Petra Tour from Tel-Aviv or Jerusalem by Bus

From $340 Per
Person
Tour Type
Daily Tour
Duration
One-day
Departure days
Every Day
Languages
English, French, Spanish, German

Tour Schedule

Tour on Map

Take a full day tour from Tel-Aviv or Jerusalem to the iconic UNESCO city of Petra, Jordan. The tour begins when you are picked up early in the morning from either Tel-Aviv or Jerusalem. The tour bus proceeds south past the Dead Sea and through the Aravah Valley. The bus reaches the Aravah Border Crossing at Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city on the edge of the Red Sea. We cross into Jordan and travel along the Desert Highway passed breathtaking scenery to Petra. You have the option to enter Petra on horseback or by foot. You are given a guided tour of Petra by a knowledgeable local guide. See the highlights of the Petra’s rock-carved structures created over 2,000 years ago including temples, tombs and monuments. We make our return journey, pausing at several observation points along the way through Wadi Rum. Time permitting we will have a brief panoramic tour of Aqaba, Jordan’s Red Sea city before crossing back into Israel and returning to Jerusalem or Tel-Aviv.

Sites During the Tour

Highlights

Guaranteed departure - Makes your trip planning much easy and gives you complete peace of mind
Combine your trip in Israel with the Nabataean Lost City of Petra
Join the tour from Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and enjoy a high-quality touring experience for a fair price
Travel in comfort with an air-conditioned and well-equipped vehicle

Language Schedule

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
English
French
Spanish
German

Pickup Places and Prices

From
Tel Aviv
Pick up time
03:45
Large Group
$340
From
Jerusalem
Pick up time
03:45
Large Group
$340

Travelers Reviews

What To Expect

This full day tour from Tel-Aviv or Jerusalem to Petra, Jordan sets off in the early hours of the morning. You are picked up at convenient pick-up points in Tel-Aviv or Jerusalem and travel south in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. Driving past the Dead Sea, Masada and through the Aravah Valley we see the sun rise. We reach Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city on the shore of the Red Sea and make our way to the Aravah border crossing. Our representative will help with the border crossing into Jordan.
Once in Jordan the tour takes you along the Desert Highway past stunning desert scenery which takes on many shades of red, god and brown in the morning sunlight. On arrival at Petra we enter through the Siq, a 1,200m-long narrow gorge flaked by towering rock cliffs. You have the option of entering Petra on foot or horseback as merchants did over 2,000 years ago.
In Petra you will be given an in-depth tour by a knowledgeable guide who will show you the highlights of this ancient city and fill you in about Petra’s history.  The city of Petra was built by the Nabataean people in the 1st century BC. They carved their buildings out of the pink-hued rock cliffs creating intricately decorated facades. Thanks to their ingenious water gathering system the Nabataeans of Petra managed to survive and even prosper in the harsh desert environment. Petra became an important haven along the ancient trade route from the Arabian Peninsula and at its peak Petra was home to 20,000 people. Your Petra guide will show you sites like the Treasury; obelisk; tombs; colonnaded street and ancient Roman amphitheatre.
After lunch at an authentic local eatery we begin our return journey stopping at several observation points in Wadi Rum, a desert wilderness with dramatic rock formations that once enchanted Lawrence of Arabia. Time permitting we may fit in a brief panoramic tour of Aqaba, Jordan’s only Red Sea port city. The tour draws to an end as we cross back into Israel and return to Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem.

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service from selected hotels in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
  • A fully qualified and licensed Jordanian tour guide
  • Entrance fees to Petra
  • Lunch in an authentic local restaurant
  • Transport by a modern air-conditioned vehicle

The tour does not include:

  • Visa issuing and border fees: $125 for visa issuing and fees; $65 for travelers with valid visa stamp
  • Health insurance

Notes:

  • Tour operates in English. Other languages available for extra cost with advanced notice
  • Valid passport is essential. Passport details are required for tour reservation process
  • Travelers of certain nationalities require advance issue of visa. For more information please contact us
  • Border crossing includes border control and customs, this process may take up to an hour
  • We recommend that you wear warm clothing in winter; a hat in summer and comfortable walking shoes
  • Lunch will be late so we recommend that you have breakfast before departure

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 1 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification on the day of the tour.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

FAQ

Petra tours are guided in English. There is an option for other languages at an additional fee.

All travelers crossing the border from Israel to Jordan must be issued with a tourist visa.
The tour company will obtain the visa for you at the border. Note that travelers of certain nationalities must acquire a visa in advance, prior to the commencement of the tour and this must be done independently. Please contact our office for more information.

Yes. The Jordanian authorities charge $60 border tax and $65 for the visa

The tour includes pick-up/drop-off service; entrance to Petra; lunch and a guided tour by a local guide.

Absolutely, we can store your suitcase in the luggage compartment of the vehicle.

You should be at the airport 1.5hrs before the fight departure time. The exact fight details can be found in the voucher which is sent to you immediately after making the booking.

For tours to Petra from Eilat, one of our representatives will pick you up from your hotel or from one of our pick-up points.

From $340 Per
Person

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