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Day Tour to Petra from Eilat

Eilat, Israel
Day Tour to Petra from Eilat

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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
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Bottled water
Border fee of 65 USD per person and visa fee of 60 USD per person
Club Hotel Eilat , Derekh ha-Arava, Eilat, Israel
8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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.
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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: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The tour is ending at the Israeli side of the border
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tourist Israel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Tour to Petra from Eilat?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Day Tour to Petra from Eilat?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Day Tour to Petra from Eilat?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Tour to Petra from Eilat?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "No microphone - hard to listen all conversation in a large group of 15+ people" See review
  • "Maybe 45 minutes getting into Jordan and 20 minutes getting back into Israel." See review

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Petra is great. But cold.
, 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, it thanks. The lunch provided was brutal. But Petra was great. Want to go again in warm weather.
Day tour to Petra
, 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
Day trip to Petra
, Apr 2019
Started at 7am but didn't get there til 13.30 the guide went off, we couldn't follow missed explanation
, Mar 2019
Breathtaking views, well worth the time. just prepare for an extended period of time to get through security when entering Jordan.
Extremely disorganized
, 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.
Amazing experience
, Jun 2018
Very interesting the place and the city of Petra. The unique problem Is the lost of time in the border.
Wish we had more time at the actual...
, 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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.
2 travelers found this review helpful
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...
1 traveler found this review helpful
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic trip to an amazing place...
Gil W
, Nov 2016
Fantastic trip to an amazing place. The roads were good, the guide was funny and informative and the food was great. This trip is far from cheap but one of the reasons is that the entrance to the site is very expansive. If you are even remotely interested in Petra, just do it. Really worth it.
Incredible experience. Mayin and Sammi...
Scott F
, Sep 2016
Incredible experience. Mayin and Sammi were the best guide and driver!!!!!
Petra en un jour c’est court mais possible
, Oct 2019
Organisation sans faille même si les horaires impératifs ne le sont que pour les clients. Du matin au soir nous sommes passés entre les mains de 11 personnes différentes. Sur place, on aurait pu se passer du guide, un peu trop porté sur la visite dès boutiques
découverte de Petra avec guide anglophone
, Sep 2018
le guides a passé trop de temps dans le Siq et nous a laissé près du théâtre. Nous n'avons pas eu du tout de temps pour finir la visite de l'allée centrale ni voir le musée, ni les tombeaux principaux sur les hauteurs. Il serait interessant d'organiser une visite libre de guide pour une prochaine visite
Pense que estaria mejor
, Aug 2018
Lamentable la situación que tuve que vivir. Primero muy poco estamos en Petra, pero no es nada.Lo triste es que Viator no aviso que yo había cancelado todo y no me dio un recibo Viator, cuando termine la excursión me quisieron cobrar nuevamente... lo mal que pase, encima no tenia forma de preguntarles a uds. La verdad no lo recomiendo ni a Viator ni a Petra.
Petra ya no es lo que se espera
, Aug 2018
El agente de Jordania de Viator es malo, directamente comercial, detiene el autobus en negocios durante una hora a la ida y una hora al regreso, pero en Petra solo te otorga 10 minutos al ingresar. Te vuelve a dar una pequeña explicación y te da otros 15 minutos y desaparece.En el restaurant a muchas personas le han querido cobrar dos veces la excursión.Petra, esta descuidada, inundada de vendedores, caballos, burros y camellos, que con sus deposiciones mas el calor, hacen a veces arrastre olores. El acceso al interior del Golden Gate esta restringido para los turistas y los vendedores ambulantes pasan e ingresan sin problemas.Muy deteriorado todo por el abuso irrestricto y comercial

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