I am travelling to Israel in October and would like to cross the border to Jordan and visit both Petra and the Fort at Aqaba. We arrive late into Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening and are driving from the airport straight to Eilat. Wednesday we are going to do a tour from Eilat to Petra, however very few group tours seem to stop at Aqaba on the way back to the border.
My plan was to catch the bus tour at Eilat and cross the border/ do the full day at Petra with the group. On return the Wednesday evening get dropped off in Aqaba or at the Jordan side of the border and get to a hotel in Aqaba. The Thursday morning get up early, see Aqaba and the fort then head back to our hotel at Eilat where we would have left our car. We would then leave to travel north as we have to be in Tel Aviv on the Wednesday as we have an important meeting in the Evening.
I hope I have explained this ok but I really wanted to see the Fort at Aqaba aswell as Petra but only way of doing this other than my suggestion is by paying $900 for a private tour.
Any advice I would be most greatly