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Tours to Petra

Petra was lost for hundreds of years and rediscovered in 1812. The site was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 when it was described as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage.” The temples and caves of Petra with its huge white rocks forming the gate and the narrow entrance which towers over 21m high rest up on the slope of Mount Hor. It is only possible to reach Petra on horseback and you should pass through the main gate called Bab Asiq. At the end of the Siq, Petra’s most marvelous gravestone, the Treasury, appears it is the Pharaoh’s treasure. The rock caves were still recently inhabited by Bedouins. Most of this unique city was built by the Nabatean Arabs in the fifth and sixth centuries BC. The Romans carved out a huge theater. Its true value lies in its ancient civilization; Petra had a population of over 30000 inhabitants. It is all craved in its rocky nature; the Nabataeans carved their temples and tombs into the pale yellow to dark brown rock. A variety of hotels offer accommodation for a memorable visit. On July 7, 2007, Petra was named one of New Open World Corporation’s New Seven Wonders of the World. So no matter how much we describe Petra and its supremacy, a true visit will show its worthiness to the naked eye and thus you’ll believe it’s a miraculous place with astonishing history that will last forever in your mind.

Description of the tour:

We begin from the pick-up in the morning and arrive to the Arava Border. After ending all border-formalities we will drive up to the “Desert Highway” and then to the “Rose Red City” - Petra. We will enter the ancient city through the famous “Siq” - a narrow natural gorge that made the secret entrance to Petra. At once the valley of Petra will open in front of us, and we will see the famous “Khazane” (”Treasury”). We will visit the most famous monuments, carved in the red Sandstone and eat lunch (included) nearby, before we will return to our bus. After a short city-tour in Aqaba (the neighbour city of Eilat) we will reach the Arava Border and return to Eilat.

Only 220$ per person!

The tour price includes: Pick up from the hotel, assistance at the border, transportation, licensed guide, entrance fees to Petra, lunch, short horse back riding, panoramic tour in Aqaba.

The tour price does not include: border taxes & tips ($55), drinks, travelers’ medical insurance.


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