For travelers who want to make the most out of Petra and Wadi Rum, two of Jordan’s major highlights, our Petra and Wadi Rum 2 day tour from Eilat is the perfect option.
For travelers who want to make the most out of Petra and Wadi Rum, two of Jordan’s major highlights, our Petra and Wadi Rum 2 day tour from Eilat is the perfect option. Our overnight Petra and Wadi Rum tour which departs daily from Eilat showcases these quintessential wonders of ancient Jordan.
Starting from Eilat, cross the nearby Arava border crossing from Israel into Jordan with border assistance and then continue onto the city of Aqaba. In Aqaba, have time to explore this beach town which is situated along the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba and enjoy a coffee or a quick bite before continuing onto Wadi Rum. Later, arrive to Wadi Rum and check into the Bedouin Camp accommodation, with time to unwind and take in the facilities and the desert backdrop. Once settled into the Wadi Rum camp, enjoy an afternoon Jeep Safari tour amid the rare landscape, taking in the beauty and vastness of the desert. Upon returning, take in the Jordanian culture with an authentic Bedouin feast and a comfortable sleep in the Bedouin-style tents (upgrades possible). The following morning, eat breakfast in the campsite before transferring to the iconic lost city of Petra and begin a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site. The magic of this site really comes to life while exploring sites like the Siq, the Petra Treasury, the Obelisk Tomb, the Roman theatre and uncover other hidden gems and stories. After the guided portion of the tour, have some free time in Petra to explore on your own, including time to visit the Petra Monastery and eat lunch. Later in the afternoon, it will be time to leave Petra and head back to the border to cross back to Israel and return to Eilat.
Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat Highlights
Morning pickup from Eilat with transfer to the Arava border crossing and border assistance when crossing into Jordan.
Free time in the port town of Aqaba with time to visit the markets or enjoy local coffee or food.
Enjoy time in Wadi Rum both in the Bedouin camp accommodation and on a Jeep Safari tour throughout the vast surroundings, and ideal photo opportunity.
Overnight accommodation in a Bedouin campsite in Wadi Rum including authentic meals for dinner and breakfast
Gain new insight into the past, exploring the ‘lost city of Petra’, with highlights like the narrow winding Siq, the Petra Treasury, the Calligraphy, the Obelisk Tomb, Jabal Madbach (sacrificial palace), and impressive Mountaintop Tombs.
Free time to explore at leisure in Petra, including time to hike to the Petra Monastery.
Return transportation to Eilat.
Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat Itinerary
Day 1 – 07:00-07:30 – Eilat Pickup.
Day 1 – 08:00 – Cross the border with assistance via Arava border from Israel into Jordan.
Day 1 – 09:15 – Free time in Aqaba, the port city overlooking the Red Sea.
Day 1 – 12:15 – Transportation to Wadi Rum passing through the desert landscape en route.
Day 1 – 13:00 – Arrive at the Wadi Rum camp, check into accommodation and enjoy some time to unwind and take in the new surroundings.
Day 1 – 15:00 – Head out on an exciting and picturesque Jeep Safari tour with a local Bedouin, one of the best ways to view the desert.
Day 1 – 19:00 – Return to the Bedouin campsite for an authentic Bedouin style dinner feast.
Day 1 – Enjoy a comfortable sleep and memorable night under the stars in a Bedouin-style tent – upgrades possible.
Day 2 – 07:00 – Enjoy a quiet breakfast in the Bedouin campsite as the day starts.
Day 2 – 08:00 – Travel to Petra along the desert highway.
Day 2 – 9:30 – Begin the guided tour portion in Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Day 2 – 12:00 – Time at leisure in Petra to explore on own including time to explore the Petra Monastery and eat lunch.
Day 2 – 16:30 – Depart from Petra and begin return journey back to Israel.
Day 2 – 16:45 – Return journey back to the border crossing.
Day 2 – 18:30 – Arrive at the border crossing and pass from Jordan to Israel.
Day 2 – 19:30 – Cross back into Eilat.
Things included in the Petra Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat – 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 Eilat 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 or Jerusalem 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.