Petra Tour from Jerusalem or from Tel Aviv - by Bus - via Eilat
Petra Tour from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv by Bus

Petra Tour from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv by Bus

 Important Notice
Starting January 1st 2016 all visitors to Jordan (of all nationalities), including those going for just a day to Petra, will need to pre-arrange their Jordanian entry visa before arrival to Israel. Visas can be obtained at the Jordanian embassy at your country of residence.

We can also pre-arrange a Jordan entry visa, if you provide us with your passport details & book the tour minimum 3 working days in advance. 
Visa fee is $60 USD p/person (non-refundable)
Note that there are also border taxes to be paid in cash at the border $65 USD p/person 

We are aware that it becomes a very expensive tour! 

Take action
As if tourism is not problematic enough in the Middle East, Jordanian authorities have decided to make it harder with this ridiculous decision for a pre-arranged visa. We are in the 21st century, when everything is computerized – what is their excuse for this act? 
If you also think that forcing everyone to have a pre-arranged visa is a waste of time, please write your comments to the Jordanian Tourism Board - Email



About going to Petra from Israel 
Petra is one of the World's Seven Wonders and is considered a "Must See" site. If you are in Israel, the easiest & fastest way to visit Petra is by crossing to Jordan at the southern Israeli Arava Border, located near Eilat by the Red Sea - only about a 7 minutes' ride to the crossing.


If you have the time, take our low cost Petra package-C option, ride the public bus & meet the "natives" .
Most of all, while in southern Israel... enjoy sunny Eilat & swim, snorkel or scuba dive in the Red Sea.


From Jerusalem or from Tel Aviv to Petra

3 days Petra tour package - Via Eilat including Egged Public Bus tickets & 2 overnights in Eilat.   


 Petra Tour Package-C                           By public bus from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv

Departure from Jerusalem by Egged Public Bus: Everyday - except Saturdays
Departure from Tel Aviv by Egged Public Bus: Everyday - including Saturdays (Sat. afternoon only)


   i   Tour Details
Tour           Petra PCK-C bus/bus
Departure    Daily
Duration      3 days | 2 nights
Guided        English | 1 touring day

Bring Along
Passport, $65 in cash for border taxes, sunscreen lotion, hat, comfortable walking shoes, warm clothes (Nov. to Mar. very cold in Petra. Jan - Feb. may snow!) Don't forget your swim suit for the Red Sea... to enjoy while in Eilat!


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Tour Itinerary 

DAY 1     Independent arrival to JLM or TLV Central Bus Station & travel to Eilat by Egged public bus - we pre-book your seats on the bus. Bus time options from JLM are : 07:00 am or 10:00 am or 14:00 pm or 17:00 pm. (JLM - Eilat about 4.5 hrs ride). Bus time options from TLV : First bus 06:00 am, then every hour & half till 20:00 pm. (TLV - EIlat about 5 hours ride) . Independent check in at Eilat hotel. Overnight in Eilat link> Map of Eilat


DAY 2     Morning pick up from Eilat Hotels. Transfer to Arava Border, cross to Jordan & travel to Petra (about 2 hours) via Aqaba. In Petra, walking part begins from the gate of the Archaeological Park through Al-Siq, a winding trail at the bottom of a natural deep canyon, at the end of which reveals itself the famous Treasury Monument, proceed on to the Amphitheatre, Kings' Tombs, Roman Market Road & more. Hear story of the Nabateans who have established Petra as their capital on the “Spice Route”. Lunch break - lunch is served, buffet style, in one of Petra's hotels. Travel back & time permitting short tour of Aqaba. Return via border crossing to Eilat hotels.


DAY 3     Optional morning at leisure in Eilat. Independent arrival to Eilat Central Bus Station & travel back to JLM or TLV by bus. 


    $  Package C price Table
Prices are marked in USD per person  valid till Feb. 28th 2018    
Petra Package - C details

Per person
 in double room

Per person
 in single room

2 nights Eilat (3 star) hotel + R/T by bus* + Petra Tour (Base Rate)



Jewish holidays + July-August - supplement per night

+ $45

+ $63

Optional: extra night in Eilat | 3 Star hotel

+ $61

+ $92

Optional: extra for 1 way by plane (instead of bus)

+ $65

+ $65

Optional: upgrade to 4 star hotel in Eilat

 on request

on request

Child age 5 to 12 sharing parents' room (maximum 1 child)

20% discount

not available

* We purchase the bus seats & e-mail you an e-ticket


Basic Pck-C price includes 
♦ Round trip by Egged public bus*  (from JLM or TLV to EILAT & return to JLM or TLV)
♦ 2 Overnights in Eilat 3 star hotel (including breakfast)
On Petra day tour included: ♦ Transfers from Eilat to border & return ♦ Border crossing assistance ♦ Transportation in Jordan a/c bus or minibus (as per group size) ♦ Accompanying Jordanian English speaking guide (border to border) ♦ Lunch in Petra (served buffet style, in a local Petra hotel) ♦ Petra entry fee + horseback ride (optional short horse ride upon entry only & does not include tip to the horseman.)
* Independent arrival to central bus stations in JLM, TLV or Eilat

Not included Transportation in JLM, TLV & Eilat, Jordan entry visa ($60 p/person) Israel-Jordan border taxes $65 p/person (paid at the border in cash USD or Shekels), drinks, tips, travelers' insurance, personal expenses & anything not mentioned in the "price includes" section.






See our new "combo Package"  all in 2 days
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