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Address: Eilat 88000, Israel
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Desert Eco Tours is a highly regarded specialist tour operator, tour...

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 4x4 tours throughout Israel, Egypt and Jordan. These desert tour operations remain at the soul of the company and give a unique quality to the company's operations. Desert Eco Tours also offers bespoke tours of Israel which are particularly popular with clients from the North American and European markets. Comprehensive tour services begin prior to booking and include the interactive planning of tours, personal guides, a large range of accommodation choices; from luxury to rustic, and a variety of transport options. Desert Eco Tours enjoys a strong internet presence and readily caters for direct, online bookings.

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Great tour with David

I did an afternoon desert tour with David. He was really helpful and informative. The tour was good too, with some great scenery.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
A380fan
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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391 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I did an afternoon desert tour with David. He was really helpful and informative. The tour was good too, with some great scenery.

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1 Thank A380fan
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

petra and wadi rum are spectacular, eco-tours takes you to them without worry or hassle. The three star hotels in Jordan are decent, but nothing special, and their food (it comes with breakfast and dinner) is mediocre. But the beds were good and the staff helpful. The tour guides were really good, and all the eco tour people were helpful.

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Columbus, Ohio
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92 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are very grateful to them for helping us accomplish our goal of Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, in ten days. Our group of four had never been to the Middle East, so we appreciated having them as a starting place; they also worked with us over email to personalize the itineraries in each country, which required a lot of back... More 

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2 Thank MaryBryan2011
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could put 4.5 stars I would since David, our tour guide for Israel, and Muhammad, our tour guide in Wadi Rum, were both fantastic. The not so great tour guide was in Petra. Overall, Desert Eco Tours did an excellent job in helping us plan our trip. The cost was definitely worth it and it was reasonable. My... More 

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Thank PeruvianLili
Aledo, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little nervous about booking this trip, but Desert Eco Tours alleviated all of my concerns. They were extremely helpful and patient with all of my questions and they provided constant support from my arrival at the border to my return. The hotel accommodations were outstanding and the tours themselves were exceptional. I particularly enjoyed my tour of... More 

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Thank KRM-2017
Alameda, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to deal with, no pressure, competent people and the highest quality guides. They mad it easy and fun. Do not hesitate!

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Thank Stewart L
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this touring company because they promise small tour groups with their own guides. (Apparently, other companies that arrange Petra tours club in together to fill their buses.) I specifically asked about the group size and was told "under 15. If there are more than 15 people we split into an additional group with an additional guide." Unfortunately, this... More 

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1 Thank 74Susan
erez-DesertEcoTours, Manager at Desert Eco Tours, responded to this review

Hello Susan, Thank you for your review, I hope you enjoyed Petra. I understand your frustration at the large group size, we really do split large groups into two and try our best to keep numbers down. We had an extremely busy week over Christmas Channuka, it was the busiest week of the year and some of our tours were... More 

White Plains, New York
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved seeing Petra and Wadi Rum last week with Desert Eco Tours. We had terrible weather for our tour of Petra, but managed to really enjoy. But we did have some issues overall. 1st - we did not arrive in Petra until almost 1:00pm and this time of year, it it dark by 4:30 so we really had very... More 

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1 Thank afsw68
erez-DesertEcoTours, Owner at Desert Eco Tours, responded to this review

Hello asfw Thanks for your review, I'm glad you enjoyed your tour. I agree with much of what you say here. The price you were charged by the hotel for drinks sounds very excessive. Drop us a line and we will reimburse you part of the cost. We include bottled mineral water on the tour, drinks in hotels are obviously... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jordan was beautiful and Petra was magnificent but our experience overall with Desert Eco Tours was not favorable. They were rude and pushy. After the trip, I send a detailed email of what we were not happy about. Ellen replied and said she would address it immediately and speak to the staff involved and get back to me. Months later... More 

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Thank Michelle M
erez-DesertEcoTours, Manager at Desert Eco Tours, responded to this review

Hello Michelle Thank you for writing. I hope you don't mind me filling in a few more details. You were three people booked on a private tour. Only two of you showed up and even then you arrived a whole day after you said you would. We had to change all the hotel reservations and re-plan the tour - a... More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi, Alex and Gil came to pick us up on time from the hotel and took us for a half day tour around Eilat's mountains. Alex and Gil are knowledgeable and they definitely know their stuff, but at times felt disengaged and condescending, especially Alex. Parts of the tour were beautiful and some felt half-assed and rushed. The jeeps' safety... More 

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