Tour Petra with one night in Aqaba. Stay the night in a hotel in Aqaba for a good night rest. In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Petra site. Our guides will take you on a tour you will always remember.
Petra was established by the Nabateans over 2000 years ago. The Nabateans were a very prosperous people. They gained their wealth from building huge water cisterns to collect the rain water, and then sold it to passing tradesman, and people, traveling through the city. Petra was a great stopping place situated in the middle of the routes going from East to West, and North to South. Entering the crack in the mountain called the Siq is an amazing experience, like the mountain parted just to be able to enter the Petra site. As you enter the site, view "The Treasury", one of the main reasons, why Petra became one of the seven wonders of the world. Continue to tour the amphitheater, the crypts, the tombs, the temples, and much more.
15:00 Pickup from accommodations and transfer from Eilat to the Arava crossing border with our professional crew. Border passing includes border control and customs.This process may take up to 1 hour, so your patience is required and appreciated.
16:00: Transfer from crossing border to the hotels in Aqaba.
We recommend you to use the map of Aqaba and visit some of the sites in your free time.
Aqaba is a beach town, you can even go for a swim or dive in the Red Sea.
Day 2 :
08:00: Hotel breakfast.
09:30: Pick up from Hotel, and transfer from Aqaba to Petra.
11:30: Tour of Petra begins at the entrance to the site. Included in your package : Horse-back ride for the first 200 meters of the route (Optional) . The ride will allow you to taste the unique atmosphere of the place, ("tipping" the carrier is required, ranging from 2-5 dollars at your discretion).
15:30: Lunch at a local authentic restaurant. (extra fee of 17$ per person)
16:30: We begin our return trip towards Aqaba. This route includes a few stops along the way, at certain observation points, in order for you to enjoy the beautiful landscape.
18:30: Arriving in Aqaba for a short panoramic tour of the city.
19:00: Arrival at the border and return to Israeli Hotels with assistance of our crew, you will be transported back to your primary destination/s in Eilat.
19:30: The tour ends, until next time.