End of 2014 and im arriving in Tel Aviv, my intention was to live there for a while. So when i was so close to one place that i want to go since long time ago i decide to booked my daily trip to Petra from Tel Aviv. Many companies in fact do this daily trips to this ancient place. I went to several agencies and at the end i pick one pay 316$ for one day trip to there and back. In the price is included bus ticket and tour guide. Not sure if there is some entrance fee if you dont go with agency. However trip is usually in the morning from Tel Aviv (7-8 am) and returning is at the evening so full day to enjoy in this magical place.
How to Get to Petra
Coach ride to the Yitzhak Rabin border crossing at Arabah, and meeting the Jordanian tour guide, with our representative’s assistance. Traveling to Petra via Wadi Yatam, driving through some enchanted landscapes. We will make a short stop to freshen up. Two hours from the beginning of the trip we will arrive to Petra, enter the nature reserve and take a short horse ride (those who wish to do so). Petra, the Nabatean capital, is carved into the rock, and situated in the far end of Wadi Musa. The road leading there meanders through the narrow deep winding and breathtaking Siq (the shaft) at the end of which the striking splendor of the burial shrine Al Khazneh (the treasury) is revealed to us. We will stop to take pictures and then arrive at our ultimate destination, the ancient and picturesque city of Petra.
Little history about Petra
Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan’s southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the “Rose City.” Perhaps its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and known as The Treasury.
What are my summary from Petra
You can feel this amazing ancient energy. Those narrows road that takes you to the place are amazing. You can not see the city that is carved into the rocks. I was amazed and fascinate from the look of the city . Ancient people were so detailed in their buildings… thats was wow thing for me .