Our one day Petra tour from Eilat offers a truly amazing experience. The legendary ‘lost city’ of Petra was carved into the walls of a desert canyon over 2500 years ago. It is
Our one day Petra tour from Eilat offers a truly amazing experience. The legendary ‘lost city’ of Petra was carved into the walls of a desert canyon over 2500 years ago. It is located just a short ride after entering into the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan making it a perfect destination for a one day tour from Eilat, including all entrance fees, guiding, transportation, snack box, and water bottle.
After being picked up from Eilat, your Petra day tour from Eilat will begin, crossing the border into Jordan with full assistance, and driving through the unique desert landscape of Wadi Rum. On arrival to Petra, you will enjoy a guided tour of the magical site with a maximum size of 25 persons per guide. Walk through the Siq, a narrow gorge one kilometer long filled with interesting niches, shrines, and carvings. Running alongside the length of the Siq are water channels carved by the Nabateans to provide water supply for their people. From here, the ancient city awaits. Sites you will discover along the way include The Obelisk Tomb, Treasury, Jabal Madbach (the sacrificial palace), Tombs, Theater and Mountaintop Tombs. After two hours of guiding, enjoy free time to explore at your own pace. From here pass through the incredible landscape of Wadi Rum, stopping for a short view, before returning to the border and Eilat. This Petra day tour is also available from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.
This tour includes $130 worth of entry fees to Petra!
“The tour was great – very professionally run and enjoyable. Abdul, the tour guide, was amazing. I’ll definitely be recommending it.” -Raffi, Australia
“The trip was outstanding. What was particularly amazing was Petra – it was spectacular and then some. Truly a once in a lifetime trip for me. The guide, Nazir, was excellent and the whole day was very special. I will be sure to recommend it to my friends when I return home.” -Doug, Canada
Highlights of Petra Day Tour from Eilat
Pickup from Eilat and transfer to the border.
Cross the border with full assistance from our team. We aim to be first at the border to cross before the crowds.
Transfer through the Jordanian Desert to Petra.
Enjoy a fully guided tour of the ‘lost city of Petra’ including the Siq, Obelisk Tomb, Calligraphy, Treasury, Jabal Madbach (the sacrificial palace), Tombs, Theater, Mountaintop Tombs with our English language guide.
Enjoy free time in Petra.
Head South, passing through beautiful Wadi Rum and stopping to take in the desert scenery.
Return to Eilat.
Itinerary – Petra day Tour from Eilat
07:00-07:30 – Pick up from Eilat from 1 of our 4 centralized pickup points (within 5 min walk of almost every Eilat hotel). Central pick up allows us to cross the border earlier and spend more time in Jordan.
08:00 – Border crossing into Jordan with border assistance (via the Arava Border Crossing)
09:00 – Travel north along the Jordanian Desert highway to the city of Petra stopping en route for a view of Mt Haroun (Aaron’s Tomb)
11:30 – Arrive at Petra, begin tour of the UNESCO Heritage Site
14:00 – Start free time in Petra
16:00 – Meet at the exit of Petra
16:45 – Drive back south past Wadi Rum
18:30 – Arrive back to the border
19:30 – Cross back into Israel and transfer to Eilat, drop off at 1 of our 4 centralized locations
NB: All times for Petra 1-day Tour from Eilat are approximate. The itinerary is always subject to change, although we strive to stay on schedule. However, small delays can sometimes occur at the border, or other points on the tour.
Details – Petra Tour from Eilat
Price includes: Transfer from Eilat to the border and back to Eilat, transportation to all sites in Jordan, entrance fees to Petra, guiding, border assistance, snack box, a bottle of water.
Price excludes: Border fees – US$65 which should be paid in cash at the border (USD or ILS are accepted), Jordanian visa fee of $60 for those who have not pre-arranged a visa.
Our tour departs as early as possible to ensure timely arrival to the border crossing. By arriving first this means a quick crossing procedure and more time spent in Petra.
Tour includes snack box and water bottle (vegan option available). Enjoying a snack box enables travelers to spend more time in Petra and grants more flexibility and time. For those interested in eating at a local restaurant in Petra, this can be done during the free time of the tour, both inside or outside Petra.
Pickup from centralized locations in Eilat in order to optimize time and arrive at the border early. This enables our group to enjoy Petra up to an hour longer.
Maximum of 25 passengers per group (in Petra). Please note that while in transportation, groups may be larger. We find that larger buses are more comfortable and accommodating. However, the time spent guided in Petra will be a maximum of 25 passengers per group.
Our Petra tour aims to include approximately 4-6 hours in Petra, including 2 hours guided tour and free time.
The Petra one day tour is available daily (seven days a week) from Eilat.
Languages – Petra Tour from Eilat
Tour language is English every day.
Guiding in other languages (Russian, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Romanian, Bulgarian) is available. Please contact us for pricing.
Please note, border fees and visa fees are NOT included in the tour price and are paid directly at the border, in cash. Border fee is for departure tax from Israel, the departure tax for operated groups from Jordan, arrangement, and preparation of Jordan visa, assistance service from border representative on departure from Israel, assistance service from border representative on arrival in Jordan, and assistance service from border representative on departure from Jordan.
Israeli passport holders (or holders of dual passports with an Israeli passport) must use their Israeli passport at every border crossing.
Please note that during Ramadan the tour will cross to Israel by 18:00, due to earlier closure of the border.
Tour to Petra from Eilat - 1 Day (adults)
Tour to Petra from Eilat - 1 Day (children under 11.99 years)
This is a group tour but can be customized and taken privately for families or groups.
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The area was once a crossroad linking the ancient trade routes of Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean. The ancient Nabatean tribe prospered from this route and built their city which became a centre of wealth and power. The site is a stunning vision of craftsmanship, with great structures and impressive monuments calved into the rock. The most iconic of these is The Treasury, a palatial tomb that is ornately calved and stunningly beautiful. It is no wonder that Petra it listed as a UNESCO world heritage site and named one of the 7 New Wonders of the World.
"I was a little bit doubtful for such an intense trip just in one day. Instead it has been fantastic! Starting from the drivers which had made the long travel to and from Eilat very quick and pleasant, then the organization at the border crossing was perfect and, last but absolutely not least, the guide in Jordan, Nizar, with a competence that I have never seen before." -Luigi, Italy
"The tour was excellent – thank you very much! It was fun, educational, comfortable and flawlessly organized. Well done! -Alex, USA
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