Petra is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Take a walk back in time, through the astounding views. The sites of Petra are breathtaking.
Petra stands as a testament to the ingenuity of the Nabataeans who thrived here over 2000 years ago. They built a sophisticated water system and adorned the sandstone with majestic facades like "The Treasury". The city's Roman theater, once accommodating over 4000 spectators, showcases tombs between its seating rows. With around 800 captivating structures, including temples and statues, Petra offers a captivating exploration of ancient grandeur.
Your day begins
A comfortable pick-up service from your hotel in Eilat between 08:20 - 08:30, transporting you to the Jordanian border.
Here, you will be aided with border proceedings before embarking on your journey to Petra. Your tour of this historic city will be guided by a licensed professional, leading you through the Siq, a narrow chasm in the sandstone, revealing the awe-inspiring sight of "The Treasury".
For those who wish to add a unique perspective to their journey, options to explore Petra by horseback, camel, or camel cart are available at the entrance to Petra.
Your exploration continues with the Roman theater, the diverse facades, tombs, cisterns, crypts, and temples.
At approximately 15:30, you will be treated to a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, offering a taste of authentic cuisine amidst the captivating surroundings of Petra.
Following the immersive tour and culinary experience, you will begin your journey back to the Jordanian border. This route incorporates a few stops at select observation points, allowing you to appreciate the picturesque landscapes.
You can anticipate returning to your hotel in Eilat between 19:00-19:30, carrying with you unforgettable memories of your Petra exploration.
Our day started bright and early when our friendly driver picked us up from our hotel in Eilat at 08:15 in the morning. The smooth journey to the Jordan border was just the beginning of a well-organized and memorable adventure. With assistance throughout the border proceedings, we felt taken care of every step of the way. Upon reaching Petra, we were greeted by our qualified, licensed guide who was a fountain of knowledge. We entered the city through the Siq, a crack in the sandstone that dramatically opens up to reveal "The Treasury". This iconic facade, carved into the sandstone in the typical Roman architectural style, is an awe-inspiring sight that no photograph can do justice to. The tour package includes an optional horseback ride for the first 200 meters of the route, which adds a dash of adventure to the experience. However, do keep in mind that tipping the carrier is expected and can range from 10-30 dollars. Our guide then led us to see the Roman theater, a testament to the cultural life of ancient Petra. The sight of tombs standing between the theater's seatings, once home to over 4000 spectators, is a poignant reminder of the city's vibrant past. Petra's many temples, statues, and about 800 facades, each more impressive than the last, held us spellbound throughout the tour. After a morning of exploration, we enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch at a local restaurant, providing an authentic taste of Jordanian cuisine. The return journey was equally impressive, with several stops at various observation points to appreciate the stunning landscapes of Jordan. This desert region's vast, rugged beauty added a perfect endnote to a day filled with historical and cultural discoveries. We arrived back at our hotel in Eilat at 19:30, tired but enriched by our journey into the past. This Petra Day Tour from Eilat is A must-do for anyone visiting Eilat!