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From Eilat, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv: Petra & Wadi Rum 3-Day Tour

1. From Eilat, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv: Petra & Wadi Rum 3-Day Tour

Day 1: Start your tour from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, or Eilat, depending on the option selected. Cross the border into Jordan and travel to the port city of Aqaba. Enjoy some time to relax in the city, before continuing to Wadi Rum. Arrive at the Bedouin campsite accommodation in Wadi Rum and take in your new surroundings and the scenic views. Once settled into the campsite, head out on a jeep safari tour in the afternoon as the sun begins to set and the air becomes cooler. Enjoy an overnight stay in the camp where you will indulge in an authentic Jordanian meal for dinner. Day 2: As the sun rises in the morning, enjoy breakfast and the view before traveling to Petra. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of this iconic site and get a deeper insight into the history of the ancient Nabatean city. See the most important structures of the site including the famous treasury, the Khazneh. Stay overnight at a hotel in Petra. Day 3:  Depart from Wadi Rum in the morning and explore Petra at your own pace. Revisit sites from the previous day, or uncover new ones. Hike to the Monastery and explore some lesser-visited parts of the complex. After the final day of sightseeing, travel back to the border and return to your original starting point.

Jerusalem: Machane Yehuda Market Food Tour with 6 Tastings

2. Jerusalem: Machane Yehuda Market Food Tour with 6 Tastings

Visit the Machne Yahuda Market and immerse yourself in the culture and gastronomy of Israel. Enjoy customized stops along the way, sample typical food, and learn the local customs from your guide. With more than a million visitors each year, Machne Yehuda is the most toured market in Israel, and for a good reason. It represents the cultural and culinary variety of Israel in an authentic vibrancy, which creates a mosaic of scents, sounds, and flavors. The stalls and alleyways are interspersed with fascinating stories, which are the foundation of the abundance and grace which characterize the market. Visit hand-picked culinary stops which serve as a full course meal.

From Jerusalem: Petra 2-Day Tour

3. From Jerusalem: Petra 2-Day Tour

This fully-packed two-day tour begins in Jerusalem. Driving through the Judean desert, head towards the border and go through the Allenby Bridge/King Hussein crossing into Jordan. Once in Jordan, visit the historical site of Mount Nebo, a unique viewpoint of the Jordan River's west bank. After lunch at a local restaurant, take your time and gaze at the ancient mosaic map of Jerusalem in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George at Madaba. From there, enjoy a scenic drive south. Eventually, arrive at your accommodation for the night, a Bedouin camp near Petra. The Bedouin hospitality, including an Arab-style dinner, will open your heart. Before going to sleep on a comfortable bed, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze, as you have a cup of local tea. Wake up and start the day with breakfast in camp before heading out to Petra. One of the world's seven wonders and Jordan’s most treasured attraction, Petra is an unforgettable place. It was carved into the red rocks of the soaring cliffs in the early 1st century as the tomb of a Nabataean king and was hidden under sand for centuries before recently becoming accessible again. A licensed tour guide will lead you through the Siq (a narrow gorge), the Treasury, and the Amphitheater while you marvel at the beauty of each structure. Following, you will have time to explore independently: climb to the Royal Tombs, walk down the Roman Cardo or hike up to the Monastery. Meet the rest of the group again for lunch in Wadi Musa, before returning back to Jerusalem via the King Hussein/Allenby border crossing.

Jerusalem: Guided Culinary Tour of Mahane Yehuda Market

4. Jerusalem: Guided Culinary Tour of Mahane Yehuda Market

Experience the abundance of the "shuk", as you explore the open Mahane Yehuda Market while receiving good food and a lively atmosphere. The tour winds through the colorful streets of the market and the history that shaped it, as the story of the neighborhood and its famed marketplace unfolds.  Throughout your tour, you will have the chance to stop and taste some of the offerings of the most interesting stands of the market. You can speak with the merchants and hear some of the fascinating and fun stories that have become a part of the unique history of the Machane Yehuda community. The tour will also include a short excursion to the nearby Nachlaot neighborhood, where you will hear the unique story of the area. A short break will be held under the famous, and still fruitful, “berry tree”, which is mentioned in Yossi Banai's song. Some of the best bites along the way are: spices, traditional baked goods, Jerusalem-style tahini and halva, health drinks and natural healing products, famous Jerusalem Rogalach, and authentic Jerusalem humus.

From Tel Aviv: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-Day Tour with Bedouin Tent

5. From Tel Aviv: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-Day Tour with Bedouin Tent

Departing daily, our Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Tel Aviv is one of the most comprehensive tours offering two full days in Jordan and is one of the best ways to visit two of Jordan’s most exciting sites. Leaving from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, the tour starts with a scenic drive through the Negev Desert en route to the Jordanian Border. Once crossing the border, drive to Aqaba city, overlooking the Red Sea and enjoy some spare time for lunch, coffee and shopping before continuing into the Wadi Rum Desert to the Bedouin Camp accommodation. In the afternoon, enjoy a memorable Jeep Safari tour adventure and gain insight into Bedouin culture. Once back at the Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum, take in the starry night sky and enjoy an authentic Jordanian dinner. The following morning, eat a leisurely breakfast in the campsite before heading to the lost city of Petra, a UNESCO recognized archaeological site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. With a knowledgeable, English-speaking guide, explore the hidden gems of this ancient city. There will also be time to explore Petra at your own pace, taking in the beauty and magnificence of the historic site. From Petra, travel back to the border to Eilat before returning to Tel Aviv.

From Jerusalem: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-Day Tour

6. From Jerusalem: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-Day Tour

Departing daily, our Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Jerusalem is one of the most comprehensive tours offering two full days in Jordan and is one of the best ways to visit two of Jordan’s most exciting sites. Leaving from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, the tour starts with a scenic drive through the Negev Desert en route to the Jordanian Border. Once crossing the border, drive to Aqaba city, overlooking the Red Sea and enjoy some spare time for lunch, coffee and shopping before continuing into the Wadi Rum Desert to the Bedouin Camp accommodation. In the afternoon, enjoy a memorable Jeep Safari tour adventure and gain insight into Bedouin culture. Once back at the Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum, take in the starry night sky and enjoy an authentic Jordanian dinner. The following morning, eat a leisurely breakfast in the campsite before heading to the lost city of Petra, a UNESCO recognized archaeological site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. With a knowledgeable, English-speaking guide, explore the hidden gems of this ancient city. There will also be time to explore Petra at your own pace, taking in the beauty and magnificence of the historic site. From Petra, travel back to the border to Eilat before returning to Jerusalem.

Jerusalem: Hummus Workshop and Dinner

7. Jerusalem: Hummus Workshop and Dinner

Indulge in the Middle East by joining this Hummus Workshop and learn how to make the best hummus. Return home with a new skill to show off to your friends and enjoy being able to make this healthy, delicious, vegan treat anytime you’re craving it. When you arrive, everything will be set up and ready to go, so you and your friends, new and old, can learn how to make hummus in a relaxed, but exciting environment. Using all local ingredients, your very own Hummus Specialist will walk you through the process of making hummus step-by-step and show you all the ways you can put your own special touch to it. Also learn how to make delicious Israeli salad and when everything is finished, feast on everything with warm pita bread. Enjoy a unique experience that will allow you to take home a learned necessity in Middle Eastern cooking.  

Jerusalem Pub Crawl

8. Jerusalem Pub Crawl

Explore the other side of the Holy City of Jerusalem on an evening tour of the lively bars and clubs, and hear great music, meet interesting people, and sup on loads of drinks! Throughout the night, you will pop in to some of the coolest venues, enjoying VIP entrance and free shots at each one. The tour is the only pub crawl in Jerusalem, and reveals the secret pubs, clubs, and nightlife scene known only to locals. Wander down hidden alleys and into secret markets, starting at the Abraham Hostel bar at 21:45. After a pint of beer or glass of wine to get you on your way, head off to discover the music and dancing scene in the city center. Meet travelers from around the world, and make friends for life. The exact route changes with every tour to make sure you visit the most exciting places, depending on what is currently hot. Free shots and special drink offers await at every bar.

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Magnificent Tour, Magnificent Landscapes and Incredible and Surprising City of Petra! The Bedouin camp is amazing! Electricity and Wi-Fi and private tiled bathroom. Refectory under tent with a magnificent buffet! Crossing the Israeli-Jordanian border a little laborious but it gives you time to get to know the other companions… If you go around in winter, bring warm and waterproof clothes and a light pair of gloves because it is very cold once the sun has set… Beware also of the Bedouins who, despite their legendary sympathy, do everything to rip you off because no price is displayed… Apparently everything is fake and comes from China… to see… The 15-minute horseback ride in 20 dinars ends in 40 with a welcome tip for the Canasson…:-) After calculation, it represents almost $60 for 15 minutes… easy enough !

I am really impressed in general of Jordan, when you see pictures of Petra you do not imagine the greatness of that place. They took very good care of us from the moment we arrived at the meeting point, they transferred us to the Alenmy border, which is slow. They received us at the end of the migration process in Israel and took us to the Jordanian side to pass migration and it is easy and fast. The guide Majmud knows how to do his job, we made two very interesting visits and we traveled to reach the Bedouin camp, the place is very nice, clean and tidy, they take good care of you and the food is very good, the bathrooms are common but they are kept clean . The return is a bit long but it is worth the experience.

Informative guide and good food. Accomodation was simple but clean. The separate bathroom/shower area was also clean. Petra was amazing but the 4.5 hours there was a bit too short for me. There is so much to see that 6-8 hours at the site or even better, 2 separate days at the site would be even better. Also Abraham tours was a bit disorganized on our return to Israel and we had to wait about an hour at the border for them to get an additional bus to us as their original plan of combining two tours didn't quite work out. Having said that they did rectify the situation pretty quickly.

It was 3 wonderful days from Eilat to Petra! Everything was well organized! Border crossing, bus, food, guide, accommodation! Everything was great! Many thanks to Israel Tours! We can highly recommend it to everyone! It was a wonderful experience for us!

The trip was very well organized and Nizar was an excellent and very entertaining guide