The Last Untouched Wilderness
1 & 2 day Jordan tours / trips to Jordan, Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash, Madaba,
Mt. Nebo jeep tour from Israel and Eilat. Tours from
Tel Aviv or Jerusalem to Petra and Jordan. Can be arranged from Jordan as well.
A waste of intense heat and cold, of drought and cloud-bursts, of winds and lightning, of storm and death,
what could make any race care for it? What was the attraction, wherein the fascination?
The Desert / John C. Van Dyke- 1911
Tours to Petra and Wadi Rum from Eilat
Because of the Corona and the new opening hours of the border till end of July, it is still impossible to operate a 1 day tour from Israel to Petra. The min you need is 1.5 day tour.
Friday and Saturday the border is closed
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
Petra and Jordan tours from Israel: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Eilat. All tours to Petra from Eilat can start and end in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv as well.
Tours to Jordan and Petra from Tel Aviv: you have few options of getting to Eilat from Tel Aviv, local bus- every hour from central bus station in Tel Aviv, Flights of Arkia or Israir from Ben-Gurion airport to Ramon airport or taking a rental car to Eilat.
Tours to Jordan and Petra from Jerusalem: You can get to Eilat by local bus from the bus station in Jerusalem, taking a flight from Ben Gurion to Ramon airport or use rent a car for that.
Firstly a little word about why Desert Eco Tours is the number one choice for visitors to Petra.
Desert Eco Tours is by far the best tour operator from Israel to Petra and unlike the other companies whose Petra tours are pooled together on shared busses; all our tours are exclusively Desert Eco Tours. Booking with us means an early start, getting to and through the border first and avoiding the inevitable delays that the pooled companies must face. The benefits are obvious and it allows us an average of one hour more touring Petra. Our permanent Jordanian tour staff are selected by us and operate according to our guidelines. Apart from having the best guides available we also use the services of Jordan's leading tour bus company for maximum comfort on route. On particularly busy days we add additional guides to the tour and divide the participants into smaller groups to ensure a high quality tour experience for everyone. We operate a large selection of tours many of which run on a daily basis and our experienced staff are dedicated to providing the best possible service to each and every visitor.
On our two day Petra and Wadi Rum tours, we spend a whole day exploring the highlights of the spectacular Wadi Rum (8 hours) in new, 4x4 vehicles driven by our local Bedouin English speaking staff. The ancient jeeps commonly used in the Rum by other companies are often driven by local youngsters and spend a maximum of 4 hours touring the Rum itself.
Jeep tour in Wadi Rum: Jordan tours
Jordan - Petra One Day Tour (Jordan tours)
Petra day trip from Eilat: Departing daily this tour begins early morning at the Eilat hotels and heads to the Rabin Border between Eilat and Jordan. Here we enter Jordan and are met by our Jordanian tour staff. A 2 hour drive takes us from Aqaba to Petra, during the drive you are briefed by a specialist guide about the history and culture of Jordan. At the entrance to Petra horses are available (no fee) for the 10 min walk to the Siq Canyon. The imposing and beautiful Siq is in itself one of the main attractions in Petra. The walk through the Siq takes about 1/2 hour before that breathtaking and monumental moment of first stepping foot in Petra is upon you. One of the wonders of the world, Petra is an archeological, anthropological and geological phenomenon. Your guide will share with you the legends, truths and myths of this astonishing city. The walk through Petra is made easy by the endless sights and fascinating facts. All of which bring to life a history as colorful as the sandstone rock from which it was carved. Having explored the highlights of Petra, we stop at a restaurant within Petra to enjoy a hearty buffet lunch. Following lunch we begin the walk back to our vehicle - for this final walk participants may choose to hire the services of the local donkey, camel and carriage drivers. We rejoin our vehicle for the return journey to Eilat and arrive by evening.
Daily Petra regular tour price: $249, child under 12 $159
Group excursion rates upon request.
High season supplement: 6$ p.p. per day on the 3* and Bedouin camp.
Private tour Cost: 2 people $760 in total. 3 people $340 each. 4 people $320 each. 5 people or more 305$ each.
Tour to Petra Includes: Transport from hotels, Eilat - Aqaba border assistance. Mineral water and snacks. Transportation in modern A/C bus, specialist guide. Short Tour of Aqaba. Entrance fees + Horse-ride and Lunch in Petra.
We encourage visitors to Petra to spend an additional night in Aqaba before their tour. Apart from the $60 savings at Petra, people staying two nights also get the $60 visa for free. On top of that hotels in Aqaba are cheaper than those in Eilat and the later morning pickup times mean guests get to enjoy breakfast in their hotel before the tour begins.
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.
Petra Wadi Rum Tour: Air Balloon in Wadi Rum
Two day - Petra Wadi Rum tour from Israel
Can be done from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as well
This two day Jordan tour begins in Eilat where we enter Jordan. From the border the tour heads straight to Petra. At the entrance to Petra we leave our vehicles and commence the walk (horses optional) to the imposing Siq Canyon. A 1/2 hr walk through this incredible canyon leads us into the city of Petra. We tour Petra on foot, exploring the main archeological sites and attractions. Early afternoon we stop for a refreshing buffet lunch at a restaurant within the site, after lunch clients have free-time to visit additional places within Petra. Some choose to walk up to The Monastery (The Deir), others visit The High Place of Sacrifice, while most prefer to enjoy the extra time for photos at the famous sites on the route back through Petra. After touring Petra we check into our nearby hotel or make our way to our Bedouin camp, where we enjoy our evening meal and settle in for the night. Here we have the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring desert night-skies and the wonderful views of the desert by night.
Day 2- Following breakfast we board 4X4 new jeeps, driven by professional Bedouin drivers and journey to the famous sandstone area of Wadi Rum. We go off-road into its unique landscape and get well off the beaten track to explore rarely traveled ancient merchant routes. We enjoy a picnic lunch in the great outdoors whilst taking in some of the Rums most outstanding scenery. Unlike the majority of tours in Wadi Rum (tourists in hoards along the same old route) this tour gets well away from the tourist groups and busses to explore the less accessible areas of Wadi Rum, areas which remain unspoiled and whose remarkable natural beauty very few tourists get to see. Having explored the outer reaches of the Rum we continue on to Aqaba and enjoy a short visit to Aqaba market before returning to Eilat to complete our tour.
The night in Petra: By default- 3* hotel
Petra: The Monastery
Including: Everything as listed, including accommodation, all meals, mineral water, entrance fees, transportation, guides, border assistance etc.
Not included: border taxes: Visa to Jordan, border tax $65 p.p. & tips ( 6 $ p.p. per day min) not inc drinks with meals in restaurants (as standard practice)
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. incl the transfers
We encourage visitors of the overnight tour to Petra to spend an additional night in Aqaba before their tour. Apart from the $60 savings at Petra, people staying two nights also get the $60 visa for free. On top of that hotels in Aqaba are cheaper than those in Eilat and the later morning pickup times mean guests get to enjoy breakfast in their hotel before the tour begins.
A selection of hotels in Aqaba Jordan for the night before the tour to Petra