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- Tour number: 62
This 1-day tour from to Petra, Jordan from Jerusalem is an excellent adventure for early risers. you'll be picked up at the staging point and travel south in a state-of-the-art, comfortable, air-conditioned tour bus.
We'll swiftly cross the border into Jordan, and after a 2.5-hour drive through the magnificent wilderness, you'll reach the Lost Nabatean City of Petra, all carved into the red rocks 2,300 years ago.
See the enigmatic Djinn Blocks which used to house Nabatean phantoms, then marvel at the enormous Petra Treasury. Feel like Indiana Johns as you discover ancient history in the Royal Tombs, and take great pics at the Petra Theater.
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Wake up early for a whole day of adventure: relax as our advanced tour bus takes you from Jerusalem to the beautiful south of Israel: the landscape will change color as the sun rises, and after crossing the Arahav Valley, you'll have a glimpse of the Red Sea and the Riviera of Eilat - Israel's best resort city.
Your next stop is the Israeli-Jordanian border, and then a 2.5-hour drive through the unique landscape, all the way to the lost Nabatean city of Petra – considered one of the 7 New Wonders of the World.
The city was carved into the surrounding red cliffs over 2,300 years ago, and many of its impressive temples were left almost undamaged.
See the enigmatic Djinn Blocks, constructed to house phantoms and make a wish touching the stone, Take fantastic shots of the Obelisk Tomb, then go down the Siq – a multicolor, smooth canyon all the way to the renowned Petra Treasury; here you'll stand in awe in front of its impressive, huge columns and elaborate decorations.
explore the Royal Tombs and the Petra Theater – and see the many shrines, mausoleums, and relics of a lost culture. Complete your day with a long ride back, all the way to the drop-off point in Jerusalem.
Enjoy a Worry-Free Vacation: Our representatives will assist with the visa requisition and border crossing. Our expert local tour guide will meet you on the Jordanian side of the border.
Note that a 1-Day Tour of Petra won't leave you with enough time to fully explore this wonderful archeological park. This is why most travelers recommend a 2-Day Tour to Petra, in order to see Ad Deyr - the iconic Petra Monastery up on the ridge and visit Qasr Al-Bint Temple and the Great Temple of Petra.
Petra tours are guided in English. There is an option for other languages at an additional fee - contact us for details.
Tourists crossing the border into Jordan from Israel are required to have a visa. The tour company will assist you in the border crossing process, which could take over an hour. While making its best to speed up the procedure, the company isn't responsible for rare, unexpected delays.
Please note: not all nationalities are eligible to receive a Jordanian visa at the border! Some nationalities require an entry visa to be obtained before travel. Make sure to contact the Jordanian diplomatic mission in your country well in advance to receive the necessary approvals, if you are of the following nationalities:
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameron, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Equatorial Ghana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire, and Zambia.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Yemen.
South and Central America:
Belize and Cuba.
For more details: Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Jordan
Absolutely, we can store your suitcase in the luggage compartment of the vehicle.
The drive to the border crossing near Eilat will take about 5 to 6 hours. The border crossing process can take about an hour, and the drive to Petra itself will take 2.5 hours. The long drives are among the reasons some visitors prefer to take short, 1-hour flights from Tel Aviv.
The tour includes transportation from the departure point to the border and to Petra and back; entrance to Petra; lunch, and a guided tour by a local guide. A breakfast box will be available for purchase during the drive from Israel to the border.