Travel Notes for my reference while on trip in Israel.

Flight Check-in

Transportation in Israel

E-Ticket

Confirmed places to stay
Hostels
Tiberias
Jerusalem
Apartments
Tel Aviv
Petra
Jordan Notes
Whom should I contact if I faced any problem with Jordan pass in Jordan?
If you face any problem, you can contact the Tourism police on this number: 117777.

Refund of JD 20: if you visit Petra and leave visa the same border point on the same day or spend 2 days/1 night in Jordan.

Please note: to prove your visit to Petra, you will have to get your entry documents (visa fee receipt and passport list) stamped at the Petra Visitor Center.

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Jerusalem to Petra

Tickets to Eilat - a seat reservation is recommended. Tickets can be by credit card over the phone or on Egged’s website (online booking system is presently operated in Hebrew only). You will then get a reservation number on a printable form, which should be presented to the driver upon boarding.

♦ To order a ticket to Eilat call Egged Customer Service Center at *2800 or from abroad (00) 972-3-6948888. Trips may be booked from 1 to 14 days in advance before your trip departure date...............

Line Route 444 (Egged) at 07:00

Leave Jerusalem on Friday Nov.25th. at 7:00 am before the Sabbath starts.
Take the #444 EGG bus at 7 am from Jerusalem  for $ 18.00 to Eilat and arrive at noon.Then get off at bus station in Eilat and take taxi From the central bus station in Eilat, it will be easy to find a taxi to take me to the border.You may think it is ridiculous when the driver quotes 50 ILS ($13.00 USD). for the ride, but the best I can do is try to bargain him down to 25-35 ILS. ($7.00 USD).Get Jordan currency as soon as possable...maybe even in Jerusalem.Show passport and don't get it stamped!.......From Israel: Aqaba/Eilat border exit Fee is $27.00...... Get mafia Taxi  and DON'T tell them I'm going to Petra or they will try to take me there.Just take a cab to Aqaba for $11.00.Have him drop me off at Adnan's place.
Stay with Adnan for 3 days and have him drop me off at the bus station to take a public minibus to Wadi Musa (5 JD) ($7.00 USD) from the bus station downtown.  There is no schedule, but they start at around 6:00 am and leave whenever they are full.The journey takes 1.5-2 hours.Then take a very short taxi ride into Umm Sayhoun Village to meet Mousa.

Then stay a week with Mousa in Petra:
1) 1 day in Petra + Mount Aaron (donkey/mule riding + local guide, including diner, free camping on the top of the mount, and breakfast):  80 JOD ($113.00 USD).
2) Overnight stay in a cave (including diner and breakfast): 25 JOD ($35.00 USD).
3) Riding a camel (in Little Petra): 70 JOD ($99.00 USD).
4) Going with a taxi to Mount Nebo from Wadi Musa and back would be 80 JOD. ($113.00 USD).
     Total = ($360.00 USD). ............... Mousa price quote.

The cost of the mini bus back to Aquaba from Wadi Musa ($7.00 USD).
From Jordan: Border exit Fee is $11.00.
All transportation and boarder fees before and after Petra stay = ($91.00 USD).
Cost of 1 week Jordan trip: Apartment rent: ($130.00 USD).
Mousa price quote : ($360.00 USD).
Total cost = ($581.00 USD).
Total time in Jordan : November 25th - December 5th. 2016 / 11Days.

Leave Jerusalem on Friday Nov.25th. at 7:00 am before the Sabbath starts.
Take the #444 EGG bus at 7 am from Jerusalem  for $ 18.00 to Eilat and arrive at noon.Then get off at bus station in Eilat and take taxi From the central bus station in Eilat, it will be easy to find a taxi to take me to the border.You may think it is ridiculous when the driver quotes 50 ILS ($13.00 USD). for the ride, but the best I can do is try to bargain him down to 25-35 ILS. ($7.00 USD).Get Jordan currency as soon as possable...maybe even in Jerusalem.Show passport and don't get it stamped!.......From Israel: Aqaba/Eilat border exit Fee is $27.00...... Get mafia Taxi  and DON'T tell them I'm going to Petra or they will try to take me there.Just take a cab to Aqaba for $11.00.Have him drop me off at Adnan's place.
Stay with Adnan for 3 days and have him drop me off at the bus station to take a public minibus to Wadi Musa (5 JD) ($7.00 USD) from the bus station downtown.  There is no schedule, but they start at around 6:00 am and leave whenever they are full.The journey takes 1.5-2 hours.Then take a very short taxi ride into Umm Sayhoun Village to meet Mousa.

Then stay a week with Mousa in Petra:
1) 1 day in Petra + Mount Aaron (donkey/mule riding + local guide, including diner, free camping on the top of the mount, and breakfast):  80 JOD ($113.00 USD).
2) Overnight stay in a cave (including diner and breakfast): 25 JOD ($35.00 USD).
3) Riding a camel (in Little Petra): 70 JOD ($99.00 USD).
4) Going with a taxi to Mount Nebo from Wadi Musa and back would be 80 JOD. ($113.00 USD).
     Total = ($360.00 USD). ............... Mousa price quote.

The cost of the mini bus back to Aquaba from Wadi Musa ($7.00 USD).
From Jordan: Border exit Fee is $11.00.
All transportation and boarder fees before and after Petra stay = ($91.00 USD).
Cost of 1 week Jordan trip: Apartment rent: ($130.00 USD).
Mousa price quote : ($360.00 USD).
Total cost = ($581.00 USD).
Total time in Jordan : November 25th - December 5th. 2016 / 11Days.

John Jeffers