One Day Petra Tour from Eilat offers a truly amazing experience.
There Will be 2 representatives, one on each side. After assisting you from Israeli side – The representative from Jordanian side will meet you and continue all necessary paperwork for your visa for the day visit to Jordan.
You will be taken to meet your driver and be transferred 2.5 hours to Petra.
On arrival to Petra, you will enjoy a guided tour of the magical site. Walk through the Siq, a narrow gorge one kilometer long filled with interesting niches, shrines, and carvings. Running alongside the length of al Siq are water channels carved by the Nabateans to provide water to their communities.
From here, the ancient city awaits. Sites you will discover along the way include The Obelisk Tomb, the Treasury, the Tombs, the Theater, and the Mountaintop Tombs. After two hours of guided explorations, enjoy free time to explore at your own pace.
After excursion – the group will meet at a central point to exit Petra and have lunch.
After Lunch pass through the incredible landscape of Wadi Rum, stopping for a short detour at a scenic viewpoint, before returning to the border and Eilat.
Departure & Return Location
Eilat – Israel
07:30 morning time
Pack in your backpack
What to Expect
The tour begins when you arrive to border and swiftly taken across the border into Jordan and onto the Desert Highway. While on the scenic route through the desert landscape you can see the morning sun casting a slow moving shadow across the Jebel Mountains. The landscape slowly changes as we get closer to Wadi Rum, the valley cut out of granite and sandstone.
We take our time exploring the ancient city and marveling at the incredible craftsmanship of the architects who created Petra out of stone. Temples, houses, tombs and altars are carved out of the red sandstone cliffs of Petra.
The complex city once bustled with 20,000 Nabataean residents and traders, and luckily the regional climate and the remoteness of the location safeguarded the lost city of Petra until it was rediscovered.
07:00 – 7:00 am Meeting at “Arava” border.
08:00 – Border crossing into Jordan with border assistance (via the Arava Border Crossing)
(Please note this process may take some time.)
09:00 – Travel north along the Jordanian Desert highway to the city of Petra stopping en route for a view of Mt. Haroun (Aaron’s Tomb).
10:00 – Arrive in Petra, begin tour of the UNESCO Heritage Site.
11:30 – Arrive in Petra, begin tour of the UNESCO Heritage Site.
15:30 – Gathering at the meeting point and having lunch in an open buffet restaurant.
16:30 – Drive back south past Wadi Rum desert.
18:30 – If time permits, we will be taking a short panoramic tour of the city.
19:00 – Cross “Arava” border & Arrival to Israel.