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From Jerusalem: Petra Day Tour

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From Jerusalem: Petra Day Tour

Activity provider: Tourist Israel Tours
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From US$ 299 per person

Discover Petra, one of the New7Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day trip from Jerusalem. Learn about the history and culture of this magical place with your professional guide, and enjoy included entrance.

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Duration 21 hours
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  • Discover Petra on a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site with a local English-speaking guide
  • Experience Petra on your own with some free time to explore the site
  • Relax in modern air-conditioned vehicles on your journey to and from Jerusalem
  • Travel hassle-free with the price of your ticket included
Full description
Start your tour at 3:00 AM with pickup at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem. Then, drive through the desert in a comfortable vehicle until you reach the Arava Border. Cross the border with assistants, a procedure which may take up to an hour.  At 8:30 AM, transfer from the border to Petra in a new air-conditioned vehicle. This ride takes approximately 2-3 hours.  Enjoy the scenic route along the mountainside before arriving at Petra's historical site, known as one of the New7Wonders of the World.   At approximately 11:30 AM, begin your tour of Petra at the entrance to the site with a maximum group size of 25 people. Explore the highlights of this impressive site with your guide. Next, start your journey towards Aqaba at 4:30 PM. Make a few stops at certain observations points along the way to appreciate the beautiful landscapes that Wadi Rum has to offer. At 7:30 PM, return to the Israeli territory with the assistance of your guide and arrive back at the pickup location in Jerusalem by midnight.
  • Pickup and drop-off at the meeting point in Jerusalem
  • Border crossing assistance
  • Entrance fees to Petra
  • Guided tour
  • Bottle of water
  • Border fees: US $65
  • Jordanian visa fee for those who have not pre-arranged a visa: $60
  • Please note: these fees should be paid in cash at the border; USD or ILS are accepted
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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 time: 03:00 AM. Meet at the David Citadel Hotel, King David St. 7, Jerusalem, 9410119, Israel. Please arrive at the pickup location 15-minutes before the pickup time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • Modest clothing is recommended: no short skirts, low cut shirts or garments revealing the midriff
  • Headscarves are not required
  • The suggested tip for group tours to Jordan is $5 per person per day for the driver and guide
  • Things to bring: passports, sunscreen, sunglasses and hat, scarf, ATM card or cash, US Dollars or Jordanian Dinar for tips, and shoes suitable for walking
  • Please provide the following passport details when you make your booking: passport number, issue date, expiry date, country of issue, and date of birth
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 11 reviews

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The 21 hour trip is hard because of the driving (appx. six+ hours each way ),and a slow, very disorganized border crossing, but the Petra experience is worth it. We loved that we were able to go and next time, will plan a two-day trip with one night at a hotel. There is so much to see and nowhere near enough time to enjoy it all. Petra is absolutely astounding! Also, the "lunch" bag had terrible food - a plain, dry bagel with nothing inside, a very brown banana, one apple and one orange, a juice drink box (not real juice, but sugar and water), and an expired-date wafer bar. Our bar said it was good until December 2019 and clearly we are way past that . Considering we paid $300 pp, plus the extra fees of $125pp, a better lunch would have been reasonable to expect. Perhaps a quick lunch at a plaza cafe?

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February 21, 2020

The guides are all excellent. However, it took more than an hour more than planned, because we gathered too many people across the border. The free time was only 45 minutes (including the time to return to the bus), so I managed to go to the colonnade and return immediately. It's a bullet tour so it can't be helped.

January 5, 2020

The trip is very exhausting if it is undertaken as a 1 day tour, but it is worth seeing Petra. The organization was excellent. the guide very informative.

September 9, 2019

Product ID: 241392