Orient Tourist Bureau
Your Way To The Holy Land
Originally built over 2,000 years ago by the Arab Nabataeans, Petra World Heritage Site serves as a representative example of ancient rock-cut architecture and water collection techniques. Visitors know the fortress and important post on Middle Eastern trade routes for its reddish color. Approach the ancient site by hiking an easy 1 km (0.6 mi) path through steep rock cliffs. Upon arrival, you'll find hundreds of surviving tombs carved in relief out of the rock, as well as a Roman-style amphitheater, a Nabataean monastery, and an intricately detailed treasury. Wear comfortable shoes and a hat to protect your head from the sun, and carry plenty of drinking water.
Petra Full-Day Historical Tour
Explore the rock-carved monuments of the historic city of Petra on a full-day tour from Tel Aviv. Learn more about the UNESCO World Heritage Site and get stunning views of the ravine.
Cross the border into Jordan and marvel at the breathtaking desert scenery as you head towards Wadi Rum. Arrive at the ancient city of Petra at the end of a 2 to 3-hour drive. Learn about the role the city played on the trade route between Egypt and the East as far back as 312 BC.
Enter the Al-Siq ravine on horseback, just as a trader, priest or traveler would have done thousands of years ago. See the monumental Treasury carved by the Arab Nabateans into the rock face. Journey along the Colonnaded Street that leads to the Temple of Qasr Al-Bint.
Enjoy a late lunch in a local restaurant and taste some traditional delicacies before going to Wadi Rum. Hear how Jordan's largest wadi has been home to humans for thousands of years and is now home to Bedouin tribes who still live according to ancient traditions.
Move on to Aqaba on the Red Sea coast, time permitting. Take a short panoramic tour of the Jordan's only seaport and beach resort city before the return trip to Tel Aviv.
Know before you go
• Your entry visa to Jordan and the border fees are paid at the border pass. The amount is subject to the Jordanian authorities. Usually $125 US per person. Most nationalities can be issued with a visa at the border pass. If you have already a visa, the border fees will be lower
• The option from Tel Aviv includes round-trip flights to Eilat and back. You will be on the first flight of the day, subject to availability. Transfers to and from Sde Dov Airport in Tel Aviv are not included
• Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4