How to Visit Petra from Israel

When in the Holy Land, visiting Petra from Israel is an absolute must! After all, if you’re in the region, what better time to discover this ancient wonder? The Lost City of Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meticulously carved into the rose-hued rock by the Nabateans, it will leave you breathless. Although it’s possible to venture on your own, tours are available with daily departures. And since many include the cost of entrance to the site, tours are both convenient and cost-effective. Our guide on how to visit Petra from Israel has everything you need to know to plan the perfect private tour to Jordan and Petra from Israel!

Last updated November 2023. Israel and Jordan have reopened the land borders for tourists, and our Petra tours are running regularly.

Best Way To Visit Petra from Israel – Join a Tour!

Single and multi-day tours to Petra are available daily. See how to get there from Tel Aviv, Eilat, or even Jerusalem.

Tours to Petra from Jerusalem

Visit Petra from IsraelIf you want to visit Petra from Jerusalem, there are many options to choose from! For example, discover the highlights of Jordan via the northern Sheikh Hussein Crossing. Or head straight to Petra and Wadi Rum via the Eilat Border Crossing. All of these tours include the entrance fees to Petra!

Tours to Petra From Tel Aviv

Petra from IsraelLimited on time? Squeeze in this bucket list destination with a day tour from Tel Aviv to Petra! However, if possible, multi-day tours offer an in-depth experience of these incredible sites. All of the following tours include the entrance fees to Petra!

Tours to Petra From Eilat

Petra from IsraelEilat is an excellent place to join a tour of Petra. Most importantly, the transfer at the Arava Border Crossing is faster and cheaper than the rest! Meanwhile, the Allenby Crossing requires a pre-issued visa, so tours do not cross from there and it’s best avoided.

Check out the most popular options for tours from Eilat to Petra. All of these tours include the entrance fees to Petra!

Private Tours To Petra From Israel

Book a private tour for an unrivaled level of flexibility and customization! Moreover, families and larger groups will find that private options may be more economical as well. Additional information about private tours to Petra can be found here.

How to Visit Petra Independently

Venturing to Petra from Israel is possible by crossing one of the three borders. The border crossings in Eilat (Wadi Arava Crossing) and Beit Shean (Sheikh Hussein Crossing) issue visas on arrival. Some restricted nationalities are required to pre-arrange a visa, so be sure to check your requirements. All visas must be pre-arranged when crossing via Allenby Bridge between Jerusalem and Amman. To learn more, read our article about visas for entering Jordan.

Independent crossing can take time, and public transportation may be tricky. Therefore, taxis are the simplest way to get from the nearest town to the border. Fortunately, public transportation and taxis are cheaper In Jordan than in Israel!

Taxis from Amman to Petra cost around $120 – so you can transfer via taxi and then hire a guide at Petra.

Consider that the entrance fee at Petra is approximately $130 for a one-day visit to Jordan! Therefore, in addition to convenience, tours are an excellent value!

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