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Desert Eco Tours is a highly regarded specialist tour operator, tour services include daily Petra excursions, Wadi Rum tours and overnight Jordan tours. The company is originaly known for it's nature tours such as Eilat Jeep tours, hiking, camel and...more
Eilat 88000, Israel
+972 8-632-6477
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Desert Eco Tours did a super job making our Petra trip flawless. Every meet up and guide was on time and courteous. We were meet near the Central Bus Terminal in Eilat and promptly escorted across the border into Jordan. The next morning we were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I can not say enough goid things. Eco Tours was incredibly organized, they never missed a thing on our many transitions. They were flexible, communicative, their drivers and guides were all kind and knowledgable. I highly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Inbalance123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a tour that went to Petra and Wadi Rum. Everything was planned meticulously (thank you Ellen!). The assistance crossing the border was much appreciated. Our guides were wonderful. I will remember the stories that Mohammed (our Wadi Rum guide) told for the rest...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank landc2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arranged to visit Petra and Wadi Rum through Desert Eco Tours (DET). The entire trip went smoothly. We parked our car at the Rabin border crossing in Eilat, were met by a DET rep who walked us through the Israeli side and told us...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was 1 pm to 5 pm so might better be titled an afternoon trip as we were back at our hotel before sunset but despite this it was a very enjoyable tour. We had a number of stops including the flamingo pools and saw...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had two jeep tours from Eilat to the Timna Park on the 28th of Dec and to the Red Canyon on the 29th of Dec 2018 with an excellent dessert ranger which name I forgot :( All our compliments to this guide as the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tanya R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Desert Eco Tour was recommended to me by my host. So I contacted them and booked my 1-day tour of Petra. It was organized, arrived at the border crossing by a taxi that they sent to pick me up at where I was staying. They...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MichaelsLost
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled from Tel Aviv to Aqaba the first day with Hazzaa. He met us early at our hotel, was so knowledgeable on the Masada history, gave us plenty of wandering around time at the Dead Sea, and got us to the boarder for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me split this into pros and cons: Pros 1. Excellent communication and responsiveness (although this was necessitated by them...see cons). They called as promised the day before to confirm the pickup time. 2. Very prompt and courteous pickup in Eilat, and again at the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank goldbeda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we had an excellent tour visiting Timna Park with our fabulous guide Bar who was very informative, he shared his passion for the desert and knowledge which we greatly appreciated. Desert Eco Tours are very professional, reliable and have a great reputation.We were so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 26, 2018|
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Response from Harold F | Reviewed this property |
Around $30 per day. If you combine with a Wadi Rum tour (recommended) you will tip your Bedouin driver the same.
November 12, 2018|
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Response from Peter O | Reviewed this property |
Please get in contact with Desert Eco Tours. They will be able to help you achieve this
November 3, 2018|
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Response from fezookeeper1 | Reviewed this property |
Desert Eco Tours can Tailor your tour to your needs- my guess is you would have to enter Jordan the day before and stay overnight in either a Bedouin guest camp or a hotel in the town of Petra. To be picked up early to... More
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Douglas D
Cincinnati, Ohio
A question about trains (10 Replies)
For my next trip in November, the itinerary is coming together nicely -- with one "oops!" (or is that "oopa!") I plan to do this whole trip with public transport, except for touring with Adam Sela and ending in Eilat, and touring with Desert Eco Tours to Petra and Wadi Rum. And the way I have the trip planned, I will leave for Haifa on Friday morning and then take the train to Be'er Sheva to meet Adam on Sunday. I have learned, of course, that I picked the worst two days to do train travel...More
January 20, 2013|
Response fromVisitIsrael|
1. Not necessarily. Many soldiers go home on Thursday. Others early Friday morning so they can get home before public transportation stops and the rest in mid-morning on Friday. So avoiding the crowds on Friday may not be possible. 2. The makom shmur just means you have somewhere to sit. It is not worth the extra cost. There is little chance that you won't have somewhere to sit. 3.There are no trains on Saturday so you can't take one from Haifa to Beer Sheva. 4. Train tickets are purchased...More
Hong Kong, China
9 days Israel/Jordan trip - early October (15 Replies)
Hi guys! First time posting here, would like to get some opinions on my upcoming trip to Israel/Jordan, thanks! We don't like to rush things too much but definitely would like to see Jerusalem, West Bank, and Petra. Here is the itinerary: Day 1 - Friday (Arrive Tel Aviv 07:45 after stopping at Amman, Head to Jerusalem directly, Overnight at Jerusalem) Day 2 - Saturday (Tour Jerusalem, Overnight at Jerusalem) Day 3 - Sunday (Tour Jerusalem, Overnight at Jerusalem) Day 4 - Monday...More
August 24, 2017|
Response frommbgg|
You say that you are flying via Amman. If so, why continue to Tel-Aviv? Go from Amman to Petra, then to Eilat.
crossing border (2 Replies)
While traveling in Israel we are taking a side trip to Petra with Desert Eco tours from Eilat. We have US passports. I remember reading somewhere that we need to have passport type photos to be used for purposes of the Jordan Visa at the border crossing. Is ths true? Perhaps I should be asking this on the Jordan forum. I know about the fees to be paid at the border. I just don't want to get there without such a photo if that is needed.
February 09, 2013|
Response fromJones58|
We crossed last week at the northern border into Jordan, and back to Israel via Eilat. No photos needed. The southern border was much easier and quicker than the northern. We were questioned about our visit to Jordan by the Israeli tsa when flying from Eilat to tel aviv, but it was just about where we stayed in both Jordan and Israel.