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Day Tour to Petra from Eilat - with unbiased reviews

Day Tour to Petra from Eilat

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Visit the ancient city of Petra on a day trip from Eilat, with guides to take care of logistics so you can experience the remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site worry-free. Enter Petra on foot or horseback, traveling through the winding Siq to the Treasury, and then exploring rock-cut architecture carved into cliffs. Entrance fees, lunch, and transport are included, as is time for photo stops in the beautiful Jordanian desert.
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    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    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
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  • Eilat to Petra day trip with lunch and stops at Wadi Rum and Aqaba
  • Visit Petra without spending the night in Jordan
  • Cross the desert in a climate-controlled vehicle 
  • Guided tour of Petra with optional horseback ride
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your Eilat hotel for a group trip to the Arava Border Crossing in a climate-controlled vehicle; border crossing times vary and are beyond the control of the tour operator. When you reach Jordan, transfer into another climate-controlled vehicle and enjoy views of the low desert hills during the trip to Petra. Upon arrival, enter the UNESCO Site through the Siq, walking or riding a horse along the narrow path. Take in Petra highlights, from the soaring Treasury to rock-cut tombs, and then sample Jordanian cuisine at a restaurant before the return trip to Aqaba. While crossing the desert, stop to see the dramatic cliffs of Wadi Rum, and, if time allows, pause for a tour of Aqaba, Jordan’s bustling Red Sea port. After crossing back into Israel, the day concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
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Departure Point
Americana Hotel Eilat, Kamen St, Eilat, Israel מלון נובה לייק - Nova Like Hotel, Sderot Hativat HaNegev 6, Eilat, Israel HI Eilat Hostel, Derekh Mitsrayim 18, Eilat, 8810101, Israel הרברט סמואל הריף אילת - The Reef Eilat Hotel by Herbert Samuel, חוף אלמוג, Eilat, 8810501, Israel
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Petra
  • Border fee of 65 USD per person and visa fee of 60 USD per person
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Visa is required and will be arranged by the operator.
  • A current valid passport with more than 6 months of validity is required on the day of travel. Israeli passport holders (or holders of dual passports with an Israeli passport) must use their Israeli passport at every border crossing
  • This tour includes approx. 3-4 hours in Petra, however, in the exeptional case of delays at border crossing or along the transfers, Petra tour can be shorter
  • Please note the tour includes a lunch box.
  • Please note that water and food might not be allowed across the border - at discretion of the authorities
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Eugeniusz S wrote a review Yesterday
8 contributions2 helpful votes
We took one day tour to Petra from Eilat, organized by Tourist Israel. Their operators and guides on both sides (Israel and Jordan) were excellent. Visa arrangements and passport control to Jordan went very smoothly. No Jordan side, The guide, Nazir, was excellent and the whole
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Date of experience: October 2019
Aistė S wrote a review 8 Dec
24 contributions3 helpful votes
The tour was great, everything went smoothly at the borders and during the whole tour, our guide Kamal was friendly and knowledgeable, driver also was smiling and friendly. I have no complains and will definitely recommend for the others!
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Response from TIClaireWilliams, Guest Relations Manager at Day Tour to Petra from Eilat
Responded 2 days ago
Hi aistytta, thanks for your review! We're so glad everything went smoothly at the border and that Kamal and your driver gave you a memorable experience in Jordan. We hope to see you again!
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Stan wrote a review 8 Dec
1 contribution
I thought that the tour was very well managed and executed. The transfers through Israel and Jordan borders were handled very well by both parties. The lovely surprise was the lunch and snack parcel given, which was not expected for the tour, as we thought we had to bring all
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from TIClaireWilliams, Guest Relations Manager at Day Tour to Petra from Eilat
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you ozmogman for your amazing feedback! It's so nice to hear that your tour of Petra with Nizar went well and that you enjoyed all of the sites and the snacks, it sounds like you made some amazing, lasting memories.
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Zuzana134 wrote a review 8 Dec
2 contributions
Very well organized, tour guide Nizar was great and despite very short time in Petra, we really enjoyed it a lot
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from TIClaireWilliams, Guest Relations Manager at Day Tour to Petra from Eilat
Responded 3 days ago
Hi Zuzana134, thanks for your review! We're sure Nizar will appreciate the positive feedback and we're glad to hear it was a great day in Petra.
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Nadezhda wrote a review 2 Dec
1 contribution
We had great time in Petra. Our guide Nizar was really the best, very organized, he was explaining everything very clearly, thanks to him we could take the most of the day tour. I strongly recommend going to Petra for more than one day to see everything.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from ClaireWilliamsTI, Guest Relations Manager at Day Tour to Petra from Eilat
Responded 1 week ago
Dear nadezhdavh Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed the tour! Petra is a special place. We hope you will join us again soon!
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