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- Tour number: 71
Take a short flight from Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv (Terminal 1) to Ramon Airport near Eilat.
The tour starts with a transfer from Ramon Airport near Eilat to the Arava border, After swiftly crossing into Jordan, we'll take a 2.5-hour ride past breathtaking desert and mountain scenery.
When we arrive in Petra you can choose to enter the famous lost city on foot or on horseback. We’ll tour Petra, a splendid archaeological site dating back about 2,300 years to when the Nabataean people carved their city right out of the red-hued rock cliffs.
You'll see the mysterious Djinn Blocks, the Obelisk Tomb, and all the jaws will drop in front of Al-Khazneh - the magnificent Petra Treasury. Then continue to the amazing Royal Tombs. This intricate complex of burial combines interesting architecture with great views, as some of the tombs are several stories high. You can also take lovely shots in the Colonnaded street, and explore the Petra Theater.
Depart from Ramon Airport Eilat to Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv after your truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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The Petra tour from Tel Aviv starts with a short flight south from Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport to the Ramon Airport near Eilat. After crossing the border, a local expert tour guide will meet you and the journey continues along a picturesque desert Highway to Petra. We take a 2.5-hour drive through the magnificent, pristine desert landscape, past ruby mountain sceneries, and stunning vistas on our way to Petra.
The Nabataean people carved Petram their capital city, out of red-colored rock cliffs about 2,300 years ago. Today Petra is an untouched archaeological site; We pass obelisks and the cave tombs then enter Petra on foot or horseback via a long narrow gorge or “Siq” flanked by high rock cliffs.
As we reach the end of the Siq, the incredible Petra Treasury looms up in front of us. The Treasury's facade is intricately decorated and carved with columns, statues, and a 3.35-meter-high urn. The tour takes you down Petra’s ancient road past shines, temples, and tombs that will make you feel just like Indiana Jones, and other structures all carved out of the reddish cliffs. You'll see the mysterious Djinn Blocks, visit the majestic Palace Tomb, marvel at the mesmerizing colors of the Silk Tomb, and learn about the fascinating Nabatean city. After 3-4 hours in Petra, we will head south toward Eilat, through the gorgeous wilderness.
Enjoy a Worry-Free Vacation: The tour starts with a transfer from Eilat to the Arava border, where our representatives will meet you and assist with the visa requisition and border crossing. Our expert local tour guide will meet you on the Jordanian side of the border and your adventure will begin.
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
Payment is possible in Israeli Shekels, Dollars or Euros.
Yes. The Jordanian authorities charge visa issuing and border fees: $140 for visa issuing and fees; $75 for travelers with valid visa stamps. It can be paid by cash or credit (USD/EU/NIS). Our expert guides will assist you with the border crossing process.
Absolutely, we can store your suitcase in the luggage compartment of the vehicle.
You should be at the airport 1.5 hours before the flight departure time. The exact flight details can be found in the voucher that will be sent to you immediately after making the booking.
On Petra tours that include a flight, one of our representatives will meet you at the Ramon Airport on your arrival.