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

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv - UNESCO World Heritage Site

Petra Day Tour including return flights from Tel Aviv

Make your own way to Tel Aviv Sde Dov 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.

Customer Reviews

Denise V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

cheryleev

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

Andrew V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.

GLORIA B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Will do it again!
Guide was very funny and lunch was awesome!!!

Mark H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable, very organized and engaging. The site is incredible, and the guide made sure that each traveler had their needs met and interests minded.

alycannata

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

next time will take the three days tour to see petra one day is enough if you arent sure if you are interested thats how i felt before arrival but is not enought to see the whole beauty of petra.... our guide was so cool and professional he made our trip unforgettable. lunch at sandstone was great too! overall so pleased that planning on coming back next year. highly recommended!

Saravanan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Trip was great and food not bad. It was long day... having to travel from Tel Aviv. The biggest problem/hassle I had was at the domestic airport, both ways, with security... took for ever to get through screening/security.

Grace C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Petra was fantastic!

Nancy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

It was amazing! My sister and I did a day trip from Tel Aviv. We flew to Eilat from Tel Aviv where our guide was waiting for us with other guest who had also booked the tour. We had a very short bus ride to the border of Jordan where we then went through some check points leaving Israel and again entering Jordan. Our day trip Visas were waiting for us there. The crossing went smoothly. Once we were finished with the border crossing we loaded a bus and headed for the 2 1/2 hr ride to Petra. The trip was incredible! It was December and I which we had more hours of daylight and more time to explore once there. We only saw a portion of Petra, because it is really quite large and there wasn't enough time to see any more. Lunch was included with the tour and the food at the restaurant was excellent! I highly recommend this tour!!

Pete

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It's an early start 0515 arrival at Dov airport, which thankfully is very close to the main hotels, 3 doses of Israeli border security 2 x internal flights for which they still scrutinise your passport and ask many questions, 1 x re-entry from Jordan, 1 border crossing into Jordan which takes about an hour in itself and 4-5 hours in the coach in total with an arrival back after 10pm all of which gives about 3 hours on site in Petra. But it's oh so worth it and much more.

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