Visit Petra:2 days tour in Petra only from Eilat, incl Jabel Ad Deir (the Monastery),
High Place of Sacrifice and Aaron tomb (Jabel Harun), candle light Petra tour.
Travel to Petra with us. Can be arranged from Jordan as well.
"The desert is beautiful," the little prince added. And that was true. I have always loved the desert.
One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing.
Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams . . .
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Jordan tour from Israel Tour to Petra- the Monastery
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2 days tour in Petra only from Eilat
Day 1- We collect from hotels at 7.00am to ensure we are among the very first to arrive at the border-crossing and once the Jordanian visas are issued we are on our way to Petra.
Your tour is exclusively Desert Eco Tours so there is no waiting around for other companies to show up.
We now begin the two-hour drive to Petra via Aqaba and the famous Wadi Rum. Your specialist guide will give you an in-depth briefing on the history of Jordan and its culture. Nearing Petra we stop at a viewpoint overlooking the town of Wadi Musa (Moses Valley) and on a hilltop in the distance we can see the shrine which marks the grave of Aaron, Moses’ brother.
Tour to Petra from Israel- Mount Aaron
From the visitors center at Petra’s entrance we walk to the Siq Canyon. Horses are available for this short walk but a tip is expected from the handlers ($5), owing to highly negative feedback we strongly encourage participants walk with their guide to the Siq instead of using the animal services. On the route we see the Silica Quarries, The Jinn Blocks and the first large site the Obelisk Tomb. At the entrance to the Siq we see the stone dam that protects Petra from floods and the ancient drainage channels of the site. Entering the Siq we see the remains of the Arch that marked the entrance to Petra. We also see the beginning of the Petra’s ingenious water system that runs the whole length of the Siq. Within the Siq we find several deities and ancient carvings adorning its towering canyon walls. At the end of the Siq we find Petra’s most renowned monument, The Treasury (Khazneh). Here we take a few minutes for photographs before continuing our tour along the impressive Street of Facades, towards the Nabatean Theater. We get an impression of some of the most impressive graves, the Royal Tombs. If time allows we walk further along to the Colonnade Street and visit the Great Temple. We head to a modest restaurant inside Petra for lunch and while the tour group begins its return journey to Eilat you have the rest of the day to continue through Petra at your leisure. You can take this opportunity to visit the places the one day Petra tour doesn't see including the Monastery (Jabel Ad Deir) or the high place of sacrifice (Jabel Madbach) and if pre-booked, Mt. Aaron. The guided part of this day ends at the restaurant so before he heads back with the one day group your guide will give you suggestions on how to spend your time in Petra based on your interests and the amount of time left before sunset.
After the first day in Petra you will head to our office near the entrance of the site and from there to your hotel or Bedouin camp in the nearby Wadi Musa.
Day 2– This is a full day touring Petra independently or with a local Bedouin scout (no guide); Our staff will take you from your accommodation back to Petra and you spend the day exploring yet more of the major sites, you may choose to get a closer look at the Royal Tombs and the archeological ruins on the lower grounds, or for the more energetic the 'High Places' of Ad Deir (Monastery) and the High Place of Sacrifice are particularly popular, you should be aware that to cover both of these high sites on a single day requires an early start and a high level of physical fitness as each one requires a good uphill hiking ability and for most people one 'high place' is enough on a single day. Please advise our office in advance if you wish to see both sites on the same day so we can prepare the early transportation. In the afternoon you make your way back to the Siq canyon and return to Petra's entrance. We take a late lunch at a restaurant in Wadi Mussa, remember that drinks are not included in the tour price (standard practice). Returning from here to Aqaba and Eilat, en route we see the sunset over Wadi Rum and briefly getting an impression of Jordan’s only port city, we return to Eilat hotels by evening.
The cost of a local scout to lead you on the second day is $80 inclusive for the whole group.
Another option for either day in Petra (with a supplement) is ascending Aaron's Mountain - Jabel Harun to Aaron's tomb, we board a local Bedouin 4x4 pick-up for the off-road drive to Mount Aaron. We leave the vehicle where the jeep trail ends and begin the half hour ascent to its summit on foot. On the mountain peak we find Aaron's shrine and enjoy the astonishing panoramic views from the summit. From here we head down and make our way to Petra's entrance and begin our drive back to Eilat.
Please be advised that the issue of the animal handlers in Petra is entirely out of our hands and therefore we cannot accept any responsibility for the services they provide. Unfortunately, based on a lot of experience, we must advise you to avoid using them if you possibly can. We hope that very soon we will be able to update this page without these negative points but for now, we cannot stress strongly enough our stance against using any animal transportation services in Petra.
Jordan tours from Israel: Private Petra tours from Eilat
Price: $420 each, children under 12: $50 less (with 3*hotel)
Incl: guide on day 1, transportation, bottles of water, 2 lunches and 2 entrances to Petra, overnight in 3* hotel with half board.
Not incl: Visa into Jordan ($60), handling and border tax ($65) and tips. Drinks with meals in restaurants (as standard practice).
Single room supplement: $45.
Accommodation in Petra:
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