Tour Type: Tour Package
Duration: 2 Days
Departure days: Every Day
Languages: English, French, Spanish, German

Overview

With this Petra tour from Eilat you have a free day in Eilat on the Red Sea shore. Enjoy water sports and explore the coral reefs. Eilat has an underwater observatory; ice rink; camel rides; markets; IMAX theatre and tax free shopping! The next day cross into Jordan and drive through breathtaking desert landscapes to Petra. The Nabataean people carved their city out of red-hued mountain cliffs over 2,000 years ago. See the Treasury, tombs and intricately carved rock architecture. Return to Eilat stopping at interesting lookout points. There may even be time for a panoramic tour of Aqaba.

Tour Schedule

With a free day in Eilat you can hang out on the beach, swimming and snorkeling among the coral reefs or enjoy more exhilarating activities. Try the many watersports or take a boat excursion on the Red Sea. Eilat has an IMAX theatre; underwater observatory and Dolphin Reef where you can swim with dolphins. In the surrounding mountains you can hike through the Red Canyon, take a camel or jeep excursion and visit Park Timna. Eilat is a tax-free city where you can shop-til-you-drop; one of the malls even has a large ice rink in the center!

Overnight stay: Eilat

The tour starts with a transfer from Eilat to the Arava border, where our representatives will meet you and assist with the visa requisition and border crossing. Our local tour guide will meet you on the Jordanian side of the border and you will start the two hour drive to Petra.
Traveling along the Desert Highway we pass breathtaking desert and mountain scenery. When we arrive in Petra you can choose to enter the city on foot or horseback. We’ll tour Petra, a magnificent archaeological site dating back about 2,300 years to when the Nabataean people carved their city out of red-hued rock cliffs. See intricately decorated tombs and grand temples as you walk down Petra’s ancient colonnaded street. Some of the rock facades will tower above you like the Treasury and the 40 meter high Deir Monastery. On the return journey we’ll stop at several observation points overlooking Wadi Rum, a desert wilderness known as the “Valley of the Moon.” We may have time for a brief panoramic tour of Aqaba, Jordan’s Red Sea port before ending this amazing tour day.

Sites During the Tour

Highlights

Guaranteed departure - makes your trip planning much easier and gives you complete peace of mind
Combine your trip in Israel with the the Nabataean Lost City of Petra
Stay overnight at an Eilat hotel before traveling to Jordan to explore the Nabataean Lost City of Petra
Join the tour directly from your hotel in Eilat and enjoy a high-quality touring experience for a fair price
Travel in comfort with an air-conditioned and well equipped vehicle
Hotel drop off - end your touring experience back in your hotel

Language Schedule

M T W T F S S
English
French
Spanish
German

Accommodations Classes and Prices

Eilat
1 Nights
Prima Music Hotel Eilat
Address: Hof Almog, Eilat
  • The price shown is per person in double room.
  • A single supplement of 80 will apply for choosing 1 adult.
  • High Season supplement will apply in Holidays and Summer Time.
  • The hotels might be replaced with similar ones due to lack of availability.
$330
PER PERSON
Eilat
1 Nights
Dan Panorama Hotel Eilat
Address: North Beach Eilat
  • The price shown is per person in double room.
  • A single supplement of 55 will apply for choosing 1 adult.
  • High Season supplement will apply in Holidays and Summer Time.
  • The hotels might be replaced with similar ones due to lack of availability.
$370
PER PERSON
Eilat
1 Nights
Dan Hotel  Eilat
Address: North Beach Eilat
  • The price shown is per person in double room.
  • A single supplement of 165 will apply for choosing 1 adult.
  • High Season supplement will apply in Holidays and Summer Time.
  • The hotels might be replaced with similar ones due to lack of availability.
$460
PER PERSON

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Overnight accommodation on bed & breakfast basis in Eilat
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • A fully qualified and licensed Jordanian tour guide
  • Entrance fees to Petra
  • Lunch in an authentic local restaurant
  • Transport by a modern air-conditioned vehicle

The tour does not include:

  • Visa issuing and border fees: $125 for visa issuing and fees; $65 for travelers with valid visa stamp
  • Health insurance

Notes:

  • Tour operates in English. Other languages available for extra cost with advanced notice
  • Valid passport is essential. Passport details are required for tour reservation process
  • Travelers of certain nationalities require advance issue of visa. For more information please contact us
  • Border crossing includes border control and customs, this process may take up to an hour
  • We recommend that you wear warm clothing in winter; a hat in summer and comfortable walking shoes
  • Lunch will be late so we recommend that you have breakfast before departure
  • Booking is subject to terms and conditions

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 20% charged for notification up to 14 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 50% charged for notification up to 7 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification less then 3 days.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

FAQ

Petra tours are guided in English. There is an option for other languages at an additional fee.

Tourists crossing the border into Jordan from Israel are required to have a visa. The tour company will assist you in the border crossing process. Please note: not all nationalities are eligible to receive a Jordanian visa at the border! Certain nationalities require an entry visa to be obtained prior to travel. Please check with the Jordanian diplomatic mission in your country well in advance to ensure that you have all the necessary documents. Visa is each traveler's personal responsibility, and it is recommended that plenty of time is allowed for visas to be applied for.  No refund will be given for nationals of the countries requiring prior visa clearance who do not have their visas pre-arranged at Jordanian embassy or consulate abroad before arrival.

Countries requiring prior visa clearance:

Europe:
Albania, Macedonia, Moldavia.

Africa:
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameron, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Equatorial Ghana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea -Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia.

Asia:
Afghanistan, Bangaldesh, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

South America:
Belize, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic. 

Yes. The Jordanian authorities charge $60 border tax and $65 for the visa

The tour includes pick-up/drop-off service; entrance to Petra; lunch and a guided tour by a local guide.

Absolutely, we can store your suitcase in the luggage compartment of the vehicle.

You should be at the airport 1.5hrs before the fight departure time. The exact fight details can be found in the voucher which is sent to you immediately after making the booking.

For tours to Petra from Eilat, one of our representatives will pick you up from your hotel or from one of our pick-up points.

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