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  • Location:Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Duration:16 hours (approx.)

Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Petra, in a convenient day trip from Tel Aviv. With your round-trip flights to Eilat, and transfers to Petra included, you can relax and enjoy the sights of this spectacular rock-carved city without any hassle!


  • Full day trip to the Red City of Petra to see ancient rock-carved architecture
  • Includes return flights from Tel Aviv to Eilat
  • Walk through the impressive Siq and see the Treasury building
  • Visit Petra's theatre, tombs, facades and colonnaded street
  • Return transport from Eilat to Petra by air-conditioned coach
  • Enjoy traditional lunch

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What You Can Expect

Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Petra Day Tour including return flights from Tel Aviv

Your flight from Tel Aviv Sde Dov airport will take just under an hour to reach Eilat, Israel's southernmost city on the coast of the Red Sea. From here you will be driven to Arava to cross the border into Jordan. Occasionally there may be queues (approximately half an hour), however a local tour guide will be there to assist you, so rest assured that your border crossing will be as efficient as it gets!

Travelling in deluxe transportation via the Desert Highway your Petra Day Trip will head to the Hasan Prince Palace for stunning views of the Petra mountains. Remember to bring your camera! From here you will continue into Petra, where you will have 5-6 hours to take in the sights.

The entrance to the city itself is via a long, narrow gulley with impressive 220m (650ft) rock sides called the Siq. Emerging from here you’ll be greeted with the dramatic sight of the Treasury (El-Khazneh) – a majestic, red building, featured in several Hollywood films. While the purpose of the building remains a mystery, its sheer magnificence makes up for any gaps in its history. Standing over 40m tall and carved entirely of solid rock, this is one of the most elegant relics of the ancient world.

Visit Petra’s theatre, tombs, facades and colonnaded street before breaking for a well-deserved late lunch (included in price) at Nabatean’s Tent Rest. You'll have time to shop at the colorful Bedouin bazaars and stop to view Wadi Rum, the famous desert, before your drive back to Eilat (approximately 2.5 hours) to catch your Tel Aviv flight.

Customer Reviews

United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Must to do tour while in the Middle East!

United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Highly recommended tour if you like to see you one of the wonders of the world! Must do tour if you are in the Middle East.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

My wife, daughter and I did a 2 day tour which if you ask you can do. Second day is on your own as is a hotel for that night and you return with the tour for that day.. The one day tour is a hard day leaving Tel Aviv at round 5:30am and returning late that same night. You could possibly do the trip on your own but the border crossing was all very smooth with our guide. All in all very good trip with all things going as planned. The one day tour gives you about 3 to4 hours in Petra which may be OK for some. .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Absolutely amazing! Thank you!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour and guide in Jordan. Very well organized. Very long day but well with it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Unforgettable site, excellent organization of the tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Even with the situation in GAZA this trip was well received an very pleasent. Ramsey was very knowlegdable and well prepared

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Great trip.long day. But worth it. Flight, pick up and border crossing went smooth. And actual tour was very good and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Due to a change in schedule in my international flight I had to change dates for the Petra Tour just a few data before the actual tour! Viator had an exceptional customer service!
Petra is simply breathtaking!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2011

Regarding the local operator the main problem was lack of information, I had to send many e-mails to get the information regarding the flights, time, schedule and also I had no representative supporting in the airport before and either after the flight… ok I did it, but just got it because I’ve asked a lot to local operator and also in the airport (and in many times I had the impression, due to responses way, they were upset with my messages) otherwise I would be waiting till today about the information and how to procedure…They don’t provided me, at least, the name of the air company! A had to discover in the airport half hour before the flight! Viator provided me a great support since the beginning of the process, but, unfortunately, this level of service and assistance was not the same with the local operator… Petra is amazing, the local guide (from Jordan) was very good and friendly, but I strongly recommend visiting through Jordan and not via Israel (Viator has good options from Jordan), the bureaucracy and security procedures are very hard if you are not from Israel, it is really a problem, believe me! In my personal opinion, they don’t like foreign people…I will never going back to Israel and never recommend to my friends….to my enemies, maybe….
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