day 1 : south border -petra -Araba border
Tour to Petra from Eilat
Our tour to Petra from Eilat will begin early in the morning by meeting our guide and driver at the Yitzhak Rabin/Aqaba border. after will then get on to our comfort deluxe bus (with A/C). There would be an 80 Km drive via the Desert Highway to Petra followed by a 35 Km drive on the King’s Highway before we reach Petra. We stop near Hassan Prince Palace for a grand view of Petra’s mountains and the Rift Valley.
As soon as you arrive to the entrance of Petra, you will have a short horse ride down to the Siq, where you start your guided tour by walking in the ancient city of Petra.You will be amazed by the most gorgeous facade of Petra the Treasury.
The Treasury of Petra got its famous name from the Bedouin belief that pirates hid ancient pharaoh treasures at the top of the facade.
You will also visit the Theatre of Petra, the Royal Tombs and Facades and the Roman Street. An open buffet lunch will be offered at the Bedouin Tent Restaurant in the site of Petra . Once we are back in the Central part of Petra city you will have time for shopping at the Bedouin Bazaars.
At the end of your one day Tour to Petra from Eilat, we will head back to the border of Israel and Jordan. If time allows it is also possible to have a short city tour in Aqaba before crossing the border from Jordan to Israel.
- Meet and assist.
- Air-conditioned bus.
- English speaking guide.
- Ticket to Petra.
- Short horse ride for 800 m.
- open buffet Lunch in local restaurant.
- assist in departure
Price doesn't Include:
- Entry visa to Jordan (60 USD per person)
- Departure tax Jordan land border (15 USD per person)
- Israeli departure tax ($27 USD per person)
- transfer from Eilat hotels or air port ($10 USD per taxi)
- Horse drawn carriage or camel ride in Petra.
- Self expenses.
- Any item not mention above.
you really need to take a taxi from Eilat , on the meter (ask the driver if that will include your luggage or not). The fare is approx 25 to 30 NIS ($8) per taxi from Eilat bus station to the Yitzhak Rabin border, leading into Aqaba.
Plan B: If you get off your bus at the The Yitzhak Rabin Terminal border bus stop, it is just before Kibbutz Eilot (before the bus finally arrives into Eilat). You can get off at a junction* from where you could walk from that main road to the border.
If you have planned to do this make sure
(a) you have told the bus driver well beforehand, and
(b) that you have your luggage easily accessible, to extract from the hold of the bus. It’s a long 2-3 km walk from the main road, to the Yitzhak Rabin border.
The border crossing is located a 5-minute, ILS30 ($8) taxi ride from Eilat’s airport. At “Yitzhak Rabin Terminal”one-page general information sheet in English that explained passport and visa requirements, along with a list of fees and Customs rules (e.g., “It is strictly forbidden to import to Jordan drinking water, food,…”). At the first stop you pay exit fee of ILS 100 along with a commission of ILS3 (total, about $27 each), cash only. Receipts will be provided at the next stop, where passports stamped. Then you walk about 100 meters across a no-man’s-land to Jordan border . There is luggage inspection where our team will meet you.
all payment will be made up on arrival at the Jordanian side except the Israeli exit tax
if you wish to pay in credit cards 5.5 % will be added as tax
daily departure of our tour from the Jordan side between 8:00-9:00 am maximum
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip
no hidden fees either than mention above
The tour can be either a private or a collective group tour upon your request.
Lunch would be provided in a local restaurant (It can be arranged in a upgraded restaurant for an additional charge).
Tipping of the horse driver is not included in the price (if you ride the horse in Petra for 800 meters).
A horse drag carriage is not included in the tour can be provided for extra 30 us$
Aqaba tour is optional (depending on timing).
The Yitzhak Rabin Border is open 06:30-20:00 (Sun-Thu), 08:00-20:00 (Fri-Sat) and closed on Yom Kippur and Muslim New Year.
You walk several km in Petra and the terrain is uneven. Please bear in mind good walking shoes and a backpack for beverage, camera etc
for booking this tour we need the following in order to issue your visa to Jordan
date of issue
date of expire
date of birth