Petra, Wadi Rum & Highlights of Jordan - 3 Day Tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem
Tour Type:Tour Package
Departure days:Every Day
This Aqaba, Petra and Wadi Rum 3-day tour delivers exquisite Middle Eastern landscapes, the wonderful beaches of Aqaba, the iconic city of Petra - one of the Seven New Wonders of the World - and an exhilarating jeep safari through Wadi Rum.
Take a ride in an advanced tour bus from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and reach the southern city of Eilat - then swiftly cross the border into the Kingdom of Jordan. Start your adventure with a visit to Mamluk Castle, a fort overlooking the border nexus of Aqaba Bay. Then enjoy free time to explore the seaside city of Aqaba, and enjoy beach activities such as boating+snorkeling, and fun on a private beach.
Next, you'll take an exciting jeep tour of Wadi Rum, a distinctive desert wilderness with a moon-like landscape and an opportunity to snap some amazing photos. Several Star Wars movies were shot here, and you'll see why.
After an authentic, yet pampering night in a real Bedouin camp, You'll head for Petra. This extraordinary city was carved out of the red-hued desert cliffs 2,300 years ago, and its temples and tombs await you - starting with the famous Petra Treasury.
See the mysterious Djinn Blocks and the unique Obelisk Tomb, Walk in the footsteps of kings to the Royal Tombs, and take awesome shots of the Nabatean Theater from between the impressive columns.
After a night in a great hotel right next to Petra, you'll have a whole day of scouting, hiking, interesting local cuisine, and more. This is your opportunity to visit the wonderful Great Temple of Petra, and the Petra Monastery - a massive structure of rare magnificence, located at the end of a mountain trail with fabulous views.
You'll start within the seaside 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 have free time to enjoy beach activities such as boating and snorkeling - or have fun at an awesome private beach with a pool and a Jacuzzi.
From there we'll head out to 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, 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.
After breakfast, you’ll have the day to explore and discover Petra to your heart’s content.
The prime attraction Is Al Dayr - The Petra Monastery. This incredible structure is located on a nearby hill, and the way there is stunning.
Then enjoy mesmerizing landmarks such as the Petra Great Temple with its columns and decorations, see the ancient Byzantine Church, visit Qasr Al Bint Temple - thought to be a palace built for the biblical Pharaoh's daughter, and check out the Mysterious Urn Tomb.
Find handmade gifts at the local Bedouin Market, hike along the towering cliffs, and take amazing pictures of the entire site. Many visitors like to finish their day at the Petra Museum, to learn how these splendid relics shaped Nabatean culture over time.
A single supplement of 240 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.
The Tour Includes:
A fully qualified and licensed Jordanian tour guide
Overnight accommodation in Wadi Rum (HB) and Petra (BB)
Entrance fees to Petra
Lunch in an authentic local restaurant on the second day
Transport by a modern air-conditioned vehicle
The Tour Does Not Include:
Visa issuing and border fees
Optional boating and private beach fees in Aqaba
The tour operates in English. Other languages are available for an additional cost; contact us for details.
Be punctual; don't be late to the designated pick-up location (we recommend arriving 15 minutes earlier)
Border crossing includes border control and customs, a process that may take up to an hour.
A valid passport is essential. Passport details are required for the tour reservation process.
Holders of Israeli passports must use them at every border crossing during the tour.
Travelers of certain nationalities will require visas in advance. See the complete list in the FAQ section.
Be prepared to pay the border fees (USD/EU/NIS) directly to the Jordanian border authorities. Have the exact amount ready to avoid any inconvenience; Fees will be $65 upon border crossing and $15 as you return to Israel.
Don't forget your swimsuit: Optional beach activities in Aqaba include a 3-hour boat tour and snorkeling (extra $75), or entrance to a private beach area with a pool and a Jacuzzi ($25).
Special Events: The archeological park offers a special activity - Petra By Night - a dazzling candlelight spectacle that takes place on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 20:30 in front of the Treasury. You can sign up for it at the park, for 25JOD.
This tour will have a late Lunch on the first day, so we recommend that you have breakfast before departure.
You'll have some free time on the second day to enjoy the park's attractions at your own pace and plan your third day.
We recommend that you wear warm clothing in winter, a hat in summer, and comfortable walking shoes.
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:
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. If your tour includes Wadi Rum as well, it will also include accommodations: a night of glamping in an awesome Bedouine desert resort. If you also stay a night at Petra, your tour will include a lovely hotel right next to the Petra Archeological Park.
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