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See Petra

Red sands, blistering heat, a whole lot of history… Petra is a special place that’s not to be missed.

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The Half-Built, Half-Carved City

One of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the magnificent city of Petra can be found in Jordan. Best known for it’s carved rocks, tombs and temples, it was popularised by the 1989 Indiana Jones movie “The Last Crusade”.

Today, it is known as the Rose-Red City named because of the stunning rock which many of the city’s structures have been carved into. A lot of people who holiday to Israel tack a visit to Petra on to the end, but be assured, this is an adventure all by itself.

Why go to see Petra?


Petra offers a little bit of everything: picturesque landscapes, intricate architecture and a rich, diverse past. You can easily lose track of time soaking up wonder around you. Words can only tell you so much, the rest you have to experience for yourself.


Petra is huge and there is loads to see. If you want to do it all, then you’ll need about 5 days. You can do the highlights in approximately 2 or 3, but you’ll leave yourself short if you try and cram everything into an afternoon.

Everything is accessible by foot – just wear good shoes! There are donkey and camel rides available but you don’t really need them.

The precise date is unknown, but it is on record from the 1st century BC. The city’s trade grew and it became capital of the Nabataean Empire.

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Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat Viator

Visit iconic and historic Petra from Eilat on this full-day, guided tour with lunch included. Head through the sandstone Siq on route one of the world’s seven wonders built by the Nadateans of Jordan some 2000 years ago. Behold the Treasury monument as well as ancient crypts, mourning halls, baths, and temples. Stand in a 3000-seat Roman theatre built in 1st-century BC and watch the nearby mountains change colours throughout the day.

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Eilat Tours - Israel

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Eilat Tours have years of experience, hosting private and group tours across from Israel-Eilat to the historic Petra. Making the tour entertaining and safe.

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Make sure you take a good camera, so you can take a perfect snap perched above the carved monument in the stone.

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