Petra and Wadi Rum Excursion Guided Trip From Sharm
Petra, Wadi Rum Excursion Guided Trip From Sharm; Petra, the fabled “rose red city, half as old as time”, is a well known ancient Nabataean city in the south of Jordan. Due to its breathtaking grandeur and fabulous ruins, Petra was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.
Wadi Rum: also known as The Valley of the Moon is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan 60 km (37 mi) to the east of Aqaba; it is the largest wadi in Jordan. The name Rum most likely comes from an Aramaic root meaning ‘high’ or ‘elevated’. To reflect its proper Arabic pronunciation, archaeologists transcribe it as Wadi Ramm.
Wadi Rum is a very spectacular desert resort that is situated in south of Jordan, about 70 km. to the north of Aqaba.
This is a stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. Here, it is the weather and winds that have carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and God-like…”
A maze of monolithic rockscapes rise up from the desert floor to heights of 1,750m creating a natural challenge for serious mountaineers. Hikers can enjoy the tranquility of the boundless empty spaces and explore the canyons and water holes to discover 4000-year-old rock drawings and the many other spectacular treasures this vast wilderness holds in store.
When visiting Wadi Rum, remember to bring something warm to wear at night as temperatures can vary from a daytime average of 32°C down to 4°C at night. See the table below for average seasonal temperatures:
Also known as ‘The Valley of the Moon’, this is the place where Prince Faisal Bin Hussein and T.E. Lawrence based their headquarters during the Arab Revolt against the Ottomans in World War I, their exploits intrinsically woven into the history of this amazing area.
There are several options for exploring Wadi Rum. Visitors should head for the Visitors’ Centre where, apart from visitors’ facilities, they can hire a 4×4 vehicle, together with driver/guide, and then drive for two or three hours into the Wadi system to explore some of the best known sites. Alternatively they can hire a camel and guide. The duration of the trip can be arranged beforehand through the Visitors’ Centre, as can a stay under the stars in a Bedouin tent, where they can enjoy a traditional campfire meal accompanied by Arabic music.
Once transport has been arranged, there are various excursions available – for example, a trip to Burdah Rock Bridge, the highest in Wadi Rum, via the Seven Pillars of Wisdom and many other interesting sights, is a full day by car or an overnight trip by camel. There are many alternative routes and information on these is available from your tour operator or from the Visitors’ Centre on-site.
The Bedouin people that inhabit the area still maintain their semi-nomadic lifestyle. They are hospitable and offer a friendly welcome to visitors, often inviting them to sit and enjoy a coffee or even a meal.
Drive north to Nuweiba to cross the Gulf of Aqaba by ferry and then drive to the “rose-red city” of Petra, carved into the rock of the desert. Stay overnight near Petra and head to Wadi Rum to discover the beauty of this incredible desert valley on a 4×4 trek before returning to Sharm.
Day One: Sharm / Petra Tours
Sharm Touring Egypt rep will pick you up from you hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and transfer to Nuweiba by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival in Nuweiba take the ferry boat to Aqaba. Sharm Touring Egypt rep will welcomes you at Aqaba Port, then transfer for 1.5 hours to Petra and start to visit the “Rose Red City”. On horse back or on foot, you reach the Siq, a narrow gorge, and walk more than 1 km till you reach the beautiful Treasury. From here you go on to the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs and Qasr Al Bint. Overnight in Petra at Petra Palace Hotel.
Day Two: Wadi Rum / Back to Sharm
After breakfast we drive 1.5 hrs to Wadi Rum, one of the most impressing desert landscapes in the world. The area was made famous in the west by Lawrence of Arabia who described it as “vast, echoing and god-like”. Discover the area featured by rugged mountains and colored sand dunes during a 4×4 Jeep tour. Transfer to Aqaba port to catch the ferry boat to Nuweiba in Egypt. Upon arrival in Nuweiba, transfer to your hotel in Sharm.
- Meet & assist at Newbie harbor In-Out.
- Meet & Assist at the Tale Bay Marina in Aqaba In-Out.
- Ferry boat Nuweiba/Aqaba/Nuweiba.
- Open Buffet Lunch at 5* hotel “First day Only”
- 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 10 Minutes from Entrance to “Siq”
- Marina Departure Fee and Aqaba Departure Fee.
- Lunch second day
- Pay Tips for the horses in Jordan
- Re-entry Visa for Egypt if needed
- Start time: 3:00 A.M from Sharm
- Return time: 23:00 A.M in two days from the Start time
- Available start day: Tuesday or Friday
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Double: 380 GBP
Single Supp: 35 GBP
Child: 200 GBP
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