Our astounding Petra from Eilat 1 day tour quickly taken over the Arava border into Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Petra originally known to its inhabitants as Raqmu, is a archeological historical city within the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma’an that’s popular for its rock-cut engineering and water conduit framework. This legendary’ Rose City’ due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved into the walls of a desert canyon over 2500 years ago. Enjoy a fully guided tour of the ‘lost city of Petra’ including the Siq, Obelisk Tomb, Calligraphy, Treasury, Jabal Madbach (the sacrificial palace), Tombs, Theater, Mountaintop Tombs with our excellent Petra licensed guide. You can hire horseback riding locally. Enjoy a real authentic Arabic lunch in a nearby restaurant.
We begin our return trip towards south of Aqaba and Head South, passing through beautiful desert landscape of Wadi Rum, interesting within the world. The desert of Rum is specked with enormous mountains, colored in shades of ruddy, yellow, and orange. The skyline of its breathtaking scene.
Pick up from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem (07:00 pick up from Eilat)
Border assistance of our professional team (via the Arava Border Crossing)
Travel north along the Jordanian Desert highway to the city of Petra stopping en route for a view of Mt Haroun (Aaron’s Tomb).
Explore the sensational city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Join us as we take you on an fullY guided enchanting journey to ancient times when the Nabatean rolled the dessert and built their masterpiece city and temples. . Along the way, you’ll visit the Siq, Obelisk Tomb, Calligraphy, Treasury, Jabal Madbach (the sacrificial palace), Tombs, Theater, Mountaintop Tombs.
Petra is located near the village of Wadi Musa, which according to tradition is named after the legendary Moses. This is where he hit the rock and water gushed out of it. Miriam, Moses’s sister was buried here and his brother Aron died on Mountain Hor.
Petra the capital Nabataean city (312BC) was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. It played an important role on the trade route between Egypt and the East.
The many earthquakes that hit Petra marked a slow decline for the city. The Arabs conquered the city in 636 but it remained distant from the pilgrim road to Mecca. The Crusaders constructed a fort there in the 12th century and Petra returned to its ancient splendor.
Our Petra tour guide will escort you on the magical route into Petra. Passing through the sig, which is a 1.2km long, towering 91-182 meters above ground, passage through the mountain.
As you proceed further in the sig, you will feel the anticipation and excitement as you are about to witness one of the most amazing Seven Wonders of the World. Jordan’s most astonishing and dramatic monuments: Petra’s Treasury.
Nothing will prepare you for the spectacular scenery as it miraculously appears when you go out from the sig. The red rose colors and detailed architecture are combined into one massive structure that will take your breath away.
The tour takes you up to Petra’s central Colonnade Street in the city, which is carved out of red sandstone. Set in the rocky landscape are more temples, homes, altars, sanctuaries and tombs from several periods of ancient history.
14:00 – Enjoy some free time in Petra.
16:00 – You will Meet the group at the exit of Petra.
16:45 – Drive back south past Wadi Rum
18:30 – Arrive back at the border.
19:30 – Cross back into Israel and transfer to Eilat, drop off at 1 of our 4 centralized locations.
* All times are approximate
This tour price include English language Guide (if you request for foreign language tour guide :German, French , Or Spanish, it will be for an additional cost)
Our Petra tours are tailored to those who are already in Israel, or plan to come here. We offer you the opportunity to experience Petra with full comforts, as part of your visit to the region. Petra is conveniently close to Eilat and allows you to go on Petra tours in the morning and be back at your hotel already in the evening on the same day. If you want to experience the magnificent historical place that is Petra, go on a day tour with Egged Tours.
We can arrange visa for most nationalities (including USA, Canada, all European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, China, India). Certain nationalities are required to arrange a visa in advance. Please contact us in case of questions. To properly arrange your visa, it is critical that you provide us with your valid passport details before your tour starts.
Our tours depart as early as possible to ensure timely arrival at the border crossing. This means a quick crossing procedure which will enable the group to enjoy Petra for a longer time.
The tour language is English every day. Guiding in some other languages is available. Please contact us for pricing.
Please note, border fees and visa fees are NOT included in the tour price and are paid directly at the border with a credit card. Border fee is for departure tax, Jordan visa and assistance service from and to the border on both sides of the border.
Please note that religious items are not allowed in Jordan. Do not bring them with you on the tour as it may cause issues crossing the border.
Please note that during Ramadan the tour itinerary will change due to earlier closure of the border.
Lunch may be late, so please have breakfast before departure.
Very warm clothing in winter, cool comfortable clothing and head covering in summer,
And Good walking shoes
Rates are per person per tour