Petra from Israel Tours

Petra from Israel Tours – the best way to explore Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Renowned for its charm and ancient cultural heritage, Petra marks the achievement of an impressive civilization, the Nabataean Arabs, who perfectly carved the city into its mountains.

Described by UNESCO as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”, there is a lot to see and discover in Petra. Let’s take a look at what there is to explore.

Main Sights in Petra

The Siq

The main road that leads to the city, this rock canal starts from the Dam and ends at the Treasury. The main part of the Siq is created by natural rock formation and the rest is carved by the Nabataeans. 

Obelisk Tomb

This burial complex is unique in the Nabataean architecture and was carved in the 1st century AD. It has four pointed pillars that probably represent those buried in the four side graves of the inner chamber. This site gives a better look at what life used to be like.

The Treasury

Completely carved out of the sandstone mountains, the Treasury is one of the most elaborate temples in Petra. This was built as a tomb for the Nabataean King Aretas III. Many visitors come to Petra just for this! 

Jebel Madbah Mountain – The High Place of Sacrifice 

As its name suggests, this place was mainly used for the sacrifice of animals to the Nabatean God Dushara.  At 170 meters high, this mountain will give you spectacular views of the ancient city of Petra as well as an important insight into its history. 

Petra Theater

A first century AD Nabataean theater, mostly carved out of solid rock, able to seat over 8,000 spectators during its heyday. This structure was used for music contests, performances and religious rituals. 

Our Guided Tour Options 

It can be challenging to get to all the must-see sights when you’re a new visitor. Petra tours from Israel help you explore the city the way you want to while gaining a deep understanding of what you are seeing. Explore a combination of the sights you want to see without worrying that you are missing out. You are sure to cover all the highlights. 

We offer wonderful options for guided Petra tours from Israel, but to fully experience Petra, we recommend our 3-day Tour to Petra and Wadi Rum. If you only have a day to explore, our popular Petra Tours from Eilat, Petra Tours from Tel Aviv, and Petra Tours from Jerusalem will give you an unforgettable time. And those are just a few of the many tour options we provide! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Egged Tours, we provide tours of Petra from Israel – either from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, or Eilat. Choose from a large variety of 1-day, 2-day, and 3-day tours of Petra. On our longer tours, you also get to explore Wadi Rum and Aqaba. 

We provide a large selection of half-day, single day and multiple day guided tours. Major destinations include Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Masada tours, Galilee, and the Golan Heights. We also offer guided tours to Petra from Israel. If you prefer to combine several destinations, we also offer Israel tour packages for your convenience.

The best time to visit Petra is in the spring and autumn. March through May or September through November are all great months to visit because it isn’t too hot. 

Yes! Our Petra Tour from Jerusalem gives you the chance to explore the sensational city of Petra with a qualified and licensed tour guide – all in one day. 

Although you could stay forever in Petra without seeing it all, 3 days should be enough to see most of the main sites and even see Wadi Rum and Aqaba, too. And you will always have the chance to see much more the next time you visit!

Guided Petra tours from Israel enhance your trip in so many ways:

  1. They know a lot: Tour guides in Israel are required to have a license from the Ministry of Tourism and must renew it every two years. This means that you are sure to learn from a tour guide who is informed and knowledgeable. There are countless details and historical facts you will miss without the experience of a tour.

  2. They take care of all the planning: Tour guides plan all the logistics and details of a trip you might not have even thought about. They take care of all the hassle, from checking operating hours and booking tickets to handling any problems that might arise.

  3. They know the best routes: There is a lot to see and only so much time. Tour guides will plan the trip in the way that makes the most logical sense. Instead of taking circular routes to see all the sites you want to see (and then being disappointed when you miss something), tour guides make sure you see all the places that matter most to you.