Travel to Petra

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Feb 13th, 1998, 05:32 AM
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Libor Vitek
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Travel to Petra

I am supposed to stay a couple of days in Jerusalem in March this year partcipating in some conference.
I would like to arrange a trip from Jerusalem to Petra in Jordan. Because of lack of time, I will have probably only one free day.
Is it sufficient to get to Petra and back to Jerusalem in one day? And how to arrange this trip?
Through some local travel agency, or to go by my own way by bus. I will not have Jordan visa in my passport. Is it possible to get it on Jordan border?
How expensive is it, and how expensive the whole trip could be?
Thank anyone any information.
 
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Feb 18th, 1998, 10:45 AM
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Paula Smith
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You need to have a Jordanian visa on your passport before you get to Jordan. You should apply in the US at the Embassy in DC or consulate in NYC. Anything is possible but going from Jerusalem to Petra is really pushing it! Just to tour Petra superficially takes at 4-5 hours. There are buses
to the border of Israel and busses to Petra on the Jordanian side but I am guessing it would take at
least 6-8 hours with the border hassle to get to
Petra.
 
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Sep 20th, 1999, 11:51 AM
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Was in Eilat recently and travelled to Petra. Worth the hassle to get there.

Most of the hotels offer day trip to Petra - $139 (tour) + $ 89 (taxes/visa)

Can do it yourself for approx half ...>

Israel/Jordan border is approx 20 mins drive north of Eilat.

Arrive between 8-9am & allow 2 hours to get across Israel/Jordan border, tour buses get priority.
Costs 64 NIS to leave Israel
Must Change cash/Tcheques in Jordan (no visa)
Costs 26/33 (UK/US) JD to enter Jordan
Not allowed to bring food or WATER into Jordan, customs will relieve you of these.
2 hour each way taxi drive to/from Petra
should cost ~60 JD roundtrip.

Petra entrance is 20 JD.
Bring water with you, it's hot.
Lots of horses/donkey/camels for hire.
Need about 4 hours if moderately fit to explore Petra including strenuous 800 step hike to monestry.

Costs 4 JD to leave Jordan.
Border typically closes at 8pm
 
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Sep 20th, 1999, 11:52 AM
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duncan
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Was in Eilat recently and travelled to Petra. Worth the hassle to get there.

Most of the hotels offer day trip to Petra - $139 (tour) + $ 89 (taxes/visa)

Can do it yourself for approx half ...>

Israel/Jordan border is approx 20 mins drive north of Eilat.

Arrive between 8-9am & allow 2 hours to get across Israel/Jordan border, tour buses get priority.
Costs 64 NIS to leave Israel
Must Change cash/Tcheques in Jordan (no visa)
Costs 26/33 (UK/US) JD to enter Jordan
Not allowed to bring food or WATER into Jordan, customs will relieve you of these.
2 hour each way taxi drive to/from Petra
should cost ~60 JD roundtrip.

Petra entrance is 20 JD.
Bring water with you, it's hot.
Lots of horses/donkey/camels for hire.
Need about 4 hours if moderately fit to explore Petra including strenuous 800 step hike to monestry.

Costs 4 JD to leave Jordan.
Border typically closes at 8pm
 
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