Jordan Experience Tour (Aqaba – Petra – Wadi Rum) 3 Days – $685
Mantis Tours is a reputable local tour operator that is specialized in Petra Wadi Rum tours. Our Jordan Experience Tour for 3 days tour in Jordan is a special tour that will allow you to truly experience Jordan. We recommend to book this tour in advance.
We will pick you up from your accommodation in Eilat (we pick-up from all the hotels in Eilat, from Eilat airport and from Eilat central bus station) at 09:00am, and take you to Arava border crossing.
Our representative in Eilat will collect the money for the tour and for the border fees, and help you with the border procedures in the Israeli side of the border.
Just after crossing the border to Jordan, our Jordanian representative will meet you at the border, help you with the border procedures in the Jordanian side of the border, and take you to your professional Jordanian English-speaking guide (guides in other languages are also available) who will take you to your excursion to Petra Wadi Rum.
After finishing the border procedures, we drive to Aqaba and have a guided city tour. Explore the popular tourist town of Aqaba, Jordan’s only port city. Surrounded by rugged mountains that subtly change color as the day unfolds. The city of Aqaba offers many shopping outlets with the best rates in the country as it is the only Economic Free Zone in Jordan. So, treat yourself and enjoy your day shopping.
Step back in time wandering about the partially rebuilt Aqaba Castle. Visit the Archaeological Museum and the House of Sharif Hussein bin Ali. Both are in the same complex that you can enter either from the Great Arab Revolt Plaza or from the side street of the castle.
Visit the Aquarium, Part of the Marine Science Station complex (7.5km south of Aqaba), the aging and dated tanks nonetheless provide a colorful glimpse of coral, moray eels, turtles and stone-fish.
Have lunch with a local Jordanian family in Aqaba. You will be cooked Mansaf (a local Jordanian meal) just the way it is done in a million of homes around Jordan. Enjoy your time, get engaged with Jordanian traditions and have an enjoyable chat with one of the Jordanian families known for their good hospitality.
From Aqaba we will have about two hours drive to the UNESCO city of Petra, traveling through a scenic route of the “Desert Way”, and stopping on the way in an observation point on the magnificent view of Wadi Rum. During the drive, your specialist guide will give you an in-depth briefing on the history of Jordan and its culture.
We will arrive to Petra in the evening. You will check in at your 4-star hotel in Petra, and have dinner at the hotel. After dinner, you can enjoy Petra by Night show (available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), walking through the Siq lighted by hundreds of candles.
On the second day, after breakfast at the hotel, you will have a full day of guided tour in Petra with you professional tour guide. Your guide will give you the entrance tickets to Petra, and we will enter Petra through the Siq (a narrow gorge). Included in your package is an optional horseback riding for the first 600 meters of the route, from the Visitor’s Center until the beginning of the Siq (tipping the handler is required – minimum $3).
On the way to the Siq, we will see the ‘Silica Quarries’, the Jinn Blocks and the ‘Obelisk Tomb’. We will walk through the narrow Siq into the rock-cut city of Petra. Right by the end of the Siq, we will reveal the most famous monument of Petra – the Treasury (Al Khazneh). After visiting the Treasury, we will continue our tour along the impressive Cardo (a Street of Facades) towards the Nabatean Theater. We will see the views of the Royal Tombs, which you will be able to climb on your free time. We will continue to the Monastery (Al Deir), which is the most impressive monument in Petra.
* Those who have difficulty walking can hire a donkey-drawn buggy for a supplement payment to the local people.
On the way back to the Visitor’s Center, you will have an option to ride on horses and camels, and have carriages for extra charge.
After the walking tour in Petra, we will go to a superior local authentic restaurant in Petra, which is located not far from the entrance to Petra, where you will be served Maqloubeh (a traditional Jordanian dish).
After lunch, you will discover Little Petra, also known as Siq al-Barid, which is an archaeological site located north of the ruins of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. It is smaller than Petra’s main site, but not less fascinating. Little Petra was built by the Nabataeans, and is widely believed to be a suburb of the ancient city, acting as a post on the Silk Road.
In the evening, we will reach the Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum. You will stay at Sun City camp, which is one of the deluxe Bedouin camps in Wadi Rum. The accommodations are in modern tents that have real beds with clean sheets and pillows, and also private bathrooms and showers. Upon your arrival to the camp, you will get a welcoming Bedouin tea by the very friendly and accommodating staff, and you will be able to watch the beautiful sunset in the enchanting desert.
After getting comfortable in the camp, you will enjoy a very delicious and authentic Bedouin dinner called Zarb. It is a traditional dish of meat or chicken with rice and vegetables that is cooked under the sun in a hole underground covered by sand, which we very recommend!
The highlight of your Petra Wadi Rum tours will be the Bedouin Wedding show in the camp with your participation. The grooms will have traditional Bedouin costumes. An Oud band will play a traditional Bedouin music. The bride will be applied by beautiful intricate henna designs. An Henna artist will paint designs on the bride and her guests. The groom will come riding on a camel surrounded by local Bedouins who will sing for them. Bedouin coffee will be served to the guests. The groom and the bride will dance, while the guests with the local Bedouins form a circle around them and clap to the music during the dance of the couple, and then everybody will dance. The groom will cut the cake with a sword, and you will be served a Bedouin tea. You are promised to have a really great fun!
On the third day, after watching the outstanding sunrise and have breakfast in the camp, you will have an extended 6 hours jeep safari tour in the magnificent landscapes of Wadi Rum nature reserve that will take you deep into the desert. You will discover many scriptures and drawings of past civilizations carved into the stone 4000 years ago. Visit the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Lawrence Spring, Khazali Canyon, Red Sand Dunes, Anfishieh Inscriptions, House of Lawrence, Burdah Arch, Um Frouth Arch, Small Sand Dune and the ‘Chicken’ Rock.
During the jeep tour, you will have a BBQ lunch in the middle of the desert with a complementary Bedouin coffee/tea (included in the price), and you will also have an option for some hiking in the desert, as well as an option for a camel ride for an extra charge.
In the evening, we will drive back to Arava border crossing. Our representative in Eilat will wait for you around 19:00 to take you back to your accommodation, and you will also be given a personalized souvenir as a present.
Here our Petra Wadi Rum tours ends, until the next time… 🙂
09:00 Pick-up from your accommodation in Eilat (we pick-up from all the hotels in Eilat, from Eilat airport and from Eilat central bus station), and transfer to Arava border crossing.
09:30 Crossing the border at Arava (border control and customs) with the help of our professional staff.
* Please note that this process may take some time, so your patience is required and appreciated.
10:00 Meet our Jordanian guide, and drive to Aqaba for a guided city tour.
14:00 Authentic Jordanian lunch (Mansaf – a traditional Jordanian cuisine) with a local family (included in the price).
15:00 Stroll in the market of Aqaba.
17:00 Transfer from the border to Petra in our brand new model air-conditioned vehicles through a vast and comfortable highway (the “Desert Way”), following a scenic route on the mountain side, and arriving at Petra’s historical site, known as one of the seven wonders of the world.
19:00 Arrive to Petra, and check in at your hotel.
19:30 Dinner at the hotel.
21:00 Enjoy Petra by Night show (if available).
21:00 Overnight at 4-star hotel in Petra.
07:30 Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 Extended guided tour in the red-rose heritage city.
15:30 Lunch at a superior local authentic restaurant (enjoy a traditional Maqloubeh dish) in Petra (included in the price).
16:30 Transfer to Wadi Rum.
17:00 Arrive to your accommodation at a deluxe Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum.
19:00 Dinner at the camp (Zarb – a traditional Bedouin meal).
20:00 Authentic Bedouin Wedding show (included in the price).
22:00 Overnight at the Bedouin camp.
07:00 Morning in the desert.
07:30 Breakfast at the camp.
08:00 6 hours jeep safari tour in Wadi Rum nature reserve with BBQ lunch in the middle of the desert (including Bedouin coffee/tea).
17:00 Transfer back to Eilat.
19:00 Arrive to Arava border crossing, and cross the border back to Israel.
19:30 Drop-off back at your accommodation in Eilat (or at Eilat airport).
* Free souvenir and Jordan brochure.
Note: The schedule is subjected to changes.
Israel Petra Tours offers daily tours to Petra and Wadi Rum – the Red-Rose City – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Petra, the lost city of the Nabataeans, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. UNESCO has described Petra as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”.
The city of Petra offers a lot of sites to explore for the traveler, like: The Siq (the path to Petra); Al Khazneh (The Treasury); Al Deir (The Monastery); The Theater; The Great Temple of Petra; Streets of Facades; The lonely cave; Aaron Tomb; Obelisk Tomb and the Triclinium; The Silk Tomb; The Uneishu Tomb; The Hadrian Gate and the Cardo Maximus; Ancient Roman columns; The Byzantine Church of Petra; Beautiful colorful sandstone rocks formations, and much more.
A tour to Petra and Wadi Rum offered by Israel Petra Tours is a great opportunity to visit this great wonder of the ancient world, a place that every traveler must visit at least once in his lifetime.
We use brand new model vehicles, best hotels and restaurants, and employ only the best professional tour guides.
Israel Petra Tours guarantees for the best prices for tours to Petra and Wadi Rum! You do not want to miss this great offer!
In case that you don’t have plenty of time, you can consider our one day tour to Petra that covers all the main highlights in Petra in one day. Another very recommended Jordan tour is our three days tour to Petra and Wadi Rum that allows you plenty of time in Petra, and also enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Wadi Rum.
Not far from Eilat there is another wonder of the ancient world – the Great Pyramids of Giza. We offer you the opportunity to book with us also a tour to Cairo and the Pyramids. Cairo day tours is a perfect addition to your Petra Wadi Rum excursion!
We very recommend that you stay at least one more day in Eilat, and enjoy the attractions in Eilat that we offer, like cruise on a yacht or on a glass-bottom boat in the Red Sea, pamper yourself in a relaxing massage, try an introductory scuba diving in the Corals Reef of Eilat, have ATV trips in Eilat Mountains, and more.
The tour includes:
- Pick-up from your accommodation, and drop-off back at your accommodation.
- Meeting and assistance at the border crossing in both directions.
- Tour guides.
- Lunch at a local family home in Aqaba.
- Entrance fees to Petra by Night show.
- Half-board accommodation at a 4-star hotel in Petra on the first day.
- Entrance fees to Petra.
- Horseback riding for the first 600 meters of the site.
- Lunch at a superior local authentic restaurant in Petra on the first day.
- Entrance fees to Wadi Rum.
- Bedouin Wedding show in Wadi Rum.
- Half-board accommodation at a deluxe Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum on the second day.
- 6 hours jeep safari tour in Wadi Rum nature reserve.
- BBQ lunch in the middle of the desert with Bedouin coffee/tea.
- Free souvenir and Jordan brochure.
The tour doesn’t include:
- $65 for border fees paid by cash only.
- Personal expenses.
- Personal insurance.
- You can pay for the tour in USD, NIS and Euros.
- The price of the tour is for cash. For credit card, there is 5.5% commission.
- You need to bring a valid passport on the day of the tour.
- Please make sure that your passport is in good condition. If your passport is torn or damaged, then you may not be able to pass the border control, and you will not get a refund.
- Do not forget to bring comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, mineral water, light clothes in the summer and warm clothes in the winter.
- Hotel single supplement: $50 per night.
- You can cancel your tour 14 days in advance with no cancellation fees.
- For 7-14 days in advance, there is 10% cancellation fee.
- For 2-7 days in advance, there is 50% cancellation fee.
- We will charge you full price for cancellation less than 48 hours from departure time or no-show.