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2-Day Guided Petra Tour from Tel Aviv

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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
2-Day Guided Petra Tour from Tel Aviv
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Visit Jerash and Petra, and enjoy a driving tour of Amman, on a 2-day trip from Tel Aviv that includes a night at a Bedouin camp in the Jordanian desert. Combining the ancient sites makes the most of your time on the road, and pre-booked transport helps ensure a smooth border crossing as you travel from Israel to Jordan, where you find Roman ruins, a hilltop citadel, and a stone city with fascinating history.
  • Itinerary includes two UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Cultural experience: eat dinner around a Bedouin campfire
  • Travel in a climate-controlled van to stay cool and comfortable
  • Meals, accommodations, and entrance fees included
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Transport to all sites
Complete Guiding
Overnight stay in a hut in a Bedouin camp shared by two travelers in real beds with sheets and a towel.
Custom-made mobile app, packed with details, maps and photos about the destinations
Religious meal requirements (such as Kosher or Halal) are unable to be accommodated unfortunately on this tour
Lunch (2)
Total of 101$ border taxes. 86$ (incl. 31$ Israeli and 56$ Jordanian tax, payable in US Dollars, Euros or Jordanian Dinar) will be paid on the first day, 14$ will be paid on the second day for the Jordanian exit fee (payable only in 10 Jordanian Dinar)
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Tips (Similar to restaurants in the US and Europe, tipping is part of the culture and economy in the Middle East)
Abraham Tel Aviv אברהם תל אביב , Levontin St 21, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Meet at the lobby of the Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv located on 21 Levontin Street.

6:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • What to bring:
  • Valid passport
  • Money for border crossing and exit fee
  • Warm clothes for night
  • For most Western countries, no pre-arranged visa is required for this tour (it will be issued at the border crossing). However, residents of some countries need to apply in advance, please make sure you know about your country's visa restrictions. Also please ensure for your re-entry to Israel that you're eligible for a visa on arrival, or already have a multiple entry visa in advance.
  • For Israeli Citizens: Due to restrictions please note that this tour is not available to sole Israeli passport holders. If you have an additional foreign passport, please get in touch with us prior to the tour for special border crossing instructions.
  • If you're traveling alone, it is likely you will need to share a room with a person of the same gender (depending on the group size). Private tents are available for an addition of 150 ILS per night which will be paid to the guide on the day of the tour.
  • Please note that some sites may be closed or visiting times shortened during Muslim Holidays (especially Ramadan)
  • Kindly be aware that certain religious objects and clothes can cause issues at the border crossing. If you wish to bring such items, please consult with us in advance.
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Abraham Tours
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "The ground is mostly sand and loose rocks so proper walking/hiking boots are optimal." See review


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Amazing Petra
, Feb 2020
Sooo glad we took this tour. Full of wonderful surprises. Once we got thru the very tedious process of Jordanian border control it was smooth & so professionally conducted. Our fabulous guide, Abdullah, certainly went the extra mile to make sure we were all comfortable. He is a very knowledgeable man & we learned so much. The driver certainly knew the roads & as we put on the miles, our family of four very appreciative of his efforts, too. Highly recommend this tour & all concerned to make it work so well. Jordan is my 53rd country. Astoundingly beautiful. Don't miss this well-valued trip.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks for your review, we really appreciate it. So glad that you had a great time on the 2 day Jordan Tour. Our knowledgeable guides are an essential part of the Jordan experience!
Petra fun
, Feb 2020
Quick And interesting tour, it is really worth it for the price, we received a lot of informations along the way. A big congratulation to our guide in Jordan mister Mahdi
A sight definitely worth seeing
, Jul 2019
One of the 8 wonders of the world that's so worth making the trip for. The natural rock formations leading into the main attraction made the journey the more stunning in my opinion. To see the Treasury at the end of the walk was absolutely breathtaking. Beware of the sun exposure and the 8km return journey if you intend to see the Monastery at the north west corner of the site, there is a moderate climb to the Monastery. Alternative modes of transport include donkey, camel and horse carriage if walking is not doable. The donkeys will even climb the steps to and from the Monastery. Beware the insistent locals offering goods and services in the valley. We arrived to site at 7.30am making the stroll bearable as it wasn't the hottest time of day. It's a decent walk to the Treasury so be prepared. The ground is mostly sand and loose rocks so proper walking/hiking boots are optimal. There are little stores along the way to buy water and supplies if you've not come prepared. If there is a next time, I would love to see the Treasury at night candle lit, albeit missing out on the full beauty of natural rock ravine leading to it. The attractiveness of the tour was not having to worry about getting to Petra. The interchange between Israel and Jordan borders took longer than expected however, firstly due to another tourist's trouble exiting Israel and secondly the process for the group staying in Jordan for only 2 days (when a visa is needed) as opposed to staying for 3 or more days when a visa is NOT needed. Kamal, our experienced tour guide tried to expedite the process but still took over an hour each side of the border. We were also not fully informed of exit and entry border fees, so there was last minute currency exchange at the Jordan border. FYI - to exit Israel, it's ILS102 per person, to enter Jordan, it's JD40, to exit Jordan it's another JD10. Even though we left Tel Aviv at 6.30am, our Jordan tour didn't start until 11.30am after all border crossings were completed. It felt somewhat a waste of half a day. **spoiler alert** The best surprise of the tour for me was the ancient Rome city of Jerash, magnificently preserved and maintained, absolutely worth the scorching sun to walk the site for 90 minutes. Being a history fan, I found it fascinating and jaw dropping the level of restoration that has been done.
Best money ever spent!
, May 2019
Such an incredible journey! A few great stops along the way. The best guides I have ever had for anything. Food was fantastic . Crossing the border is a bit of a headache with many checkpoints and delays so be prepared for some waiting but it is all worth it in the end to walk through Petra. It is doable to see the Monastery as well as the top view of treasury within 5 hour period...

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