Tour Petra with 2 nights in Eilat. Arrive in Eilat the night before the trip, and have a rest before the tour. Tour Petra in the morning and arrive back to Eilat in the late evening for another good nights sleep after a long day of touring.
Petra was abandoned over two thousand years ago by the Nabateans. It is said that there was an earthquake, and most of the city could not be repaired, so it was abandoned. Many cultures have been a part of Petra, including the Byzantines, the Bedouins, the Syrians, the Romans, and the Nabateans. The Nabateans prospered from their construction of water cisterns, and even when the Romans took over pretty much left the Nabateans to continue their work. There is much to view in Petra including the tombs, facades, temples, mourning houses, crypts, and a Roman theater.
Day 1: Arrive in Eilat at your convenience, check in to hotel, enjoy free day.
Day 2: Early breakfast in the hotel. Pick up from your hotel about 8.15a.m. Transport to the border and continue on to Petra (2 hour drive).
Tour Petra with a professional guide. See the Treasury, amphitheater, the tombs, the cisterns, the facades, the statues, the crypts, and much more. After the tour go for a wonderful lunch at a local restaurant. Arrival back in Eilat around 19:00.
Day 3: Breakfast, check out from hotel, leave Eilat at your convenience.