Petra Tour from Jerusalem (2-Day Tour)


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  • Petra - Abraham Hostels Tours from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
  • Petra - Abraham Hostels Tours from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

An exciting two day tour, enabling you to experience the treasures of Jordan - the ancient cities of Jerash, Amman and Petra. With an overnight stay in a Bedouin campsite and full transportation to and from Jerusalem, this is easily the best value tour to Jordan!

Highlights

  • See beautiful landscapes
  • Experience authentic Bedouin hospitality
  • Taste traditional local food
  • Visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • Explore the ancient city of Jerash

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • - 07:00 – Departing from Abraham Hostel Jerusalem.
  • - 09:00 – Crossing the Jordan River Border Crossing.
  • - 11:30 – Lunch
  • - 12:30 – Visit Jerash
  • - 16:00 – Driving tour of Amman.
  • - 17:30 – Drive to Petra
  • - 20:00 – Arrive in Petra for dinner at Bedouin campsite
  • Day 2
  • - 07:00 – Breakfast
  • - 08:00 – Explore Petra
  • - 14:00 – Lunch in Restaurant near Petra
  • - 15:00 – Transport to Allenby Bridge Crossing.
  • - 18:30 – Border Crossing into Israel
  • - 20:00 – Transport from border.
  • - 21:00 – Arrival in Jerusalem.
  • *All times are approximate and are for indicative purposes only.
  • Actual times vary considerably depending on many factors such as pace of group, border crossing times, traffic, interest of group, weather conditions, Muslim & Christian holidays, time of year, etc.
  • Guides have discretion to modify the schedule to adapt to all these factors.

Full Description

Better than one-day Petra tours!

  • No Pre-Arranged Visa Required!*
  • Leaves from Jerusalem rather than Eilat, saving you money, long rides on public transport and a mandatory night in Eilat.
  • Includes an experienced guide who will accompany you, along with your driver, during your entire trip in Jordan.
  • Includes the incredible cities of Jerash and Amman, rather than only seeing Petra.
  • Authentic meals and overnight stay with local Bedouins.
  • A full day (5.5 hours) in Petra, rather than being rushed through in three hours.

From Jerusalem, we will drive up the Israeli side of the Jordan Valley and cross the northern border at the Sheikh Hussein Bridge. We continue towards Jerash, where we will have lunch at a nearby restaurant before continuing to the ancient city of Jerash, an incredibly well-preserved Roman city of colonnaded streets, mosaics, baths, temples, and a marvelous hippodrome – a true blend of Eastern and Western architectural traditions.

Our next destination is the capital city of Amman, where we will drive by the Royal Palace, King Hussein National Mosque, and get a general overview of the city. Before moving on from Amman, we’ll get to taste a delicious local sweet, called Knafeh. We will then continue south toward the desert, and arrive at the Bedouin camp, where we’ll spend the night. The Bedouins, nomadic dwellers of the desert, have lived in the region for thousands of years, and will share their delicious meals and comfortable tents with us.

On the second day we will tour Petra. One of the seven wonders of the world, and Jordan’s most treasured attraction, Petra is an unforgettable place. It was carved into the red rocks of the soaring cliffs in the early 1st century as the tomb of a Nabataean king, and was hidden under sand for centuries before recently becoming accessible again.

We will enter through the Siq, a narrow gorge, and tour the Treasury and Amphitheater with our guide who will explain the sites and history as you marvel at the beauty of each structure. Then you will have free time to continue individually as you wish: climb to the Royal Tombs, walk down the Roman Cardo, hike up to the Monastery, and explore the different sites. We will meet up for lunch in Wadi Musa before returning back to Jerusalem via the Allenby border crossing.

This fully-guided tour, including full transportation and comprehensive information, can be further enhanced by using our travel app for smartphones and tablets. The app provides you with maps, information and pictures, can be downloaded for free on our site before you embark on the trip so it will not require an internet connection. You can also explore the sites on your own, without the guide, if you prefer to do so.

Note: If you are traveling by yourself, you will most likely need to share a room with a person of the same gender, depending on the size of the group.

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Starting From
1485 ILS
ILS
Per Person
CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATES:
1485 ILS = 367€ / 411$ / 317£

Exchange rate information is provided by a third party for indicative purposes only.

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Quick Facts
  • Duration:
    Two Days
  • Pickup points:
    Jerusalem - Abraham Hostel Lobby - Davidka Square
  • Essential Information:
    Why Us?:
    - Central Pickup locations, so you spend the maximum time in Petra and Jordan, and not circling the city to pickup other guests!
    - Top Rated tour, with 5 star customer feedback and a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor
    - One guide that is with you from the moment you arrive in Jordan until you leave, taking care of your entire trip.
    
    What to bring:
    - Valid passport
    - Money for border crossing
      and exit fee.
    - Warm clothes for night
    - Camera
    - Cash for drinks, snacks, souvenirs, tips etc. (only JOD or USD are accepted in Jordan)
    
    
    Muslim Holidays: 
    During Islamic Holy Days (especially Ramadan), some sites may be closed or visiting times shortened.
    
    Religious Objects and Clothing 
    Please be aware that certain religious clothing and objects can create issues for travelers at the Border crossing.  If you wish to bring such items, please consult with our sales desk prior to the tour.
  • Includes:
    - Full transportation to all sites
    - Full Guiding
    - Entrance fees
    - Accommodation in Bedouin campsite 
    - Custom-made travel app for smartphones & tablets
    - Meals (lunch and dinner on first day, 
      breakfast and lunch on second)
    
    *Religious meal requirements (such as Kosher or Halal) are unable to be accommodated unfortunately on this tour
  • Excludes:
    Border taxes – PAYABLE ONLY IN CASH:
    - Israeli exit fee of 107 ILS, payable with ILS, USD or EUR.
    -  Jordanian visa fee of 40 Jordanian Dinar, payable only cash JOD (there is an option to exchange while crossing into Jordan, on the Jordanian side);
    - Jordanian exit fee of 10 Jordanian Dinar, payable only cash JOD
    - Room Upgrade (Hotel option available during booking process)
    - Travel insurance
    - Drinks
    
    Forbidden items in Jordan
    - Any size Drones
    - Telescopes
    - Telephoto cameras with super zoom lenses (higher than 1000mm)
    
    Visa Information: 
    Jordan permits most Western countries to receive a travel visa at the border crossing. However, residents of some countries need to apply for a visa in advance. 
    For re-entry into Israel, please ensure you are eligible for a Visa on Arrival, or have already arranged a multiple entry visa for Israel in advance.
    
    Check with your local embassy, or online.
    
    Israeli Citizens
    Please note, this tour is not available to sole Israeli passport holders, due to restrictions.
    If you have Israeli Citizenship in addition to a foreign passport, please contact us prior to the tour for special instructions regarding the border crossings.
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