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From Tel Aviv: Petra 1-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

4.2 / 5

70 reviews

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours

From Tel Aviv: Petra 1-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours

From US$ 299 per person

Discover Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Depart from Tel Aviv in an air-conditioned coach. Cross the border with an experienced guide. Explore the history and culture of Petra on a guided tour.

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Duration 23 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Petra, one of the 7 wonders of the world, led by an experienced local English speaking guide
  • Have time to experience the city on your own
  • Travel to and from Tel Aviv in a modern air-conditioned vehicle
Full description

Meet your guide at the central pickup point in Tel Aviv. Start your trip at 3:00 AM so that you can arrive in Petra early enough to enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Travel to the Arava Border. At the border, your guide will assist you with entering Jordan. 

Drive from the border to Petra in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy the ride across the vast highway known as the “desert way.” Journey down a scenic mountain route along the mountainside.

Arrive at Petra at approximately 11:30 AM and embark on a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the 7 wonders of the world. Explore the sandstone city built in the 3rd century by the Nabataeans. 

Discover the palaces, temples, tombs, storerooms, and stables that were all carved into the soft stone cliffs. Marvel at the Greek-style pillars of the Treasury – a masterpiece of masonry work. Walk through the tombs known as the Street of Facades. Visit the 7,000-seat theater.

Journey back towards Aqaba at 4:30 PM. Stop along the way at observation points and take in the beautiful landscape of Wadi Rum. At 7:30 PM return to Israel.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from Tel Aviv,
  • Transportation to all sites
  • Assistance with the border crossing
  • Entry fees to Petra
  • Guided tour
  • Bottle of water
  • Border fees of $65 cash
  • Jordanian visa fee of $60 cash, (for those who do not have a pre-arranged a visa)
  • These fees should be paid in cash at the border (USD or ILS are accepted)

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Date

Meeting point

Pickup is at 2 AM from the Israeli Textile Center at the corner of Shenkar and Kaufmann St.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Please note, modest clothing is recommended (no short skirts, low cut shirts or bare midriffs). Headscarves are not required
  • Suggested tip for group tours to Jordan is $5 per person per day for the driver and guide. The provider pays the guides and drivers fairly and in most cases above the market, rate to ensure that they have the most talented and high-quality representatives. However, tips are a huge part of the tourism culture in this region and a great signal of your appreciation and motivator for our team to do their jobs to the highest possible quality. We ask that you follow the customs and tip in order for us to ensure a high-quality experience for customers now and beyond
  • Please bring passports, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, scarf, ATM card or cash, US Dollars or Jordanian Dinar for tips, and comfortable walking shoes
  • Please arrive at the pickup location 15-minutes prior to the pickup time
  • Small delays can sometimes occur at the border, or other points during the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    3.8/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Best option for those who don't have much time. You have to walk a lot but there are golf carts for those who need it. Go with appropriate shoes for walking a lot. The bus leaves at dawn, many hours are lost at the border for N reasons, lunch is included late. So take lots of snacks in your backpack, it's good to take fruits to help hydrate. Take plenty of water too.

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December 31, 2022

We were unlucky because of protests in Jordan that meant we needed a police escort and only had a total of two hours at the site. The guide was helpful and informative, but the trip was quite exhausting. The rest stops are not well stocked, it is a good idea to pack at least a solid snack. It is better to buy smaller souvenirs at the site itself--the formal gift shop is very nice but expensive even with "bargaining".

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December 19, 2022

it was extraordinary. a day trip for those who want to get from Tel Aviv to Petra and don't have much time. the guide picked us up from Jordan. From Tel Aviv to the border we only went with the driver. the meal was included. we just paid for the drinks.

December 4, 2022

Product ID: 241307