General

Petra Tour (hotel in Aqaba)

Tour description:

From the airport or your hotel you will be taken to the border the afternoon or evening before your tour where you cross from Eilat to Jordan. You will be taken to your hotel in Aqaba and picked up the following morning and then you will travel through the scenic ‘desert way’ to Petra, entering through the narrow Siq to explore the magnificent sites carved into the red mountain. Return to Aqaba and cross back to Eilat

Details:

You will spend the evening in Aqaba and depart the following morning traveling 2 – 3 hours along the scenic mountain route, the desert way, to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, briefly stopping for an overview.

After passing the Obelisks in front of the cave tomb we enter the narrow, 1,200 meter long canyon, the Siq, with an option to ride for the first few hundred meters. As we walk through the gorge with the towering red stone on either side we marvel at the incredible sites carved into the red mountain.

The magnificent façade of the treasury with its Corinthian columns is particularly well-preserved as it is deeply carved into the rock and protected by rock overhang. To give you an idea of the height, the funeral urn alone, tucked away up in the heart of the façade is eleven feet high.

The colossal Deir (temple, monastery) which dwarfs us is over forty meters high, its columns reaching more than two storeys. At the Roman theatre we can but wonder who filled the seats. We marvel at the numerous tombs, each uniquely designed, and the sacrificial altar.

After a late lunch we return to Aqaba where, time permitting, we will do a short tour prior to crossing to Eilat.

  Rates include: One night at a tourist class hotel. One tour day in Petra . Meeting and assistance at

      south border, transport, tour guide, entrance fees, lunch.

  Rates do not include: Personal expenses, soft drinks, departure tax, border fees, tips, anything not

      mentioned in what included the rates. Other languages available for extra cost. We recommend you have

      cash money available for border fees and tips:  $62 special fee for crossing Israel-Jordan border for

      over-day tourists ($46 without pick up and assistance at the border). Border fees may change due to

      currency rates changes.

  Valid Passport and landing card needed.

  We require nationality of passport & number, date of issue, date of expiry & birth date for reservation.

  There will be a 50% cancellation fee for cancellations within 24 hours to departure.

  Rates per person in a double room; single room supplement $50.

  High Season supplement $50 per person per night.

  Personal insurance is not included — Please note : No Insurance company insures any accident from a

      horse or any other animal.

  Voucher and visa/tax/tip money — in cash only (payable in U.S dollars, Pound Sterling or Israeli Shekel).

  Very warm clothing in winter, cool comfortable clothing + head covering in summer.

  Good walking shoes.

  No passage of food or drink (water included) is permitted into Jordan.

  Lunch will be late, so please eat Breakfast before departure.

  On Fridays & Saturdays departure time: 8:30am.

  Certain nationalities require advance issue of visas

  Option for extended stay in Eilat.

  From Tel Aviv — flights to and from Eilat are available — 100$ each direction.

  Minimum 2 participants.

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