A brief overview of the tour
From your hotel or from the airport you will be taken to the border where you will be assisted with visa requirements and transfer. From the Jordanian border crossing you will drive along the desert highway to Petra, stopping near Prince Hassan palace for an overview. Arrive at rose rock city of Petra and enter through the Siq where you will see world famed treasury, the tombs and colonnaded street carved into the mountain.
Important and useful notes
A detailed description of the tour
05:40 Check in at Sde Dov Airport in Tel Aviv
06:40 Flight to Eilat
07:30 Pick you up from the Airport in Eilat and transfer to
"Arava" crossing border between Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan.
08:00 "Arava" crossing border issuing visa on arrival Jordan and
Please note this process may take some time
09:00 The "Desert way" from the border to Petra along the vast desert highway
11:30 Arrival to Petra, guided tour in the pink heritage city
15:30 Lunch at a local authentic restaurant.
16:30 Drive southwards back to Aqaba through Wadi Rum
18:30 Arrival to Aqaba. if time permits short panoramic tour at the city
19:00 "Arava" border pass, crossing the border back to Israel.
19:30 Drop you off back at the Airport
20:50 Flight to Sde Dov Airport, Tel Aviv
21:30 arrival to Sde Dov Airport
* Schedule is subjected to changes
Early morning flight from Tel Aviv (Sde dov airport) to Eilat. From Eilat airport 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. Return to Aqaba and cross back to Eilat.
This package includes a day tour to Petra (tour no' 370) plus flights Tel Aviv-Eilat-Tel Aviv.
After an early morning flight from Tel Aviv to Eilat airport, you'll be picked up for 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 a late lunch we return to Aqaba where, time permitting, we will do a short tour prior to crossing to Eilat. Drop you off back at the airport.