One of our most popular Petra Tours from Israel, our Petra and Wadi Rum 2 day tour from Jerusalem is a complete itinerary that allows for in-depth exploration of two of Jordan highlights.
One of our most popular Petra Tours from Israel, our Petra and Wadi Rum 2 day tour from Jerusalem is a complete itinerary that allows for in-depth exploration of two of Jordan highlights. Offering daily guaranteed departures from Jerusalem, all transportation, guiding, overnight accommodation and endless memories, this 2-day Jordan tour is ideal for those with limited time who are eager to experience the magic of ancient Jordan.
Starting in Jerusalem, with centralized pick up the tour travels south towards Eilat, crossing the border in the southern city via the Arava border crossing. With the help of a border assistant, cross in comfort arriving into Jordan for an exhilarating tour ahead. Start by heading to the port city of Aqaba, situated along the Red Sea, with time to relax, explore and have a coffee or quick bite. From Aqaba, travel to Wadi Rum to check into the Bedouin campsite, overnight accommodation for the evening and experience a taste of the famous Jordanian hospitality. In the afternoon when the temperatures are cooler, head out with a local Bedouin into the vast desert landscape on a Jeep safari adventure, one of the best ways to take in this unique landscape. Later return to the Wadi Rum camp filled with visions of the desert, and unwind over dinner enjoying an authentic Jordanian style feast, and finally get some rest in the comfortable tent accommodation (upgrades possible), for a memorable night under the desert night sky. The following morning, wake up rested and slowly wake up over breakfast, preparing for a full day of sightseeing ahead in Petra, the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site that is also one of the Seven Wonders of the World. With a knowledgeable and English-speaking guide, begin the guided tour of Petra, taking in the history, the stories and culture of this ancient city, preserved and offering an exciting glimpse of the past. After a fun and informative day exploring this former Nabatean city, head back towards the border beginning the return transfer to Israel. From Petra, travel back towards the border crossing into Eilat before heading traveling back to Jerusalem.
Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Jerusalem Highlights
Pick up from Jerusalem and begin road transfer south to Eilat towards the Arava border crossing, be one of the first to arrive at the crossing to avoid crowds and delays.
Cross the border from Israel to Jordan with assistance.
Once in Jordan, visit the port city of Aqaba along the Red Sea, with free time to unwind, enjoy a coffee or a quick bite.
Continue onto the Bedouin Campsite situated in Wadi Rum surrounded by the impressive desert landscape. Check into the overnight accommodation and take in the new surroundings.
Head out with a local Bedouin on a Jeep safari through the brightly hued Wadi Rum Desert, the optimal time to take photos and admire this unusual view.
Get a good night’s sleep in your overnight accommodation at the Wadi Rum camp, complete with an authentic Jordanian feast for dinner, one of the best ways to experience Bedouin hospitality.
In the morning, eat a relaxed breakfast before heading to Petra, including a quick stop on the way for a view of Mt Haroun (Aaron’s Tomb).
With a knowledgeable and English-speaking guide, explore the magic and wonder of Petra’s history seen in the highlights like the Petra Treasury, Obelisk Tomb, the Siq, Mountaintop Tombs., the Calligraphy, Jabal Madbach (sacrificial palace), and the Roman Theatre. Enjoy free time to explore the sites on your own including time to hike to the Petra Monastery, this is also time to eat lunch.
After a full day of exploration, travel back to the border and return to the Israeli side.
Travel back to Jerusalem, driving time is approximately 4 hours, return with unforgettable photos, memories, and stories of ancient Jordan
Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Jerusalem Itinerary
Day 1 – 03:00 – Pickup from Jerusalem and road transportation down south to Eilat towards border crossing.
Day 1 – 08:00 – Cross through the Arava border from Israel into Jordan with assistance.
Day 1 – 09:15 – Spend some time in Aqaba, the resort town and port city overlooking the Red Sea, with time to explore at leisure and enjoy a coffee or a quick snack.
Day 1 – 12:15 – Head to the Wadi Rum Desert and arrive at Bedouin Camp with time to check into the accommodation and have time to relax.
Day 1 – 13:00 – Get acquainted with the new surroundings and Bedouin accommodation
Day 1 – 15:00 – Head out into the beautiful scenic desert on a Jeep Safari led by a local Bedouin, this is a magical time to take photos and marvel at the landscape.
Day 1 – 19:00 – Return for dinner and enjoy an authentic Jordanian feast and experience Jordanian hospitality first hand.
Day 1 – Spend a memorable night under the stars in the desert in the Wadi Rum Camp (upgrades possible).
Day 2 – 07:00 – Enjoy breakfast in the Bedouin camp with the stunning morning light.
Day 2 – 08:00 – Travel to Petra passing Mount Haroun en route and enjoy a quick stop.
Day 2 – 9:30 – Enter the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, one of the amazing Seven Wonders of the World and begin the guided tour portion exploring the Siq, the Petra Treasury and other highlights.
Day 2 – 12:00 – Continue to explore the extensive park in Petra, this is the time to visit the Petra Monastery, revisit other sites or enjoy lunch at leisure.
Day 2 – 16:30 – Depart from Petra and begin the travel back to the border.
Day 2 – 16:45 – Travel from Petra to Arava crossing.
Day 2 – 18:30 – Cross the border back onto the Israeli side, arriving into Eilat after crossing.
Day 2 – 19:30 – From Eilat, return to Jerusalem via road transfer, (driving time to Jerusalem is approximately 4 hours)
Please note: All timing is approximate and the itinerary is subject to change.
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.
Things included in the Petra Wadi Rum Tour from Jerusalem – 2 days tour price: Round trip pickup and transportation to all sites, entrance fees, accommodation in Wadi Rum camp or hotel, all guiding in English, and meals outlined above (day 1 – dinner, day 2 – breakfast, snack box, vegan option available), 1 bottle of water per day. For those travelers who choose to stay in a hotel instead of camp on day 1, please note dinner is not included.
Things not included in the tour cost price: border fees (US$65 approx paid in cash at the border), Jordanian visa fee of $60 for those who have not pre-arranged a visa, lunch, tips.
For those who are single travelers there is a $25 USD single supplement added.
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 is available from Jerusalem every day.
In the winter months in Jordan when the temperature is colder, the order of the sites might be adjusted, and a different itinerary is implemented to accommodate.
Bedouin Wadi Rum Camp accommodation includes basic tent for 2 people (Single Supplement applies for solo travelers) shared bathroom/showers with hot water no air conditioning.
For those who wish to upgrade: Bedouin Camp Upgrade possible to chalet with air conditioning and en suite bathroom $40 pp.
For those who wish to upgrade to “Martian dome tents”, subject to availability, extra $110 pp, $220 for single. Must be booked in advance at the time of booking.
For those who wish to upgrade to luxury camp, subject to availability, usually Sun City Camp, Mazyaen Camp, Hazan Zawehah Camp, Memories Aicha Camp or similar.
This Petra and Wadi Rum tour itinerary includes approx 7 hours in Petra, approximately 2.5 hours with a guide, and 4.5 hours of free time. Also, our vehicle travels directly from Jerusalem to the border, so there is no need to drive through another city on the way.
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.
This is a group tour but can be customized and taken privately for families or groups.
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