Our 3-day tour to Petra and Wadi Rum from Eilat allows an in-depth visit of the two most iconic wonders in Jordan. After pick up in Eilat, you will cross the border into
Our 3-day tour to Petra and Wadi Rum from Eilat allows an in-depth visit of the two most iconic wonders in Jordan. After pick up in Eilat, you will cross the border into Jordan, and make your way to Aqaba to explore the market before heading to Wadi Rum. Enjoy your first day in Jordan relaxing at the Bedouin Campsite, taking in your new surroundings. In the afternoon, take a Jeep Safari tour as the sun sets and the magic of the desert comes to life, the best photo opportunity! Spend the night in the Bedouin camp and take part in a traditional Bedouin dinner. The following morning, after breakfast, make your way to Petra. You will spend the day in Petra with a guide, discovering the secrets of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Nabatean city of Petra. The following day is dedicated to an independent exploration of the site: you can return to your favorite place, or to hike along one of the trails, such as that to the impressive Monastery. In the evening, head back to Eilat before crossing back to Israel and ending your tour in Eilat, with drop off at your hotel.
Our Petra and Wadi Rum 3 day tour from Eilat is available every day with guaranteed departures. Pick up and drop off in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem is available for a supplement, please indicate when booking. This is the ultimate way to experience some of Jordan’s greatest highlights in a comfortable and great value fashion. There is no need to pre-arrange a visa for this tour, as our team will take care of these arrangements as part of our service.
One word: AMAZING! I REALLY loved it. The buses were tidy and comfortable, the drivers were prudent and the guides SO NICE and knowledgeable. The tour itself so great, informative, and sights that make people go in « awe »when they see the pictures. The overnight in Wadi Rum is a must!!! I would like to thank out Petra guide and also the gentleman who helped us through the process of going into the Jordanian customs. They were really helpful. – Caroline, Canada
This tour allows participating in the candlelight show “Petra by Night”, for departures on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday****
Petra Tour Highlights
Pickup from Eilat and transfer to the border. Cross the border to Jordan with border assistance, before the crowds.
Visit of Aqaba, the Red Sea City, time to explore the marketplaces and lunch.
Check into your accommodation and stay overnight in a Bedouin campsite in Wadi Rum (Upgrades possible, please specify when booking).
Overnight accommodation in a hotel in Petra on the second night.
Explore the stunning landscape of Wadi Rum with a Jeep tour at sunset.
Enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner, with Zarb, salads, spreads, and bread.
The following morning, partake in a fully guided tour of the ‘lost city of Petra’, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
With a free day in Petra, go deeper into the site or experience it at sunrise or sunset when fewer visitors make it less crowded.
For departures on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, optional visit to the Petra by Night candle-light show. Must be arranged locally.
Return to Eilat
Day 1 – 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). Centralized pick up allows us to cross the border earlier and spend more time in Jordan. Dropoff is to all hotels in Eilat.
Day 1 – 08:00 – Cross the border into Jordan aided by our assistants
Day 1 – 09:30 – Aqaba city tour and free time in the market, lunch
Day 1 – 12:15 – Transfer to Wadi Rum
Day 1 – 13:00 – Check in to camp. Free time in Wadi Rum. Optional activities (Camel Rides, Hiking, must be arranged locally, subject to availability)
Day 1 – 15:00 – Jeep Safari Tour with a local Bedouin and guide through the Wadi Rum Desert
Day 2 – 07:00 – Breakfast at leisure
Day 2 – 08:00 – Transfer to Petra
Day 2 – 09:15 –Quick stop for bathrooms, opportunity to purchase snacks/coffee, enjoy a quick view of Mount Haroun
Day 2 – 09:30 – Arrive in Petra and start a guided tour
Day 2 – 12:00 – Free time in Petra to explore at own pace
Day 2 – 16:30 – Exit Petra and head to the hotel in Petra for overnight, Petra by Night tour can be arranged, must be arranged locally on the spot. Only available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Day 2 – Overnight in Petra
Day 3 – Pick up at leisure and enjoy a free day at your own pace to explore Petra. Plenty of time to hike the Monastery or visit more sites within the lost city of Petra
Day 3 – 16:30 – Exit Petra and head back to the border
Day 3 – 18:30 – Arrive at the border crossing
Day 3 – 19:30 – Cross back into Eilat, drop off at your hotel
NB: All times are approximate
Price includes: transportation to all sites from Eilat, entrance fees, water bottle, overnight accommodations including dinner at the Bedouin camp, breakfast on day two and three, and jeep tour in Wadi Rum. If staying in hotel, dinner is not included.
Price excludes: border fees US$65 approx. paid in cash at the border (visa fee is waived if staying 2 nights in Jordan), meals and drinks not mentioned above, optional “Petra by night tour”, tips.
Single travelers will pay a $25 single supplement.
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 time of booking. Please contact us after you book to confirm your Martian tent upgrade.
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 is available every day with guaranteed departures.
In the winter months when the temperature is colder than it is considered comfortable, the order of the sites might be changed.
From November to March the standard overnight accommodation for the first night is a 3-star hotel in Aqaba and dinner will be at the hotel. Hotel upgrades are available upon arrival 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.
For those interested in eating at a local restaurant in Petra on day 2, this can be done during the free time on the tour, both inside or outside Petra.
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.
This tour itinerary maximizes time spent both in Petra and Wadi Rum. Enjoy a full day in Wadi Rum including Jeep Tour as the sun sets, and two days in Petra. One day in Petra is guided, and the second day allows for more freedom and exploration at your own pace.
Tour starting and ending in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem with ground transfers through the Negev Desert is also available daily, see here.
Languages – Petra and Wadi Rum 3 Day 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 for a supplement. Please contact us for pricing.
Please note, border fee is NOT included in the tour price and is 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.
Cancelation policy: You can cancel your tour via email up to 48 hours in advance of the tour start time for a 95% refund. If you cancel within 48 hours of the tour start time, no refund will be given.