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Petra is in the desert, so rain is rare, but it's also in a dry river bed (wadi) so flash flooding after heavy rain is possible. It's worth noting this only affects the actual monument, the town of Petra where all the hotels etc are is located above the valley and is not subject to floods So avoiding flash floods is simple enough: don't go into the valley ...


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Yes, (as of 2002) you can cross at Allenby bridge and then take a mini-bus to Petra; however, you'll want to get your visa in advance. Crossing at Eilat would probably be faster. You will probably want to spend two nights at Petra, so that you can have a travel day, a day to visit the ruins, and then another travel day. There are many inexpensive hostels ...


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From what I know going into to Jordan from Israel is harder than going from Israel to Jordan. If you haven't booked your trip yet I would consider flying into Jordan then making your way to Israel. If possible I would stay for 2 nights for what it's going to cost you ro get there. You can see the Wadi Rum while you are there as well. I didn't look into ...


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Amman is not so interesting, so I would suggest that a day is more than enough if you have that little time. A very good and easy day trip from Amman is Jerash - easy to get to by bus. Aquaba is also easy to get to, because there are many fast buses there from Amman (3-4h, probably every hour or so). Petra on the other hand might be much more difficult to ...


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Abdali, Tabarbour, 7th Circle and Al-wehda are all names of bus stations in Amman. Abdali is located near the King Abdullah Mosque. How to get there? I'd just take taxi. However, it's good idea to make sure of the price before you get in. Don't let them rip you off. Wikitravel suggests that directly from the airport it ought to be around 20 dinars, I ...


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Indeed there isn't that much to see in Amman, not a very touristic city. There wasn't much recreational part to Jordanian side of Dead Sea, there is only one resort and the only place to stay there are quite expensive hotels (Marriott and Mövenpick, both with room prices $200+ per night), so do it as a day trip or on your way down south. But I'd say it was ...


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You can go with very good bus special for tourist called Jett. This bus departure from many places in Amman (contact them for details) at 6:30 AM. For more information call them they can speak English and Arabic. To see the schedule check the link below. http://www.jett.com.jo/SubPage.aspx?PageId=230


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You already received some good suggestions but i'd like to add my personal experience. If you absolutely want to have your base in Amman here is what you can do: Visit the city. Amman isn't super-uber-awesome but there are still quite a few interesting things to do. You can go up to the old Amman Citadel which is quite interesting. In Amman there is also ...


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At least at present, yes, there are tour companies that do 1-day tours to Petra from Eilat. I was on such a tour about 6 weeks ago (i.e. November 2016.) I wouldn't recommend trying to do a day trip from the Allenby crossing, though, as that would be a rather long drive for a day trip, about 3.5 hours each way according to Google Maps. From the Eilat/Aqaba ...


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Just back from Petra after buying a 3 days pass. I was allowed to enter on Day 1 and Day 2 (consecutive days). However, I came back 4 days later and the watchman's PDA clearly displays "Invalid pass". However, the guy told me that as I had a 3 day pass, I could enter. So, I don't know if he just doesn't care (my pass was not even checked the second day) ...


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The first FAQ entry (https://www.jordanpass.jo/contents/FAQs.aspx) tell us (...) Repeat entry is not allowed unless for Petra if you buy the Jordan Explorer and Jordan Expert Packages. So I assume that you can visit Petra on non consecutive days, and the check is done just at entry of Petra valley (not in the town). So it is the number of daily passes. ...


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