3 days tour to Jordan from Eilat, Israel incl: Petra, jeep tour in Wadi Rum, Jerash, Mt. Nevo,
Madaba and hiking in the Dead Sea canyons. Can be arranged from Jordan or Cairo.
'I am glad I shall never be young without a wild country to be young in;
of what avail are forty freedoms, without a blank spot on the map?'
Negev tour options on the way to Eilat from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, incl
Tours to Jordan from Israel: The beauty of Wadi Rum
View this page for details that all Petra visitors need to know Visa info to Jordan 2016
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You can add a day to:
Mt. Sinai for sunrise and St. Catherine Monastery
Eilat: southern Negev Jeep tour incl camels and Red Sea snorkeling
From Tel Aviv or Jerusalem to Eilat via Masada, Ein Gedi and the Dead Sea
From Eilat to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv via Mitzpe Ramon and Zin Valley
3 day tour to Jordan (Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash and the Dead Sea canyons):
First Day - The tour leaves Eilat early morning for the Israel-Jordan border crossing together with the one-day tour. From the border we drive straight to Petra. From the entrance we walk to the Siq Canyon toward Petra's most renowned site, 'The Treasury'. We tour the lost city on foot exploring the main archeological sites and highlights along the way. After the one day tour departs back to Eilat with the guide you have the remainder of the day to continue through Petra taking in the sites that the one day tour does not cover such as The Monastery or The High Place of Sacrifice. Following your visit a short walk from Petra's entrance takes you to our office and from here you are taken to your hotel. A comfortable hotel is included in the tour price and upgrades are also available if required.
Jeep trip in Wadi Rum
Day 2 - Select from the following 4 options:
Option 1- Visiting the historical sites of Madaba, Mt. Nebo and Jerash. Following breakfast we will start the day at Madaba. Madaba is rich in history and renowned for its ancient mosaics and Byzantine churches. We take in the highlights of Madaba including the famous 'Madaba Mosaic Map' (Madaba Map), consisting of 2 million pieces and dating back to the 6th, it depicts Jerusalem and the surrounding areas. Other mosaics are found in the various churches and museums dedicated to their preservation. Not far from Madaba is the biblical Mt. Nebo, according to Jewish and Christian tradition it was from this mountain that Moses saw the Promised Land and where he was buried. After taking in the views from the mountain we head to Jarash. Jarash is widely considered one of the most remarkable and best preserved Roman cities in the world. It was hidden beneath the desert sands until just 70 years ago when excavation and renovation work began. Having visited the main sites of Jarash we return to our hotel in Petra by evening.
Option 2- Experience some real desert 4x4 adventure on the spectacular off-road routes which wind their way through the Edom Mountains to the Arava Valley (Arabah). We go off-road through the dramatic landscapes of the Southern Arava canyons, driving over the red sand dunes and taking in the superb desert scenery. We continue through this enchanting landscape to the area's most impressive canyons, here scenic 4x4 trails take us up to the heights of the Edom Mountains. Whilst boasting scenery similar to that of Wadi Rum the area remains almost untouched by tourism. We visit local Bedouin who tend small orchards scattered throughout the canyons. This tour takes in scenery that is amongst Jordan's finest. This option combines scenic off-road routes with some walking, so the drive times on road are shorter than the other options, it is particularly recommended for the winter season.
The Canyons of Moav Mts.
Option 3- Hiking through the superb canyons Near the Dead Sea. This full day hiking tour takes us deep into the spectacular Iben Hamad canyon of the Moav (Moab) Mountains in the Dead Sea area. For people who truly love to hike through nature, there can be little that matches the appeal of a trek that combines breathtaking mountain peaks with deep canyons and gorges. These magnificent canyons are unique to this area and flow year-round with warm spring water. Rock-pools and waterfalls are found throughout their length and rich vegetation adorn their canyon walls. We highly recommend this tour to people who love the great outdoors, have a reasonable physical fitness level and are comfortable walking in water. Iben Hamad in the most colorful and picturesque one of all. Highly recommended!
Another option for either day in Petra (with a supplement), is ascending top of Jabel Harun (Aaron tomb), we board a local Bedouin 4x4 pick-up for the off-road drive to Mount Aaron. We leave the vehicle where the jeep trail ends and begin the half hour ascent to its summit on foot. On the mountain peak we find Aaron's shrine and enjoy the astonishing panoramic views from the summit. From here we head down and make our way to Petra's entrance and to our hotel.
Option 5- Hiking in the wilds of Rum: Climbing to the top of the arch of Jabel (Mt.) Burda - probably the most exhilarating way to experience the beauty of Wadi Rum. We follow dramatic 4x4 routes in our off-road vehicles and by foot explore hidden hiking trails that take in the best of the areas scenery. An exceptional day in the wilds of Rum that few tourists get to experience. Camels can be combined as well during the day.
Tours to Petra and Wadi Rum
Day 3 - This day covers the highlights of Wadi Rum. Having arrived at the village of Rum inside the nature reserve, we board 4X4 jeeps, driven by professional Bedouin drivers and journey to the sandstone area of Wadi Rum. Here we go off-road into its unique landscape and get right off the beaten track to explore rarely traveled ancient merchant routes. The enchanting Wadi Rum is an area almost surreal in its distinctive beauty. We cross red sand dunes and explore the beautifully eroded pillars of sandstone rock. It was this area of Wadi Rum that so inspired T E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). Wadi Rums beauty remains intact and its breathtaking scenery is still an inspiration for those who travel there. Lunch is enjoyed en route in the great outdoors. The tour includes the Seven Pillars, Khaz Ali canyon and Jabel Um Asharim. Returning by evening to Arava border and Eilat.
No visa charge on this tour (2 nights in Jordan)
Hiking in the Dead Sea canyons
Tour price incl: 4X4, all transportation, guide, all meals, entrance fees, 2 nights in hotel or Bedouin Camp ($10 supplement p.p)
High season supplement: 6$ p.p. per day on the 3* and Bedouin camp.
Not Incl: Visa to Jordan, handling and border tax $65 and tips
Petra by Night – a magical two hour tour into Petra walking through the Siq Canyon to the Treasury, all by candle light. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, $25 p.p.
Camels in Wadi Rum: 1.5 hours (or more) a camel tour in Wadi Rum. This ancient desert wanderer with his experienced Bedouin handler allows us to experience Wadi Rum in same manner as the ancient caravans which passed by here on the famous Spice Route thousands of years earlier. $48 per person
Trips and tours to Jordan include: specialist guide, 4x4 vehicles, camping equipment, entrance fees to Petra and all meals.
Tours to Jordan don't include: Visa to Jordan, Israel to Jordan border taxes and handling, which is total $65 per person. It is customary to tip in Jordan; we recommend the equivalent of $6 per client - per day. This is shared by the Jordanian guide with the rest of Jordanian tour staff.
Remember: you can also visit Egypt, the Pyramids or the Sinai desert from your Eilat base.
Petra and Jordan from Israel: The Treasury
For 1 and 2 days tour of Petra and Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum hot air balloon an unforgettable experience!
Diving in Jordan and Aqaba