Petra - FAQ
Petra - FAQ

Petra - FAQ

Shalom,

Based on our years of experience, we brought here a list of questions & answers about booking and /or crossing to Petra from Israel.

 

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Jordan & Israel entry visa issues

Do I need a Jordan entry visa to visit Petra?
Most nationalities do not need a visa when entering Jordan via the Eilat Border for a day or overnight trip to Petra. To check if you need a pre-arranged entry visa have a look here » Visit Jordan

 

What if you have only a single entry visa to Israel - can you still leave & re-enter Israel?

Yes, you can still join our Petra day tour. Since on a day tour you will be leaving Israel for less than 24 hours, you do not need a multiple Israel entry visa.  ** This matter is only relevant if you belong to one of the nationalities that require a pre-arranged entry visa to Israel.

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Where can I get Jordanian currency?

Where can I get Jordanian currency?
You can exchnage US Dollars, Shekels, Euros or any other currency at the border, either on the Israeli or on the Jordanian side. Keep in minde that for a day trip to Petra you don't need that much, since most expenses are included in your tour.

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What is a valid passport?

What is a valid passport?

Your passport should be valid for at least 4 more months from your entry date to Jordan.

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What is the dress code for Petra?

What is the dress code for Petra?
There is no dress code for Petra. We recommend:
For summer months: cotton shirt or T-shirt, shorts (not too short!!), hat & comfortable walking shoes or good sturdy sandals. For winter months: Warm clothes in layers (easy to take off as you walk along and warm up) comfortable walking shoes.  Keep in mind that during winter months (October – March) it may rain & even snow in Petra.  

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How much walking is involved in Petra?

How much walking is involved in Petra?

On our day tours there are about 4 hours of walking on relatively leveled terrain.

Upon entry to the site, your Petra tour guide will stop every now & then and offer his explanations on sites seen & visited along the dry river bed. Upon exiting the archaeological park, it is a free, non-guided walk out back to the gate where the group will meet at a set time & proceed to lunch in one the Petra hotels.

 

For those who feel tired horse carriages are available on site. Horse carriage is not included in tour fee & you will need to lead a bargain with the Bedouins. (Ask your Jordanian guide to help you with the bargain)

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Do we have to ride the horse into Petra?

Do we have to ride the horse into Petra?

The horseback ride upon entry to Petra is included in Petra entry fee price, but the ride is optional. The horseback ride is very short (about 700 m' / 2100 ft.) and goes from the gate till the opening of the siq - the narrow gorge. You can chose not to ride the horse and simply walk along with the guide. If you chose to ride the horse, keep in mind that you have to tip the horseman (about $2) - if you don't tip the horseman he will not let you off the horse :)

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What do we get to see on a day tour in Petra?

What do we get to see on a day tour in Petra?
On A regular day tour in Petra, you get to see many of the classical monuments located along the dry riverbed, including: the famous Treasury Monument, the Amphitheatre, the Kings Tomb, the Colonnaded Roman Market Street and few smaller tombs and caves. See here » Petra Map

 

If you wish to climb & see the "Monastery Monument" or tour Wadi Rum, it is only possible if you you take one of our » Petra Overnight Tours

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