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Eilat Mountains: Sunset Jeep Adventure to Mount Joash

1. Eilat Mountains: Sunset Jeep Adventure to Mount Joash

After pickup from your hotel, head to the jeep gathering point. From this point you'll ascend through the wadi along Nahal Solomon, Rehoboam Nahal, Jehoshaphat Nahal up to 725 meters above sea level on the way to Mount Joash. At a few stopping points, your guide will share stories about the history of the area.  You'll also stop for a little picnic with pita bread with local labane cheese and a cup of herbal tea, before continuing up to the last point of your trip. From this observation point you'll be able to see four countries, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. After visiting Mount Joash you'll head back to your hotel.

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

2. 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.

Eilat: Camel Safari with Bedouin Meal

3. Eilat: Camel Safari with Bedouin Meal

On arrival at the camel farm, receive a safety briefing and instructions for riding a trusty desert steed. Then, climb up onto your camel and enjoy a ride across the sandy terrain consisting of a circular ride through the beautiful desert landscape of the Eilat Mountains Reserve. Learn how to master the rolling gait and enjoy the views from your elevated perch. After your roughly 1.5 hour ride, return to the camel farm and enjoy a Bedouin tea, made with mint-flavored habak. Sip on the refreshing brew and relax as you chat over your camel ride adventures then sit down to a delicious Bedouin sit-meal. Traditional Bedouin meals usually consist of small plates of food shared between everyone, so expect to dig into tasty dishes such as fluffy Bedouin flatbreads (Bedouin pita made on the spot), labneh cheese, olives and tea brewed from desert plants, unique to Eilat. As you eat, absorb the torchlit setting and desert surroundings - it’s a magical experience!

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

4. 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.

Eilat: Summer Night Guided Tour with Picnic in the Mountains

5. Eilat: Summer Night Guided Tour with Picnic in the Mountains

A fascinating night jeep tour in the Eilat Mountains will introduce you to the mysterious desert world at night. You will be able to observe the life of the night dwellers of the desert, enjoy the view of the night sky, explore the constellations using a telescope, and also relax by the fire with a cup of herbal tea and cakes with local cheese. And we will end our tour with a panorama of the Gulf of Eilat framed by night lights. The tour begins with pick-up from hotels to the gathering point. From there we will enter into the darkness of the Eilat Mountains. We will advance through the desert and try to find night animals with flashlights. On the way we will stop for a star observation. In the observation we will learn to identify the most famous star shapes. Later, we will go and stop for a picnic into the night and use a telescope to see stars closer. After the picnic, drivers will scatter you in hotels.

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

6. 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.

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What people are saying about Eilat

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

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 !

Its a nice tour up to the Eilat mountains...three stops...one where you get tea and pita (roasted over a camp fire). Great views. Good for anybody - its bumpy - so if you have a slip disc might not be your favorite. Otherwise...go for it! The guide is friendly, funny and knowledgable.

Awesome time, breathtaking views and the best guide Alex ever!!!! Order this jeep tour, otherwise you won’t experience Eilat fully!!

We had a lovely experience in the desert. Delicious tea and authentic pita. Great chats with our hosts!

Excelent activity. Love the guides and camels. Thanks