Our Petra and Wadi Rum tour from Aqaba is available daily with guaranteed departures, providing the ultimate three day experience visiting Jordan’s two greatest highlights. The ‘forgotten city of Petra’ is one of the 7 Wonders of the World, unrivalled worldwide and never failing to impress visitors new and old. Wadi Rum is the unique reddish desert that has been termed the ‘valley of the moon’. Our Petra and Wadi Rum tour from Aqaba combines these two amazing sites with an overnight stay in Petra and in a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum for an added experience, to create a trip that will remain with you forever.
Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Aqaba Highlights
Pickup by our representative from your hotel in Aqaba
Enjoy free time to explore Aqaba and experience an authentic Jordanian lunch
Head south to the ‘valley of the moon’, the desert of Wadi Rum
Explore Wadi Rum with a Jeep safari through this lunar-like desert landscape at sunset when the temperatures are cooler, this is the optimal time to take photos.
Check in to the Bedouin camp in time for a traditional Bedouin dinner feast under the stars or around the fire. Tour includes overnight in deluxe tent with AC, heating and private bathroom.
For those who prefer, overnight in Aqaba in a hotel
After breakfast, travel north along the ‘desert highway’ to the ‘lost city of Petra’
Enjoy an optional horseback ride at the entrance to Petra, stopping en route for a view of Mt Haroun (Aaron’s Tomb)
Tour the amazing site of Petra (entrance fee included), including the important highlights that this wonder of the world holds.
Our experienced tour guide will lead you through Petra. Along the way, you’ll visit the Siq, Obelisk Tomb, Calligraphy, Treasury, Jabal Madbach (the sacrificial palace), Tombs, Theater, Mountaintop Tombs
Enjoy free time to explore the site further (there is enough time to hike to the Monastery), eat either packed snack box or enjoy authentic flavors in a local restaurant.
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.
Return to your hotel in Aqaba
Petra and wadi rum 3 day Tour from Aqaba – Itinerary
09:00 – Pickup from specific hotels in Aqaba, and drive north to Petra
09:15 – Free time in the markets in Aqaba
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 to pick up snack boxes, use bathrooms, get coffee and enjoy a 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 Aqaba
18:00 – Arrive at Aqaba (drop off at the port at 19:00 to 19:30)
NB – all timings are approximate and subject to change
Petra and Wadi Rum tour from Aqaba – Important Information
The tour price includes: hotel pickup and dropoff, all transportation, entrance fees, snack box on day 2, 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.
Single travelers will pay a $25 single supplement.
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.
In winter months, overnight will be in hotel in Aqaba (in double room) due to low temperatures in the Bedouin camp.
Tour includes snack box and water bottle on Day 2 in Petra (vegetarian options available). Enjoying a snack box enables travelers to spend more time in Petra and grants more flexibility and time. 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.
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.
Pickup will be from specific hotels in Aqaba, please find your closest pickup location on your booking confirmation