Today, a most unforgettable day in the “hidden” city of Petra. Your local guide will take you on a tour into the “rose red” city (by horseback and foot)beginning at the “Siq,” a winding canyon road. At the end of the passage you’ll see Petra’s most impressive monument, the Treasury, carved out of solid rock from the side of the mountain. Beyond the Treasury (made famous in the movie “Indiana Jones”), you’ll discover soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, shrines, palaces, and even a theater. After lunch, walk/ride back to the entrance of the site and on to your hotel. Balance of the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the “Petra Kitchen” including Jordanian cooking lessons. A unique experience! Overnight in Petra. (B.L.D.)
||Petra / Wadi Rum
Depart to Wadi Rum for a jeep tour in the area that so inspired T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). This enchanting desert is almost surreal with its distinctive beauty. Cross red sand dunes and explore the beautifully eroded pillars of sandstone rock known as “The Seven Pillars”. Enjoy lunch in an authentic Bedouin Tent! Daylight time permitting, drive on to Mt. Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land, and where he is presumed buried. (Mt. Nebo will be visited on Day 1 en route to Petra for those arriving early in the day). In the late afternoon, proceed to the airport in Amman (evening departures only) or to the King Hussein / Allenby Bridge for re-entry into Israel* (Israel re-entry from Bridge not valid Fri or Sat). (B.L.) Optional Exit at Arava (Eilat) can be arranged on Day 3 (without visit to Mt. Nebo). Add $110 per car (Up to 4 persons) for transfer Arava to Eilat Hotels or Eilat Airport (may be a shared transfer). *Entering or Exiting Allenby (King Hussein) Bridge: Private Car Transfer from Jerusalem to or from the Bridge, add $195 per car (Up to 6 persons).