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Petra Tour from Nazareth 2 Day Tour

From Nazareth, we will drive to Sheikh Hussein Bridge border crossing. 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 are nomadic dwellers of the desert who 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 or Tel Aviv 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, and 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.

For more information on the sites we’ll be passing, download our free travel app to your smartphone.

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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

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Tour Itinerary

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    Day 1

    07:30 – Departing from Nazareth – Mary’s Well (HaMaayan Square)
    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

    NB: All times are approximate.
    *Please note that sites and actual times may vary considerably depending on many factors such as pace of the group, border crossing times, traffic, interests of the group, weather conditions, Muslim & Christian holidays, time of year, etc.
    * Please note that this tour departs from Nazareth, but returns to either Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, according to your choice of dropoff.
    *Passports are required, and it is unlawful for Israeli passport holders to join. Please note that failure to send in or insert your correct passport details by 5:00PM the evening before your tour departs can incur extra costs or result in the cancellation of your booking with no possibility of a refund.

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    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 the border
    21:00 – Arrival in Jerusalem.
    22:00 – Arrival in Tel Aviv.

    NB: All times are approximate.
    *Please note that sites and actual times may vary considerably depending on many factors such as pace of the group, border crossing times, traffic, interests of the group, weather conditions, Muslim & Christian holidays, time of year, etc.
    * Please note that this tour departs from Nazareth, but returns to either Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, according to your choice of dropoff.
    *Passports are required, and it is unlawful for Israeli passport holders to join. Please note that failure to send in or insert your correct passport details by 5:00 PM the evening before your tour departs can incur extra costs or result in the cancellation of your booking with no possibility of a refund.

Good to Know

  • Top-Rated tour, with 5-star customer feedback and a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor
  • Passports are required, and it is unlawful for Israeli passport holders to join. Please note that failure to send in or insert your correct passport details by 5:00PM the evening before your tour departs can incur extra costs or result in the cancellation of your booking with no possibility of a refund.
  • 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.
  • Things to bring: valid passport, money for all border crossing fees, warm clothes for the night, camera, cash for drinks, snacks, souvenirs, tips, etc. (only JOD or USD are accepted in Jordan)
  • Pickup points: Nazareth, Mary's Well, Return to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv
  • Things to bring: Valid passport, Money for border crossing and exit fees, Warm clothes for the night, Camera
  • 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.
  • Forbidden items in Jordan: Any size drones, Telescopes Telephoto cameras with super zoom lenses (higher than 1000mm)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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INCLUDED

  • 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 the first day, breakfast and lunch on the second)

*Religious meal requirements (such as Kosher or Halal) are unable to be accommodated on this tour

EXCLUDED

  • 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 the booking process)
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks

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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FAQ'S

Do we need to arrange for a visa in advance?

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. Check with your local embassy, or online.
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.

Will my passport be stamped at the border?

You may request to get the stamp on a separate piece of paper, though there is no guarantee.

Will I be able to experience Petra by Night?

  • Petra by Night will not be included in your tour. If you would like to attend this event, it cannot be arranged in advance.
  • Consult with the guide during the first day of your tour if it’s possible, he can help you make arrangements. You will have to pay an extra for the ticket (17 JD PP)
  • For additional info regarding the experience itself see the official link: http://www.visitpetra.jo/DetailsPage/VisitPetra/EntertainmentsDetailsEn.aspx?PID=4

Will there be vegan/vegetarian options available?

  • Almost all of the food that will be available at meals on this trip will be in “buffet style” with many options. It is also common that foods like meat and dairy will be separated anyway. We have vegans and vegetarians going on the tour regularly.You should speak with your tour guide when you meet him/her after crossing the border on the first day.
  • The meals are consisted of salad, rice, hummus, bread etc. There will not be any dairy/meat “substitute” products because those are somewhat unavailable where you will be traveling.

What currency do I need for the border fees?

The border fees on the Israeli side can be paid in ILS, Euro, USD & credit card, the Jordanian side only accept Jordanian Dinar Cash (you can exchange for this currency at the border)