Available on Monday and Thursday.
We will pick you up from your hotel at around 8 pm and drive to Taba (around 3 hours). We will make a stop for a break along the way. You will need to cross the border by foot to meet your guide and your bus to the start your tour. It can take time to cross the border as it is quite small and can be rather crowded. You will have an English-speaking guide in Jerusalem and Bethlehem and may be joined by other nationalities (mostly Russians) along the tour.
We will start from Eilat and drive along Arava Valley toward the Dead Sea, which has the deepest point on Earth – more than 400 metres below sea level. For 1 to 1.5 hours we will enjoy a marvelous experience of floating (not swimming) in the unique waters of this sea, containing an unusual amount of healthy minerals. Also, you will be able to shop and explore the Dead Sea’s natural beauty products such as salts, mud, lotions and facial masks.
Then we will move to the Holy City, Jerusalem. On the way to Jerusalem, we will see Qumran Site (where the Dead Sea scrolls were found), the Judean Valley and Jericho, where we will probably see some nomadic Bedouin tribes along the way. Upon your arrival in Jerusalem, you will meet our tour representative, who will accompany you through your tour till the end of Bethlehem.
In Jerusalem, we will start with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives. Then we will visit the Old City to see the Wailing Wall, which represents the last remnants of the Jewish Temple, and continue through “Via Del Arosa” (the Way of Suffering) to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where according to Christianity, Jesus was crucified and buried.
Next we will drive to the city of Bethlehem, where we will visit the Church of the Nativity, the central pilgrimage destination for all Christians as Jesus Christ was born there. In Bethlehem, we will be able to shop at numerous souvenir shops and enjoy our lunch.
At the end of the tour, we will drive to Eilat, where you will cross the border back to Akaba. We will accomodate you in Jordan with dinner at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will move to Petra. We will start the tour on foot through the Siq, a narrow winding gorge over 1 kilometre in length. The beautiful sandstone formations of Petra were once occupied by the Edomites. One of the reasons why Petra was such an attractive site for the Nabateans is its virtual hiddeness behind a narrow and easily defensible canyon, known as the Siq.
As you come to the end of this beautiful ravine, a very narrow opening offers a peephole to one of the most spectacular sites in Petra – the Treasury. It was carved out of a sandstone mountain probably in the first century BC, and scholars still debate as to its actual function.
After the visit to the Treasury, we will go to the Roman theatre, which dates back to the Byzantine era, and the Royal tombs. Not a lot is known about the ancient culture of the Nabateans, except that they were excellent engineers with amazing skills and crafts. They built water conservation and irrigation systems and carved their homes, temples and tombs right out of the rocks.
At the end of the tour, you will have lunch and then ride back to Aqaba. We will cross the border to Eilat. Your guide will be waiting to assist you across the border. Then we will move back to Dahab, where you will be transported to your hotel.
- All transfers in Egypt, Israel & Jordan by air-conditioned vehicles
- Border taxes
- English-speaking guides
- Lunch 2 days
- Entrance fees to Petra sights
- One-night accomodation at a 4-star hotel on BB basis
- Drinks at a restaurant
- Any extras not mentioned in the programme
Price per adult $370
child 2-12 years $ 310