Tour Petra to see why it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Walk through the Siq. for your first look at the amazing Treasury. Travel on to Wadi Rum and see how the Bedouins live in the middle of the desert. Book today!
Wadi Rum has been inhabited for thousands of years. For the last couple of hundred years the Bedouin have resided in Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum has become a small village consisting of over 500 Bedouins, that live in goat haired tents. They have built 2 schools, a separated one for boys, and one for girls. They have a few stores, and the headquarters of the Desert Patrol resides here.
Petra is one of the most visited places in all of Jordan. With its status as one of the seven wonders of the world it is a choice place for tourists. When you exit the siq, the crack in the mountain, you will understand how Petra attained its status. With the first look at the Treasury be enthralled at the sheer size and workmanship that went into creating this facade. Continue on to tour the temples, the Roman theater that used to seat over 4000, the water cisterns, the tombs, and much more.
Day 1: Petra
There will be a flight at 06:30 a.m. from the Sde Dov airport in Tel Aviv. We will pick you up from the Eilat Airport at about 08:15 a.m.and take you to the Arava border. Drive to Petra in an air conditioned vehicle. When arriving at the visitor center we will start the tour.
We will see the treasury house, the tombs the roman theater and more.
You will learn about the Nabataens their history, their art, their gods, and more.
After 3 hours of walking and learning we will eat lunch in one of the local restaurants.
After lunch you will be taken to Wadi Rum, where you can sleep in a Bedouin style tent, and enjoy the atmosphere and the quiet of the desert. (There is also an option to sleep in a hotel in Petra. with no extra fee)
Day 2: Wadi Rum
After breakfast in the Bedouin camp we will start the touring day.
A drive of about 3 hours on 4x4 wheels will take you to a magnificent landscape.
We will drive you into the Nabataens ways, and the Bedouin way of life.
After the tour drive back to the Arava border and to the Eilat Airport for your flight back to Tel Aviv.
Arrival back in Eilat at around 14:30, and the flight out is usually around 20:40.
(You may have some time before your flight to have a swim in the Red Sea, or just to take a walk around the town.)