Petra Day Trip From Tel Aviv With Flights - UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 16 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    5:00 AM All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather conditions and weight restrictions.
  • Departure Details :
    Ben Gurion Airport, Israel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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!

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Round-trip airfares
  • Lunch included

Know More about this tour

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.

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 youll 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 Petras theatre, tombs, facades and colonnaded street before breaking for a well-deserved late lunch (included in price) at Nabateans 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.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Roundtrip flights

Lunch

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Border fees obtained before travel (approximately $65 in cash per person), Boarder fees for visa's obtained upon arrival (approximately $125 in cash per person)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Good walking shoes are recommended. Heads should be covered in the summer

Passport name, number, Issue date, expiry date and country is required at time of booking for all participants

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Please note Jordanian authorities are solely responsible at the border cross to Jordan and sometimes there are long queues to pass into Jordan.

Border crossing occurs once all passengers have obtained their visa

Change of vehicles and staff is required after crossing the border into Jordan.

Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-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.

  • 21-May-2019

    Did not receive tour information, arrived at airport with no info and no agent. Essentially paid $500 for an extra day on the beach in Tel Aviv

  • 19-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.

  • 11-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.

  • 31-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.

  • 30-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.

  • 22-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.

  • 24-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.

  • 23-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.

  • 15-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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