good roads, excellent hotels with spa and fitness facilities, as well as archaeological and spiritual discoveries make this region as enticing to today’s international visitors as it was to kings, emperors, traders, prophets and pilgrims in antiquity
The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing, super salty water itself – some ten times saltier than sea water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others. The unusually warm, incredibly buoyant and mineral-rich waters have attracted visitors since ancient times, including King Herod the Great and the beautiful Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra. All of whom have luxuriated in the Dead Sea’s rich, black, stimulating mud and floated effortlessly on their backs while soaking up the water’s healthy minerals along with the gently diffused rays of the Jordanian sun.
Situated on the Dead Sea main road, two kilometres after the hotels area . Amman Touristic Beach offers swimming pools and changing rooms for low budget travelers and locals for minimal fees. Amman Touristic Beach is an ideal location for beach parties and events.
Wadi Rum is home to the Zalabia Bedouin who, working with climbers and trekkers, have made a success of developing eco-adventure tourism, now their main source of income. The area is now one of Jordan’s important tourist destinations, and attracts an increasing number of foreign tourists, particularly trekkers and climbers, but also for camel and horse safari or simply day-trippers from Aqaba or Petra. Popular activities in the desert environment include camping under the stars, riding Arab horses, hiking and rock-climbing among the massive rock formations.
Dima and Lama Hattab coordinate an annual marathon in the region called Jabal Ishrin.
Wadi Rum has been inhabited by many human cultures since prehistoric times, with many cultures–including the Nabateans–leaving their mark in the form of rock paintings, graffiti, and temples.
In the West, Wadi Rum may be best known for its connection with British officer T. E. Lawrence, who based his operations here during the Arab Revolt of 1917–18. In the 1980s one of the rock formations in Wadi Rum was named “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom” after Lawrence’s book penned in the aftermath of the war, though the ‘Seven Pillars’ referred to in the book have no connection with Rum.
You will be able to visit the lost rose city “Petra” and the valley of the moon “Wadi Rum” and the dead sea, the lowest point on the whole earth plant, you need to be around 400 M below the normal sea level, just to reach the water of the dead sea. the sight is reach with salty nature water to float over
The city of Petra, capital of the Nabatean Arabs, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Located at a distance of 262KM to the south of Amman, Petra is the most important site and tourism attraction in Jordan, visited by tourists from all over the world.
Petra is a unique example of an astonishing ancient civilization. More than 2,000 years ago, the Nabatean Arabs perfectly carved this Nabatean city of Petra into the mountains, rendering it now one of the seven wonders of the world.
Petra was discovered in 1812 by the Swedish explorer Johan Ludwig Burckhardt during his expedition, which was funded by the British Royal Geographical Society, in the Levant, Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula.
Due to the delay in discovering the city, Petra was named the “Lost City”. It was also described by the English poet Bergen as the unique, astonishing Eastern city.
The Nabatean Kingdom flourished to reach the north-west of the Arabian Peninsula where the city of Madian Saleh lies; and further extended its influence to the Red Sea shores of Sinai and the Horan Fields in Syria to Damascus.
The Nabatean Kingdom along with its capital Petra was surrounded by many ancient kingdoms and civilizations including the Pharaohs to the west, Tadmor to the north, and Mesopotamia to the east.
The Nabateans were famous for their advanced irrigation systems and water harvesting mechanisms.
The Dead Sea : al-Baḥr al-Mayyit : also called the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. Its surface and shores are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level, Earth’s lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea is 377 m (1,237 ft) deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 33.7% salinity, it is also one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water, though Lake Assal (Djibouti), Garabogazköl and some hypersaline lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica (such as Don Juan Pond) have reported higher salinities. It is 8.6 times saltier than the ocean. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish, hence its name. The Dead Sea is 67 kilometres (42 mi) long and 18 kilometres (11 mi) wide at its widest point. It lies in the Jordan Rift Valley, and its main tributary is the Jordan River.
The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David. It was one of the world’s first health resorts (for Herod the Great), and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from balms for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets. In 2009, 1.2 million foreign tourists visited on the Israeli side.
The Dead Sea seawater has a density of 1.240 kg/L, which makes swimming similar to floating.
Wadi Rum bustles with many experienced tourists’ guides. Some of these guides live in the local area and are fully acquainted with it, the thing that gives them an extra advantage to be distinguished in this area of business.
It also enables them to provide the visitor with pleasure of knowing the place very well. Therefore we – Salem an Suleiman Al – Moutlak – from the area of Wadi Rum- have worked collaboratively with our fellow Bedouins to offer our tourists services for more than ten years. These services include, camping, transportation and mountain climbing, along with other interesting activities that you will find in topics of activities, which we will be happy to provide in case they are requested as they enable us to go back to desert and explore it all over again.
Most of the area visitors go on jeep trips for several hours, which are available for our customers. However, our main focus is on the overnight trips, which give the tourist the chance to explore the desert and enjoy its grandeur. We can also provide our customer with some information about the wildlife of Rum as it is considered a protected area and an inhabitant of many wild animals and plants.
Our knowledge of the area environment is resulted from our previous work with the Royal Scientific Society. Our prices include all the services, which are the Jeeps, camels, hiking and meals. The 2 JD’s entrance fees are not included in our package as they are paid at Wadi Rum visitors’ center. It is our pleasure to respond to any enquiry made by our dear visitors, whether they are regarding the area environment, nature or the Bedouin life and traditions.
Wadi Rum is very famous for its high mountains and pink sand. Actually, its as famous as Petra, one of the world’s seven wonders. It’s a popular tourist attraction for those whom nature provokes them to explore it and its desert beauty.
As a desert area, Wadi Rum is sometimes difficult to reach that is because it is about 30 Km. far from the main highway between Aqaba and Amman. However, this fact has given Wadi Rum its unique characteristic as a remote and peaceful area. Because it’s located in the desert, you do not want expect to find luxurious hotels or spas in Wadi Rum.
However, you may find numerous tourists camps, which offer tourists with the special Bedouin experience in the desert and give them the chance to sleep under the stars in single tents. In additions, tourists may not use ATMS or banks; instead they can go to local shops to buy what they need. Tourists can also use the buses that run between Rum and Aqaba, one at 1:00 PM and the other at 3:00 PM, which also comes from Petra and leaves at 6:30 AM and leaves to Petra at 8:00 AM.
One you arrive at the visitors’ center, you will find the necessary information. You can also reserve a guide, who can take you on special trips to Wadi Rum and can speak English as well. If you want to have a guide, you are advised to call two days prior to your arrival. Visiting Wadi Rum gives you the chance to get in touch with some Bedouins traditions and customs.
If you were lucky enough, you may get the chance to visit some local Bedouin tribes by using the four wheel vehicles, riding on camels or maybe just walking plus other tourists’ activities.
Day One :
- Transfer from your hotel in Sharm, then drive to Newbie harbor. “03:00 A.M”
- Sail from Nuweiba to Aqaba by ferry boat. “06:30 A.M”
- Arrival to Aqaba Marine. “08:30 A.M”
- Drive from Aqaba to Petra for two hours by coach. “08:45 A.M”
- Arrival to Petra, and start the Guided tour through the Siq. “10:30 A.M”
- Return to Siq entrance to have your lunch at Marriott or Moevenpick hotel.”15:30 PM”
- Overnight Petra Hotel “on H/B Basis”
- After Breakfast Depart Petra to Wadi Rum by Jeep Adventure Safari.
- Arrive Wadi Rum & Guided tour in wade rum.
- Camel ride in Wadi Rum.
- Dinner and overnight in Wadi Rum Camping
- After Breakfast Depart Wadi Rum to Dead Sea
- Arrival Dead Sea and you will spend a free day of floating and swimming in the Dead Sea.
- Drive to Aqaba.
- Ferry boat from Aqaba to Nuweiba.
- Meet & assist in Nuweiba, then transfer to Sharm el-Sheikh.
- Meet & assist at Nuweiba harbor In-Out.
- Meet & Assist at the Tala Bay Marina in Aqaba In/Out.
- Ferry boat Nuweiba/Aqaba/Nuweiba.
- Open Buffet Lunch at 5* hotel.
- Transfers by bus from Aqaba to Petra.
- Jeep safari to wadi rum.
- Camel riding in Wadi Rum.
- Entrance fees in Petra.
- Over night at a hotel HB Basis
- Professional licensed tour guide
- Horse riding for ten Minutes from Entrance to “Siq”
- Marina Departure Fee and Aqaba Departure Fee.
- Extras at Lunch.
- Re-enter visa to Egypt. “if needed”
- Available days: Tuesday & Friday
- Start time: 03.00 A.M
- Return time: 23.00 “Third day of start time”
- Sport clothes.
- Breakfast box from your hotel at Sharm.
- Flat shoes.
4 Stars Hotels
Double: 600 GBP
Single Supp: 80 GBP
Child: 300 GBP
High Season Supp: 50 GBP
5 Stars Hotel
Double: 650 GBP
Single Supp: 105 GBP
Child: 350 GBP
High Season Supp: 70 GBP
Note : Child is till 12 years old
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