Petra 1 Day Tour from Jerusalem

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A comprehensive itinerary which optimizes time spent in ancient Jordan and the historic site of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, our Petra 1 Day Tour from Jerusalem is the ideal choice for travelers eager to see the enchanting site of Petra but have limited time to travel. One of the best Petra tours from Israel, our tour includes roundtrip road transportation between Jerusalem and Petra, guiding, entrance fees and meaningful memories. 

Departing daily from Jerusalem, our tour travels towards the southern Israeli city of Eilat, passing the awe-inspiring Negev desert en route to the Arava border crossing. After crossing the border into Jordan with guided assistance, travel through the Jordanian desert, taking in the scenic landscape on the way to Petra. Once there, your Petra tour begins with a knowledgeable and licensed English-speaking guide visiting highlights like the Petra Treasury, Obelisk Tomb, the Siq, Calligraphy, Tombs and Roman Theater. Uncover the magic in this former Nabatean city with time to explore at leisure in the afternoon before meeting together with the group and returning to Israel. With guaranteed daily departures, our 1 Day Petra Tour from Jerusalem travels in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and also includes entrance fees, snack box and water bottle. This is a memorable Petra tour experience that will leave many lasting memories for years to come. 

Petra 1 Day Tour from Jerusalem Highlights

  1. Drive through Israel’s Negev Desert, including the Ramon Crater, watching the sunrise on the way
  2. Cross the border into Jordan, and head north towards Petra across the Jordanian Desert Highway. Stop on the way for a view of Mt Haroun (Aaron's Tomb)
  3. Arrive in Petra, and enjoy a tour of the archaeological site by our licensed and experienced local guide
  4. The tour will include highlights of Petra such as al Siq, the Obelisk Tomb, the Calligraphy, Petra's Treasury, Jabal Madbach (sacrificial palace), the Tombs, the Theater, and the Mountaintop Tombs. Your tour is guided by our English-speaking guide in groups of a maximum of 25 people
  5. Leave Petra to return to Israel, glimpsing from the road the incredible landscape of Wadi Rum
  6. Return to Jerusalem having had a once-in-a-lifetime experience
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Petra 1 Day Tour from Jerusalem Itinerary

  • 03:00 – Pick up from Jerusalem and transfer to Eilat through the Negev Desert
  • 07:45 – Arrive in Eilat, and be one of the first at the border before the crowds show up
  • 08:30 - Cross the border into Jordan fully aided by our representatives
  • 09:30 – Transfer to Petra through the Jordanian Desert
  • 11:00 –Quick stop for bathrooms, opportunity to purchase snacks/coffee, enjoy a quick view of Mount Haroun
  • 11:30 – Arrive at Petra, take a guided tour of the site, maximum of 25 travelers in the group during the guided tour
  • 14:00 – Free time to explore in Petra, independent of the guide and group
  • 16:30 – Meet at the exit of Petra and begin your journey back to Israel
  • 18:30 – Arrive at the Jordanian side of the border
  • 19:30 – Cross over into Eilat and return to Jerusalem, travel time back to Jerusalem is approximately 4 hours
NB - all timings on Petra 1 Day Tour from Jerusalem are approximate
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Important Details

Pick up and drop off form Jerusalem
Return transfer from Eilat to the border
Transportation to all sites in Jordan
Hand-picked expert tour guide
$130 worth of entry fees to Petra
Border assistance
Lunch in a local restaurant
Border crossing fees of US$65 which should be paid in USD cash at the border, Jordanian visa fee of $60 for those who have not pre-arranged a visa
Meals and drinks
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Hat and sunscreen
Essential Information
Guided tour portion in Petra will have a maximum of 25 passengers however transportation may be with more passengers. Transportation may be shared as larger vehicles are more comfortable and accommodating
Our Petra tour aims to include approximately 4-6 hours in Petra, including 2-2.5 hours guided tour and free time. Also, our vehicle goes directly from Tel Aviv to the border and you will not have to drive through another city on the way
Languages: tour language is English every day. Guided tours in other languages (Russian, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Romanian, Bulgarian) is available. Please contact us for pricing
Please note, border fees and visa fees are NOT included in the tour price and are paid directly at the border, in cash. Border fee is for departure tax from Israel, the departure tax for operated groups from Jordan, arrangement, and preparation of Jordan visa, assistance service from border representative on departure from Israel, assistance service from border representative on arrival in Jordan and assistance service from border representative on departure from Jordan
Israeli passport holders (or holders of dual passports with an Israeli passport) must use their Israeli passport at every border crossing
To properly arrange your visa, it is critical that you provide us with your passport details before your tour starts
Please note that during Ramadan the tour itinerary will change due to earlier closure of the border
We are able to arrange visa for most nationalities (including USA, Canada, all European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, China, India). Certain nationalities are required to arrange a visa in advance. Please contact us in case of questions