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

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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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  • 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.

  • 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)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid form of ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, identity card, student card, etc)

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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. We pay our guides and drivers fairly and in most cases above the market, rate to ensure that we 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 51 reviews

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Nizar was such an amazing tour guide! We only had a few hours to explore Petra, since we had booked the one day tour (October 1st, 2022) and by following his instructions, we enjoyed the place and the tour immensely. I would love to visit Petra again, for more days if possible, but if I only have one day to go there, this is the tour I would choose again!

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October 5, 2022

I recommend: the site is so exceptional. Excursion very well organized, reliable... Nothing to complain about. Comfortable buses. Everything is well oiled. During the journey we take advantage of the oriental and very exotic landscapes of Jordan. We could see camels near the road and Bedouin tents in the distance. Precision! group of 60 people and not 10/15 as expected. About ten check points and border controls on the round trip. Exhausting excursion, you have to be in good shape because you don't sleep for 24 hours. Even being athletic and young forties, it took us almost 2 days to be fresh post excursion

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September 13, 2022

of 24 hours of travel only 3 and a half hours we spent in Petra. highly recommend at least 2 days. our guide was very knowledgeable and kept the group well together. at the barrier for Jordan I had the feeling that between the taxes due and the one our companions asked us there were some disparities (-_- "). Petra is worth a dedicated trip or at least 2 days

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August 28, 2022

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