Petra Tour two days
Day 1: From the airport or your hotel you will be taken to the border where you cross from Eilat to Jordan and then you will travel the scenic ‘desert way’ to Petra, entering through the narrow Siq to explore the magnificent sites carved into the red mountain. Overnight at Petra.
Day 2: Free time to explore Petra and to visit Bedouin market. Return to Aqaba and, time permitting, short tour of city before crossing to Eilat.
Day 1: After an early departure from Eilat and crossing into Jordan we travel 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 dinner we will have a free evening.
Day 2: In the morning we will have free time to explore Petra on our own and also to enjoy the Bedouin market. On our return journey after lunch we will stop at a number of observation points to enjoy scenic views of the desert landscape and of Wadi Rum. Before crossing to Eilat we will do a short tour of Aqaba.
Included in the price: overnight in Petra at budget hotel, transportation, entrance fees, guiding and lunch of the first day.
Rate is for accommodation for one person in double room on B&B basis.
Single person – $50 supplement per night.
$50 supplement during high season per person per night.
Not included: visa fee & border tax, gratuity and personal insurance.
Please have readily available the sum of $62 cash for border tax ($46 without pick up and assistance at the border)
Border tax subject to current currency exchange rate.
Make sure you have a valid passport with you
You may not enter Jordan with any food or drink
Eat breakfast early as lunch is late.