Driving to Eilat for a Tour of Petra
Q. How long a drive is it to Eilat?
A. Eilat is about a four to five hour drive from Tel Aviv.
Taking a Bus to Eilat for a Tour of Petra
Q. Are there buses that go to Eilat?
A. Yes, there are about eight Egged buses a day from Tel Aviv and about four from Jerusalem. The bus takes about five hours and costs about $25 each way.
Flying to Eilat for Petra Tours
Q. I want to fly to Eilat. What time should I book my return flight to Tel Aviv?
A. Customers should always book flights after 20:00. Usually the tour returns before 19:00 but there might be a lot of people at the border and the crossing can take a lot of time. Give yourself plenty of time.
Q. I am flying to Eilat. Can I take an early morning flight for the tours?
A. At this time, the flights do not get into Eilat in time for the tours and a tour can’t be delayed in case a flight is late in arriving. In the summer the afternoon heat is very strong and in the winter, the days are short. That is why the tours have to start early in the morning. We suggest taking a flight the day before the tour.
If you are taking a private tour, it may be possible to take an early morning flight.
Q. What time is the pickup from my Eilat hotel and what time is the tour over?
A. Pick up is normally between 6:30-7:00 a.m. The 1-day and 2-day tour usually gets back around 19:00. The 1.5 day tour gets back between 13:00-15:00 depending on the options.
Parking Your Car
Q. Can I park my car at the border?
A. Yes, there is a parking lot there. Currently it is free.
Q. can I leave my car at the hotel?
A. You must make arrangements with the hotel.
Hotel in Petra
Q. I am selecting the 1.5 or 2 day tour and want to stay in a different hotel. Can I book my own hotel?
A. Yes, you can, but you are responsible for all arrangements, dinner and breakfast. There may be a very slight discount in your tour price. The tour company will give you an exact amount after you make your reservation.
Q. Which 3-star hotel is used for the 1.5 and 2 day tours?
A. The hotel depends on availability. Currently the Amra Palace is one of the more popular choices.
Q. Does the 3-star hotel have private or communal bathrooms?
A. The hotel that is currently used has private bathrooms.
Q. I want to go alone. Can I?
A. Yes, but there is a single room supplement (check price list for current price).
Q. Can I upgrade to a luxury hotel?
A. Yes, you can upgrade to either a 4-star, 5-star or a luxury hotel such as the Movenpick – (check price list for current price)
Q. Is the Bedouin tent a private tent?
A. The Bedouin tent is not private.
Q. Do you recommend the Bedouin camp all year round?
A. The temperatures during the night in January and February are around -1 to 3 Celsius. The Bedouin camp is only available from the beginning of April until the end of October.
Q. What is the cost?
A. An additional $10 (check price list for current price). There is no single room supplement when sleeping in the Petra Bedouin tent.
Petra by Night
Q. Can I do the Petra Petra by Night
A. Petra by Night is a magical two hour tour into Petra walking through the Siq Canyon to the Treasury, all by candle light.
It is ONLY available: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Cost: $25 per person including transfers (check price list for current price).
Q. Can I bring food into Jordan.
A. Bringing food into Jordan is not recommended and if seen by the border guards can be confiscated.
Q. Are meals included in the tour?
A. Yes, the number of meals depends on which tour is selected.
One day Petra tour – lunch
Day and a half Petra tour – lunch, dinner, breakfast
Two day Petra tour – lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch
Q. Do you run the tours yourselves?
A. We connect you with Israel’s largest Petra/Israel tour company.
The deposit is non-refundable.
In case of cancellation less than 7 days before the tour- 50% of the total cost will be charged.
Less than 48 hours- 75% payment.
Inform the tour company in advance if you wish to pay cash.