Petra and Wadi Rum - 2 Days Jeep Tour to Jordan from Eilat - a Wonderful Experience

Tours to Jordan from Israel- 2 day Jordan tour, trips to Petra
& Wadi Rum from Eilat. Can be arranged from Jordan as well.  

 

 

The desert is not dying it is merely waiting with infinite patience.
Avraham Shaked

 

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Petra and Wadi Rum jeep tour
Petra and Wadi Rum jeep tour


View this page for details that all Petra visitors need to know Visa info to Jordan 2016

Due to recent changes at the border we’d like to point out the following;
Visitors to Jordan for less than 2 nights now pay an additional $60 in visa fees, as a  result we are currently advising our 1.5 and 2 day tour guests to add an additional night to their stay in Aqaba before the tour. The advantage of staying 2 nights include a free visa to Jordan, better hotel rates than in Eilat, reduced entrance fees to Petra and a comfortable transfer service included in the booking cost. All in all, this option offers the best value for money and saves about $120 on the visa and entrance fees to Petra.
 
We take your passport details before the tour and arrange the visa for you.  You receive it at the border on the day of your trip. The visa costs $60 for visitors to Petra and there is a further $65 charge for the border taxes and tips so the total border fee on the day is $125 (or $133 if paying by credit card).  People spending two nights or more in Jordan get the Visa for free and since hotels are more comfortably priced than those in Eilat it's an option that a lot of our guests go for. Just one night in Jordan reduces the Petra Entrance fee by $60, so for most people it's definitely worth staying a night or two and taking in more of the sights. Of course you can arrange a visa in advance if you wish but you'll find it's cheaper and more convenient to simply do it through us.
People  who choose to spend a night in Aqaba before their tour will receive transportation right to their hotel, including help crossing the border.
 

The New York Times is recommending Desert Eco Tours' trips to Jordan and Petra

 On the forums, we hold the 'Tripadvisor Award of Excellence' of 2010- 2017
 

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

 

Jordan - Petra and Wadi Rum 2 Day Tour (Jordan tours)
First Day - We begin our tour with Petra. Departing Eilat early morning we cross into Jordan and head straight to the ancient city of Petra. The tour takes in the most popular highlights of Petra beginning with the Treasury and the Siq Canyon and heading right through the main centre of the site. After lunch in Petra we have some free-time. You may choose to take an optional hike up to The Monastery on Jabel A-Deir, or the High Place of Sacrifice, but prior notice is required for these options. Following the tour we meet you at our nearby offices to drive you to your hotel near Petra, or to a Bedouin camp in the desert. Other accommodation options are available below.
You also have the option, for a supplement, of ascending to the summit of Aaron's Mountain to the shrine of Aaron's Tomb (also called Jabal Haroun) 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 mountain's summit.  
Day 2 - 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 Eilat.
 

Optional extra night in Rum- Guests wishing to spend an additional night in Wadi Rum at the end of the tour choose among a regular Wadi Rum camp, 4* camp or a luxury one. We collect the following morning for the return drive to Eilat. An optional 
Regular camp: Shared bathroom.
4* camp: Private bathroom
Luxury and Bubble camp: Fancy facilities
 
Price for adding a night in Wadi Rum in the end of the tour: 
Regular camp: 110$ pp. Shared bathroom, small tents
4* camp: 145$ pp. Private bathroom and big tents (recommended)
Luxury camp: 208$ pp.  Bubble ten in luxury camp: 248$ pp.
Incl: Bedouin camp, 2 meals, transfer back on the next morning to Eilat
 

The accommodation we offer in Petra:

The tour price includes 3* hotel
Amarin or 7 wonders Bedouin Camp: Recommended, supplement of $12 per person. Hi season sup. 6$ more pp. 
5* Deluxe Movenpick Petra hotel: High Season supplement: 180$, Low Season: $120 pp. per person sharing a room
5* Hayat Zaman Resort: (Taybet Zaman before) Great promotion Price for reopening, it is built on top of the ruins of an ancient 200 years old Arab village on the edge of the Edom Mts.
     Supplement- High Season: 108$, Low Season: 75$ per person sharing a room, highly recommended! No alcohol is served.
3* - La Maison, 7 wonders hotel, Tetra hotel or similar: (no supplement) High season 8$ more pp.
 
 


Tours to Petra from Israel: The Treasury
Tours to Petra from Israel: The Treasury


Tour Price: 1 person $520, 2 people $480 per person, 3 people $474 p.p, 4 people or more $459 per person. Children under 12- $50 less 
Including: accommodation,  all meals, mineral water, entrance fees, transportation, guides, border assistance etc.
Not including: visa fee (60$), border taxes and handling fee ($65 per person) & tips ( $10 p.p. per day min) drinks with meals in restaurants (as standard practice).
 
Private tours:  2 people additional $130 per person, 3 people: supplement of 99$ per person, 4 people: 90$, 5 people and more: additional $75per person. 
Please note that private tours of up to 3 people may have additional people added to the group for the Wadi Rum section of the tour (no more than 3). It is not always necessary but sometimes it is required to ensure the quality of the tour within the Wadi Rum area, where the number of the best guides is limited. 

 

Tour Optionals:

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) camel tour in Wadi Rum. These ancient desert wanderer and their experienced handlers, allow us to experience Wadi Rum in the same spirit as the merchants who traveled here thousands of years before. $48 per person.
Hiking in the wilds of Rum: Climbing to the top of 'The Arch' on 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 explore the best hiking trails on foot. An exceptional day in the wilds of Rum that few tourists get to experience. Accompanied by an experienced climbing guide with equipment and ropes. An option of abseiling (rappelling) in Wadi Rum is also available. Total supplement $170 per group.
Supplement  for 4x4 to Aaron's Mt.: on the Petra day- $260 inclusive up to 3 participants 4 people and more $75 each.

hot air balloon: Tour Wadi Rum + hot air balloon unforgettable experience !!!

Option for adding a third day to the tour: Check our 3 days tours to Jordan from Israel

People who choose to spend a night in Aqaba before their tour will receive transportation right to their hotel, including help crossing the border.
We offer a wide selection of hotels just minutes away from Eilat in the town of Aqaba on the Red Sea. Visitors who choose to stay in Aqaba benefit from lower room rates than those staying in Eilat  in addition to the advantages mentioned. In Aqaba in order to have a good level of hotel and sea front location you will have to reserve 5* hotel.

 

Selection of hotels in Aqaba to stay in the night before the tour:

3* Captain:  79$ per person in dbl room (single room supplement: 30$) High season sup. 10$ more p.p.
4* City Tower: recommended, recently opened:  $86 per person in double room (single supplement $45) High season sup. 12$ more p.p.
4* La Costa: recommended, sea view: $96 per person in double room (single supplement $50) High season sup. 10$ more p.p.
5* Hilton Doubletree: recommended 5* hotel in city center – 125$ per person in dbl room (single room supplement: 45$) High season sup. 12$ more p.p.
5* Movenpick Aqaba Resort: seafront hotel 169$ per person in dbl room (single room supplement: 85$)  High season sup. 20$ more p.p.
5* Intercontinental: recommended175$ per person in dbl room (single room supplement: 90$) High season sup. 25$ more p.p.

Include:1 night based on 2 people sharing a room, 2 meals, transfer from Eilat to the border and to hotel in Aqaba.

The price has to be added to the price of your tour to Petra.

 

Petra tours: Jabel Adeir- The Monastery
Petra tours: Jabel Adeir- The Monastery




Did you know:
that like Petra, you can easily visit Egypt and the Pyramids or the Sinai desert from your Eilat base? The 'Pyramids of Giza and highlights of Cairo' is our most popular 1 & 2 day Egypt tour out of Eilat. Other favorites include the 4x4 jeep tours in the scenic Eilat Mts.

Please note extra Jordan tours info.
Prices of tours to Jordan include professional guide, Jeeps, camping equipment, entrance fee to Petra and all meals.
Prices of tours to Petra do not include Visa to Jordan ($60), handling, border taxes and tips ($65) to be paid in cash at the border ($125 in total). Since $125 is a large amount for a cash payment we are providing the option of paying by credit card at $133 per person.    
 It is customary to tip in Jordan, we recommend a total tip of $6 per person per day to be shared by the Jordanian personnel.

 


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