Tours to Petra and Wadi Rum from Eilat, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
General Info for Jordan tours
There was no one. Listening, I walked into the scrub. The desert does its best talking at night,
but on that spring evening it kept God's whopping silence, and that too is a desert voice.
Blue Highways / William Least Heat Moon- 1982
Petra tours: The Treasury
Visitors to Jordan for less than 2 nights now pay an additional $60 in visa fees, as a result we are currently advising our 1.5 and 2 day tour guests to add an additional night to their stay in Aqaba before the tour. The advantage of staying 2 nights include a free visa to Jordan, better hotel rates than in Eilat, reduced entrance fees to Petra and a comfortable transfer service included in the booking cost. All in all, this option offers the best value for money.
Petra and Jordan tours from Israel.
All tours to Petra from Eilat can start and end in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv as well.
Tours to Jordan and Petra from Tel Aviv: you have few options of getting to Eilat from Tel Aviv, local bus- every hour from central bus station in Tel Aviv, Flights of Arkia or Israir from Ben-Gurion airport to Ramon airport or taking a rental car to Eilat.
Tours to Jordan and Petra from Jerusalem: You can get to Eilat by local bus from the bus station in Jerusalem, taking a flight from Ben Gurion to Ramon airport or use rent a car for that.
Combine Petra with Masada and Dead Sea trip in the way from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
Petra options- From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
Petra from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem - The most efficient route to Petra remains via Eilat. Options for reaching Eilat include; Car with guide, flight, rented car or public bus. Where possible we advise clients to arrive in Eilat the day before the tour and not the morning of the tour itself.
Guided Drive – A chance to visit some of Israel's most renowned sites while driving to Eilat via the Dead Sea, Massada , Ein Gedi, or Mitzpe Ramon and the Negev desert. This is an increasingly popular choice with visitors wishing to make the most of their Israel trip. Guides collect participants from hotels in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and takes them on a tour ending in Eilat and stopping on route at some of Israels most incredible sites, there is a choice of tour routes available depending on preferences. for prices contact us.
Special offers for flights to Eilat and back starting from 80$ p.p. per way. Tickets are changeable and refundable.
Ramon Airport (Eilat)
Starting from January 2019 all flights to Eilat will arrive to Eilat's new airport - Ramon airport, which is located 11 miles (20km) north of Eilat. As a result visitors will no longer be able to fly to Eilat in the same morning to join the group tours, they will need to fly the evening before and spend one night in Eilat or preferably, Aqaba.
- All our tours incl. border transfers depart from Eilat town, people arriving at the new Ramon airport have two options.
1 - To use the airport shuttle bus (1.5$pp), which departs every 30 minutes, and we meet you at the drop off point at Eilat.
2 - Hire a private transfer $42 for a small vehicle carrying up to 3 people or $52 for a larger car that carries up to 6 pax.
Ben Gurion airport (Tel Aviv)
Starting From July 2019 Sde Dov airport has been closed and all domestic flights to Ramon airport will departure from Ben Gurion airport (Terminal 1)
The Egged bus company runs a regular and reliable service to Eilat and tickets can be booked online, night buses are also available. http://www.egged.co.il/eng/ the cost is about 30$ p.p. each way.
We provide return Egged public bus tickets from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem to Eilat and back for $59.
Rented car: min 3 days, unlimited millage about 250$ includes fuel.
Many of our one day Petra clients choose to stay in Jordan the night before their Petra tour. We offer a wide selection of hotels just minutes away from Eilat in the town of Aqaba on the Red Sea; we also include transportation to each of the hotels. Visitors who choose to stay in Aqaba benefit from significantly lower room rates than those staying in Eilat, more time experiencing Jordan and a more comfortable morning pick-up time for the Petra tour itself. Please advise by email if you require further information about this option.Tours to Petra and Jordan from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem: Contact us about flights option from Tel Aviv to Petra, and tours from Jerusalem to Petra- All transportation options.
Jeep tours in Wadi Rum
Petra and Wadi Rum from Israel and Eilat - Tour Information
This Two day Petra tour from Israel covers many of Petra's main sites and the highlights of the desert scenery found in Jordan's renowned Wadi Rum.
We send passport details to the border a day before the tour, this helps the border procedures to run smoothly both in Israel and Jordan. We begin the pick-up from Eilat hotels and Eilat airport early, in order to avoid delays at the border crossing. Our office staff are responsible for the pickup in Israel and assist clients through the Israeli side of the border. The Jordanian tour staff take over on the Jordanian side and the tour to Petra begins.
The first day of the tour we spend in Petra with the clients taking the one day Petra tour from Eilat . You can hit the link for a full itinerary and we'll also send you further details by mail. At the end of the guided Petra tour these clients leave Petra and head back to Israel. Since your time is not limited you can now continue to further explore Petra without a guide at your own pace and take in additional sites. The guide will be happy to recommend additional sites and give you directions and information on how to reach them. This is a great opportunity to walk up to The Monastery (El Deir) or the High place of Sacrifice.
When you leave Petra a short walk takes you to our office near the entrance of the site. Our colleagues in Jordan are “Jordan Experience” they'll be waiting for you to take you on with your tour and offer any assistance that you require.
Following the Petra tour you will be escorted to your hotel in Petra or Bedouin hospitality camp. We will give you further options and recommendations for accommodation which you can choose from according to your requirements.
In Wadi Rum we use the services of local desert Bedouin with their jeeps. The local Bedouins we work with are selected by us and work with us regularly, these are local guides who are born and raised in Wadi Rum. During your jeep tour the guide will prepare a picnic lunch in the desert and although their English is not fluent, their sincere hospitality makes up for it. These Bedouin offer an interesting insight into the culture and beliefs of Arabian Desert tribes and are well worth making an effort to chat with and to get to know.
The tour takes us off road into the incredible scenery of Wadi rum, we see the Seven Pillars at the entrance before driving deeper into the Wadi where we see its highest mountain Jabel Rum and the ancient rock engravings of the Khaz Ali canyon. Our tour takes us along the most scenic routes of Wadi Rum all in open top jeeps for the complete outdoor experience.
Following our tour of Wadi Rum we leave our jeep and join our vehicle for the return journey back to Israel and Eilat, arriving by evening at your Eilat hotel or Eilat airport.
In the event that you wish to contact us at our office in Israel there is cell phone reception in almost every place in Jordan, you can simply call from your cell phone. In addition you may call us from our Petra office or, if you prefer, you can tell your guide that you want us to contact you. He'll inform the Petra office, they'll call us in Israel, and we'll call either your cell phone or the cell phone of the driver or guide escorting you.
Petra tours: Jabel Adeir- the Monastery
Insurance; clients need to personally arrange full health and travel insurance prior to taking the tour.
What to bring, for those who are camping – sheet, pillow case, towel, insect repellent, water bottle, flash-light, small back pack for the day, comfortable shoes or sandals for walking, hat, sunscreen, coats and very warm clothes in winter months.
Please be advised that the issue of the animal handlers in Petra is entirely out of our hands and therefore we cannot accept any responsibility for the services they provide. Unfortunately, based on a lot of experience, we must advise you to avoid using them if you possibly can. We hope that very soon we will be able to update this page without these negative points but for now, we cannot stress strongly enough our stance against using any animal transportation services in Petra.
Optional: candle light Petra tour- every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
A child is under 12 years of age.
In hotels in Jordan, one child may share the room with their parents, in exceptional circumstances and with prior arrangement, 2 children may share their parents room.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us at anytime, before or during your tour.
We arrange visas at the border. Passports must be valid for 4 months onwards.
A selection of hotels in Aqaba Jordan for the night before the tour to Petra
Prices of tours to Petra do not include Visa to Jordan ($60), handling, border taxes and tips ($65) to be paid in cash at the border ($125 in total). Since $125 is a large amount for a cash payment we are providing the option of paying by credit card at $133 per person.