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Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat provided by Booking-tours

Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat

Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat
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Tour snapshot
Day trip from Eilat to Petra includes visa assistance at the border
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
25
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
While staying in Eilat you don’t want to miss Petra, which lies within close proximity. This day trip makes it easy with hotel pickup and a guide to secure your visa (own expense) at the border. A scenic drive through the mountains delivers you to Petra, one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. Marvel at the sandstone structures, including the Treasury and the 3,000-seat Roman theater.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn about the Nabateans who inhabited Jordan 2,000+ years ago
  • Buffet lunch, hotel pickup and drop-off, and guide all included
  • Brief sightseeing tour in the port city of Aqaba, time permitting
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
  • Learn about the Nabateans who inhabited Jordan 2,000+ years ago
  • Buffet lunch, hotel pickup and drop-off, and guide all included
  • Brief sightseeing tour in the port city of Aqaba, time permitting
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 9877P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Buffet lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Group Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Petra
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • The listed price does not include a $65 per person border departure tax, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Visa $75, we can make it for you at the border.
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from Eilat hotels available
  • Eilat, Eilat, Southern District Pick up from Eilat hotels available
  • Aqaba, Jordan Tour ends in Aqaba city , Jordan.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Visa/tax/tip money, in cash only (payable in U.S. dollars, Euro, Pound Sterling or Israeli Shekel)
  • Very warm clothing in winter, cool comfortable clothing and head covering in summer.
  • Good walking shoes
  • Lunch will be late, so please eat breakfast before departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Inclusions
  • Buffet lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Group Tour
  • Entry/Admission - Petra
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • The listed price does not include a $65 per person border departure tax, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Visa $75, we can make it for you at the border.
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from Eilat hotels available
  • Eilat, Eilat, Southern District Pick up from Eilat hotels available
  • Aqaba, Jordan Tour ends in Aqaba city , Jordan.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Aqaba, Jordan Tour ends in Aqaba city , Jordan.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Visa/tax/tip money, in cash only (payable in U.S. dollars, Euro, Pound Sterling or Israeli Shekel)
  • Very warm clothing in winter, cool comfortable clothing and head covering in summer.
  • Good walking shoes
  • Lunch will be late, so please eat breakfast before departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Eilat
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Petra
    Stop: 12 hours - Admission included
    The tour leaves from your hotel in the morning at approximately 8:15am, then will proceed through the Aqaba border, where you will be assisted be the staff. From there, it is an approximate 2-hour drive to Petra, with beautiful scenery along the way. Once you arrive at the Petra site, the guide will start the tour. The tour starts by going through a path between the cliffs, called the Siq, a huge 1.2 kilometer crack in the sandstone. Throughout the day you will see the mountains change colors, from pink, dark red, purple or orange.The tour will take you to see the Treasury, which is Petras most famous monument. You will also see crypts, baths, mourning halls, buildings from the past, temples, and a Roman theater. After visiting Petra, you will go to lunch (included in the trip price). Time permitting you will go on a short sightseeing tour in Aqaba and drop off at Aqaba.
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  • You'll end at
    Aqaba
    Aqaba, Jordan
    Tour ends in Aqaba city , Jordan.
    See address & details
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.0
27 reviews
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Kirsten R
Weiden, Germany21 contributions
This was the only tour I found that could get us across the border from Eilat to Petra. For a full day, the price isn’t bad. However, plan on doubling this price because you will pay - in cash - another $135 (if my memory serves me correctly) to a “random man” at the border crossing.
They were 45 minutes late picking us up from our hotel, but ignoring the high tariff to cross, they made the movement to Petra pretty hassle-free.
Petra is beautiful but we only had about 3 hours to explore it- didn’t make it more than 1/3 of the way through. Our guide was very knowledgeable but we would’ve preferred more time exploring more of the city. The guide did give us 15 minutes at the start and 40 at the end to explore on our own (plenty of time to pay a Bedouin kid to take you to the top of the cliff facing the treasury *** if you are relatively fit***).
All in all, we paid (a lot) for convenience because we could sleep in the car and didn’t have to bring out money for lunch. Wadi Rum would have been a fun place to stop in rather than just drive by but we did have a time crunch for crossing the border coming back to Israel.
I already recommended this tour to a friend but it’s because other options (from Israel) are rare.
Very informative tour but very expensive and not a ton of time in Petra itself.
Written April 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bookingtours2019
Thank you for your review. We do our best to provide our clients with the best experience. The Extra payment is for Visa and border tax that is a requirement of the Jordanian and Israeli. It is paid to our representative or to the guide ‘not a random man”, All in all, I am glad that you had a good impression of the tour and the Petra Site. Thank you
Written May 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rick K
Redwood City, CA8 contributions
May 2018
long ride from eilot. It takes about one hour to get through the Jordanian border and several hours by car to get to Petra
Written May 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bookingtours2019
Thank you for your feedback. That is the reason this tour is for about 12 hours.
Written June 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Leo Rodrigues
London, UK125 contributions
DAY TRIP TO PETRA:
It is worth visiting from Eilat, if you are a fan of Petra you can have other options to sleep there and 2 days would be enough. Have in mind that the day trip covers part of the attractions and you won't have time to see the Monastery.

BOOKING-TOUR:
I think they a travel operator hiring other companies to do the service. So, don't expect that you wake a connection with someone. Their pre sales attendants are very good. The other services should be improved.

ISRAELI SIDE:
We didn't receive previously the driver's info, name, car plate or phone. One guy picked us up at the hotel a little late and took us to the Israeli border, it was only 15 minutes away. It was fast and easy. No big deal, the border offices are serious and efficient, you could do it without anyone.

JORDAN BORDER:
After finishing the Israeli border procedures, we walked to the Jordan border. There were another guide was waiting in the other side, he was from a Jordanian tour company receiving people from different Israeli tour companies. Having someone from the other side was very helpful entering a and exiting Jordan.

THE GUIDE:
The guide was the worst. He was sarcastic and, sometimes, impolite with the people there. I felt very sorry, specially for the older couple from Canada, who travelled the entire night and were disrespected a few times from this guide.

He complained about our arrival time to the border, like it was our choice. Also said that the people from Eilat were in fancy hotels, having nice breakfast while the others were there waiting at the border. We never chose the time, it was a travel agency schedule, not ours.

TRIP TO PETRA:
So, we did a good and safe trip. Petra us amazing and worth visiting. But, the price we paid was very high and we expected a better service from the company. We only had 3 hours there, we could have started earlier and having at least 4 to 5 hours there and go until the Monastery. It could be better if we left earlier and had more time there, I saw here that it is a common complaint from others too.
Written May 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bookingtours2019
Thank you for your comments. We take into consideration all that you wrote and will improve what is to improve in the itinerary of the tour
Written May 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Departure216992
1 contribution
Mar 2020
We had to cancel it when Israel implemented its covid-19 travel policy. Sadly the tour company would not refund any of the cost, and when I asked them if they would credit me the cost and allow me to rebook for 12 months from now (when my Israeli tour has been rebooked), they stated that they can't rebook that far ahead. It cost me $500 for the day trip for my husband and myself.
Written March 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Annamária V
Zurich, Switzerland113 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
You don't expect the same customer service what you receive in Europe because it is not Europe. You are fully aware of it.

You walk through the boarder in the morning (they provide you a transfer there) and wait in the Jordan side until everyone arrives. You have an about 2,5 hours ride to Petra with a stop on the way with toilets. In the store you have to bargain for the prices, the good news is that they accept many currencies the bad is that if you do not watch you will be tricked immediately.

Be aware that you are on the same bus, tour and agenda with the others who all pays different prices for this tour. Ideally the visa cost 80USD and the boarder fee is 80USD. Different companies play a bit around with it but alternatively the sum should be the same. The tour itself starts from 150USD and goes up to.... On my bus we had a goup of 13-14 people and a couple paid for the whole trip 300USD, myself 340USD, another couple 360USD and some paid close to 400USD. Again, for the same service.

The tour guide has had a good knowledge of history with a spicy humour. When we arrive to Petra we had 3 hours all together there. We walked through the gorge and it was min 1.5 hours by the time we got to the colonnaded street. it takes about an hour to walk back to the starting point from there, so we had about half an hour to walk (run) a bit around. Beside walking and enjoying our walk into the gorge we had to deal with the sence of humour our tour guide had. Such as "I'm going to sacrifice someone, if you know what I mean" - well, the meaning of this sentence was, that we had an elderly couple who weren't able to walk/rush the same way as the guide was expecting it, and he made his comment every each of the time he did not like something. It must be a culture thing but won't last for long with European customers for sure.

We had to run back to the meeting point because otherwise we had to find the restaurant by ourselves... we were told that noone will wait for us.

The food in the restaurant was a really great buffet late lunch with a fascinating view.

On our way back we had another stop with toilet facilities, same concept as before, same style, bargaining and currency exchanges.

Moreover, our agenda stated that we have a stop on our way back in Aqaba, the last city in Jordan before you reach the boarder. In the morning we were told that we did it if we had time. At the end we had a night bus tour with some historical comments and we got back to the boarder an hour earlier and by the time we crossed the boarder again on foot we arrived 30-45 mins in prior.

I would only recommened this tour if you only have one extra day in Eilat because from there is closer enough than from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, and you won't have other opportunities to visit this magical place for 3 hours, but for the money and the service we got I would not recommened a day trip.

There must be another way to visit Petra without this huge rip off.
Written March 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bookingtoursteam
Thank you for your response. I am very sorry that you thought the tour was not worth the money. I will explain to you the actual costs if you had not taken a tour with us. The border tax is about the same, The taxi from your hotel to the border and back is about $40. The taxi to Petra is about $75 each way. The entrance fee per person to Petra is $130. Lunch another $10, and the guide $150. So, you would pay approximately $405 per person not including the visa, that is required for all travelers now. But we are Happy to hear that you had enjoyed most part of the Tour. Thank you for your review and again I am sorry for any inconvenience.
Written March 9, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carsten_London
Frankfurt, Germany47 contributions
Choosing the right operator to visit Petra from Eilat is not easy. And I don‘t have a solution for you, I can just say that I would not repeat the choice I have made this time.

One part of the choice is the daytrip from Eilat. Choosing that setup means putting the entire experience under time-pressure from the get-go. Petra is too spectacular to be handled in that manner.

The other part is the company. They only way it really matters is in the way you get carried from your place to the border. The car in question did only have place to sit in one seat in the car because everything else was taken by other stuff.

And in price, which I haven’t explored further.

After passing the border, you get bundled together with various other groups (1 day, 2 days) from various companies and rushed through the day. You spend 1h in a shopping place in the middle of nowhere with people trying to get you to buy various types of overpriced knickknacks.

Then you arrive in Petra, always reminded that you’re on a tight schedule. Our guide was a 60+ yo guy (Ali, who made a magnificent effort with a group consisting mostly of Russian-speakers who accidentally booked an English tour) walking an astonishing pace, hard to follow (I did the Masada snake path in 26 minutes the day after).

I appreciate the difficulty to get that job done in a day, but i do believe it should be possible in a more customer-focused way in one day.

But anyway, I would go for a two-day trip or even sacrifice a whole week of I could do it again.
Written November 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bookingtoursteam
Hello, Carsten, you chose a group tour and not a private tour. next time we recommend taking the private tour so you will have enough time to explore. Thank you for the review.
Written January 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Larry S
Pompano Beach78 contributions
Nov 2019
great trip, great historic sites, horse carriage through the the cliffs was breathtaking.Great camel and mule rides too!
Wouls recommend to stay in Jordan overnite and save on the $125 visa fee for one day. Best experience ever!
Written December 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bookingtoursteam
Hi Larry were glad you enjoyed your tour we hope to see you again Thank you.
Written December 20, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alexey Popov
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Family
My wife and I bought this tour to Petra from Eilat this week. We were taken to Petra by car and fed along the road. Petra is truly one of the wonders of the world! My wife and I are very pleased with the tour and recommend it.
Written June 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bookingtoursteam
Good day, Thank you for your great review. We are very happy to hear you have enjoyed traveling to Petra with us. Hope to see you again in one of our tours. Regards, Booking Tours team,
Written June 30, 2019
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Francoise M
17 contributions
May 2019
Went with a tour company booked from my hotel. About 15 of us, the guide was informative an accommodating. Lunch was tasty and filling. Stops on the way to the site we’re appropriate, be prepared to be harassed at the stops though, although it’s probably for a good cause, the toilets are a lot to be desired
Written June 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bookingtoursteam
Hello, Thank you for your great review
Written June 11, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tommy
1 contribution
Mar 2019 • Couples
Had an amazing tour to petra by booking tours , the organazation was incredible, the guide ali is informative and funny. Will recomend to all travelers coming to Eilat.
Written March 25, 2019
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Bookingtours2019
Thank you for your review. We do our best to provide our clients with the best experience.
Written May 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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