Explore Petra and Wadi Rum on our two day Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Tel Aviv, one of the best ways to immerse in these two highlights of ancient Jordan. With two
Explore Petra and Wadi Rum on our two day Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Tel Aviv, one of the best ways to immerse in these two highlights of ancient Jordan. With two full days of touring and guaranteed daily departures, our 2-day Petra and Wadi Rum tour offers excellent value and unforgettable memories.
Departing in the early morning from Tel Aviv, travel south towards Eilat and cross the border into Jordan via the Arava border. Once in Jordan, have time to visit the port city of Aqaba overlooking the Red Sea, with time to enjoy coffee and take in the Jordanian city surrounded by both mountains and desert. From Aqaba, travel towards Wadi Rum to check into your overnight accommodation in an authentic style Bedouin campsite. In the afternoon, when the sun is cooler enjoy a scenic Jeep safari ride throughout the picturesque desert landscape of Wadi Rum and later indulge in a traditional Bedouin-style dinner and a memorable evening in the Wadi Rum camp. The next morning, as the sun rises over the stunning desert, eat breakfast before traveling to the lost city of Petra. Once in Petra, begin the guided tour portion with an English speaking guide visiting highlights like the Petra Treasury, later have time to explore on your own, with time to hike to the Petra Monastery. With free time, find hidden gems, revisit other sites and take in the vast history housed in this site once inhabited by the Nabateans. After a day of sightseeing and exploration, travel south, returning to Israel and crossing the border in Eilat before traveling back to Tel Aviv. Return to Tel Aviv with the memories and new experiences from this comprehensive Petra and Wadi Rum tour that will not be easily forgotten.
Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from Tel Aviv Highlights
Tour includes roundtrip transportation from Tel Aviv passing through Eilat via road transfer, with time to enjoy the scenic drive throughout the Negev desert
Be one of the first to arrive at the border due to the early departure time, avoid the crowds and cross the border with assistance.
Take in the Jordanian Red-Sea city of Aqaba with its markets and have some free time to explore the sites and enjoy lunch or coffee.
Travel towards Wadi Rum and arrive at Bedouin Campsite, the overnight accommodation. Get settled in the Wadi Rum camp and take in the new breathtaking surroundings.
Explore Wadi Rum in a Jeep safari through the park with a Bedouin guide and marvel at the impressive surrounding landscape
Enjoy overnight accommodation in the Bedouin campsite including a traditional Bedouin-style dinner feast and a memorable sleep under the stars
The following morning, eat breakfast at leisure before heading to Petra, stopping on the way to view of Mt Haroun (Aaron’s Tomb).
Go inside Petra (entrance fee included) and begin guided tour experience with English speaking guide and visit highlights like the Siq, the Petra Treasury, Obelisk Tomb, Calligraphy, Jabal Madbach (sacrificial palace), Roman Theater and various Mountaintop Tombs
After approximately 2 hours of guiding, have some free time to explore the site further including time to hike to the Petra Monastery and enjoy lunch at leisure
After a full day of sightseeing in Petra, travel back to Eilat and cross the border back to the Israeli side.
Return transfer to Tel Aviv via road transfer (driving time from Eilat to Tel Aviv is approximately 4 hours).
Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from Tel Aviv Itinerary
Day 1 – 03:00 – Centralized pick up from Tel Aviv, road transfer driving through the scenic Negev Desert down to Eilat
Day 1 – 08:00 – Cross the border from Israel to Jordan with assistance, and due to the early departure time, avoid the crowds
Day 1 – 09:15 – Enjoy free time in the port city of Aqaba, explore the nearby markets, beach or relax over coffee
Day 1 – 12:15 – Travel towards Wadi Rum taking in the scenic drive on the way
Day 1 – 13:00 – Arrive at the Bedouin campsite, which will be your overnight accommodation. Take time to view the surroundings and accommodation.
Day 1 – 15:00 – In the afternoon head out into the Wadi Rum desert on a Jeep Safari tour, the best time to take photos while exploring this lunar-like landscape.
Day 1 – 19:00 – Indulge in an authentic Jordanian Bedouin-style meal for dinner and take in the culture and cuisine.
Day 1 – Have a memorable night under the starry night sky in the Wadi Rum camp (upgrades available).
Day 2 – 07:00 – Wake up with the sun and enjoy a relaxed breakfast before heading to Petra.
Day 2 – 08:00 – Take in the view on the way to Petra, with a quick stop overlooking Mount Haroun.
Day 2 – 9:30 – Begin the guided portion of the tour in Petra, visiting the major highlights like the Petra Treasury, while learning the history of ancient Jordan and this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Day 2 – 12:00 – Visit other sites including the Petra Monastery with time to explore at leisure.
Day 2 – 16:30 – Depart Petra.
Day 2 – 16:45 – Transfer back to the border crossing, taking in the scenic drive on the way.
Day 2 – 18:30 – Arrive at the border crossing on the Jordanian side.
Day 2 – 19:30 – Cross back into Israel from Jordan via the Arava border, and then begin return transportation to Tel Aviv. Driving time from Eilat to Tel Aviv is approximately 4 hours.
Please note: All timing is approximate and the itinerary is subject to change.
Things included in the Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from Tel Aviv – 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 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 Tel Aviv 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 Tel Aviv to the border, so there is no need to drive through another city on the way.
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.