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 Tour Highlights
Petra 1 Day Tour from Jerusalem includes road transportation from Jerusalem to Eilat and Arava Border.
Take in the scenic drive through the Negev Desert on the Israeli side.
Cross through the Arava Border into Jordan with assistance, then travel north towards iconic Petra passing through the Jordanian Desert Highway. Enjoy a quick viewpoint overlooking of Mt Haroun (Aaron’s Tomb) on the way.
Enjoy a Petra tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Approximately 2 hours of guiding with our licensed English-speaking local guide.
Explore inside Petra with highlights like the Siq, Obelisk Tomb, Calligraphy, Treasury, Jabal Madbach (sacrificial palace), Roman Theater and Mountaintop Tombs.
Guided portion of the tour is a maximum of 25 people. Enjoy free time to explore at own pace including time for lunch.
Exit Petra and begin return transportation to Israel, en route pass the magical landscape of Wadi Rum desert.
Return transfer back to Jerusalem, drive is approximately 4 hours.
Things included in the tour price: Roundtrip transfer to and from Jerusalem, transportation to all sites in Jordan, entrance fees for Petra site, English guiding, assistance while border crossing, snack box, bottle of water.
Things not included in the tour price: border fees of U$65 USD, paid in CASH to the border authorities (USD or ILS are accepted), as well as Jordanian visa fee of $60 for those who have not pre-arranged a visa.
Daily departures every day from Jerusalem.
In order to ensure timely arrival to the border crossing and pass before other travelers, our tour departs earlier than most. This allows for an expedited crossing procedure and maximizes time spent in Petra.
During the guided tour portion in Petra, the group will have a maximum of 25 passengers however transportation may be with more passengers. Larger vehicles are more comfortable and accommodating, so transportation may be shared.
Tour includes a snack box (vegan options available) and water bottle.
Our Petra tour itinerary strives to include approximately 4-6 hours in Petra, including 2-2.5 hours guided tour and free time.
Petra 1 Day Tour from Jerusalem Tour Itinerary
03:00 – Pick up from Jerusalem and drive through the Negev Desert en route to Eilat
07:45 – Arrive in the southern Israeli city of Eilat to cross the Arava border
08:30-8:45 – Pass through the border crossing with assistance, arrive into Jordan
09:15-9:30 – Drive through the Jordanian Desert passing the scenic landscape
11:00 – Take in the view of Mount Haroun with a quick coffee stop on the way
11:30 – Begin guided tour of the Petra site with English-speaking guide (maximum of 25 travelers in the group during the guided tour)
14:00 – Enjoy free time to explore Petra at leisure, time to eat lunch
16:30 – Exit the site and begin the return journey back to Israel passing the Wadi Rum desert
18:30 – Arrive and pass through the Jordanian side of the border into Israel
19:30 – Return to the Israeli side in Eilat and drive back to Jerusalem, (driving time back to Jerusalem is approximately 4 hours)
Please note: All timing is approximate and the itinerary is subject to change.
Petra Tour is offered every day in English.
Other guided language options include Russian, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Romanian, Bulgarian. Please enquire within for price options.
Please be advised that border fees and visa fees are NOT included in the tour price and are paid directly at the border to the respective authorities in cash. Border fee is for departure tax from Israel, 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.