A one day tour to Petra from Eilat. Pick up from your hotel or the airport will be at 08:15. The ancient city of Petra – the “treasure of Jordan” – is one of the seven wonders of the world. It is located about a 2 hour drive north of Aqaba.
Petra is an inheritance that has been left by the Nabateans who were brave warriors and very industrious. They were also famous for their graffiti. The Nabateans settled in southern Jordan more than 2000 years ago. Petra’s peculiarity is its wonderful location, in the heart of the desert. The city is located in the mountains, which depending on time of the day, will change colors into pink, dark red, purple or orange.
On the way to Petra, you will have an overview of Wadi Rum. Arriving in Petra you will pass between the cliffs through the awesome Siq, a huge crack in the sandstone 1.2 km. long. The most famous of Petra’s monument, the Treasury is the completion of the Siq. In addition, hundreds of building, facades, crypts, baths, mourning halls, temples, and, of course, the amphitheater of three thousand seats built in the 1st century B.C., are of great interest.
After visiting Petra you will have lunch at a local restaurant with an extensive selection of oriental dishes.Sight-seeing tour in Aqaba and return to Israel. Estimated time of return to Eilat is 19:00.
Border tax, visa fees, tips, personal expenses, and private insurance.
We recommend that you have cash available for border tax and tips. Approximately $65 for the border tax charge, however, border fees may change due to currency rate changes. You can get a Visa at the border for approximately $75 per person.
Health Insurance needs to be purchased on your own prior to your arrival.
Other languages available for an extra fee.
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