Jerusalem Tours
2-Day Petra Tour from Jerusalem

2-Day Petra Tour from Jerusalem

By Abraham Tours
Recommended by 92% of travellers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
Visit some of Jordan’s most spectacular places on a 2-day trip from Jerusalem to Petra, and spend an unforgettable night around a Bedouin campfire. This is a convenient, hassle-free way to cover some of Jordan’s main highlights on a quick trip from Israel, with logistics taken care of so you can focus on the gorgeous rock-cut tombs of Petra.
R 6 888,09
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 47 per group
Duration: 2 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
Written guide
Print or digital reading material such as a guide, map, brochure, etc.
: English

  • Prebooking a tour of Jordan from Israel means you can see more in limited time
  • Cover key highlights in just two days of exploration
  • Experience Bedouin culture at a Petra camp, plus most meals
  • Round-trip transport from central Jerusalem takes care of logistics

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Guided Tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation in a Bedouin-Style Campsite
  • Custom Made Travel App. for Smartphones and Tablets
  • Entry/Admission - Petra - Wadi Musa
What's not included
  • Other Food and Drinks
  • Israeli Border Taxes (196 ILS)
  • Jordanian Border Taxes (50 JOD), Payable Only in Cash
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Gratitudes
  • Entry/Admission - Amman
  • Entry/Admission - Amman

Meet a driver in central Jerusalem on Day 1 and then cross the Jordan River Valley as you travel into Northern Jordan, passing a 12th-century Crusader castle along the way. Head to your Bedouin camp in Petra and enjoy a traditional dinner served by a blazing fire. On Day 2, wake up for a guided tour of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient Nabatean city. Enter through the winding Siq, a narrow slot canyon. Following a packed lunch in Petra, begin the return trip to Israel, where this tour concludes at the original departure point.

  • Abraham Jerusalem, Ha-Nevi'im St 67, Jerusalem, 9470211, Israel
    Upon arrival, please enter the lobby of Abraham Jerusalem (Abraham Hostel).
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6540PETRA

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Israeli Citizens: Please note that this tour is not available to Israeli passport holders (Even if you hold an additional passport).
    • No pre-arranged visa is required for certain nationalities (It will be issued at the border crossing). However, please make sure you know about your country's visa restrictions, as residents of some countries need to apply in advance. In addition, ensure that you're eligible for a visa on arrival for re-entering Israel, or, already have a multiple entry visa in advance.
    • Israeli border taxes can be paid in ILS, Euro or USD (Credit card or cash).
    • Jordanian border taxes can be paid only in JOD (Cash only).
    • Currency exchange is availble on the Israeli side of the border.
    • Solo Travelers: It is likely you will need to share a room with a person of the same gender (Depending on group size).
    • Valid Passports (Original, not a copy), Hats, Sunscreen, Comfortable Shoes, Scarfs/Shawls, Warm clothes for night and Drinking Water are required.
    • Please notice that certain religious clothing and objects can create issues for travelers at the border crossing. If you wish to bring such items, please consult prior to departure.
    • Forbidden items in Jordan: Drones (Any size), telescopes and telephoto cameras with zoom lenses (Higher than 1000mm).
    • Please be aware that some sites may be closed, or visiting times shortened, during Muslim holidays (Especially Ramadan).
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 47 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6540PETRA

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    • Abraham Tours
      Jerusalem, Israel
      Joined in December 2011
    • E3517HYmarkc
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      Tour was cancelled, agreed to refund tour cost, now there's no refund and no contact.
      This was the tour that wasn't. Booked this as a follow-on to an Israel trip, then October 2023 happened. Israel tour was cancelled, Abraham Tours was cancelled...not a problem, should get a refund. NOPE!!!! Numerous e-mails back and forth, they said they would issue a refund, it has not happened and now they don't reply to anything. Are they still in business? Are they just keeping the money? Better think 2x or 3x before giving them your money. If they're having problems, the professional thing would be to reply to their clients.
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      Rocky desert has numerous ancient sites
      Journey across the rocky Judean Desert from Jerusalem. Apart from an adventure, you will see the cave where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a Bedouin shepherd boy. Apart from the numerous caves, there are many ancient monastic ruins dating back to the early Christian period.
      Written 2 November 2023
    • katepN3611ER
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent tour and well informed
      Eliyahu was a fantastic tour guide and answered all questions I had. It was a unique experience and I will be forever grateful I had the opportunity to visit such an important part of the world. The tour was eye-opening to the reality of the Israel-Palestine conflict and definitely gave me a well informed view of the realities of the situation. A special thank you to the woman in Netiv HaAsara who welcomed us into her home and gave us her experience of living on the border.
      Written 19 October 2023
    • rohitmarathe
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      Multiple Tours - Professionally conducted - Highly recommend!
      Was part of multiple day tours with them starting with the Jaffa walking tour, Mount of Olives Tour, Holy City Tour, Gaza Reality Tour, Hebron Dual Narrative Tour, Best of West Bank Tour & Masada, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea - Sunrise Tour ... all from Jerusalem. Few more were planned, but, unfortunately, were cancelled in wake of the current scenario. They promptly refunded the amount for the cancelled tours! All tours were professionally conducted & they have great tour guides. Special mention of Shakhav (hope am spelling the name right) & Eliyahu McLean (passionate & insightful tours of Gaza & Hebron). Would love to cover the balance itinerary with them albeit at a more peaceful time. Lovely, helpful team. Wishing them courage & safety in the current times!
      Written 16 October 2023
    • carinamerlo
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      Abraham Tours is Awesome
      I had an amazing experience with Abraham Tours and its great staff members, always friendly and helpful. The price is fair, it’s always on time and there is no hassle at all, totally worth it. There are many options and good deals!! Thank you Abraham Tours for making my trip memorable!
      Written 13 October 2023
    • matthiashess
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Interesting and informative
      Very interesting and informative tour. The guides are extremely kind and I recommend this tour to everyone. We learned a lot of perspectives on Jerusalem.
      Written 13 October 2023
    • Melvin B
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      Amazing tour
      I cannot describe how valuable the tour has been for grabbing a better understanding of the region, especially in light of current events. Eliyahu was an excellent guide. It was really interesting visiting the border and hearing about it’s history.
      Written 9 October 2023
    • danitravels00
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      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Not balanced - guide dismissive
      I have to agree with Diana H a bit further down. Though advertised as a "dual narrative" tour, it is that perhaps only in name. The first half of the day is with a Palestinian tour guide, the second half with the Israeli. Eli - the Israeli guide - is also in the car supposedly explaining the context on the drive over. In short - Eli spent the second half of the tour essentially discrediting everything Marwa, our wonderful Palestinian guide, had explained. He was condescending and dismissive, sometimes even smirking at comments other people on the tour mentioned she had said. He would mention crimes against settlers but gave absoloutely zero context - if we asked for details, he said we didn't have time. For example, we walked down a street that used to be a bustling shopping street with thriving Palestinian business but is now inaccessible to Palestinians AT ALL. The Israeli military shut it down. Eli's explanation was that there was too much violence - I was absoloutely stunned that our supposed guide would just state this as fact, with no context or explanation. No mention of Palestinian history, no mention of al-Nakba, no mention of the active violence of Palestinians that happens every single day. No mention of that fact that these settlements - and many towns across the land - are former homes of Palestinian families who were kicked out or built on flattened villages. If you actually want to learn about the settlements in Hebron/Al Khalil, I recommend Dena Takruri's documentary on YouTube. If you want to visit al Khalil, don't use this tour. Contact Marwa - the Palestinian guide - or other local companies. This tour is not 'balanced' or even halfway truthful at all. I'm stunned to know Eli also gives tours of the Gaza border and the history of 1948, I can't imagine the lies he spews there. My heart goes out to the Palestinian people, and especially those living in Al Khalil which is often referred to as the most occupied city in the West Bank. On a positive note, Marwa - our Palestinian guide - was wonderful. I was impressed in her ability to do this tour in her second language, and I can't imagine how emotionally draining it is for her to have to recount trauma again and again. The food we had at the Palestinian family's home was delicious, and I hold tight the souvenirs I bought from the women's co-op.
      Written 5 October 2023
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      Jordan and Petra exceeded our expectations
      Excellent Tour. Our guide and bus driver were great. Abrahams gave us full details of what to expect at the Allenby Boarder. Our guide was informative and answered many of our questions about Jordan in general. It was a young group (excluding ourselves) and we loved it. We had a full day in Petra from 8:00-18:30 with an option to do Petra by night, which some of the group did. I would highly recommend this tour. It worked well to travel into Jordan with Yom Kippur happening in Israel. Food and accommodation were excellent with everything covered in the price.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles150 reviews
    Very good

    Yisset H
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing amazing amazing! This was our second tour with Abraham tours, and I can honestly say they really exceeded my expectations ! This to Jordan was absolutely amazing!

    We met at the Abraham Hostel then boarded a comfortable bus to the boarder. At the boarded you Pat your visa fees. It took like 30-45 mins for our whole group to get through, but it was actually easy! Then we boarded another bus on the Jordan side where we met our great tour guide Abdullah. Very knowledgeable guide! We headed to the city whew we visited a church in Madaba where we saw the oldest map of the this Middle Eastern region. So cool!

    Then we headed to Mount Nebo where Moises showed the Israelites the promise land (at the distance). Such and special place with beautiful mosaic displays of ancient art!

    After Nebo we head to eat lunch at a restaurant right around the corner from Mount Nebo, and oh my gosh! That was one of the best meals! Then we headed to see a Crusaders castle on the top of a hill and it was very impressive. Then we headed to Petra! There we stayed in a Bedouin camp. It was clean, comfortable, friendly staff, and great food!

    Even tho our tour did not include Petra by night originally, our tour guide gave us the option to go see Petra by night for a small fee. We couldn’t pass that one in a life time opportunity!

    Abraham tours are very organized and have excellent guides! Our driver was also great and very friendly!
    Written 22 May 2022
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    Marisa B
    Pittsburgh, PA10 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Family
    The issue began once we crossed from the Jordanian border to the Tel Aviv border. The bus was delayed for several hours at the Israeli border to take us back to Jerusalem and then Tel Aviv, due to another tour that was supposed to join us. We were delayed without any information or time estimate on when we would depart to Jerusalem and then back to Tel Aviv. We waited for hours on a hot bus, sitting in the parking lot, with no information from the other tour group, from Abraham tours itself, or from the driver. When we tried to contact Abraham Tours about the best next option, we were unable to get ahold of anyone via telephone or Whats App due to it being outside of business hours. For a tour company that operates round the clock, this is unacceptable in terms of customer service.

    We had been awake since 5:30am and were eager to get back to Tel Aviv as we had an early flight home to Canada the very next day. My husband had been ill for two days, during the entirety of our tour, and was completely exhausted. We could not get ahold of anyone with the company to understand what our best next step was. With another four people from the tour, we finally hired a taxi, since there were no public buses due to it being a holiday, to take us to Tel Aviv to get to our hotel. We could not get a receipt from the driver of the taxi and since it was a shared taxi we pooled money and paid as a group. At the moment, per my correspondence with the company over WhatsApp, Abraham Tours refuses to reimburse us this expense. While we enjoyed the tour overall, this final experience left us with such a negative impression that we would not recommend Abraham Tours in the future in good faith.

    I would expect that a reasonable, professional tour company would understand these extenuating circumstances and reimburse us this expense as a goodwill gesture and to provide good customer service.
    Written 29 June 2023
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    Emmy A
    Seattle, WA24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Petra took our breath away. Petra was my sister and my bucket list destination. Yes, we were a fairly big group of 37 but our Jordanian guide and driver made it so easy for us. Abdallah, our guide was efficient, friendly, knowledgeable and really took the time to explain facts and unknown tidbits, you will be lucky to have him as your guide to Petra. Jamal our driver was kind and kept us safe, my sister who is prone to motion sickness during rides did not experience any of that because Jamal made sure that our bus ride was smooth.
    Both Jamal and Abdullah took care of our big group.
    I highly recommend this tour organization and specially our Jordanian guide and driver. They made us feel comfortable and well cared for.
    Written 5 December 2022
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    Barnet E
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    The guide Mahdi was excellent. However, Abraham hostel tours did not mange it well. First, I wanted to spend at least part of each of 2 days in Petra. On the first day I visited sites I was not interested in, with only 1 day in Petra. Second, I was told specifically (I asked) that a bathroom with shower would be available adjacent to the tent I was staying in. It was not and I was not told that this option was available for additional money. Third although Mahdi was excellent, during the 6.5 hours in Petra, he was with us for less than half the time, telling us that for the remainder of the time we were on our own. The reason I signed up for a tour was to have a guide with me during the entire time at the Petra site so that relevant things could be explained to me. The limitation on the tour guide's presence was not revealed to me when I signed up.
    Written 7 November 2022
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    San Antonio, TX30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    Border crossing was a breeze, I was very apprehensive traveling into Jordan, but it was super fast.
    At all time our guide and the bus driver were directing us in the right direction. I never felt alone or unprotected.
    Petra archeological site is amazing, while the "treasury" is movie famous is only one building in a huge city. We walk close to 10 miles and we couldn't see it all. We went over the mountain to get to the Treasury overlook and that trail took to much time, instead of looking twice at the same building go to the Monastery or tray ti visit more.
    If you can stay longer.
    Written 7 December 2022
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    London14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed this tour - highlight for me was the Jordanian tour guide, Mahdi, who was really informative and had a great sense of humour. The coach driver was also really welcoming. Petra is breathtaking and getting there early was well worth it to miss the crowds
    Written 15 November 2022
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    Pune, India2 721 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit Petra if you visit Israel and Abraham tours is a great way to experience Petra and visit some of top sites of Jordan including Mount Nebo, (which is mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land before his death), and Madaba ( known as City of Mosaics). The highlight was a visit to the ancient city of Petra which is one of the Modern Wonders of the World. The tour was very well organised, both in Israel and Jordan end. All meals were taken care of, we driven every where by luxury bus ( with wifi on board) and stay in Petra was in luxury tents .
    Written 7 April 2023
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    London, UK226 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021
    Lovely tour, our guide was very friendly and we had the opportunity to explore petra by ourselves. We got to stay in the desert, we went in march and it was freezing in our cabins but there was a lot of blankets in the bed. I had one of the best meals ever in the bedouin camp.

    one thing that I was sad about was not having time to visit amman as described in the itinerary and on the border to get our visa was a bit confusing/took extra time.
    A bit expensive but I would recommend (this was before pandemic hit hard)
    Written 7 February 2022
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    Chad R
    Alexandria, VA9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    What an amazing experience this trip was! I have been wanting to do this for a while and a work trip to Jerusalem gave me that kick to finally do it. Me being a planner (both professionally and as part of my OCD-ness) researched a lot of tour companies and Abraham Tours received overwhelming positive feedback. Everything was very thoughtfully planned, from pick-up time and what to expect through the border crossing, to sleeping accommodations, dining, etc. Our tour guide while in Jordan, Yazan, was fantastic. He was so knowledgeable and was very patient with our group and the hundreds of questions that were asked. During the tours he gave us plenty of time to explore on our own, which was greatly appreciated. From a scale of 1 to 10, the trip itself was a 10, but Yazan made it a 15! Would definitely recommend Abraham Tours, and thank you, Yazan, for sharing your amazing country with us!
    Written 26 March 2020
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    Everett S Lin
    Tijuana, Mexico13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Couples
    From the Israel side I would rate this 2 stars. From the Jordanian side I’d rate this 5 stars. Luckily we’re in Jordan most of the time! In Israel we were left at the border with minimal instruction and we had to figure it out on our own. Here are instructions for future travelers with this tour group!

    Once you arrive at the border to go from Israel to Jordan, you will enter the offices they instruct you to go into. From there there are two lines: the one to the right is for Israeli citizens only, and the one to the left is where you go to pay your Israeli exit fee and also exchange currency to Jordanian Dinar (I suggest NOT to exchange here since there will be another opportunity to exchange from the Jordan side; for example the exchange rate here would get you 88% whereas the exchange rate on the Jordan side will give you 96% so it’s your call; the tour guide pays the fees first to the Jordanian government and then he collects the fees on the bus from the travelers after you guys have started the tour). After you pay your fee with credit card or cash, make a 180 and you will see two machines just like the ones you saw arriving at the Tel Aviv airport. Scan your passport face down and you will receive a border ticket. With the receipt from the border exit fee, border ticket from the passport machine and your actual passport you can proceed to the guy at the kiosk that verifies your documents. From there you are done!

    Now comes the actual tour part. Absolutely no complaints. The tour guide was amazing, food was all buffet style and also amazing, Petra was amazing, and the two extra stops were amazing too. The Bedouin style hotel was incredible and a unique experience. You get more buffet dinner and breakfast and then lounge in a big hall where they play live music and serve hot (very) sweet tea. Return to the Jordanian border was seamless.

    The return back to the Israeli side was actually surprisingly quick. All of our tour group made it back across quickly without any hitches. We arrive to find no bus waiting for us. We called and they said the bus was already there. Then we searched all across the compound and the bus was not there. We would call again and no answer. The bus arrived maybe 30-45 minutes later. Some proper communication on the Israeli side would’ve been nice!
    Written 20 March 2023
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