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Israel and Jordan Adventure

History. Religion. Adventure. Beauty. This tour highlights all of the above and more during a two-week exploration of Israel and Jordan. Use the present to connect with the past as you explore some of the best Roman ruins outside of Italy, swim in the dead sea, take in Petras fascinating history, ride through the desert on a 4x4, and spend the night camping in a Bedouin camp. In 15 days youll travel through thousands of years of history. Daunting? Maybe. Life-changing? Definitely.

Middle East

Duration: 15 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: 3 - Average
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 166468
Starts: Tel Aviv, Israel Finishes: Amman, Jordan
You will visit
  • Tel Aviv
  • Amman

Itinerary

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Day 1: Tel Aviv

There will be the chance for the group to head out for an optional local dinner.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Tel Aviv/Nazareth (1B, 1L)

Enjoy a quick driving tour of Tel Aviv before continuing to historic Jaffa to visit the old markets and the Old Port.

After, make a unique visit to a Druze village and enjoy lunch with a local family.

Continue on to Akko to visit the old markets, Aljazar Mosque, and the unique underground crusader castle before journeying on to Nazareth for the night.

Included Activities:
Tel Aviv Orientation Drive and Jaffa Port Tour
Druze Village Visit
Akko City Tour

Transport:
Make stop along the way.
Private Vehicle (200km)

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Day 3: Nazareth/Tiberias (1B)

Travel to Golan Heights and learn more about this history of the area.

Visit the Sea of Galilee, including sights like the Church of Transfiguration and the Mount of Beatitudes.

Later, travel to a kibbutz for the night. Learn about this unique communal way of life unique to Israel.

Included Activities:
Golan Heights Visit
Sea of Galilee Area Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle

04

Day 4: Tiberias/Jericho (1B)

Travel to Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit the famous rock fortress. Opt to hike (or ride) to the top and learn more about this ancient place.

Continue on to the fascinating Dead Sea. Cover yourself in the healing mud, bob like a cork in very salty water, or enjoy a little sunbathing on the shore.


Included Activities:
Masada Guided Tour
Dead Sea Visit (Israel)

Transport:
Private Vehicle

05

Day 5: Jericho/Negev Desert (1B, 1D)

Travel to the Negev Desert and visit a village to learn firsthand about Bedouin culture before sleeping overnight in a Bedouin- style camp.

Included Activities:
Bedouin Camping Excursion

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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Day 6: Negev Desert/Jerusalem (1B)

Travel to biblical Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity before heading to Duhaishe Camp for Palestinian refugees. The camp has become something of a permanent town. Learn more about the situation of the Palestinians in Israel and what life in the camp is all about.

In the late afternoon, travel to Jerusalem for the evening.

Included Activities:
Duhaishe Palestinian Refugee Camp
Bethlehem Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle

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Day 7: Jerusalem (1B)

Visit the four quarters of the Old City on a guided walk: the Christian, Jewish, Armenian, and Muslim quarters.

After, walk the 14 stations of the Dolorosa, ending at the Holy Sepulchre Church, and visit the Western Wall.

Spend some free time exploring in the afternoon.

Included Activities:
Old Jerusalem Walking Tour

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Day 8: Jerusalem/Amman

Cross the border into Jordan and make your way to Amman. Take a free night to explore Jordan's capital city.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Israel - Jordan)

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 137km)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 52km)

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Day 9: Amman (1B)

Set off on a half-day trip to Jerash, a fascinating site and one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside Italy.

Continue on to the Dead Sea. Known for its high salinity, opt to bob like a cork in the healing waters. Relax on the shores or cover yourself in therapeutic mud.

Included Activities:
Jerash Guided Visit
Dead Sea Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

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Day 10: Amman/Wādī Mūsá (1B)

Depart early for the first stop, Mt Nebo. Learn the ancient history of this spot and check out the views.

Continue on to Madaba to see the famous Byzantine mosaics, dating back to the sixth century. After, visit Karak Castle, built during the Crusades.

Arrive in the early evening to Wadi Musa, the town just outside Petra.

Included Activities:
Mt Nebo Visit
Madaba Mosaics Guided Tour
Karak Castle Guided Visit

Transport:
Including stops along the way.
Private Vehicle (11.00 hour(s))

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Day 11: Wādī Mūsá (1B)

Walk through the narrow canyon that forms the dramatic entrance to the city (the Siq), round the final corner and lay eyes on the dramatic façade of the Treasury building. Learn a brief history of the city and walk approx 25 km to cover the entire site. Return to Wadi Musa in the late afternoon, or continue exploring on your own.

Included Activities:
Petra Guided Tour

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Day 12: Wādī Mūsá/Wadi Rum (1B, 1D)

Drive to Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes. Head deep into the desert by 4x4 stopping at famous landmarks along the way.

Arrive to the tented camp in time for a traditional meal. Learn more about this ancient culture.




Additional Notes:
Accommodation in the desert is in one large goat-hair tent divided into "rooms" with curtains. Basic linens are provided but many travellers prefer to bring a sleep sheet for extra comfort. There are shared, unisex facilities. For religious reasons, no alcohol is permitted at the camp.

Included Activities:
Wadi Rum 4x4 Excursion
Bedouin Overnight Camping

Transport:
Drive time doesn't include stops in the gorgeous desert along the way.
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 13: Wadi Rum/Aqaba (1B)

Drive to the Red Sea resort city of Aqaba. Enjoy free time to enjoy the beach, go snorkelling or check out the city. Make sure to try some fresh seafood for dinner.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

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Day 14: Aqaba/Amman (1B)

The morning is flexible. Spend a little more time at the beach or head back early. Reach Amman by way of the Desert Highway. Enjoy a final night out in the city.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

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Day 15: Amman (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Meals Included
    • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
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