Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat – 2 Days

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For travelers who want to make the most out of Petra and Wadi Rum, two of Jordan’s major highlights, our Petra and Wadi Rum 2 day tour from Eilat is the perfect option. Our overnight Petra and Wadi Rum tour which departs daily from Eilat showcases these quintessential wonders of ancient Jordan.

Starting from Eilat, cross the nearby Arava border crossing from Israel into Jordan with border assistance and then continue onto the city of Aqaba. In Aqaba, have time to explore this beach town which is situated along the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba and enjoy a coffee or a quick bite before continuing onto Wadi Rum. Later, arrive to Wadi Rum and check into the Bedouin Camp accommodation, with time to unwind and take in the facilities and the desert backdrop. Once settled into the Wadi Rum camp, enjoy an afternoon Jeep Safari tour amid the rare landscape, taking in the beauty and vastness of the desert. Upon returning, take in the Jordanian culture with an authentic Bedouin feast and a comfortable sleep in the Bedouin-style tents (upgrades possible). The following morning, eat breakfast in the campsite before transferring to the iconic lost city of Petra and begin a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site. The magic of this site really comes to life while exploring sites like the Siq, the Petra Treasury, the Obelisk Tomb, the Roman theatre and uncover other hidden gems and stories. After the guided portion of the tour, have some free time in Petra to explore on your own, including time to visit the Petra Monastery and eat lunch. Later in the afternoon, it will be time to leave Petra and head back to the border to cross back to Israel and return to Eilat. 

As border operating hours are currently reduced, the order of the tour will be slightly changed. Petra will be visited on Day 1, followed by an overnight in Wadi Rum, and Wadi Rum jeep safari on Day 2. The tour will end at the border in Eilat (Israel) at 15:00 on Day 2. 

Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat – 2 Days Highlights

  1. Cross the border into Jordan with border assistance (we aim to arrive at the border early to beat the crowds)
  2. Arrive in Aqaba and take some time to explore the city, have coffee, or taste the local cuisine at your own pace
  3. Explore Wadi Rum and its magical landscape with a Jeep Safari tour
  4. Enjoy free time in Wadi Rum to explore further, or for other activities such as hiking, camel rides, or even a hot air balloon ride
  5. Stay overnight in a Bedouin campsite in Wadi Rum for an immersive experience that includes dinner and breakfast
  6. Travel to Petra, with a view en route of Mt Haroun (Aaron's Tomb)
  7. Experience a comprehensive guided tour of the ‘lost city of Petra’, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The tour will be led by our English language guide
  8. Return to Eilat having had a once-in-a-lifetime experience
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Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat – 2 Days Itinerary

Day 1 - Aqaba & Wadi Rum
  • 07:00-07:30 – Pick up from 4 centralized pickup locations in Eilat. Centralized pickups reduce time and make for the earliest arrival to the border, maximizing the time spent in Jordan. Eilat is a small city and our locations are within 5 minute walk from almost all hotels
  • 08:00 – Border crossing into Jordan with assistance
  • 09:15 – Head towards Aqaba from the border for free time to enjoy the city, explore the market. or have lunch
  • 12:15 – Transfer to Wadi Rum
  • 13:00 – Check in to Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum. Enjoy free time in Wadi Rum. Optional activities can be arranged on the spot include camel rides, hiking, and more
  • 15:00 – Jeep Safari tour in Wadi Rum with your local Bedouin guide
  • 19:00 – Authentic Jordanian Dinner at the Bedouin Camp including traditional Zarb(Bedouin barbecue), spreads, salads, bread, and more
  • Overnight in Bedouin Camp, upgrades possible
  • Optional sunset camel ride and stargazing experience
Day 2 - Petra
  • Optional early morning camel ride at sunrise
  • 07:00 – Breakfast at leisure in the Bedouin campsite
  • 08:00 – Transfer to Petra including a view of Mount Haroun
  • 9:30 – Arrive in Petra and begin your guided tour of the famous sites such as al Siq, the Petra Treasury, the Obelisk Tomb, the Calligraphy, Jabal Madbach (sacrificial palace), the Tombs, the Theater, and the Mountaintop Tombs; the guided tour will be approximately 2 hours
  • 12:00 – Free time in Petra including the time to explore the Monastery
  • 16:30 – Meet at the exit of Petra
  • 16:45 – Return journey back to the border
  • 18:30 – Arrive at the border crossing
  • 19:30 – Return to Eilat side of the border, drop off in Eilat at hotels
NB - all timings on Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat – 2 Days are approximate
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Important Details

Pickup and transportation to all sites
Hand-picked expert tour guide
Accommodation in Bedouin campsite or hotel including dinner and breakfast
$130 worth of entry fees to Petra
Jeep safari tour in Wadi Rum led by a local Bedouin guide
Border assistance
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
Travel insurance
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Hat and sunscreen
Essential Information
Pickup from 4 centralized pickup points in Eilat in order to reduce pickup time, arrive at the border early and maximize time spent in Jordan
Maximum of 25 passengers per guided 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 have a maximum of 25 passengers per group
From November to March, the standard overnight accommodation is a 3-star hotel in Aqaba. 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
If you choose to stay in the hotel instead of camp on day 1, please note dinner is not included
Our tour includes approximately 7 hours in Petra, approximately 2.5 hours with a guide, and 4.5 hours of free time
Guided tours 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
To properly arrange your visa, it is critical that you provide us with your passport details before your tour starts
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