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!
- Dinner included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Details about this tour
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
What to bring:
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