Tours from Taba to Jerusalem and Israel. Dead Sea, Masada, Ein Gedi from Taba.
Tours to Petra and Jordan from Taba in Sinai. Excursion to Jordan from Taba,
Visit Israel from Sinai, travelling from Egypt to Jerusalem and Petra.
The desert has gone a-begging for a word of praise these many years.
It never had a sacred poet: it has in me only a lover.
John C Van Dyke – 1901
One and two day Sightseeing Tours of Jerusalem: the old city, the
the Church of the Holy Sepulcher: The old city
Visiting Petra and Jerusalem: For prices or more info of tours to Jordan and Israel from Taba- Egypt
Tours to Petra & Jerusalem from Sharm El Sheikh Egypt
Tour options from Taba Egypt to Jordan and Israel:
1 day tour from Taba to Petra in Jordan
1 day tour to Jerusalem from Taba
1 day to the Dead Sea, Masada & Ein Gedi from Taba
2 days tour of Petra an Wadi Rum from Taba
2 days Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Dead Sea tour from Taba
Any special request for tour to Jordan or Israel from Taba- Sinai
Tour options from Taba to Sinai and Cairo:
1 or 2 day tour from Taba to Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine Monastery
1 or 2 day jeep tour of east Sinai from Taba
1 or 2 days camel tour in Sinai from Taba
1 or 2 days tour to Cairo from Taba
Travelling to Jordan: Tours to Petra from Taba, Egypt- 1 day tour
Since there is so much to see in Petra it is important we make good use of our time. You are collected around 6.00 from your hotel in Taba, to ensure we are amongst the first to arrive at the border crossing. Our staff will guide you efficiently through the Taba border and will drive you to the border with Jordan. As you cross to Jordan your tour guide and tour staff will meet you. Here your Jordanian guide will take care of the border procedures and once the visas are issued we are on our way to Petra
Your tour is exclusively Desert Eco Tours. We operate daily tours in mini buses' and places are limited ensuring our tours run smoothly and spend more time in Petra, approx 4 –5 hours.
Once aboard the mini bus, you will receive bottled mineral water. It is not permitted to take food or drink into Jordan from Israel.
You now begin the two-hour drive to Petra via Aqaba and the famous Wadi Rum. Your specialist guide will give you an in-depth briefing on the history of Jordan and its culture. As you reach the Wadi Rum area the red desert scenery is particularly striking and we take a moment to take in the remarkable views. This area was the base of TE Lawrence during the Arab revolt (Lawrence of Arabia). Nearing Petra we stop once more at a viewpoint overlooking the town of Wadi Musa (Moses Valley) and on a hilltop in the distance we can see the shrine, which marks the grave of Aaron, Moses' brother.
From the visitors' center at Petra's entrance, we walk to the Siq Canyon. Horses are available for this walk but a tip is expected from the handlers ($5). We suggest participants walk with their guide to the Siq. On the route we see the ‘Silica Quarries', The Jinn Blocks and the first large site the ‘Obelisk Tomb'. At the entrance to the Siq we see the stone damn that protects Petra from floods and the ancient drainage channels of the site. Entering the Siq we see the remains of the Arch that marked the entrance to Petra. We also see the beginning of the Petra's ingenious water system that runs the whole length of the Siq. Within the Siq we find several deities and ancient carvings adorning its towering canyon walls. At the end of the Siq we find Petra's most renowned monument, The Treasury (Khazneh). Here we take a few minutes for photographs before continuing our tour along the impressive Street of Facades towards the Nabataean Theater. We get an impression of some of the most impressive graves, the Royal Tombs. If time allows, we walk along the Colonnade Street and visit the Great Temple. From here we head back to the Siq canyon and Petra's entrance. We take a late lunch at a restaurant in Wadi Mussa, remember that drinks are not included in the tour price (standard practice). Returning from here to Aqaba and Eilat, en route we see the sunset over Wadi Rum and stop briefly at Aqaba's colorful Arabian market (souq). After getting an impression of Jordan's only port city, we return to Eilat than drive back to Taba border and back to your hotel in Taba by evening.
Note: El Deir (the Monastery), only on private tours due to limited time.
Tours to Petra and Jordan from Taba- Sinai
Visit Jordan - Petra and Wadi Rum 2 Day Tour from Taba, Egypt
This two day Jordan tour begins in your hotel in Taba, Sinai, we will pick you up early morning, cross Taba border into Israel and drive to Arava border where we enter Jordan. From the Jordanian side of the border the tour heads straight to Petra. At the entrance to Petra we leave our vehicles and commence the walk (horses optional) to the imposing Siq Canyon. A 1/2 hr walk through this incredible canyon leads us into the city of Petra. We tour Petra on foot, exploring the main archeological sites and attractions. Early afternoon we stop for a refreshing buffet lunch at a restaurant within the site, after lunch clients have free-time to visit additional places within Petra. Some choose to walk up to The Monastery (The Deir), others visit The High Place of Sacrifice, while most prefer to enjoy the extra time for photos at the famous sites on the route back through Petra. After touring Petra we check into our nearby hotel or make our way to our Bedouin camp, where we enjoy our evening meal and settle in for the night. Here we have the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring desert night-skies and the wonderful views of the desert by night.
Day 2- Following breakfast we board 4X4 new jeeps, driven by professional Bedouin drivers and journey to the famous sandstone area of Wadi Rum. We go off-road into its unique landscape and get well off the beaten track to explore rarely traveled ancient merchant routes. We enjoy a picnic lunch in the great outdoors whilst taking in some of the Rums most outstanding scenery. Unlike the majority of tours in Wadi Rum (tourists in hoards along the same old route) this tour gets well away from the tourist groups and busses to explore the less accessible areas of Wadi Rum, areas which remain unspoiled and whose remarkable natural beauty very few tourists get to see. Having explored the outer reaches of the Rum we continue on to Aqaba and enjoy a short visit to Aqaba market before returning to Taba border to complete our tour in your hotel in Taba.
The night in Petra: By default- 3* hotel
Accommodation options in Petra:
Not included: Visa to Jordan $60, border taxes & tips $65 p.p, not inc drinks with meals in restaurants (as standard practice)
Petra by Night– a magical two hour tour into Petra walking through the Siq Canyon to the Treasury, all by candle light. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, $25 p.p. incl the transfers
Wadi Rum, Camels: 1.5 hours (or more) a camel tour in Wadi Rum. This ancient desert wanderer with his experienced Bedouin handler allows us to experience Wadi Rum in same manner as the ancient caravans which passed by here on the famous Spice Route thousands of years earlier. $ 38 per person
Hiking in the wilds of Rum: Climbing to the top of the arch of Jabel (Mt.) Burda - probably the most exhilarating way to experience the beauty of Wadi Rum. By jeep we follow dramatic 4x4 routes and on foot explore hidden hiking trails that take in the spectacular scenery, natural treasures and outstanding beauty of the Rum. An exceptional day in the wilds of Rum that few tourists get to experience- Supplement of $120 for the climbing guide (Incl equipment and ropes).
High season supplement: 6$ p.p. per night on the 3* and Bedouin camp.
Selection of hotels in Aqaba to stay in the night before the tour:
3* Captain: 79$ per person in dbl room (single room supplement: 30$) High season sup. 10$ more p.p.
4* City Tower: , recently opened: $86 per person in double room (single supplement $45) High season sup. 12$ more p.p.
4* La Costa: , sea view: $94 per person in double room (single supplement $50) High season sup. 10$ more p.p.
5* Hilton Doubletree: 5* hotel in city center – 125$ per person in dbl room (single room supplement: 45$) High season sup. 12$ more p.p.
5* Movenpick Aqaba Resort: seafront hotel 179$ per person in dbl room (single room supplement: 85$) High season sup. 20$ more p.p.
5* Intercontinental: 175$ per person in dbl room (single room supplement: 90$) High season sup. 25$ more p.p.
Include:1 night based on 2 people sharing a room, 2 meals, transfer from Eilat to the border and to hotel in Aqaba.
The price has to be added to the price of your tour to Petra.
Tours to Wadi Rum from Taba- Sinai
Travel to Jerusalem and Israel tours from Taba- Egypt
Visit Israel: 1-Day Jerusalem from Taba
A packed Jerusalem day-trip from Taba. This one day sightseeing tour to Jerusalem explores many of Jerusalem's main tourist attractions and covers all of Jerusalem's historic quarters: Jewish, Christian, Armenian and Moslem. Making the very best of a Jerusalem day trip from the hotels of Eilat (Sinai and Jordan).
From Taba in Egypt we cross the Taba border to Eilat and on to Jerusalem: We set off from Eilat driving through the 'Great Rift Valley' along the Arava Road to the Dead Sea. Here, at the foot of Masada, we take a short break and can enjoy a brief dip in the Dead Sea. Back on tour we reach Jerusalem. We start our sightseeing trip of the Old city of Jerusalem on The Mount of Olives, first touring its famous cemetery. We then visit the nearby Garden of Gethsemane and the Church Of All Nations. From here it's a short journey to the ancient fortress walls of Jerusalem; here we begin our tour of the 'Old City'. Starting in the Jewish quarter at the Western wall, we continue to the Temple mount and Jerusalem's famous golden Dome of the Rock. From here we tour the scenic alleyways that lead us to the 'Way of the Cross' (Via Dolorosa), this route takes us from the Arab Quarter through to the Christian quarter and follows all the Stations of the 'Way of the Cross'. This leads to Christianity's most revered site in Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We enter this massive Basilica to see the Hill of Calvary and the Tomb of Jesus. From here we continue our Jerusalem tour towards the Armenian quarter and The Citadel, (Tower of David), time allowing we tour the citadel museum before returning to Taba border and tour completion in your hotel in Taba.
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Tours to Jerusalem form Taba- Sinai
The full itinerary of the 2 days Petra & Wadi Rum tour: Highly recommended
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