2-Day Petra And Jordan Tour From Jerusalem

Overview

Go explore the wonders of Jordan on this two days long guided tour from Jerusalem! The archaeological site ofJerash, the high-contrast cityAmmanand the world wonderPetraare awaiting you next tostunningdesert landscapes and captivating historical sites. Thanks to fully organized guiding and transportation from and to Jerusalem, as well as a unique overnight stay in a Bedouin camp, you can enjoy Jordans treasures without limit!

Highlights

  • Dinner included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Details about this tour

Itinerary
Day 1: Crossing the border, Jerash and the way to Petra
Pass By: Abraham hostel jerusalem
Meet at the Abraham Hostel Jerusalem Lobby
Stop At: Jordan River Border Crossing
Cross the border next to Beit She'an just south of the Sea of Galilee and meet your Jordanian guide on the other side. *This will be a good opportunity to exchange cash to JOD for a fair rate!
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Jerash Ruins, Jerash, Jerash Governorate
Go on a journey through time in one of the worlds best preserved Roman towns, strolling its perfectly designed theaters, colonnaded streets and vast squares.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Amman Citadel
Driving tour of Amman. Visit to Citadel if time allows.
Pass By: Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'an Governorate
Arrive in our accommodation for the night, a Bedouin camp near Petra. This is where youll enjoy a typical Bedouin dinner at the campfire and sleep overnight in a comfortable traditional tent shared by two travelers each with real beds, sheets and a towel.
Meals included:
Lunch: Buffet-Style lunch in a restaurant just outside Jerash.
Vegetarian and vegan options also available.
Dinner: Authentic Bedouin buffet-style dinner.
Vegetarian and vegan options also available.
Accommodation included: Overnight at a Bedouin camp just outside Petra in 2-bed huts with real beds, sheets and towels.
Day 2: Exploring Petra and return to Israel
Stop At: Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'an Governorate
Youll board your minivan again just after breakfast, and drive to ancient Petra. One of the new seven world wonders, Petra is the rose-red city half as old as time carved into the sandstone by the Nabataeans some 2.000 years ago.
Duration: 6 hours
Pass By: Allenby Bridge
We'll cross through the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge crossing back to Tel Aviv.
Meals included:
Breakfast: Bedouin Style Breakfast at the camp.
Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant in Petra before heading back to the border crossing.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Stay in a hut in a Bedouin camp shared by two travelers in real beds with sheets and a towel.
  • Downloadable smartphone and tablet app
  • Entry/Admission - Jerash Ruins
  • Entry/Admission - Petra

Exclusions

  • 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 cash)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips (Similar to restaurants in the US and Europe, tipping is part of the culture and economy in the Middle East)
  • Entry/Admission - Jordan River Border Crossing

Itinerary

Day 1: Jerusalem – Jerash – Amman Petra (L, D)Meet your guide in the early morning in central Jerusalem. Board your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Jordan Valley as you travel to the Sheikh Hussein Bridge Israel–Jordan border crossing.
Cross into Jordan and drive through the country's dusty northern terrain past Ajloun Castle (Qala'At Ar-Rabad), a 12th-century citadel built by Saladin’s army to defend the land from the Franks and Crusaders. Admire the views of this semi-crumbled fortress and continue to Jerash to visit its incredible ancient remains. Lying in a fertile valley, this archaeological site was once one of the wealthiest Decapolis cities of the Roman Empire. Amble around the well-preserved Roman ruins that include colonnaded streets, mosaics and theaters as your guide reveals how Alexander the Great ruled the city during its heyday.
Travel on to Jordan’s capital of Amman, roughly 1.5 hours away. If you’ve downloaded the complimentary tour app on your smartphone or tablet, perhaps refer to it on the journey to learn about the city’s roots as the ancient Roman settlement of Philadelphia. See the bustling commercial downtown and visit the fascinating Roman, Byzantine and Islamic ruins that make up its impressive hilltop Citadel.
After lunch in a local restaurant, continue toward Petra, the UNESCO-listed rock city. In the evening, arrive at an authentic Bedouin camp near the modern town of Petra. After a typical Bedouin dinner around the campfire, sleep overnight in a comfortable Bedouin tent or opt to stay in a nearby 3-star hotel.

Overnight: Bedouin campsite or Rocky Mountains Hotel, Petra
Day 2: Petra Jerusalem (B, L) After breakfast, board your minivan and drive to ancient Petra. Carved into a sandstone valley by the Nabataean people some 2,000 years ago, this ancient city is a wonder to behold. Enjoy a guided tour, starting with a walk through the Siq, the 1-mile (1.5 km) rock fissure that acts as its entrance corridor. As you reach the Siq’s final bend, be blown away by your first teasing glimpse of Petra’s showpiece — the majestic Treasury (Al-Khazneh). Admire its rose-pink beauty and perfect Hellenistic symmetry and capture it on camera from every angle.
After taking photos, enjoy a tour of Petra’s other glories. Marvel at the Royal Tombs, Monastery and the city's 3,000-seat theater sculpted into a sheer rock face. As you walk, listen to fascinating insights from your guide about why Petra was built and how the Nabataeans mastered the harsh desert environment to make their lives here.
After your tour and an included packed lunch, bid farewell to Petra in the mid-afternoon and make the return journey to the Israel-Jordan border. Cross into Israel at the Allenby Bridge border point and head for Jerusalem where your tour ends at the original start point at around 9pm.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

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

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Reviews

  • T
    16-Aug-2019

    Petra is fantastic archeological and historical site in Jordan.
    Our guide Mehdi is excellent and knowledgable, very kind and he made us discover Petra and Jerrash also in very close and comfortable way.
    Mehdi is like encyclopedia! Amazing and very passionate in his work
    It was too hot, but August is the only time of the year we could visit. So- we managed.
    Bedouin camp is great and we enjoyed new experience to sleep in tents. Service 5* for Bedouin camp.
    Over all it is a must when in this part of world.
    Tip: Petra is much bigger than we expected. Riding a donkey to get to Monastery saved us a lot of time and efforts.

  • Bonus
    05-Aug-2019

    Mahdi (our tour guide) is an excellent guide and very nice person. We couldn't imagined how he handled this tour very well and the fact that he hasn't eat or drink anything due to Ramadan. He took care of us from the beginning till the end of the tour. I would definitely recommend this tour, you really need atleast 2 days in Petra including staying overnight in the camp. Camp was clean and the camp manager Ahtep makes sure that there's food on the table. Overall it was a great trip to Jerash, Amman and Petra, Jordan!

  • Grady Zachary S
    03-Jul-2019

    This tour can be divided into two parts - the border crossing and the actual tour of Jordan and Petra.
    The Jordanian part was fantastic. Our guide Abdullah was one of the best guides I've ever had. He is so knowledgeable, patient, and kind. He truly did a fantastic job explaining both Jerash and Petra. The Bedouin camp was perfect. All the cool things about "camping" without the hassle. Yes - the communal showers and bathrooms aren't ideal but we were hardly bothered for the one night. The food at the camp and both meal stops were excellent. You do spend a long time in the bus traveling around, but we had adequate rest stops.
    Now, dealing with the tour desk folks from Abraham Hostel was a nightmare. We were all on time for the departure and signed in with guy in charge. However, when we got in the bus, they did not have enough seats for everyone. The guy was very condescending towards us - counting us multiple times and acting as if someone sneaked on the bus though we all signed in on his paper before getting on. 19 people signed in and the bus sat 16 so some people had to take a taxi. We were already delayed and when we left - all of a sudden the bus driver was called and made to turn around and go back so we could be recounted again! Not only that, but the guy confused EVERYONE with his description of the border crossing procedure and fees. The email/website says one thing but he contradicted the information. When folks complained about the info he was condescending towards them. This big delay set us back at the border crossing which was very, very slow and painful in the heat. The crossing back to Israel was a little bit smoother, but still stressful as the tour bus will leave without you if you are held back for any reason.

    Overall, it was still worth the border hassle to experience Jordan and Petra. I do believe you need a tour group and good guide to be able to see it and luckily Abdullah made the tour worth it despite everything. The Abraham Hostel/Tour folks need to clean up their procedures, information, and customer service for this to be a 5 star tour.

  • bcmelliott
    16-Jan-2019

    Amazing small group tour! The tour guide and bus driver took great care of all of us. The included meals were excellent. The people of Jordan we encountered were friendly and we felt very safe on the tour.

  • DonLegere
    19-Sep-2018

    The guide on this tour was not as knowledgeable as I would have expected for a Viator product. The tour company was great and even called us when a last minute reschedule had to happen due to a last min Muslim holiday that affected our tour. Luckily we were able to reschedule. The border crossings were confusing and the guide was not forthcoming with expectations or instructions. Thank God the destination was worth all the hassles to get there. I would recommend the Bedouin camp. Make sure to bring a flashlight for when the lights go out. Trek to the bathroom could be dangerous..

  • Ruth L
    15-Apr-2018

    Overall, our adventure to Petra was an enjoyable one. Our tour guide in Jordan was quite good. He was funny and engaging with excellent English. Our stops along the way, as noted in our itinerary, went as planned and were meaningful visits. Our group was small and the season for going was not a heavy tourist time so we weren't met with crowds of people anywhere. All visits were quite pleasant. The van was adequate and comfortable, the driver safely navigated the roadways and carefully guarded our possessions. We stopped periodically and enjoyed delicious food along the way. The food stops were carefully picked to provide clean atmosphere with tasty buffet food choices.

    My only area of concern involves the border crossing. Actually, that crossing was no problem, just time consuming. What was unclear to me was the money. I was prepared according to what I read in the material for the amount in US dollars and what I expected to need to change into Jordanian money for the return exit fee. However, when I got to the window on the Israeli side, what I had planned did not seem to fit. Then I needed money on the Jordanian side. In the end, it all worked out, but I was scrambling to find cash of some sort to make it work. The fact that we were individually crossing the Israeli border without a guide from either side, made it more stressful. Perhaps I misread something or inadequately prepared, but I would have appreciated a friendly face to clarify when I was in that uncertain position related to money.

    When we returned to Jerusalem late at night, we needed to immediately travel to our hotel near the airport at Tel Aviv. for a morning departure the next day. The Abraham Tour driver that we met after the border crossing graciously helped us get to our hotel, which was not on his list of stops, but which he was able to arrange for us. We are grateful for his patient efforts on our behalf.

  • Marina D
    05-Apr-2018

    I really liked this tour. The border crossing took little long but was easy because the tour guides helped us to get the necessary checking done fast. Our tour guide at Jordan was very knowledgeable, and funny and made the trip a pleasure. Spending the night in Bed-wing camp was certainly an experience and highly recommended. Only thing to remember is that there is no Electricity and running water after 12am till 6am in the morning. So any bathroom breaks during this time will be with flash lights and wet wipes. :

  • Tricia H
    01-Apr-2018

    Wonderful experience. Unfortunately, there was no hot water in the Bedouin Camp before we left for Petra but that was the only issue on the entire trip. Our guide did a great job directing this large group.

  • Travel to Israel
    12-Mar-2018

    This trip was great! The tour is really about archeological sites so if history is your thing - you'll love this trip. Our tour guide Mautaf / Mo was wonderful. He escorted us on all of the sites and was a wealth of information. Very engaging and I felt he really cared about our experience. All meals were excellent - they have selected really top notch locations and the food was not disappointing. The overnight camp experience in Petra was very cool. Although cold we were there in February, they provided lots of blankets and I slept very well. I felt safe and the camp staff were friendly. This is a camp in the desert so have realistic expectations about showers and hot water! Border crossing: this company did an outstanding job of telling us what to expect, what the risks were and what would happen should any one of us get delayed at the border. Like everything on this tour, the company has really considered the customer's experience and I have nothing but great things to say about them and this tour!

  • Gisela A
    07-Mar-2018

    I traveled alone and I felt save all the time. Everybody was kind. You will not regret doing this tour. It was a taste trip i traveled to Dubai, Jerusalem and then Petra and 2 days was not enough I will be back for sure. My advise don’t let people make you affraid about traveling. Enjoy to
    The most

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