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From Jerusalem: Petra & Wadi Rum 3-Day Tour

1. From Jerusalem: Petra & Wadi Rum 3-Day Tour

The tour begins in Jerusalem, as you head toward the Jordanian border. Cross at the Allenby Bridge border, and enter Jordan, driving through the desert for about an hour to then have a local lunch. Continue towards the exquisite desert landscape of Wadi Rum, virtually untouched by humanity. Travel through the vast scenic desert valley on a 4×4 Jeep tour, providing the best possible experience of this moon-like landscape, the red sand dunes, towering cliffs of weathered stone, and desert animals with the sunset’s beautiful colors. From there, go to a Bedouin camp near Petra where you will enjoy Bedouin hospitality, including an Arab-style dinner and a comfortable bed for the night. Before going to sleep, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze, as you drink a cup of delicious Bedouin tea. Waking up early the next morning, have a quick breakfast before getting on the bus and departing for Petra. This day of the trip is focused entirely on Petra, a famous archeological site set in a stunning red sandstone landscape. Discover the site, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You will have the whole morning to tour Petra with a guide, before taking a lunch break at a local restaurant. Then in the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore the various sites, such as the monastery, on your own before heading back to camp for dinner and another night in the Bedouin camp. The third day of this tour will be a half day. Start with breakfast at the campsite and from there drive to Madaba, an ancient Jordanian city, and go up to the viewpoint of Mount Nebo. Have lunch and then head back to the Allenby Bridge border crossing, and arrive in Jerusalem in the afternoon.

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.

From Jerusalem: Petra 2-Day Tour w/ Meals

3. From Jerusalem: Petra 2-Day Tour w/ Meals

Our two fully-packed days begin in Jerusalem, as we head toward the Jordanian border. We cross at the King Hussein / Allenby border, and enter Jordan, driving through the Judean desert for about an hour. We continue towards Madaba, an ancient jordanian city, and go up to the viewpoint of Mount Nebo. Then we will have lunch. From here we will go to a Bedouin camp near Petra where you will enjoy Bedouin hospitality, including an Arab-style dinner and a comfortable bed for the night. Before going to sleep, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze, as you drink a cup of delicious Bedouin tea.. On the second day we will tour Petra. One of the seven wonders of the world, 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. We will enter through the Siq, a narrow gorge, and tour the Treasury and Amphitheater with our guide who will explain the sites and history as you marvel at the beauty of each structure. Then you will have free time to continue individually as you wish: climb to the Royal Tombs, walk down the Roman Cardo, hike up to the Monastery, and explore the different sites. We will meet up for lunch in Wadi Musa before returning back to Jerusalem via the Allenby border crossing. This fully guided tour, including full transportation and comprehensive information, can be further enhanced by using our travel app for smartphones and tablets. The app provides you with maps, information and pictures, can be downloaded for free on our site before you embark on the trip so it will not require an internet connection. You can also explore the sites on your own, without the guide, if you prefer to do so. For more information on the sites we’ll be passing, download our free travel app to your smartphone.

From Eilat: Petra & Wadi Rum 2-day Tour

4. 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

From Eilat: 2-Day Tour to Petra

5. From Eilat: 2-Day Tour to Petra

Day 1: After an early departure from Eilat and crossing into Jordan, travel 2-3 hours along the scenic mountain route and through the desert to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World – briefly stopping for an overview. Pass the Obelisks in front of the cave tomb, then enter the narrow, 1,200 meter long canyon, the Siq, with an option to ride for the first few hundred meters. Walk through a gorge with the towering red stone on either side and marvel at the incredible sites carved into the red mountain. The Deir (temple) will dwarf over you, forty meters high with columns reaching more than two storeys tall. See the Roman theater and its uniquely designed tombs, along with the sacrificial altar. Then, after dinner in Petra you will have a free evening.  Day 2: In the morning spend free time exploring Petra on your own and enjoy the Bedouin market. Begin the return journey after lunch, and stop at a number of observation points to enjoy scenic views of the desert landscape and of Wadi Rum, before crossing to Eilat.

Gems of the North: Galilee & Golan Heights 2-Days Package

6. Gems of the North: Galilee & Golan Heights 2-Days Package

Explore the North of Israel's true gems in the space of 2 days. Witness ancient ruins and marvel at the fascinating history behind them. Explore the views at Mt. Bentalwe and the extinct volocano at Birkat Ram. Visit beautiful synagogues and tour the Kibbutz. Explore all this and more, all while learning from your guide about the history behind the legends. Day 1: Drive north along the coastal plain, passing Megiddo. Marvel at the well preserved Roman ruins at Beit Shean. Following the Jordan valley northwards, we stop at Yardenit – the baptizing site. From there, ascend to the southern Golan Heights via Hamat Gader. At the Shalom Observatory we look west across the Sea of Galilee. Next visit the excavated remains of the Talmudic city. Journey to Mt. Bentalwe where you will see the former Syrian fortifications and the Syrian city of Kuneitra across the border. Overnight stop at a kibbutz guesthouse. Day 2: After a tour of the Kibbutz, we continue northwards to one of the tributaries of the Jordan river at Caesarea Philippi (Banias). After visiting the Crusader fortress and the extinct volcano at Birkat Ram, we end the day at the Safed city of the Kabala. Here, you will see the synagogues, the visitors' centre and the artists' quarter.

Tel Aviv: 2-Day Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Petra Tour

7. Tel Aviv: 2-Day Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Petra Tour

Day 1: Following pickup from your location in Tel Aviv, begin your day with a visit to Jerusalem. Starting with an overview of Mount Olive, move on to discover the Church of Holy Sepulcher, passing the Old City of Jerusalem and putting your wish note on the Western Wall. In Bethlehem, visit the Church of Nativity and the main square. Your tour later ends at around 6:00PM, after which you overnight in Tel Aviv at a 3-star bed and breakfast. Day 2: Your second day begins in the early morning at 4:30AM, at which point you are picked up and transferred to the Ben Gurion Airport for your flight to Ramon Airport. Following your arrival to the Ramon Airport at approximately 7:40AM, transfer to the Jordanian border, before crossing over to Jordan. Once over the border, drive to Petra to visit the amazing Rose City on Nabateans: Petra. Following your city exploration, savor lunch in a local restaurant before driving back to the Israeli border, transferring back to Ramon Airport for your return flight to Ben-Gurion. Once having landed, your tour concludes at the airport.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 9 reviews

The days in Jordan flew by and our amazing guide Ali made the tour unforgettable. He imparted his knowledge in a pleasant way and you could tell his 20 years of experience. I always felt that I was in good hands with him and the driver. The camp is in a fantastic location and the sunsets and starry sky were a dream. The tents and beds were comfortable and fit for purpose, the sanitary facilities were clean. I was very happy that it was still low season, so Petra and the camp were not as busy as expected. Wishes: Make a stop in the capital on the first day, after all you drive past it so close (possibly a viewpoint, omit the castle). On re-entering Israel to find a bus with a note from Abraham Tour and a bus driver who had been informed by Abraham Tours how many people to take. This small part just after the border was really badly organized.

Wonderful experience, the guide abdullah (I hope you write it like this) was very helpful and clear. The camp was tidy and clean, everyone very nice and helpful! Then petra is amazing. I recommend reaching the monastery once you arrive in petra, it is an hour long and tiring walk especially for the heat but once you arrive, it is the most beautiful place in the world. Highly recommended. Ps if you prepare all the documents required by abraham tours by mail, the passage of customs and the return are not so complicated ..

The trip was really awesome. I write a review every decade, but I have to write one for this one. Guide, accommodation, bus, bus driver, organization - all simply five stars. If you are considering booking the tour, then do it and book! Small tips: 1) Don't just exchange your money so that you have exactly 50 Jordanian dollars for the trip, but make sure that you have around 150-200 JD. You will need them. 2) Definitely go to the monastery - whether by donkey, horse or on foot - go there.

This was an amazing trip. We had the best time. Our guide Kareem was lovely and really willing to do whatever it took to make everyone happy. Petra was awesome, the desert was beautiful and the tents were more than tents. They were air conditioned and better than we expected. The lunch was just a sack lunch with no protein so if you need something substantial then bring it with you. This was definitely worth doing. I highly recommend it.

great trip and great organization a guide at the top, a magnificent Bedouin camp, all visits, meals included. I recommend this trip to all