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2-Day Petra and Jordan Tour from Jerusalem

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2-Day Petra and Jordan Tour from Jerusalem
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Overview

Visit Petra, one of the New7Wonders of the World, plus other places of interest in Jordan on this 2-day guided tour from Jerusalem. Marvel at the achievement of an impressive civilization, the Nabataean Arabs, and their city carved into mountains. Also, visit the Roman ruins of Jerash and take a driving tour of Jordan’s capital of Amman on this exciting adventure. This tour includes overnight accommodation at the Seven Wonders Bedouin Camp plus meals.
  • 2-day tour of Petra and Jordan's highlights from Jerusalem with an expert guide
  • Enjoy ample time to explore 2,000-year old Petra, one of the New7Wonders of the World
  • Witness top Petra sights including the Siq, Treasury (Al-Khazneh), Royal Tombs, theater and more
  • Stay overnight in a Bedouin camp and enjoy a typical Bedouin campfire dinner
  • Visit the Roman ruins of Jerash and take a driving tour of Amman
  • Comfortable round-trip transport and all meals included
  • Border fee (including taxes and visa) at your own expense
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Dinner
Breakfast
Professional guide
Round-trip transport by air-conditioned minivan
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
Lunch (2)
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)
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Tips (Similar to restaurants in the US and Europe, tipping is part of the culture and economy in the Middle East)
Abraham Jerusalem אברהם ירושלים , Ha-Nevi'im St 67, Jerusalem, 9470211, Israel

Meet inside the Abraham Hostel Jerusalem, in the lobby floor.

7:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
This 2-day guided tour from Jerusalem to Petra travels across the Israeli border into Jordan, an Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves, and seaside resorts. Visit some of their archaeological treasures, namely Petra, one of the New7Wonders of the World, and the Roman ruins of Jerash as well as a driving tour of Amman, the capital of Jordan.

This tour includes overnight accommodation at the Seven Wonders Bedouin Camp plus meals. Also included is an informative mobile app packed with insights and details about the locations on this tour, including maps and photos.
Itinerary
Abraham Jerusalem אברהם ירושלים
Meet at the Abraham Hostel Jerusalem Lobby
Jordan River
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 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Jerash Ruins
Go on a journey through time in one of the world’s best preserved Roman towns, strolling its perfectly designed theaters, colonnaded streets and vast squares.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Amman Citadel Hill
Driving tour of Amman. Visit to Citadel if time allows.
Petra
Arrive in our accommodation for the night, a Bedouin camp near Petra. This is where you’ll 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.
Accommodation:
 Overnight at a Bedouin camp just outside Petra in 2-bed huts with real beds, sheets and towels.
Meals:
 Lunch  Dinner  
Petra
You’ll 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 
Admission Ticket Included
Allenby Bridge Junction/Road 90
We'll cross through the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge crossing back to Tel Aviv.
Abraham Jerusalem אברהם ירושלים
Drop off in Jerusalem - at approximately 21:00
Duration: 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What to bring:
  • Valid passport
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 34 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Abraham Tours
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "Over all it is a must when in this part of world." See review
  • "Yes - the communal showers and bathrooms aren't ideal but we were hardly bothered for the one night." See review

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star-5
Petra Highlight
DAVID_G
, Mar 2020
Our Jordan guide, Yazan, was outstanding in every way: friendly, patient, knowledgeable, and passionate. You could not ask for a better guide. I would rate him 10 stars if it were possible. Petra is a no miss tour. It is awesome. Yes there are some hours on the road, but with our group and guide, no problem.
star-5
Amazing site
Ray_C
, Oct 2019
It was hard work getting there from Jerusalem (long, long journey on the coaches). The Jordanian coach itself, though quite new, was really struggling at times. And the "luxury" Bedouin camp gave rather a new meaning to that word (though it was magical in other ways, sitting round a camp fire drinking tea under a full moon). So why five stars? Two simple reasons. First, the Petra site itself is truly one of the wonders of the world, and is breathtaking in terms both of its natural attributes and of the manmade carvings, etc. The scale is vast, and the whole thing is an unforgettable experience. Second, our guide Mahdi was just wonderful. He is the ultimate professional tour guide - very well informed, good sense of humour, calm, patient, excellent grasp of English, and just a really nice person. He transformed what could have been a very tedious coach journey into an experience that we would not have missed for anything. He seemed to know everybody wherever we went, he treated everyone with the greatest respect, and it was obvious that he was respected in his turn by all those who knew him. Altogether a lovely human being as well as an excellent guide. So a big thank you from your three travellers from the UK!
star-5
Fantastic Petra
Tille2016
, Aug 2019
Petra is fantastic archeological and historical site in Jordan. Our guide Mehdi is excellent and knowledgable, very kind and he made us discover Petra and Jerrash also in very close and comfortable way. Mehdi is like encyclopedia! Amazing and very passionate in his work It was too hot, but August is the only time of the year we could visit. So- we managed. Bedouin camp is great and we enjoyed new experience to sleep in tents. Service 5* for Bedouin camp. Over all it is a must when in this part of world. Tip: Petra is much bigger than we expected. Riding a donkey to get to Monastery saved us a lot of time and efforts.
star-5
Petra 05/2019
Culture437677
, Aug 2019
Mahdi (our tour guide) is an excellent guide & very nice person. We couldn't imagined how he handled this tour very well & the fact that he hasn't eat or drink anything due to Ramadan. He took care of us from the beginning till the end of the tour. I would definitely recommend this tour, you really need atleast 2 days in Petra including staying overnight in the camp. Camp was clean & the camp manager Ahtep makes sure that there's food on the table. Overall it was a great trip to Jerash, Amman & Petra, Jordan!
star-5
WORTH THE TRIP!
Libragirl68
, Aug 2019
I was in Israel for 9 days on a Christian tour and decided to stay longer to do this tour, and it was well worth it! First of all, I was in the "neighborhood", so decided I had to extend my trip. It was a long trip but I had a great time. The coach was comfortable and relaxing, everyone slept most of the ride. The Bedouin Camp was UNREAL! Wish we had MORE time to just hang out, but it was super comfortable and the bathroom facilities were modern and pleasant (clean, accessible). It was really exciting to do that! Then PETRA of course was spectacular, and the guide, Sammy, was nice, organized and made us feel safe. I went as a single female, and always felt safe. The border control is a bit scary, but just keep it cool. It all turned out right. I'm very happy I extended my Israel stay and recommend this trip!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hi, Thank you for writing to us and sharing your experience. It is very pleasant to hear back from our costumers. Petra is indeed a magical place and the Bedouin camp definitely enriches the whole trip. Kind regards, Brenda
star-5
Great work trip to Petra
CHUNG_C
, Jul 2019
We took the 2 days tour of Jordan and we were able to see and learn so much! Jerash and Petra were breathtaking! Amazing history and sooo much to see. The stay at Bedouin camp was fun and food was good. Kamal ( guide) was very helpful, knowledgeable, and open to any request. Boarder was "interesting"... Going to Jordan took about 1 hr for both Israeli and Jordan customs. IMPORTANT !! get Jordanian dinars before the boarder, we didn't prepare well enough and paid about 20% premiums for exchange . YOU NEED 50 DINARS PER PERSON. 40 for entrance fee and 10 to exit. Also, ensure you have dinars for drinks and tips... Everything else is taken care of. Things are not cheap in Jordan. Going back into Israel. The fun part. The tour group gives you paper instructions on how to get back if you get detained.... This seems to be quite common. We didn't think so until 3 of 12 were grilled by the Israeli guards and 1 guy was questioned for 1and half hours. Luckily everyone in our group were not in a rush and we waited for him at the boarder. Even with that, Jordan was amazing and wish we had more time!!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Worth it to see Petra - but improvements need to be made
Kimberly_D
, May 2019
This tour can be divided into two parts - the border crossing and the actual tour of Jordan and Petra. The Jordanian part was fantastic. Our guide Abdullah was one of the best guides I've ever had. He is so knowledgeable, patient, and kind. He truly did a fantastic job explaining both Jerash and Petra. The Bedouin camp was perfect. All the cool things about "camping" without the hassle. Yes - the communal showers and bathrooms aren't ideal but we were hardly bothered for the one night. The food at the camp and both meal stops were excellent. You do spend a long time in the bus traveling around, but we had adequate rest stops. Now, dealing with the tour desk folks from Abraham Hostel was a nightmare. We were all on time for the departure and signed in with guy in charge. However, when we got in the bus, they did not have enough seats for everyone. The guy was very condescending towards us - counting us multiple times and acting as if someone sneaked on the bus though we all signed in on his paper before getting on. 19 people signed in and the bus sat 16 so some people had to take a taxi. We were already delayed and when we left - all of a sudden the bus driver was called and made to turn around and go back so we could be recounted again! Not only that, but the guy confused EVERYONE with his description of the border crossing procedure and fees. The email/website says one thing but he contradicted the information. When folks complained about the info he was condescending towards them. This big delay set us back at the border crossing which was very, very slow and painful in the heat. The crossing back to Israel was a little bit smoother, but still stressful as the tour bus will leave without you if you are held back for any reason. Overall, it was still worth the border hassle to experience Jordan and Petra. I do believe you need a tour group and good guide to be able to see it and luckily Abdullah made the tour worth it despite everything. The Abraham Hostel/Tour folks need to clean up their procedures, information, and customer service for this to be a 5 star tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience!
CristinaBelen_R
, Mar 2019
We really loved the place, it's fantastic! Really worth the money. Special thanks to Mehdi for taking such good care of us, explaining everything with details, giving us snacks, etc You can't miss this trip!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Incredible experience!
robert e
, Jan 2019
Amazing small group tour! The tour guide and bus driver took great care of all of us. The included meals were excellent. The people of Jordan we encountered were friendly and we felt very safe on the tour.
star-4
Somewhat Lacking!!
Donald_L
, Sep 2018
The guide on this tour was not as knowledgeable as I would have expected for a Viator product. The tour company was great and even called us when a last minute reschedule had to happen due to a last min Muslim holiday that affected our tour. Luckily we were able to reschedule. The border crossings were confusing and the guide was not forthcoming with expectations or instructions. Thank God the destination was worth all the hassles to get there. I would recommend the Bedouin camp. Make sure to bring a flashlight for when the lights go out. Trek to the bathroom could be dangerous..
star-4
Overall, our adventure to Petra was...
Ruth L
, Apr 2018
Overall, our adventure to Petra was an enjoyable one. Our tour guide in Jordan was quite good. He was funny and engaging with excellent English. Our stops along the way, as noted in our itinerary, went as planned and were meaningful visits. Our group was small and the season for going was not a heavy tourist time so we weren't met with crowds of people anywhere. All visits were quite pleasant. The van was adequate and comfortable, the driver safely navigated the roadways and carefully guarded our possessions. We stopped periodically and enjoyed delicious food along the way. The food stops were carefully picked to provide clean atmosphere with tasty buffet food choices. My only area of concern involves the border crossing. Actually, that crossing was no problem, just time consuming. What was unclear to me was the money. I was prepared according to what I read in the material for the amount in US dollars and what I expected to need to change into Jordanian money for the return exit fee. However, when I got to the window on the Israeli side, what I had planned did not seem to fit. Then I needed money on the Jordanian side. In the end, it all worked out, but I was scrambling to find cash of some sort to make it work. The fact that we were individually crossing the Israeli border without a guide from either side, made it more stressful. Perhaps I misread something or inadequately prepared, but I would have appreciated a friendly face to clarify when I was in that uncertain position related to money. When we returned to Jerusalem late at night, we needed to immediately travel to our hotel near the airport at Tel Aviv. for a morning departure the next day. The Abraham Tour driver that we met after the border crossing graciously helped us get to our hotel, which was not on his list of stops, but which he was able to arrange for us. We are grateful for his patient efforts on our behalf.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I really liked this tour. The border...
Marina D
, Apr 2018
I really liked this tour. The border crossing took little long but was easy because the tour guides helped us to get the necessary checking done fast. Our tour guide at Jordan was very knowledgeable, and funny and made the trip a pleasure. Spending the night in Bed-wing camp was certainly an experience and highly recommended. Only thing to remember is that there is no Electricity and running water after 12am till 6am in the morning. So any bathroom breaks during this time will be with flash lights and wet wipes. :
star-5
Wonderful experience. Unfortunately...
Michael_H
, Apr 2018
Wonderful experience. Unfortunately, there was no hot water in the Bedouin Camp before we left for Petra but that was the only issue on the entire trip. Our guide did a great job directing this large group.
star-5
This trip was great! The tour is...
Michelle_C
, Mar 2018
This trip was great! The tour is really about archeological sites so if history is your thing - you'll love this trip. Our tour guide Mautaf / Mo was wonderful. He escorted us on all of the sites and was a wealth of information. Very engaging and I felt he really cared about our experience. All meals were excellent - they have selected really top notch locations and the food was not disappointing. The overnight camp experience in Petra was very cool. Although cold we were there in February, they provided lots of blankets and I slept very well. I felt safe and the camp staff were friendly. This is a camp in the desert so have realistic expectations about showers and hot water! Border crossing: this company did an outstanding job of telling us what to expect, what the risks were and what would happen should any one of us get delayed at the border. Like everything on this tour, the company has really considered the customer's experience and I have nothing but great things to say about them and this tour!
star-5
I traveled alone and I felt save all...
Gisela A
, Mar 2018
I traveled alone and I felt save all the time. Everybody was kind. You will not regret doing this tour. It was a taste trip i traveled to Dubai, Jerusalem and then Petra and 2 days was not enough I will be back for sure. My advise don’t let people make you affraid about traveling. Enjoy to The most
star-5
If you are on a time constraint then...
Rebecca O
, Mar 2018
If you are on a time constraint then this is the tour for you. This is a great tour that hits all the important must-sees of Jordan.
star-5
I am SOOOO happy I booked this tour...
Jennifer D
, Jan 2018
I am SOOOO happy I booked this tour. It was the jewel of my entire trip to the middle east. We met our driver and our group of 14 at Abraham Hostels in Jerusalem. Then we were driven to the border in a mini bus that has wifi!. The driver helped us cross the border into Jordan and gave us all the info we needed to cross. At the Israeli border you will need to pay 105 shekels in order to cross. Once over the border, the Israeli driver handed us over to our Jordanian guide, Emad. He helped us purchase our Jordanian visa which was 50 dinar. There's a currency exchange next to the office in case you need to exchange money. The border crossing took us all of about 25 minutes- although this was January and in low season. Once we were all finished we met our driver Zach and loaded into the bus. The bus is pretty tight so prepare yourself for cramped legs and LONG drives. Before we left the border we were also assigned a police officer that stayed with us the entire time. I wasn't expecting that- but it gave us some added protection which was nice. We then drove to Jerash and walked around the ruins for about 2 hours, then had a nice buffet lunch and a touristy hotel/restaurant. Then we drove to Amman to see the citadel and look around. Before leaving Amman, we made a quick stop and Emad came back with Jordanian desserts to try while we continued the drive. We selected the bedioun camp instead of the hotel-- although 4 out of the 14 in our group opted to go with the hotel instead. The bedioun camp is a MUCH better experience than the hotels- I think the 4 at the hotel felt very left out actually. At the camp we were greeted and sent right into the dinner room where a hot dinner was waiting for us. After that they gave us towels for the showers and showed us to our rooms. There is power and wifi until midnight. After getting situated we went into a large tent where they had hookah, a nice warm fire and served us sweet tea while we lounged around and chatted. Soon they started singing and playing music for us. The men that run this camp are great, very friendly and welcoming. It was nice just to sit aorund and chat with them. Our tents were very nice- actual twin beds with sheets and 6 blankets-it was freezing in the winter! You have a little candle in your room as well after the power goes out. I also brought a small flashlight with me that was helpful when getting ready in the morning. The showers have hot water and they have regular toilets and sinks as well. I would hardly call it camping! haha. In the morning there was a hot breakfast waiting for us before we left for the grand finale- Petra! Walking into Petra is breathtaking. It's a lot of walking, maybe 5-10 miles but its so worth it. After 4-5 hours there, we had another nice buffet lunch and then made the drive back to border which was a breeze and the Israeli driver picked us up on the other side and drove us back to Jerusalem. We got back around 8:30PM. I am so so happy I did this tour. It was worth every penny. Everyone that took care of us, especially Emad was amazing. You will not regret booking this tour!!
star-5
Petra is a must-see when in the...
Paul K
, Nov 2017
Petra is a must-see when in the Middle East. Tour Guide Abu Hadj ?, ham radio handle DE was excellent - knowledgeable and entertaining. A long bus ride but well worth it. Jerash was nice even though cold and rainy our day, Amman drive-through was educational, Petra the crown jewel. Over night stay at the P4 Quattro Hotel which was outstanding - very helpful staff.
star-4
I loved the trip so much. We saw a...
TAMARA J
, Nov 2017
I loved the trip so much. We saw a lot in two days !Jerash, Petra, passed through Aman. Our tour guide was very informative and we felt safe Very impressed with Petra -we spent good amount of time at the historic site, took a camel ride. Food in Jordan was amazing. We had a nice dinner in beduin camp -what an experience! One remark-you will have choice in staying in beduin camp or hotel. Unfortunately I cannot recall name of the hotel but it was not a good one. Do your research. I will recommend the trip
star-5
Amazing trip,highly...
Viajacita
, Nov 2017
Amazing trip,highly recomended.....the guide Majdi was awesome! 10!..... Abraham Tours was excelent,very organize, excelent staff... I had a wonderful time.

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