To take advantage of the new pricing structure, a new tour is being offered for a 1.5 day trip that enables you to spend more time in Petra and gives you a chance to see the famous Wadi Rum on the same trip. The recent price increases on the one-day entrance fees to to Petra have made the two-day tours a lot more attractive because the two-day entrance fee was not significantly increased.
The day starts with your pick up from your Eilat hotel between 6:30 a.m.- 7:00 a.m. Your driver will escort you to the border crossing where you will wait briefly while your visas is processed. A representative of the tour company will meet you on the Jordanian side and guide you to your bus.
The tour guide will explain the history of Jordan as well as interesting information along the way on the geography and terrain that you will see from the window.
The first half of the day is identical to the one-day tour of Petra. At about 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. you will reach the bottom of Petra. Those that are part of the one-day tour will head back to the parking lot, take the bus and have lunch in the village. This is one of the main differences between the one-day and one-and-a-half-day tours. You can spend more time exploring Petra and see things that the one-day tours don’t have a chance to explore.
Your group will eat lunch inside Petra and then have some free time to see more (until sunset if you wish). Head back to the tour office (at the entrance to the site) and from there you will be taken to your hotel/camp. In the morning you will head back towards Eilat. If you choose the Wadi Rum tour supplement, you will do that in the morning.
Dinner and breakfast in the hotel. Three star hotels are used for your accommodation. The Amra Palace is one of the more popular hotels but the choice depends on availability.
Lunch, dinner and breakfast the following day are included.
Single supplement — in case of a single person joining the tour and staying at a three star hotel.
Bedouin camp — additional fee for sleeping in the Bedouin camp. The tent is only available from April till the end of October.
Upgrading to a luxury hotel.
Petra candlelight tour is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and can be added to the 1.5 days or 2 day tours.
- Wadi Rum tour