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From Eilat: 2-Day Petra & Wadi Rum Tour with Camp Stay

1. From Eilat: 2-Day Petra & Wadi Rum Tour with Camp Stay

Petra is the most famous tourist site in Jordan today. Petra was once occupied by the Nabateans, and almost everything in Petra was constructed by them. Visiting Petra, you'll be able to see over 800 objects, including the famous treasury, temples, mourning houses, caves, and more. Wadi Rum is everything you'd expect of a quintessential desert: extreme in heat in the summer and freezing temperatures in the winter. It is violent and moody as the sun slices through the chiseled canyons at dawn or melts the division between rock and sand at dusk. It is exacting on the Bedouin who live in it and vengeful on those who ignore the dangers it presents. Experience its power and beauty with your expert guide. Your tour will begin with a pick up from your hotel in Eilat at 08:30 AM. After crossing the Arava border, you will drive to Wadi Musa Petra and tour the site. After the tour, you will eat lunch in Petra and drive to Wadi Rum and stay overnight at an authentic Bedouin camp. Along the way, you will learn all about the Nabataeans, their history, their art, gods, and the Bedouin way of life. Upgrade your experience in the desert to a 4-star tent with a private bathroom which includes a shower and a toilet in the tent.

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From Eilat: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-day Tour

2. From Eilat: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-day Tour

Entering Petra, through the Siq, you'll arrive at the famous Treasury. One of the reasons Petra is one of the seven wonders of the world is the spectacular Treasury facade. With numerous statues, facades, temples, tombs, caves, and a Roman theatre, Petra is an unforgettable experience in ancient architecture. The Nabateans inhabited Petra over 2000 years ago and prospered from building a water conduit system. Water was sold to the passing caravans, merchants, and travelers. After an earthquake in 363 A.D. Petra fell into a decline. Without enough resources to rebuild it the city, people left Petra. Tour Itinerary Day 1: 8:30 AM – pickup from your hotel in Eilat 9:00 AM – cross the border and drive to Petra 11:00 AM – start the touring day 3:30 PM – lunch at a local restaurant 5:00 PM – check in to your hotel and free evening Day 2: 8:00 AM – breakfast at the hotel 9:00 AM – free time to explore Petra or surrounding markets 4:30 PM – pickup from the hotel 6:30 PM – arrival to Aqaba 7:00 PM – drive to border and passport control

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From Eilat: Petra Full-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

3. From Eilat: Petra Full-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

The tour departs from Eilat and heads towards Petra, crossing the Aravah border along the way. Ride through the dusty desert landscapes, and marvel at the vast sandy scenery that stretches out all around you. Follow the scenic route alongside the mountains before arriving at Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Upon arrival, explore the highlights of the site with your expert guide and listen to fascinating stories and legends about the people who once lived here. As you amble around, admire the vibrant hues of the rocks from which most of the buildings here were carved, earning Petra the nickname ‘red-rose city’. Following your tour, enjoy some free time to wander around the site at your own leisure and focus on the areas that interest you most. After the tour, start the return journey to Eilat in the direction of the port region of Aqaba. Along the drive, stop at a selection of observation points to marvel at the breathtaking landscape of the Wadi Rum desert, where the red rocky mountains blend into the sunny horizon.

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From Eilat: Petra Day Private Tour

4. From Eilat: Petra Day Private Tour

Discovered in the early 19-century, Petra was named as one of the 7 Wonders of the World in 1985. You’ll understand why once entering through the Siq. Seeing the Treasury for the first time is breathtaking. The workmanship and sheer size of it will amaze you. Explore Petra and see facades, tombs, a Roman theater, and burial caves. See how the Nabateans controlled all the water of the region and marvel at the great water cisterns they built. A driver will pick you up from your hotel in Eilat in the morning. After about 3-hours you will arrive at Petra to enjoy the sights and tour with your personal guide. Dine at a local restaurant and try an extensive selection of oriental dishes. You will arrive back at your hotel in the evening.

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From Eilat: Cairo Private 1-Day Tour

5. From Eilat: Cairo Private 1-Day Tour

Take a 1-day private tour to Cairo, the largest city in the Middle East, from Eilat. Get picked up from your accommodation in Eilat at 9 PM, the drive to the Taba border and go through the border proceedings. At around 8 AM, arrive in Cairo and start the tour with the Pyramids of Giza. Marvel at the largest pyramids ever built, and see the famous Sphinx. From the pyramids, move on to the Egyptian Museum and explore the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world with an Egyptologist guide. There are over 100,000 objects on display that include paintings, statues, ancient coins, masks, and much more. After the museum, continue to el Khalil Bazaar, one of the most famous markets in Egypt. Here, you’ll find everything that you could imagine for sale, from authentic food dishes and fine jewelry to clothing and shoes. Savor lunch in a local restaurant, then start the drive back to the Taba border at 6 PM.

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From Eilat: Ein Gedi and Masada Day Trip with Private Guide

6. From Eilat: Ein Gedi and Masada Day Trip with Private Guide

Enjoy two incredible experiences in one day with this tour to the natural springs at Ein Gedi and the historic fortress in Masada National Park. A driver will pick you up from your hotel in Eilat and transfer you to the amazing natural oasis by the Dead Sea. Treat yourself with a dip in the 6 thermo-mineral sulphur pools at the complex of Ein Gedi. The mineral-rich waters provide numerous health benefits — they can help heal the skin, restore tissue, alleviate muscle pain, and strengthen hair and nails. Relax and unwind from the pressures of modern life in the beautiful spa complex. Continue your tour with a visit to Masada National Park, one of the earliest Jewish symbols of resistance. Explore the place where 96 Jewish rebels held the fort against the Romans for 2 years before choosing death over a lifetime of slavery. Ride a cable car to the top of the cliffs and take in the awesome scenery, before returning to Eilat.

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What people are saying about Eilat

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Really informative, enriching trip to a geologically and historically interesting mining region. Wonderfully varying desert mountains, thoroughly knowledgeable guide with excellent English. Would do it again anytime, Alex is such fun!

Great Tour. Would recommend the Jeep tour in the desert and the great camp experience, with friendly and easy going staff. Food in the camp was also included (not mentioned in the description)

The experience is recommended. Read comments here that it was a bit twisty at the border, but everything went well for us. The guide was nice and everything went well.

We had a fantastic time. We crawled through a 6,000-year-old mine! Our guide was amazing - knowledgeable and fun, and took great care of us especially in the heat.

Nice ride and great guide. Very interesting experience