Trips to Jordan - Eilat to Petra, visit Wadi Rum, Jerash, Madaba & Mt. Nebo. Excursions
and tours from Eilat and Israel to Petra, Wadi Rum and Jordan.
Tours to Petra and Jordan from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

 All tours can start in Jordan.  

"In my case it was love at first sight. This desert, all deserts, any desert."
The Journey Home - 1977 Edward Abbey.


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Tours to Petra and Wadi Rum from Eilat
Tours to Petra and Wadi Rum from Eilat




special offer:  book your day tour to Petra from Eilat for 229$ only (Instead of 259$)!!!



  Online booking for Petra and Wadi Rum tours from Israel. For info. contact us.

Visa info to Jordan and 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.
Due to recent changes at the border we’d like to point out the following;
1)     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.
2)  People who wish to travel for a one day tour should consider the option of staying overnight in Petra (1.5 day tour below) and benefiting from the reduced Petra entrance fees for overnight visitors ($60 less). This option also gives visitors the opportunity to spend several more hours inside Petra exploring the site at their leisure. 
Another option is spending the night before the 1 day tour in Aqaba, this means reduced entrance fees at Petra, better hotel rates than in Eilat and a more comfortable morning pick-up time at the start of the tour.
Desert Eco Tours - Is the leading and most popular tour operator of Jordan and Petra tours from Israel. Unfortunately it is becoming increasingly important to be extra cautious when booking Petra tours online and to double check the credentials of companies offering services. We won't compromise the quality of your tour,  be sure you don't. 

Our one day Petra tours from Eilat remain the number one choice for visitors to Petra from Israel but since entrance fees to Petra have increased for day trips more and more clients are choosing to join our Two Day Petra tours as an alternative.  The most requested two day tour option is our Petra and Wadi Rum tour from Eilat, this tour has been running daily for several years and continues to be hugely popular with visitors. Our other Two Day Petra Tours are focused entirely on Petra and cover it's most famous attractions. Two day tours to Petra from Eilat were always the better option in terms of tour experience and now they are more appealing than ever.

People booking tours with us can also take advantage of our very special rates for hotels and domestic flights in Eilat and throughout Israel, Egypt and Jordan. Our best hotel deals are reserved for tour participants.

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

Photo gallery of our tours to Jordan and Petra


Tours in Wadi Rum- Jordan
Jordan tour from israel, Jeep tours in Wadi Rum


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

Visit Jordan - Eilat to Petra One Day Group Tour (Jordan tours)

For all options of private Petra day tour from Eilat
Desert Eco Tours is consistently the number one choice for visitors to Petra and Jordan from Israel because we do things somewhat differently. All our tours are exclusively Desert Eco Tours,  we do not put our Petra tour clients together with any other tour company. Booking with us  means an early start for getting to and through the border and avoiding the inevitable delays that the other companies face, this gives our clients 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 Petra tour guides available we also use the services of Jordan's leading bus company for maximum comfort on route. On particularly busy days we add additional guides to our Petra tours and divide the participants into smaller groups to ensure a higher quality tour experience for everyone. We operate a large selection of Petra tours most of which run on a daily basis and our experienced staff are dedicated to providing the best possible tour 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 jeeps commonly used in the Rum by smaller tour operators are generally driven by local youngsters and spend a maximum of 4 hours touring the Rum itself.

Desert tours in Jordan: Wadi Rum
Desert tours in Jordan: Wadi Rum


Petra day trip from Eilat - Israel: Departing daily this tour begins early morning at the Eilat hotels and heads to the border between Eilat and Jordan. We enter Jordan and continue on to Petra.
We arrive at Petra's visitor's center mid-morning. From there we walk to the Siq canyon which is the main entrance to Petra and one of Petra's most impressive sights. The walk through the Siq takes about 1/2 hour before that breathtaking experience of first stepping foot in Petra is upon us. Counted as 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 incredible city. We explore all the major sites and ruins on the route. 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 walk back to the entrance and head to a local authentic restaurant where we enjoy a hearty buffet lunch, from there we commence our return journey to Eilat, arriving by evening.
Tour 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.
Not included: Israel to Jordan Border Tax + tips- $60p.p, drinks at lunch and horse handlers tips (1 dinar).

Tour Price: $229 p.p. instead of 259$, children under 12- $134 

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.     

Wadi Rum and Petra- Day tour: If you take the private Petra day tour or the 1.5 day tour, you can consider the option of doing 1.5 hour jeep tour in Wadi Rum in the way back to Israel from Petra (additional charge). Full itinerary in option 5.

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.

A selection of hotels in Aqaba Jordan for the night before the tour to Petra

Flights, Same day return from Tel Aviv available upon request

Tours to Petra and Jordan from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem

Tours to Petra and Jordan from Eilat, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv
Petra from Israel: Tours to Petra from Eilat



Travelling to Jordan: Petra day tour with overnight option
Many of our one day Petra clients choose to stay in Jordan the night before their Petra tour. We offer a wide selection of hotels just minutes away from Eilat in the town of Aqaba on the Red Sea, we also include transportation to each of the hotels. Visitors who choose to stay in Aqaba benefit from lower room rates than those staying in Eilat, more time experiencing Jordan with a more comfortable morning pick-up time for the Petra tour itself. Please advise by email if you require further information about this option.

Optional tour activities in Wadi Rum with Desert Eco Tours:
Wadi Rum hot air balloon ride at sunrise.
Climbing and rappelling in Wadi Rum.
Camel tours in Wadi Rum: From 1.5 hours to several days. 
Diving in Jordan and Aqaba 

Excursions to Petra and Jerusalem from Sharm El Sheikh and Taba in Egypt

Visiting Jordan - Wadi Rum Day Jeep Tour from Israel (Jordan tours)
 A one day Jeep tour in Wadi Rum from Eilat. Including an optional camel tour in Wadi Rum.
This Wadi Rum tour from Eilat covers some of the most spectacular desert scenery in the world. Not only one of the most famous tourist attractions in Jordan, Wadi Rum is also a UNESCO protected world heritage site. It was here that T.E Lawrence led the Arab Revolt and the epic movie that followed 'Lawrence of Arabia' was filmed here on location. Tours to Wadi Rum from Israel have for many years been a popular tour option for people wishing to experience for themselves this mysterious and mesmerizing landscape. Our one day tours of Wadi Rum from Eilat cover all of the major highlights of Wadi Rum and go off the regular sight-seeing tour routes to explore the lesser traveled trails that few tourists get to see. The tour departs early morning to Jordan from Eilat in Israel and by mid morning we begin our off-road jeep along the most remarkable Wadi Rum jeep routes. We enjoy a hearty picnic lunch in the great outdoors as we take in the fascinating sights and experience the vast desert expanses and unique atmosphere that Wadi Rum is so famous for. The local Bedouin tribesmen provide short camel rides in Wadi Rum which can also be included into this one day Wadi Rum tour. Towards evening we leave the desert trails and head back to the road to commence our return journey to Eilat. The camel tours in Wadi Rum must be pre-ordered when booking to assure availability. 
Sites incl: Jabel Rum, Jabel Umm Asharin, the Haz Ali Canyon, Wadi Barra Canyon, Jabel Burda
Tour includes: Transport from hotel and assistance at Eilat - Jordan border, professional guide
Tour doesn't include:   Visa to Joedan, Israel and Jordan Border taxes and tips.

Air Balloon in Wadi Rum- Jordan
Air Balloon in Wadi Rum- Jordan tours from Israel

 Visit Jordan - Eilat to Petra and Wadi Rum 2 Day Tour (Jordan tours) 
For the full itinerary on the 2 days Petra Rum tour
First Day - Departing Eilat with the daily one day tour we are among the very first to get to and through the border thus avoiding the lengthy delays that follow. We set off to Petra in plenty of time to take in all the sites of the one day tour route and still have extra time to cover the places that the one day Petra trip doesn't reach. This is an ideal opportunity for people to spend more time touring Petra and take in other major attractions such as the Monastery or the High place of Sacrifice. Our Petra tour guide returns with the one day tour but before he departs he will give you advice on how to spend the rest of the afternoon according to your interests and energy levels. The Monastery is quite a difficult walk up but is the most popular choice for the more energetic visitors. You can explore Petra at your leisure and a short walk from the entrance of the site takes us to our Jordan office nearby from there you are taken to your hotel or Bedouin Camp.
Second Day - Today we set off bright and early into the magnificent expanses of Wadi Rum.  This is where Lawrence of Arabia famously served during the first world war and the epic movie about his adventures was also filmed here. We go off-road  into Wadi Rum taking in all the major attractions including the Seven Pillars, Lawrence's Well and  the inscriptions of Khaz Ali canyon. To witness the best of the desert scenery here we head away from the tourist traps and go right off the beaten track into the depths of Wadi Rum to enjoy the breathtaking scenery that few tourists get to see. We return to the road late afternoon and make our way to Eilat arriving by evening.

Tour Price: 1 person (joining existing tour) – 520$, 2 people - $480 pp., 3 people $474 pp. 4 people and over $459 each. / children under 12: $50 less

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


Accommodation options in Petra:

Amarin or 7 wonders Bedouin Camp: Recommended, supplement of $12 per person. Hi season sup. 6$ more p.p. 
5* Deluxe Movenpick Petra hotel: High Season supplement: 180$, Low Season: $120 p.p. per person sharing a room
5* Hayat Zaman Resort: (Taybet Zaman before) Great promotion Price for reopening, it is built on top of the ruins of an ancient 200 years old Arab village on the edge of the Edom Mts.
     Supplement- High Season: 108$, Low Season: 75$ per person sharing a room, highly recommended!
3* - La Maison: Renovated with great location- walking distance from the visitors' center (no supplement) High season 8$ more p.p.
3* - 7 wonders hotel or Tetra hotel (no supplement) High season 8$ more p.p.

Tour Includes: Hotel pick-up and Eilat-Jordan border assistance. Snacks and bottled mineral water. Transportation in modern A/C bus and guide. Short tour of Aqaba. Petra entrance fees + Horse-ride and Lunch in Petra. Wadi Rum jeep tour and night in Bedouin camp or 3* hotel near Petra and all meals.

Using the Bedouin camp in the desert will cost $10 more per person than the 3* hotel.
Tour doesn't include: Visa to Jordan $60, handling and Israel/ Jordan border tax - $65 per person. & tips ($6 per person. per day)

Optional tour activities in Wadi Rum and Petra:
Petra candle light tour- a magical two-hour tour into Petra walking through the Siq Canyon to the Treasury, all by candle light.
Wadi Rum hot air balloon an unforgettable experience!
Climbing and rappelling tour in Wadi Rum.
Camel trip for 1.5 hour in Wadi Rum
Diving in Jordan and Aqaba

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.


From the top of Jabel Um Adami the highest point of Jordan
From the top of Jabel Um Adami, Jordan tour from Israel


Trips to Jordan - 2 day tour from Eilat to Petra only (Jordan Tours)
The tour begins with the one day tour from Eilat, while the tour group has to return early after visiting Petra, you have the rest of the day to continue through Petra at your leisure. After the first day in Petra you head to your hotel or Bedouin camp in the nearby Wadi Mussa.
Day two is a free day in Petra, exploring yet more of the major sites that the one-day tour does not cover such as El Dir (Monastery) and the High Place of Sacrifice. Today you tour Petra independently (no guide) until afternoon, then you meet our tour staff and are driven back to Eilat. A local scout is available at a supplement to lead the way on the second day. There is also an option of visiting Mount Aaron and Aaron's tomb, details available on request.
Price: $382 p.p, children under 12: $322              

High season 6$- 8$ more p.p. 
Single supplement: 40$

Tour Incl: guide, transportation, bottles of water, 2 lunches and 2 entrances to Petra, overnight in hotel or camp with half board.
Not incl: Visa to Jordan, border tax and tips, Bedouin camp $12 supplement per person.

Optional: Petra by night- every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Petra from Israel, The Monastery (Jabel al Deir) Petra


Visiting Jordan - Petra, Jerash, Mount Nebo & Madaba 2 Day Tour from Israel

Day 1 - The tour to Jerash, Madaba and Nebo begins early morning in Eilat or Israel and Jordan's northern crossings (Sheik Hussein). We enter Jordan and meet our Jordanian tour staff. A 2 hour drive takes us to Petra for a full day tour of Petra (see Petra One Day tour). We spend the night near ancient Petra at 3 or 5* hotel.
Day 2 - Visiting the historical sites of Madaba, Mt. Nebo and Jerash. Following breakfast we 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 sixth century it depicts Jerusalem and the surrounding areas. Other mosaics are found in nearby churches and museums. Not far from Madaba is the biblical Mt. Nebo, where according to Jewish and Christian tradition Moses looked over the Promised Land. After taking in the views from the mountain we head to Jerash. Jerash is widely considered to be 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. This day is particularly long and includes relatively long drive times. Leaving Jordan we return to Israel at Eilat or the Sheik Hussein border crossing.

Price: 2 people $1140 in total, 3 people- $530 p.p. 4 people or more- $495 p.p.
Tour does not incl: border tax, tips and visa to Jordan in case of ending/ starting in Sheik Hussein border.

Private tours:  2-3 people:  additional $125 per person,   4-6 people additional $95 per person..

High season supplement: 6-8$ p.p. per night on the 3* and Bedouin camp.

This tour to Jerash, Nebo and Madaba can start from Eilat, Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.

.Longer Jordan and Petra tours incl: hiking, trekking and camels

Optional tour activities in Petra Wadi Rum tour with Desert Eco Tours:
Petra by Night- a magical two-hour tour into Petra, all by candle light.
Wadi Rum hot air balloon by sunrise.
Climbing and rappelling in Wadi Rum.
Camel tours in Wadi Rum: From 1.5 hours to several days. 
Diving in Jordan and Aqaba 
Excursions to Petra and Jerusalem from Sharm El Sheikh and Taba in Egypt

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, which 
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.

Please be advised that the issue of the animal handlers in Petra is entirely out of our hands and therefore we cannot accept any responsibility for the services they provide. Unfortunately, based on a lot of experience, we must advise you to avoid using them if you possibly can. We hope that very soon we will be able to update this page without these negative points but for now, we cannot stress strongly enough our stance against using any animal transportation services in Petra. 

We strongly encourage visitors to Petra to spend the night before their tour in Eilat. This ensures no delays on the morning of the tour. Eilat has a great deal to offer visitors and enjoys a fabulously attractive sitting on the Red Sea coast. People booking tours with us can take advantage of our very special rates on hotels and domestic flights in Israel. Let us know what type of accommodation suits your needs and we will send you the options. 

Remember: you can also visit Egypt, the Pyramids or the Sinai desert from your Eilat base.


The megic of Wadi Rum's desert
Jordan tour from Israel, The magic of Wadi Rum's desert


Petra private day tour's options from Eilat

The full itinerary of the 2 days Petra & Wadi Rum tour: Highly recommended

3-4 day tour from Israel to Jordan and Egypt visiting: Petra, Wadi Rum, Cairo and the Pyramids

Longer tours of Jordan

customize your own tour of Israel, Jordan and Egypt including Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Petra, Sinai, Egypt, Cairo and Luxor

Our 2 day Cairo and Pyramids from Israel remains our most popular Egypt tour out of Eilat

Other favorites include the 4x4 jeep tours in Eilat

Read what our clients had to say about their desert experience

Photo gallery of Petra and Wadi Rum in Jordan

The map of Jordan


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Special offers for flights to Eilat and back starting from 80$ p.p. per way. Tickets are changeable and refundable.