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!
Join a tour to Petra from Israel
Single and multi-day tours to Petra are available daily from Eilat, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem!
Tours to Petra From Eilat
Eilat is an excellent place to join a tour to Petra. Especially since the transfer at the Arava Border Crossing is faster and cheaper than the rest! Since the Allenby Crossing requires a pre-issued visa, 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:
If you want to visit Petra from Jerusalem, there are many options to choose from! Discover the highlights of Jordan via the Northern (Bet Shean/Sheikh Hussain Crossing). Or head straight to Petra and Wadi Rum via the Eilat Border Crossing. All of these tours include the entrance fees to Petra:
Limited 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:
Private tours offer an unrivaled level of flexibility and customization! Moreover, families and larger groups will find that private options may be more economical as well. More information about private tours to Petra can be found here.
Traveling to 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 (Jordan River Crossing) issue Jordanian visas on the spot, except for restricted nationalities. Visas must be pre-arranged when crossing via (Allenby Bridge), between Jerusalem and Amman
Independent crossing may take time, and public transportation can be tricky. Therefore, taxis are the simplest way to get from the nearest town to the border. Keep in mind that public transportation and taxis are cheaper In Jordan than in Israel.
Private taxis from Amman to Petra cost around $75. So you can transfer via taxi then hire a guide at Petra.
It’s important to consider that the entrance fee at Petra is high (approximately $130 for a one day visit to Jordan). As a result, a tour costing $199 is an excellent value!