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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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Petra World Heritage Site
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.
  • 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 4 days ago
Disappointed in time spent in Petra

My daughter and I did the day trip to Petra from Eilat. Petra itself was amazing, but I was very disappointed that we were only able to spend 2.5 hours there. Despite being told that we would be picked up at our accommodation, we were...More

2  Thank bmcbride555
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to reach out and share your experience. We are happy to hear you and your daughter enjoyed the beauty of Petra but are disappointed to hear you were not completely satisfied with the tour experience. Please keep in mind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Petra Tour with 2 nights in Aqaba

Everything was perfect! We were picked up on time in Eilat and assisted through Jordan border promptly and taken to the hotel. We loved Aqaba. It is a very safe and beautiful city. We were picked up next day for Petra tour and dropped off...More

Thank MarksWorld2000
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind recommendation and great review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience in Petra and the accommodation in Aqaba as well as the lunch. Also so pleased to hear you were pleasantly surprised with the smooth transportation...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

4  Thank A10KJN
Kylie G, Guest Relations Manager at Tourist Israel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 9 August 2018
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 12 August 2018

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 7 August 2018
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 8 August 2018

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

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I used Tourist Israel as well and was very pleased with them!
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