My husband and I plan to visit Petra after our 10 day guided tour of Israel ends. I have contacted a tour company in Jordan, and their driver and tour guide can pick us up in Aqaba on Saturday after we have crossed the border at Eilat. Our dilemma is how to get from Jerusalem to Eilat so that we can meet our Jordanian guide/driver. Is it possible to hire a driver to drive us to Eilat? If so, can our hotel in Jerusalem make those arrangements, or should we contact some one prior to our departure from the U.S.? Am I correct that a visa to Jordan can be acquired upon arrival at the Eilat/Aqaba crossing? We would like to arrive in Jordan fairly early in the day, so that we will have time for a jeep tour of Wadi Rum before heading to our hotel near Petra.
Any advice or help that anyone can provide would be much appreciated!