One of the best ways to explore ancient Jordan, our 1 day Petra tour from Eilat is a best-selling tour option and a perfect way to visit the historic lost city of Petra.
One of the best ways to explore ancient Jordan, our 1 day Petra tour from Eilat is a best-selling tour option and a perfect way to visit the historic lost city of Petra. Beautiful facades carved into the red rock face of this ancient city, Petra is truly one of the Seven Wonders of the World and showcases the historic story of the Nabateans. Our one day Petra tour from Eilat, includes all entrance fees, guiding, transportation, snack box, and water bottle and is a comprehensive tour sure to create memories.
Starting in the morning with pickup in Eilat, our Petra day tour from Eilat begins by crossing through the Arava border crossing in the Hashemite Kingdom, with guided assistance and driving through the picturesque desert landscape of Wadi Rum. Upon arrival to Petra, the guided tour portion will commence exploring this enchanting site with a maximum size of 25 persons per guide. Take in the sites of Petra and delve into the past visiting sites like the Siq, various shrines, and carvings along with tombs, of course the Petra Treasury. After approximately 2 hours of guiding, the ancient city awaits to be explored at leisure with time to enjoy lunch. After taking in the sites, meet again with the group and exit the park together, beginning the journey back to Israel, passing through the stunning landscape of Wadi Rum before returning to the border and Eilat and drop off in Eilat. Departing every day, this thorough Petra day tour is also available from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.
Highlights of Petra 1 day tour from Eilat
Eilat pickup and travel toward the border crossing
With full assistance from our team, cross through the Arava border from Israel to Jordan. Transfer through the Jordanian Desert on the way to Petra.
Once in Petra, begin guided portion 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.
Explore at leisure with free time in Petra, and time to enjoy lunch.
Exit the park and travel south, driving by the Wadi Rum desert, and taking in the scenic views.
Cross the border back into Israel, and return to Eilat.
Petra Tour from Eilat Itinerary
07:00-07:30 – Eilat pick-up from centralized pickup points (pick-up points are within a 5 min walk of almost every Eilat hotel).
08:00 – With assistance, cross into Jordan via the Arava border crossing.
09:00 – Transfer to Petra, driving through the Jordanian Desert highway taking a quick break to view Mt Haroun (Aaron’s Tomb) .
11:30 – Arrive to ancient Jordan and begin Petra tour, approximately two hours of guiding with English speaking guide
14:00 – Explore this magnificent site that is one of the Seven Wonders of the World at your leisure with time to eat lunch.
16:00 – Leave Petra and begin return transport back to the border.
16:45 – Drive back to the border crossing passing the Wadi Rum desert en route.
18:30 – Arrive to the border crossing on the Jordanian side.
19:30 – Cross back into Israel and drop off in Eilat.
Please note: All timing is approximate and the itinerary is subject to change.
Things included in the tour price: Round Trip road transfer from Eilat to the border, transportation to all sites in Jordan, entrance fees for Petra, English guiding, assistance while border crossing, snack box, bottle of water.
Things not included in the tour price: border fees of U$65 USD, paid in CASH to the border authorities (USD or ILS are accepted), as well as Jordanian visa fee of $60 for those who have not pre-arranged a visa.
Daily departures every day from Eilat.
In order to ensure timely arrival to the border crossing and pass before other travelers, our tour departs earlier than most. This allows for an expedited crossing procedure and maximizes time spent in Petra.
During the guided tour portion in Petra, the group will have a maximum of 25 passengers however transportation may be with more passengers. Larger vehicles are more comfortable and accommodating, so transportation may be shared.
Tour includes a snack box (vegan options available) and water bottle.
Our Petra tour itinerary strives to include approximately 4-6 hours in Petra, including 2-2.5 hours guided tour and free time
Petra Tour is offered every day in English.
Other guided language options include: (Russian, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Romanian, Bulgarian). Please enquire within for price options.
Please be advised that border fees and visa fees are NOT included in the tour price and are paid directly at the border to the respective authorities in cash. Border fee is for departure tax from Israel, 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.