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Day Tour to Petra from Eilat provided by Tourist Israel

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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.
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    Petra
    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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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
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
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Petra
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jeff M wrote a review Apr 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We do wish we had more than one day because there's a lot to explore and time is tight. Customs took a long time but it was worth it in the end. The company did a good job at organizing everything for us. They did provide us with a snack bag for the day but we were super glad we
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TIClaireWilliams, Guest Relations Manager at Day Tour to Petra from Eilat
Responded 5 Apr 2020
Hi jeffmK9645PZ, thank you for reviewing your tour. We know it is a long and tiring day but we're glad you felt it was worth it, Petra is really amazing!
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JirkaK wrote a review Mar 2020
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Excellently organized trip which made 1 say tour to Petra remarkable day for all our family. I can fully recomend
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ClaireWilliamsTI, Guest Relations Manager at Day Tour to Petra from Eilat
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Hi Jirka66, thanks for joining us on our Day Tour to Petra! We are glad everything went smoothly and you had a great time with your family. We hope to see you again!
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Espen wrote a review Mar 2020
Oslo, Norway7 contributions
We had a great trip. The guide was nice and professional. Reads that others thought it was problematic at the border crossing, but did not experience it that way.
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Response from ClaireWilliamsTI, Guest Relations Manager at Day Tour to Petra from Eilat
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Hi 185espenh, thank you for your kind review! We are glad that you felt the border crossing was easy and organized, we strive to make it as seamless as possible. We hope to see you again soon!
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Nancy B wrote a review Mar 2020
Stewartsville12 contributions1 helpful vote
YES, it's worth it!!! I initially hesitated booking this excursion due to the cost and the length of time to get to Eilat from Jerusalem. But in the end, yes, it was totally worth it!!! Rather than commuting 5 hours from Jerusalem the morning of the excursion, we opted to
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ClaireWilliamsTI, Guest Relations Manager at Day Tour to Petra from Eilat
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Hi 966NancyB966, thanks for your kind and thorough review! We know it can be a long day of travel but we are glad you enjoyed it and we're sure your tips will be appreciated by fellow travelers. We hope you'll join us again!
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Aske_f wrote a review Mar 2020
Cresskill, New Jersey59 contributions16 helpful votes
Seeing Petra was always on my bucket list and when I was going to Israel and read about this tour, it felt too good to pass up. And am I glad I signed up for this trip. Everything was fully taken care of, pick up was on time, border crossing went very smoothly with the help of
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from ClaireWilliamsTI, Guest Relations Manager at Day Tour to Petra from Eilat
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hi Aske_f, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your day tour to Petra. We know it is a long day of traveling and touring but we're glad you agree that it's worth it to cross Petra off your bucket list!
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Great tour guide and awesome place to see
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Mixed review.
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Terrible customer service
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Terrible customer service
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Magical experience
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  • Duration: 12h
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