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Overview

Visit the spectacular rock-cut city of Petra on a full-day tour from Eilat, and explore the ancient world of the Nabataeans. See temples and a treasury carved directly into rosy cliffs, then learn how the historic necropolis was lost to the desert for centuries. This Petra tour includes pickup and drop-off in Eilat, entrance fees at the site, lunch and bottled water.
  • Family-friendly Petra tour from Eilat
  • See a UNESCO-listed ancient site
  • Enter Petra on horseback
  • Guided tour and entrance fees included
  • Lunch and bottled water included
  • Round trip transport from Eilat
Meet a driver at your hotel for early morning departure, then travel from Eilat to the Arava Border in a climate-controlled vehicle. Upon arrival at the border, you’ll pass through border control and customs—crossing times can vary and are out of the control of the tour operator.

On the other side of the border, transfer to another vehicle for the trip through the desert, with scenic views of the mountains along the way.

When you arrive at Petra, you’ll have the option to make the final approach to the desert city on horseback, riding 650 feet (198-meters) through the sand (horseback ride included in the tour). This is where your tour begins, and you’ll spend your time at Petra visiting the highlights of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Following your time at Petra, pause for lunch at local restaurant before starting the return trip. If time allows, the driver will stop at viewpoints that look out over Wadi Rum, and for a tour of the bustling Jordanian port of Aqaba.

Cross back over the border into Israel, then finish the day with return transfer to Eilat.
Itinerary
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Petra
Enjoy a tour of Petra, UNESCO site and one of the "seven wonders of the world". Including guiding and lunch. Visiting Petra is a magical and memorable experience, that can be enjoyed in one day on this Petra tour from Eilat. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Petra is truly a treasure and a site not to be missed when visiting Jordan. The Petra 1-day tour from Eilat includes all transportation, guiding, snack box, and water bottle. The tour begins with pickup from Eilat and traveling towards the border between Israel and Jordan. With full assistance, pass the border (visa and border fees are not included in the tour price). Once in Jordan, drive past the stunning Wadi Rum desert landscape en route to Petra. With a knowledgeable and English speaking guide, enjoy a guided tour throughout the protected park. Enter through the Siq, a long and narrow passageway upon the entrance filled with unique details including carvings and shrines. See the history of the “lost city” of the Nabateans visiting historic and ancient sites like the Treasury, Obelisk Tomb, Jabal Madbach (the sacrificial palace), Roman Theater and Mountaintop Tombs. After two hours of guiding through these sites enjoy time to explore Petra at your own pace, taking time to explore at leisure and marvel at the beauty. Later in the afternoon, it will be time to head back to the border, passing by Wadi Rum again for a quick view before arriving at the border and crossing into Eilat. This Petra day tour can also start or end from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. This tour has $130 USD worth of entry fees included in the price! Tour Itinerary 07:00-07:30 – Eilat pickup from one of four centralized pickup points (each location is within 5 min walk of almost every Eilat hotel) 08:00 – Cross the border into Jordan with border assistance 09:00 – Drive passed the Jordanian Desert highway to the lost city of Petra taking a break en route for a view of Mt Haroun (Aaron’s Tomb) 11:30 – Begin the guided tour of Petra 14:00 – Enjoy free time in Petra to explore at own pace, also time to eat lunch 16:00 – Meet at a central point to exit Petra together as a group 16:45 – Head south towards Wadi Rum en route back to the border 18:30 – Arrive at the border crossing 19:30 – Cross the border back into Israel and travel back towards Eilat and hotel drop off Note – Timing in the itinerary is approximate
Duration: 240 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included

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Petra is great. But cold.
bcOttawa
, Nov 2019
The trip was long. 12 hours pickup to drop off. Maybe 45 minutes getting into Jordan and 20 minutes getting back into Israel. Petra was amazing. Worth the time and money. We went in November and it was COLD COLD COLD.....and windy. Guide was great, well informed, but went on a 30 minute rant at the beginning to tell us what was wrong in Middle East. Oil, money, religion.....got it thanks. The lunch provided was brutal. But Petra was great. Want to go again in warm weather.
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Day tour to Petra
hasshah
, Oct 2019
Too much waiting time 1. They consolidate Eilat and Tel Avis passengers 2. Jordan side guide was late - were told he is always late 3. Money collection on Israel and Jordan side takes time as it is not well organized - could have been charged upfront to avoid delay. 4. Delayed due to couple of people coming late from 1st break - 5. No microphone - hard to listen all conversation in a large group of 15+ people
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Day trip to Petra
Passenger51650800505
, Apr 2019
Started at 7am but didn't get there til 13.30 the guide went off, we couldn't follow missed explanation
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Breathtaking
christinegS7039XT
, Mar 2019
Breathtaking views, well worth the time. just prepare for an extended period of time to get through security when entering Jordan.
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Extremely disorganized
ManuelM1531
, Jan 2019
Crossing the border took almost 4 hours, all because the lack of organization of the guides, they mixed up passports among other things. The guide was extremely rude too, the threatened to leave is behind if we kept asking about our passports. The lunch is included, but the restaurant received no payment, they did not let us leave until we pay for the lunch. These are just facts of what happened in this tour, Petra was amazing though, shame we went through this awful agency.
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Amazing experience
Osqui58
, Jun 2018
Very interesting the place and the city of Petra. The unique problem Is the lost of time in the border.
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Wish we had more time at the actual...
Kim k
, Apr 2018
Wish we had more time at the actual sight and informed that it would give us more time if we rode a carriage in.
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Petra itself is a must see so I...
Brad P
, Jul 2017
Petra itself is a must see so I would go regardless if any hassles. Border crossing took welll over an hour and there was no one telling us what was going on and also the dinner was just okay.
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Petra is amazing. we spent a lot of...
Yoshiya Y
, Jan 2017
Petra is amazing. we spent a lot of time picking people up and getting through the Jordanian border, and made an unnecessary stop in a souvenir shop on the way, then stopped at the office of the tour company for another 20 minutes. Bottom line, we got to the entrance of the Petra Park after 12:30 and had to be back by 3:30. We travelled a long way to be there, and only had 3 hours in total. Calling this excursion a day tour in Petra is a little misleading-it should really be an afternoon in Petra...
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Petra is great place to visit. This...
Mark U
, Jan 2017
Petra is great place to visit. This specific day tour from Eilat was provided by some company from Israel. This tour was not well organized from booth places Israel and Jordan. This tour offered many activities that actually did not happened due to limited time and organizational issues. We spent almost entire day on the Jordan border collecting some money for the passing the border and for tour type visa 65 60 , etc.. etc. The promised lunch in the nice restaurant did not happened. We had a very simple buffet lunch in the terrible small restaurant on the Jordan site. As a result of all these issues we started our actual tour at 2PM and by 5PM we had to be back to bus. We crossed the border with Israel around 8PM. We did not visit Acaba and some other places. The tour guide was OK, but I would expect more professional tour guide for this amount of money. So, I would not recommend this tour. VIator have to be aware of these issues and not offer this tour.

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