, aka Elat) is a speciality in Israel because it has so many tourists (many of the tourists are still Israelis). The only Israeli city on the Red Sea is Eilat (????, aka Elat). Big savings on hotels in Eilat, Israel online. The Club In Eilat is a resort in a wadi with breathtaking desert views.
Once we have picked you up from your accommodation, we will assemble the group and start your trip to Petra from Eilat while driving from Eilat to Arava Boorder. Transit time varies (up to 2 hours) and involves immigration and custom, so your tolerance is estimated.
Transfers from the frontier to Petra in new air-conditioned coaches. The journey lasts approx. 2-3 hrs and leads along an extensive and convenient motorway (the "desert path"), which leads through a scenically attractive stretch of road on the hill. On the way to the restroom and refreshments there is a stopover before it arrives at Petra's historic site, known as one of the Seven Miracles of the World.
A 20-minute stroll to the treasure chamber, the principal high point of Petra, begins at the area. Your pack includes the option of horse back rides for the first 200m. At Petra the guides will take you through the highlights of the village, including: Siq, obelisk grave, calligraphy, treasure chamber, Jabal Madbach (sacrificial castle), tombs and theatre.
At the end of the trip, you will have a delicious meal in an original and genuine on-site dining room before heading to Aqaba. There are a few stopovers at certain viewpoints to give you the chance to experience the wonderful scenery that Wadi Rum has to boast. We will spend a little bit of our free day at the market in Aqaba before we cross the borders to Israel with the help of your leader.
Return to Eilat.
Ailat travel guide
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