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Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv with flights - UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Step back 2,000 years on a full-day trip from Tel Aviv to Petra, including round-trip flights to Eilat. On arrival in Eilat, drive through Jordan’s desert for a guided tour of magnificent UNESCO-listed Petra. Marvel at the rose-red rock-cut buildings and monuments, including the Treasury, theater, tombs and colonnaded street, as you hear all their history. Afterward, shop for souvenirs and enjoy a restaurant lunch before your return drive to Eilat and flight back to Tel Aviv. Petra tours from Tel Aviv don’t get much easier!
  • 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
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English speaker Jordanian tour guide
Roundtrip flights (Ben Gurion Airport - Ramon Airport - Ben Gurion)
Ramon Airport pick-up and drop-off service
Air-conditioned vehicle
Lunch in an authentic local restaurant
Entrance fees
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transfer to & from Ben Gurion Airport
Gratuities

Departure Point

Ben Gurion Airport, Israel

Departure Time

6:40 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport in the early morning. Then, relax on your roughly 1-hour flight to Eilat, Israel's southernmost city, on the Red Sea coast. 

On arrival at Eilat Airport, meet your local guide and hop inside your air-conditioned minivan or coach. Cross the border into Jordan at Arava and take the scenic journey along the desert highway to Petra.

Stop at a viewpoint to absorb views of the Petra Mountains, and after a roughly 2-hour drive, arrive in Petra.

On arrival, set off on a guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage site. Sculpted from rose-colored stone more than 2,000 years ago by the Nabataeans, this extraordinary city was once a major crossroads of ancient trading routes.

Follow your guide to the Siq, the narrow entrance gulley to the city that snakes between 650-feet (190-meter) rock walls. Hear about Petra’s history and relish your first sight of the Treasury (El-Khazneh), the rock-hewn building that starred in Hollywood films such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Marvel at the 131-foot (40-meter) building and hear how its original purpose remains a puzzle. Pose for photos by the magnificent facade before continuing through the gorge to see the spectacular theater, rock-face tombs, colonnaded street and other rock-cut wonders.

Following your tour, refuel with lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy free time to shop for souvenirs at the colorful bazaars.

Afterward, return to Eilat by coach, stopping briefly to see beautiful Wadi Rum on route. Arrive at Eilat Airport and fly back to Tel Aviv where your experience ends at the airport.

Please note: passing through the Arava border controls into Jordan may take to up to an hour, depending on queues.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Ramon International Airport
Arrive at Ramon Airport near Eilat
Stop At:  
Petra - Wadi Musa
Visit the city of Petra
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Petra Archaeological Park
Explore Petra Archaeological Park
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Wadi Rum
Travel through Wadi Rum
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Aqaba
If possible, view the Red Sea port city of Aqaba
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Passport details are required for tour reservation process- travelers of certain nationalities require advance issue of visa; please contact us for more information
  • Border crossing occurs once all passengers have obtained their visa - this process may take up to an hour
  • Change of vehicles and staff is required after crossing the border into Jordan
  • We recommend to bring comfortable walking shoes, hat and water. Warm clothing are recommended in the winter time.
  • We recommend that you have breakfast before departure, Lunch will be late
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bein Harim Ltd

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv with flights - UNESCO World Heritage Site?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv with flights - UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv with flights - UNESCO World Heritage Site?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv with flights - UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv with flights - UNESCO World Heritage Site?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv with flights - UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv with flights - UNESCO World Heritage Site?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv with flights - UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv with flights - UNESCO World Heritage Site?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv with flights - UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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  • "Do not rely on a credit card it makes it difficult if not impossible." See review
  • "Have good shoes to run back uphill and catch the bus!" See review

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Welcome to the Desert
Linda_S
, Mar 2020
An insanely amazing experience. Put it on top of your bucket list. Viator had this well-organized. When we flew in to Eilat, and waited for our pickup, it was 30 minutes so we called and they came with an extra car in a fast 10 minutes. Thanks! The border crossing is shady but we got through in less than 1 hour. Bring $125 USD cash. Ali was a most wonderful and entertaining guide. Loved him. Petra is indescribable and beautiful. Have good shoes to run back uphill and catch the bus! Fabulous late lunch. Pack tons of snacks and water.
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Amazing Trip to Petra
Andrew_S
, Feb 2020
An amazing trip to Petra. I definitely enjoyed the flight and tour package as the time on the bus in Israel and Jordan was enough, led alone to have travelled to/from Tel Aviv to Eilat which would have added an additional approximately 6 hours on the bus. It is a good idea to take some food and drink with you as although there are bathroom breaks at locations with food and drink provided, it is best to have some of the food and snacks you might enjoy to eat. The morning border crossing takes approximately one and a half hours and then you have a further two and a half hours bus trip from Aqaba to Petra via a short bathroom stop at a lovely viewpoint. Once you arrive at Petra, it is close to another two hours of walking to complete the walk at Petra. The scenery and the walk are amazing, especially once you reach the treasury. Lunch is then served at a very average Jordanian Restaurant and then its back again on the bus for the two and a half hours back to the border, with another short bathroom break and your return trip to Tel Aviv. The guides are amazing, but it was a bit disorganised at the morning border crossing as it wasn't clearly advised which group to go with, even after stickers had been provided to each person.
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This tour was the worst we have ever...
Martin O
, May 2018
This tour was the worst we have ever experienced. Viator contracted with Fun-Time tours. We were told to be at the Sde Dov airport at 5:00 for a 6:40 flight. The airport wasnt even open at that time. We spent 3 hours at the border crossing from Israel to Jordan. Was the group too large 60 people for the passport control people to handle in a timely manner? No explanation was given. Then we spent another 2.5 hours waiting for our guide to buy tickets to Petra due to some rain showers in the area. The guide gave few instructions or explanations so most of us had no idea what to do. By the time they herded us into crowded convoy vehicles, we had 10 minutes at the Treasury and 5 minutes at the temple. The convoy spent most of our time driving on the city streets to arrive at those places. We met at a the Sandstone restaurant at 5:00 and we were back on the bus by 5:30. However, some people were called out to go to the office to settle their accounts. Couldnt they have done this while the rest of us were eating? The bus didnt leave Petra until 6:10 for the 2-hour drive back to the border. Our return flight was at 8:55. The guide never explained what we saw in Petra nor did he give us instructions for reentry into Israel. We ran through the passport control, got on the shuttle which left 2 people behind. We dashed through airport security and got our boarding passes barely in time to catch the last flight out. Of course, it flew into TLV instead of Sde Dov. The trip was poorly organized with very little instruction. The guide seemed to go through the motions and not really care. We paid a lot for our 15 minutes in Petra and would never recommend this tour to anyone.
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This tour overall was excellent, but...
Jane S
, Apr 2018
This tour overall was excellent, but I would advise staying overnight. It would have been an advantage to allow for more exploration time. There were a few problems that are likely amenable to improvement: 1. This was advertised as a small tour with 15-20 people. It was a large tour with a full bus load, about 70-80 people. 2. The 2.5 hours spent at the border waiting for all the border crossing things to be completed seemed highly inefficient. There may be a better way to do this, but maybe not. 3. The return to the border and then to Tel Aviv from the Eilat airport was chaotic and disorganized. First, the return from Petra was delayed for one hour while 4-5 people worked out problems with their credit card payment for the tour. This made the bus return late and we missed our scheduled flight back to Tel Aviv. No one seemed to know what to do. There did not seem to be one person who assumed responsibility for getting us back to Tel Aviv according to plan. If there is a more reliable local company, it would be wise for Viator to change from Ben Harim. It is a shame for these preventable mishaps to have detracted from the beauty of the trip.
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It was a good trip and we had great...
mikelevysellshomes
, Mar 2018
It was a good trip and we had great weather. I did not realize Petra was so large. I wished I had planned on a longer trip. We had a total of 3 hours at the site itself. You live and you learn.
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This is a great tour if you have...
Denise V
, Mar 2018
This is a great tour if you have only 1 day to see Petra. However, I highly recommend taking the 2 day tour and sleeping in the camp. For the tour, you need to be at the airport very early for check in. The airport is conveniently located very close to the beach areas. Be sure to bring walking shoes and sunscreen. Flt was on time and uneventful. There was a slight hold up at the Jordanian side of the border, but my impression is that it is normal. Our guide, Nezar, was extremely knowledgeable about Petra and Jordan and the surrounding areas. He was also efficient and organized in managing the group and keeping us on schedule. The first stop in Jordan was at a souvenir shop for a bathroom break. Then you head to Petra. By this time, the sun is straight up, so you need to be sure you have your sunscreen on. If you are not up for the walk down the canyon or back up the canyon, you can take a horse or carriage ride. The food at the restaurant was great and we made it back to the airport with ease.
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Wonderful trip. Everything from...
cheryleev
, Mar 2018
Wonderful trip. Everything from booking, getting tickets at airport, tour guide in Jordan was excellent. The lunch was not something my husband or I would eat. That said, we would do the tour again. The only hitch we had was the person to meet us at the airport when we Arrived at Eilat was very late so much we began to wonder if someone would show up. Obviously they did and it went without a problem On both Israel side and Jordan. We paid in cash the border visa and the border crossing fee. 65.00 and 60.00 for a total of 135.00 American per person. Make sure you have exact change for your visa etc. do not show up thinking you will exchange dollars there. Take exact cash amount with you. Do not rely on a credit card it makes it difficult if not impossible. If you have exact amount it is A simple process at border. You pay border crossing on Israel side before you board the bus. At the border you pay the visa amount to the Jordan side.
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Petra is one of those places like...
Andrew V
, Jan 2018
Petra is one of those places like the Taj Mahal and Hagia Sophia - no photograph can completely capture its beauty and majesty. The trip began with an early morning flight, from the conveniently located Sde Dov airport, to the beautiful city of Eilat. After a few hours on the border, going through the bureaucracy on both the Israeli and Jordanian sides of the border, we boarded the bus to Petra. An employee of the tour company, on the Jordanian side, provided some much needed comic relief during the wait. On the way back, the border crossing took all of about 10 minutes! Petra is an incredible place. Petra covers a very large area and the scale of the structures is amazing. The scenery, along the way, is spectacular. I would take this tour again, but I would probably stay longer and Petra and spend some time in Eilat.
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This was a great trip to see Petra...
timothy g
, Jan 2018
This was a great trip to see Petra, but it is a very, very long day. Everything on the trip was great except the customs going into Jordan took about 2 hours, which shortened the time in Petra, but we still had enough time. If I was doing this again I would travel to Eilat the day before and spend the night there. Then book the tour that is offered from there. It will make you live easier and the day shorter. Otherwise was very neat to see this place.
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Seeing Petra is amazing. Through...
Tim
, Jan 2018
Seeing Petra is amazing. Through no fault of the tour company - it is a very long day. That said, the experience and learning the history and significance of Tetra was very enjoyable!
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