Petra 1 Day Tour from Eilat

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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.

Petra 1 Day Tour from Eilat Highlights

  1. Cross the border with full assistance from our team. We aim to be first at the border to cross before the crowds arrive
  2. Transfer through the Jordanian Desert to Petra
  3. Arrive in Petra, and enjoy a guided tour of the unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Petra, led by an experienced local English-speaking guide. Our maximum group size of 25 people per guide in Petra ensures an intimate experience
  4. Enjoy a fully guided tour of the ‘lost city of Petra’ including al Siq, the Obelisk Tomb, the Calligraphy, the Treasury, Jabal Madbach (the sacrificial palace), the Tombs, the Theater, and the Mountaintop Tombs with our English-speaking guide
  5. Enjoy free time in Petra to explore at leisure
  6. Head South, passing through beautiful Wadi Rum and stopping to take in the desert scenery
  7. Return to Eilat having had a once-in-a-lifetime experience
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Petra 1 Day Tour from Eilat Itinerary

  • 07:00 – Pick up from Eilat from 1 of our 4 centralized pickup points. Central pick up allows us to cross the border earlier and spend more time in Jordan
  • 08:00 – Border crossing into Jordan with border assistance (via the Arava Border Crossing)
  • 09:00 – Drive to Petra and travel north along the Jordanian Desert highway to the city of Petra stopping en route for a view of Mt Haroun (Aaron's Tomb)
  • 11:30 – Arrive in Petra to spend the day diving deep into the history and the culture of the Nabateans, while exploring the highlights of Petra - The Siq, the Obelisk Tomb, the Treasury, Jabal Madbach (the sacrificial palace), the Tombs, the Theater, and the Mountaintop Tombs. Then, eat lunch in a local resturant (included in our tour) while looking out at the incredible archeological site.
  • 16:00 – Meet at the exit of Petra and drive back to your hotel
  • 18:30 – Arrive at the border
  • 19:30 – Cross into Israel and drive to Eilat. drop off at 1 of our 4 centralized locations
NB - all timings on Petra 1 Day Tour from Eilat are approximate
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Important Details

Transfer from Eilat to the border and back to Eilat
Transportation to all sites in Jordan
Hand-picked expert tour guide
$130 worth of entry fees to Petra
Border assistance
Lunch in a local restaurant
Border crossing fees of US$65 which should be paid in cash at the border (USD or ILS are accepted), as well as Jordanian visa fee of $60 for those who have not pre-arranged a visa
Meals and drinks
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Hat and sunscreen
Essential Information
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
Pickup is from centralized locations in Eilat in order to optimize time and arrive at the border early. This enables our group to enjoy Petra up to an hour longer
Guided tour portion in Petra will have a maximum of 25 passengers, however transportation may be with more passengers. Transportation may be shared as larger vehicles are more comfortable and accommodating
Our Petra tour aims to include approximately 4-6 hours in Petra, including 2 hours guided tour and free time.
Languages: 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
We are able to arrange visa for most nationalities (including USA, Canada, all European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, China, India). Certain nationalities are required to arrange a visa in advance. Please contact us in case of questions
Please note that during Ramadan the tour itinerary will change due to earlier closure of the border