Pick up from your hotel and drive to the Arava border. Drive to Petra 2 hours via Aqaba past Wadi Rum till the small town of Wadi Moussa / Petra. The entrance to Petra** is through Al-Siq, a winding trail at the bottom of a natural deep canyon, at the end of which reveals itself the most famous Treasury monument. Hear story of the Nabateans who have established Petra as their capital on the “Spice Route”. Lunch break at a local restaurant. Afternoon drive back to Aqaba / Arava border. Return to Eilat Hotels.
**Petra is an HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archaeological” \o “Archaeological” archaeological site in HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan” \o “Jordan” Jordan, lying in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wadi_Araba” \o “Wadi Araba” Wadi Araba, the great valley running from the HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Sea” \o “Dead Sea” Dead Sea to the HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Aqaba” \o “Gulf of Aqaba” Gulf of Aqaba. It is famous for having many stone structures carved into the rock. The long-hidden site was revealed to the Western world in 1812. Its famous description “a rose-red city half as old as time” and the capital of the HYPERLINK “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabataeans” \o “Nabataeans” Nabataeans.