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Petra day tours from Eilat

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Petra day tours from Eilat

Anyone did this recently. we are going to Eilat June 26-28, 2013 and want to do a Petra tour.

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1. Re: Petra day tours from Eilat

You can do it in a day -- it's a long day. I'd recommend the two-day tour with an overnight if you can. I am using Desert Eco Tours; they get great reviews on this forum.

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Thanks Douglas. How did you book with Desert Eco Tours? The number on their website looks like an Israel phone number so calling would be difficult with the time difference here in Hawaii and the cost. I sent an email to them at the address in their website, but no response so far. Did you do all your bookings through email and how responsive were they?

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3. Re: Petra day tours from Eilat

There are many companies in Eilat offering tours. I use Thru-us. They are very responsive; also by email. Note that it is the weekend end in Israel and therefore you may not receive a response before Sunday(first day of the work week). There is no problem with room on these tours as they leave daily as long as there are two passengers minimum.

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4. Re: Petra day tours from Eilat

I have done this trip with Desert Eco-tours and other tour providers. I thought Desert Eco-tours was the best because of the guides they used in Jordan and how seamless everything was. I did all the booking by email. You don't always get a next day response but I would expect you will hear back. You can do a day trip. I did this most recently in March. It is a really long day and you can expect to spend about 3-3.5 hours at Petra. Another way to do it is the 2 day Wadi Rum/Petra trip. This is great. A full day at Petra entering with the morning sun and departing with the evening sun, the colours are totally different on the rocks. You also have a half day at Wadi Rum which is so beautiful- the scenery is so surreal. The cost difference isn't all that much.

I would recommend the 2 day tour if you can squeeze into your schedule.

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Thanks for your update Devo.

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