Our 3-day tour to Petra and Wadi Rum from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem is the perfect tour for those who want to explore in-depth the highlights of Jordan. You will start your day
Our 3-day tour to Petra and Wadi Rum from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem is the perfect tour for those who want to explore in-depth the highlights of Jordan. You will start your day with an early pickup from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, and make your way to Eilat through the beautiful scenery of the Israeli desert. Our tours leave earlier in order to be the first at the border to beat the crowds. After crossing into Jordan fully aided by our assistant, you will start the day in Aqaba, exploring the city market before heading to Wadi Rum to check into your Bedouin Campsite accommodation. Enjoy time to relax and unwind or explore the area before heading out on an afternoon Jeep Safari tour through the desert landscape. Spend your overnight at the Bedouin campsite and enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner. The following morning you will be touring Petra guided by an experienced and licensed tour guide. The evening and the following day are for independent exploration: enjoy at leisure all the marvels of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After this, head back to Israel and ending your tour in Eilat, then continue onto Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, with endless memories of Jordan.
The tour was no less than fantastic! I am a flight attendant who has seen many places such as TajbMahal, grand Canion, wall of China, but your tour beats it! First, it is well organized. Second, tour guide polite, patient, and funny. Third, instead of seeing things, we are living it. Fourth, The campground is amazing and super clean ( a dream place to be) , and food was good. Fifth, Custom procedures are long but very well organized. Sixth, everywhere we went, the staff was very pleasant This trip was one of the few thrills of my life! And to top it up, the gang I was with happened to be so much fun! – Pierre, Canada
This tour does not require to pre-arrange Jordanian visa and allows to participate in the candlelight show “Petra by Night”, for departures on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Petra Tour Highlights
Pick up from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and transfer to Eilat.
Cross border to Jordan with border assistance.
A quick visit to the city of Aqaba, explore the markets.
Stay overnight in a Bedouin campsite in Wadi Rum (hotel in Aqaba available at no extra cost, or upgrades possible please specify when booking).
Have fun with a Jeep tour in Wadi Rum, admiring the stunning landscape of the Red Desert.
Guided tour of Petra, led by one of our expert guides and some free time in the afternoon to explore, followed by overnight in Petra at a hotel.
With a free day in Petra, take the chance to explore its hidden corners and secrets! Enjoy its special light at sunrise or sunset.
For departures on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday optional visit to the Petra by Night candle-light show (extra cost).
Return to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
Day 1 – 03:00 – Pick up from a centralized location in Jerusalem
Day 1 – 03:00 – Pick up from a centralized location in Tel Aviv
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 en route to Petra, enjoy a view of Mount Haroun in the distance (Aaron’s Tomb).
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, head back towards Tel Aviv, Jerusalem (travel time is approximately 4 hours)
NB: Please note that all times are approximate
Price includes: transportation to all sites, entrance fees, overnight accommodations including dinner at the Bedouin camp, breakfast on day two and three, and jeep tour in Wadi Rum water bottle. If staying in the hotel, dinner is not included.
Price excludes: border fee 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 the time of booking. Please contact us after you book to confirm your Martian tent upgrade.
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. 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.
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.
Our vehicle goes directly from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem to the border and you will not have to drive through another city on the way.
Tour includes a water bottle on Day 2 in Petra. 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.
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.
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 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.
Cancelations: You may cancel your tour via email up to 48 hours in advance of the departure time for a 95% refund. If you cancel within 48 hours of the tour start time, no refund will be given.