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Itinerary

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.

Locations visited
Petra World Heritage Site
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Great Tour Guide, bad transport

The tour guide was excellent. The transport on the Israel side to/from wasn’t so good. First bus was very dirty, so much my white shirt was stained by the seat, not the best start to the day. The minibus wasn’t well maintained as the wheel...More

1  Thank A10KJN
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for sharing your feedback on your Petra experience. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed the guide and found him to be knowledgeable and informative, and that you enjoyed the authentic Jordanian lunch. All of our buses undergo regular maintenance and cleaning. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Day trip from Tel Aviv to Petra

If you only have a day to get to Petra then this is the trip for you. We left really early in the AM from Tel Aviv on a clean, comfortable bus with WIFI. I slept for the first 3 hours and when I woke...More

Thank Colleen O
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks, Colleen, for sharing your experience in Petra - we are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour! We are happy you found the buses clean and comfortable and that the driver and guides were efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you for your kind...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Did not have a good experience

I was in a private tour of Petra for 11 people from Eilat. The tour guide was extremely dismissive of our interest in asking questions, gave himself several very long breaks while we waited uncomfortably, and made women in particular in the group feel uncomfortable...More

6  Thank Shirley P
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Shirley, for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear you were not satisfied with the guide, however, it is nice to hear you still enjoyed the sites and the beauty of Petra. It is important to remember that both flying from Tel Aviv to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Day tour to Petra / COMPLETELY DISAPPOINTING

My 10 friends and I hired a private guide through Tourist Israel for the one day trip to Petra and we were incredibly disappointed. Our tour guide, Nizar, was rude and lazy. He didn't make us feel safe - in fact, we felt harassed and...More

6  Thank cerifkin
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback on your trip experience. We are disappointed to hear this feedback and that you were not completely satisfied with the tour experience. You are, of course, entitled to your opinion of Nizar and we are sorry...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terrible Day trip to Petra

I booked a private trip for 10 people to go to Petra from Israel and it was a terrible experience. Because of the following things that happened to us on our trip, I would recommend you avoid this company! 1. The tour guide was making...More

Thank Stacey K
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There are good reviews on Eco tour. Anything, but the company I used. Recommend paying with credit card with the exception of taxes, just in case.
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