Our overnight Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Jerusalem departs every day offering two full days in Jordan, guaranteed departures, and allows you to visit two of Jordan’s most impressive gems in one
Our overnight Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Jerusalem departs every day offering two full days in Jordan, guaranteed departures, and allows you to visit two of Jordan’s most impressive gems in one easy package. It begins with a stunning drive through the Negev Desert to the Jordanian Border. From here, travel to Aqaba and explore Jordan’s Red Sea city, before continuing to the Wadi Rum Desert and checking into your Bedouin Camp accommodation. Before sunset, enjoy an exhilarating Jeep Safari tour with a local Bedouin and your guide, taking in the desert landscape and enjoying the best time to take photos, and the comfortable afternoon temperature. In the evening at Wadi Rum, gaze at the star-lit sky with an overnight stay in a Bedouin campsite. The next morning, enjoy optional morning activities at sunrise and after a leisurely breakfast, you will ride along the ‘desert’ highway leading to Petra, one of the greatest, UNESCO recognized archaeological sites. With an experienced guide, you will explore the wonders of this ancient city. Later, you will enjoy free time to explore more Petra at your own pace. From Petra, you’ll head back and pass through the border to Eilat before heading back to Jerusalem.
“The Petra and Wadi Rum tour from Jerusalem was exactly what I wanted. I would recommend the tour to others. I travel alone most times and this type of coordinated short tour works for me. But I do my homework, and read lots of others reviews before I book.” -Patricia, USA
“Good atmosphere in the group, good guide, good food and great place. Everything was perfect. Congratulations and see you next time.” -Jose, Spain
“We had an amazing experience, thank you so much for suggesting it and helping book it! The whole two day trip was really well organised and to a very high standard. We were particularly impressed by Elias, who was the perfect guide and host in Jordan.” -Rob, UK
Petra Wadi Rum Tour from Jerusalem Highlights
Transfer from Jerusalem to Eilat through the stunningly beautiful Israeli Negev Desert region, taking in the morning sunrise and the spectacular desert scenery along the way illustrating your journey.
Cross the border into Jordan with border assistance (we aim to arrive at the border early to beat the crowds).
Enjoy free time in Aqaba to explore the city and grab something to eat.
Travel to Wadi Rum to check into Bedouin Campsite. Enjoy optional activities such as hiking and camel rides, or relax.
Explore Wadi Rum with a Jeep safari through this lunar-like desert landscape when the temperatures are cooler, this is the optimal time to take photos, at magic hour.
Overnight accommodation in a Bedouin campsite at Wadi Rum enjoying the Bedouin hospitality and authentic meals including Zarb (Bedouin barbeque, salads, spreads, bread and more).
After enjoying a leisurely breakfast, travel to Petra, stopping on the way for a view of Mt Haroun (Aaron’s Tomb).
Tour the amazing site of Petra (entrance fee included) in small groups (maximum of 25 passengers) led by our English language guide.
Enjoy a guided tour of Petra’s highlights, the Siq, the Treasury, Obelisk Tomb, Calligraphy, Jabal Madbach (sacrificial palace), Tombs, Theater, Mountaintop Tombs.
Enjoy free time to explore the site further (there is enough time to hike to the Monastery). For those interested in eating at a local restaurant in Petra, this can be done during the free time on the tour, both inside or outside Petra.
Travel back and cross the border back to the Israeli side.
Return to Jerusalem, transfer back to Jerusalem is approximately 4 hours.
Day 1 – 03:00 – Pickup in Jerusalem and transfer to Eilat
Day 1 – 08:00 – Border crossing into Jordan with assistance, be one of the first to arrive at the border crossing to avoid crowds
Day 1 – 09:15 – Head towards Aqaba from the border for free time to explore the market and have lunch
Day 1 – 12:15 – Transfer to Wadi Rum
Day 1 – 13:00 – Check in to Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum. Enjoy free time to relax and unwind in Wadi Rum. Optional activities can be arranged on the spot such as hiking, camel rides and more. Subject to availability.
Day 1 – 15:00 – Jeep Safari tour in Wadi Rum led by a local Bedouin guide.
Day 1 – 19:00 – Authentic Jordanian Dinner at the Bedouin Camp including traditional Zarb (Bedouin barbeque), spreads, salads, bread and more
Day 1 – Overnight in Bedouin Camp, upgrades possible
Day 2 – Optional early morning hike at sunrise or hot air balloon (To be arranged locally during the tour, subject to weather conditions)
Day 2 – 07:00 – Breakfast at leisure in the Bedouin campsite
Day 2 – 08:00 – Transfer to Petra (including a view of Mount Haroun en route)
Day 2 – 9:30 – Arrive in the lost city of Petra and begin a guided tour of the highlights
Day 2 – 12:00 – Free time to explore at leisure in Petra, including Monastery and/or lunch
Day 2 – 16:30 – Meet at the exit of Petra
Day 2 – 16:45 – Return journey back to Eilat
Day 2 – 18:30 – Arrive at the border crossing
Day 2 – 19:30 – Return to Eilat side of the border, head back to Jerusalem, travel time back to Jerusalem is approximately 4 hours
NB: All times are approximate, although we strive to stay on schedule. However, small delays can sometimes occur at the border, or other points on the tour.
Price includes: Pickup and transportation to all sites, entrance fees, accommodation in Bedouin campsite or hotel, all guiding, and meals outlined above (day 1 – dinner, day 2 – breakfast,), 1 bottle of water.
Price excludes: border fees (US$65 paid in cash at the border), Jordanian visa fee of $60 for those who have not pre-arranged a visa, lunch, tips.
Single travelers will pay a $25 single supplement.
Maximum of 25 passengers per guided 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.
From November to March, the standard overnight accommodation is a 3-star hotel in Aqaba. For travelers who still wish to stay in the Bedouin camp please notify our reservation team via email when booking. We suggest upgrading to Chalet or Martian Dome as the regular tents have no heating and it gets very cold at night in the desert
Bedouin Camp accommodation includes a basic tent for 2 people (Single Supplement applies for solo travelers) shared bathroom with hot water and showers, no a/c.
Bedouin Camp Chalet upgrade with air conditioning and en suite bathroom – $60 pp.
Bedouin Camp upgrade to “Martian dome tents”- subject to availability, extra $240 per tent ($120 pp for double). Must be booked in advance at the time of booking. Please contact us after you book to confirm your Martian tent upgrade.
Upgrade to luxury camp, subject to availability, usually Sun City Camp, Mazyaen Camp, Hazan Zawehah Camp, Memories Aicha Camp or similar
Our tour includes approx 7 hours in Petra, approximately 2.5 hours with a guide, and 4.5 hours of free time. Also, our vehicle goes directly from Jerusalem to the border and you will not have to drive through another city on the way.
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.
Some nationalities are required to arrange a visa in advance. Please read more to see if this applies to you before booking your tour.
Please note that during Ramadan (from May 5th to June 4th) the tour will cross to Israel by 18:00, due to earlier closure of the border.
You may cancel via email up to 48 hours in advance of the tour departure time for a 95% refund. If you cancel within 48 hours of the tour start time, no refund will be given.
Two Day Petra Wadi Rum Tour from Jerusalem (adults)
Two Day Petra Wadi Rum Tour from Jerusalem (children under 12 years)