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This 2-Day tour from Jerusalem will show you enchanting Middle Eastern landscapes, the well-known city of Petra - one of the Seven New Wonders of the World - and an exciting jeep safari through Wadi Rum.
Travel south in an advanced bus, then swiftly cross the border into the Kingdom of Jordan. Step through Aqaba's picturesque alleys to Mamluk Castle - an Ottoman fort overlooking Aqaba Bay's border nexus
Next, you'll head out for an exhilarating jeep tour of Wadi Rum, a remarkable desert wilderness with a moon-like landscape and an opportunity to take some fantastic photos. Several Star Wars movies were shot here, and you'll see why.
After an authentic, yet pampering stay in a genuine Bedouin camp, You'll head for Petra. This fabulous city was carved out of the red-hued desert cliffs 2,300 years ago, and its shrines and majestic mausoleums await you - starting with the awesome Petra Treasury. See the mysterious Djinn Blocks, explore the ancient Royal tombs, discover Nabatean History at the Petra Theater, and take fabulous pics of this UNESCO world heritage site.
You'll start within the city of Aqaba, and walk through its colorful, picturesque little alleys. Then continue to Mamluk Castle – a 16th-century dreadnaught, offering a stunning panorama; in a single glance, you'll see Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.
Next, you'll explore the fantastic Wadi Rum – a desert wilderness known as the "Valley of the Moon" – from the back of a powerful Jeep.
This outstanding tour will take you through the unique landscape, which is out of this world: The photos you'll snap will look like they were taken on a Star Wars set - both "The Rise of Skywalker" and "Rogue One" were filmed here (And for lovers of classics: "Lawrence of Arabia").
See famous rock formations such as the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, the Um Furth arch, and learn about the exciting geology around you.
Finish the Jeep Safari at daylight's end, not before experiencing the unforgettable Wadi Rum sunset.
Traveling along the Desert Highway we pass breathtaking desert and mountain scenery you won't forget. When we arrive in Petra you can choose to enter the city on foot or on horseback.
The Lost Nabatean capital is a magnificent archaeological site dating back about 2,300 years - and its most impressive structures were all carved out of the red-hued rock cliffs.
Here you will travel through the Siq, a beautiful smooth gorge that serpentines all the way to the famous Petra Treasury with its exquisite decorations.
See the captivating Obelisk Tomb, explore the Petra Theater and learn about forgotten times, take unique pictures, and marvel at the intricately decorated shrines as you walk down Petra’s ancient colonnaded street.
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Petra tours are guided in English. There is an option for other languages at an additional fee - contact us for details.
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, which could take over an hour. While making its best to speed up the procedure, the company isn't responsible for rare, unexpected delays.
Please note: not all nationalities are eligible to receive a Jordanian visa at the border! Some nationalities require an entry visa to be obtained before travel. Make sure to contact the Jordanian diplomatic mission in your country well in advance to receive the necessary approvals, if you are of the following nationalities:
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, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire, and Zambia.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Yemen.
South and Central America:
Belize and Cuba.
For more details: Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Jordan
Absolutely, we can store your suitcase in the luggage compartment of the vehicle.
The drive to the border crossing near Eilat will take about 5 to 6 hours. The border crossing process can take about an hour, and the drive to Petra itself will take 2.5 hours. The long drives are among the reasons some visitors prefer to take short, 1-hour flights from Tel Aviv.
The tour includes transportation from the departure point to the border and to Petra and back; entrance to Petra; lunch, and a guided tour by a local guide. A breakfast box will be available for purchase during the drive from Israel to the border.