Pick Up in Eilat
A shuttle will pick you up from your hotel in Eilat beginning 7.30. Please bring your passport and all identification necessary in order to cross the Jordanian border.
Crossing the Border
A bus will drive you to the Arava Border Crossing. Here you will meet your Jordanian tour guide who is bilingual (English-Arabic). Please note that bringing food and beverages from Israel is forbidden and all will be supplied or available as you enter Jordan and visited sites. Bottled water will be provided. After ending all border formalities, an air-conditioned bus will drive you up through the "Desert Highway" and arrive in Petra within 2 hours.
Tour of Petra
Once you arrive in Petra, you will enter through the famous "Siq", a winding trail at the bottom of a natural deep canyon and be struck by the splendor of the glowing sun-drenched desert. The walk is approximately 5 kilometers (you can hire a horse or a horse-drawn carriage to take you through the 1 km Siq for $30). After walking through the narrow natural gorge, you will discover "the Tomb of the Obelisks", "the Kings' Tombs", "Treasury Monument" and the Roman-style market road and amphitheatre. You will have plenty of time to admire and photograph the outstanding architecture and magical landscape.
Return to Eilat
After admiring the sites, it is time to eat. Lunch will be served in a hotel in Wadi Musa. After your lunch-break, you will travel back towards Eilat and stop on the way for a panoramic view of the wonderful city of Aqaba. You will experience the beautiful desert sunset, an unforgettable way to end your tour. Estimated return to Eilat - 19:00-19:30.
Pick up and drop off at hotel, meeting and assistance at border crossing in both directions, transportation in A/C bus, tour guides, lunch in Petra excluding soft drinks.
Border tax, tips, personal expenses.