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  • Wander the quarters of Jerusalem's Old City.
  • Taste your way through a local market.
  • Learn about Israeli.
  • Palestinian and Jordanian cooking.
The Explore Israel & Jordan tour starts in Jerusalem and ends in Amman. The Explore Israel & Jordan is an Explorer tour that takes 15 days taking you from Jerusalem to Amman and through other destinations in Asia.

Step into the ancient world of the Middle East on a two-week journey that combines the highlights of Israel and Jordan. Discover life in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, learn about the differences in Middle Eastern cuisine, explore the Roman ruins of Jerash, ride through the desert on a 4x4, and venture into the awesome and ancient city of Petra. Connect with the past while glimpsing contemporary life in this incredible region.
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Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
We highly recommend booking a pre-night in Jerusalem to recover from jet lag and relax as this is a fast paced trip with little free time.

Its important to remember that hospitality expectations can vary greatly from what you are used to in your home Country. The point of travel is to open yourself up to cultural differences and new experiences; practice patience and keep an open mind.
Accommodation
  • Leonardo Hotel (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Take a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting key sites including the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, and the Al Aqsa Mosque. Continue to the Western Wall, visit Hurva Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter then walk through the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This afternoon, visit the Mount of Olives for stunning views of Jerusalem, then enjoy free time to wander on your own. Later, enjoy a discussion with a local scholar on conflict and local interfaith issues.
Lectures are included to provide context to different viewpoints and the wide range of cultural differences within Israel. As everything in Israel relates directly or indirectly to vastly different Political and Spiritual opinions, its important to keep an open mind and see these interactions as learning experiences.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Leonardo Hotel (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Mount of Olives Viewpoint
    Named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes, the Mount of Olives is a mountain ridge just east of Jerusalem's Old City, separating it from the Judean Desert. Enjoy sweeping views of Jerusalem and enjoy this prominent site which is referenced in Holy Scriptures.
  • Old Jerusalem Walking Tour - Journeys
    Take a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem with your CEO and gain a deeper understanding of the diverse cultural, religious and political aspects of Israel.
  • Jerusalem Lecture with Local Expert
    Sit down with a local Jerusalem scholar and business owner for a discussion on what daily life is like from the perspective of a Palestinian resident.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
This morning, visit the Yad Vashem Memorial to learn about the Holocaust and its ramifications. Continue to the famed Israel Museum to view the Dead Sea Scrolls, one of the greatest archaeological finds of the past century. After, opt to walk through the museum’s state-of-the-art archaeological exhibition on your own. This evening, join a local Israeli chef on a walking tour of Mahane Yehuda Market, followed by a private cooking class.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Leonardo Hotel (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum) Visit
    The Holocaust History Museum is home to state-of-the-art exhibits on this horrific tragedy. It also showcases original artifacts and survivor testimonies.
  • Israel Museum & Dead Sea Scrolls
    Visit the famed Israel Museum and view the Dead Sea Scrolls, housed in the Shrine of the Book. Considered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the past century, theses ancient manuscripts (dated at over 2000 years old) were discovered between 1947 and 1956 in 11 caves near Khirbet Qumran, on the shores of the Dead Sea. After, enjoy free time to walk through the museum’s state of the art archeological exhibition which showcases some of the most significant finds in the region.
  • Mahane Yehuda Market Walk & Kosher Cooking Class
    Considered one of the culinary hotspot in Israel, the bustling Mahane Yehuda Market (often referred to as "The Shuk"), is a vibrant local market full of sights, sounds, colours and flavours of the Middle East. Led by a local Israeli Chef, we explore this popular spot for locals and visitors alike; as Jerusalem's largest market it features fruits, vegetables, spices, sweets, speciality food stalls and numerous spots for food and drink. Wander our way through the maze of laneways, with our expert who ensures we taste and sample some local treats and learn about key ingredients in Jewish cuisine. After, continue to a local Kosher Restaurant where our Chef will instruct us in the finer points of kosher cooking. At the end of a busy day, we enjoy a dinner of our creations.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Spend the day in Bethlehem, beginning with a visit to Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity. Walk through a nearby Palestinian refugee camp then head to a local women's project for a demonstration of Palestinian cooking and a local lunch. Visit the accredited Bethlehem Bible College for a lecture on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the Palestinian Christian perspective.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation
  • Leonardo Hotel (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Bethlehem Tour - Journeys
    Explore ancient Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and King David; the city is an important site to all three major religions of Israel: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Visit Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity, the Milk Grotto and Shepard’s field. Continue for a walk through a nearby Palestinian refugee camp neighbourhood.
  • Palestinian Women's Project Local Lunch
    Duration : 2.0 hr - 2.5 hr
    Enjoy a Palestinian cooking class at the Noor Women's Empowerment group.
  • Lecture on Palestinien Christians in Israel
    Enjoy a lecture with an expert at the Bethlehem Bible College.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Start the day with a guided visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Masada with stops at Herod’s Palace, the Bathhouse, and the Synagogue. After that, it’s off for a visit to the Dead Sea before continuing along the Jordan Valley north to the Sea of Galilee. Also enjoy a visit to a local Kibbutz community.
In the Galilee area we stay in a local resort-style hotel which is operated by a Kibbutz.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Ohalao Kibbutz Hotel (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Masada Guided Tour
    Take a tour of Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage site and stunning rock fortress that was the last stronghold of the Jewish in their war against the Romans. The story of the site reveals the courage of the defenders of Massada and their battle against the conquering Romans. Visit Herod’s palace, the mikveh, storerooms, watchtowers, and the synagogue.
  • Kibbutz Experience
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 2.0 hr
    Enjoy an introduction to the Kibbutz movement history which started about 100 years ago around the Sea Of Galille. Discuss the difference between the the "Original" movement to the Kibbutz of today. Learn about the Kibbutz structure including the use of shared public buildings and areas including; dining room, children's houses, laundry station, as well as the agricultural areas.
  • Dead Sea Visit (Israel)
    The Dead Sea is actually a lake, without any from of life whatsoever in its waters, hence its name. The water is so dense that it is practically impossible to sink and its five to ten times as salty as regular sea water. While swimming, cover yourself with the sea's mud, which is reputed to have special healing powers, and don't forget to take a photo of yourself reading a book while floating! You will notice that the salt penetrates any cuts on your body and has an unusual smell, but there are showers to wash off under after swimming.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 4.0 hr - 5.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Visit the Mount of Beatitudes for gorgeous views of the Sea of Galilee and to visit the church where Jesus is believed to have delivered his “Sermon on the Mount” speech. Continue to the ruins of Capernaum, where Jesus lived and preached, and where many apostles, including Peter, made their home. Learn about the lives of Israeli Arabs on the way to Nazareth, where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, one of the largest churches in the Middle East. Stop at a local winery for a tour and private tasting led by a wine expert.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Ohalao Kibbutz Hotel (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Sea of Galilee area tour
    Enjoy stunning sights this morning with a drive to the Mt. of Beatitudes with sweeping views of the Sea of Galilee. Visit the church that was built atop this hill, where Jesus is believed to have delivered his “Sermon on the Mount” speech. Next, tour the ruins of Capernaum, where Jesus lived and preached, and where many apostles, including Peter, made their home.
  • Nazareth Tour
    Visit Nazareth, a city of religious importance and spirituality. Delve into its rich historic and biblical significance, but also admire its modern culture and Middle Eastern charm.​ Visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, one of the largest churches in the Middle East.
  • Galilee Winery tour and tasting
    Visit a local winery near the Sea of Galilee and learn about the process and production and the growing popularity of Israeli wine.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Continue to the Mediterranean, visiting the coastal city of Haifa, and then head south to Caesarea Maritima to see the ruins of Herod’s harbour city. Afterwards, continue to the bustling city of Tel Aviv for our last evening.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Cinema Hotel (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Caesarea Guided Tour
    Visit the majestic Roman ruins of Caesarea. It was built as part of Herod the Great's ambitious plan to "Hellenise" the Holy Land in the 1st century BC. He chose the site of a small Phoenician port and built a classical Greek city. Herod also constructed an artificial harbour by making use of concrete piling underwater - the first ever such use of concrete.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 7.0 hr - 8.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transfer to the border and cross over into Jordan. Transfer to Amman and meet your new CEO.
You will have one CEO in Israel and one in Jordan. In this case you will be transferred to the border and cross over unescorted to Jordan – either on your own or with any other travellers who are continuing on for the Jordan portion of the tour. You will be met on the Jordanian side of the border and transferred to Amman, where there is free time to relax until the welcome meeting with your new CEO in the evening. See the "Detailed Trip Notes" section of the Tour Details page for helpful instructions on crossing the Israeli-Jordanian border.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Border Crossing (Israel - Jordan)
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 3.0 hr
    112 NIS departure tax for all nationalities to be paid at border in cash
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 2.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
  • Private Vehicle
    Distance : 90 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Explore Jerash, one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy. After, visit a local café run by women, an activity exclusive to Journeys travellers and part of G Adventures for Good. Here, take a cooking class and enjoy a local lunch. After, return to Amman and visit the National Museum and archaeological site of the Citadel.
Meal
  • Breakfast and Lunch
Included Activities
  • Jerash Guided Visit
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Take a step back in time visiting Jerash, one of the most well-preserved Roman sites outside of Italy. Wander amid its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains, and city walls pierced by towers and gates – all in exceptional condition.
  • Women's Cooking Class & lunch
    As part of an experience exclusive to National Geographic Journeys travellers – and part of our G Adventures for Good program, prepare your own traditional Jordanian meal with a lively group of women at Beit Khayrat Souf. This café is run and managed by women seeking financial independence. Here, women help prepare food along with leading cooking classes on-site. The café also sources and makes preserves which are served and sold at the café, helping to engage even more women living in the charming hills of Souf.
  • Beit Khayrat Souf women-run cafe
    Part of the G Adventures for Good program, Beit Khayrat Souf is a women-run cafe with the purpose of training and employing women to gain their own financial independence. Women manage the cafe and lead cooking classes on site. They engage more women outside the organization by sourcing and making preserves sold at the cafe.
  • National Archaeological Museum & Citadel
    Duration : 2.0 hr
    Visit the museum for an overview on Jordan's history and ancient sites. Continue on to the Citadel archaeological site, best known for the Roman Temple of Hercules, but used by numerous civilizations dating back to the Bronze Age.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 2.0 hr - 2.5 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 1.0 hr - 1.5 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Visit the ancient town of Madaba, famous for its mosaics and churches. Continue to Mt Nebo where we are rewarded with stunning views from the summit. In the evening, enjoy a lecture with a local archaeologist to discuss the importance of Petra and ongoing excavations at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Depart early today for the long but very interesting drive by way of the King's Highway to Petra. The first stop is Mount Nebo, which is believed by many to be the site of Moses' death and has thus been a centre for pilgrimage since the earliest Christian times.

Visit the town of Madaba, which has some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world. Arrive in the early evening at Wadi Musa, our base for exploring Petra.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Petra Moon (or similar)
Included Activities
  • Mt Nebo Visit
    Visit Mount Nebo, a historic site believed by many to be the location of Moses' death and has thus been a centre for pilgrimage since the earliest Christian times. Trek to the summit (817m or 2,680 ft), and be rewarded with views of the stunning surrounding countryside and Israel in the distance.
  • Madaba Mosaics Guided Tour
    Explore Madaba’s long history on this guided tour, including its role as the centre of early Christianity. See some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world, including the famous sixth-century mosaic map of the Middle East. Tour churches, the Archaeological Park, and the local museum that's housed in several old Madaba residences.
  • Petra Archaeologist Talk
    Join an archaeologist for a talk about the UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra, the ancient city that was half-built and half-carved into a sandstone landscape. Learn about the ongoing excavation taking place here, and get a better understanding of the site for when you explore it yourself.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.0 hr - 4.0 hr
    Distance : 240 km
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Rise early to visit iconic Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided walking tour with your expert CEO, then opt to hike up for magnificent views from the top of the treasury or enjoy free time to explore the site on your own. In the evening, opt to return to visit Petra by candlelight.
The site is large so please be prepared for a lot of walking over sand and rocks for the entire day. Pace yourself, stay hydrated and be sure to have proper walking/hiking shoes.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Accommodation
  • Hotel Petra Moon (or similar)
Included Activity
  • Petra Guided Tour
    Duration : 6.0 hr - 9.0 hr
    Journey to Petra to explore this UNESCO World Heritage site. Wind your way through the Siq, a narrow, 1km-long (.6 mi) gorge flanked by soaring 80m-high (262 ft) sandstone walls. Take in the astounding colours and patterns of the rock, and, at the end of this passage, catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh, the famed treasury of Petra.

    Explore in depth with your CEO and get a brief history of the city, one of the greatest attractions in the Middle East. The Nabateans carved this capital from the living rock of the surrounding mountains in Petra. Visit monuments that include the Pharaoh's Castle, the triumphal arch, the amphitheatre, and the monastery.
Optional Activities
  • Turkish Bath
    You've done some walking this tour, so take this opportunity to give your muscles some much needed attention. Enjoy this true hammam experience.
  • Petra by Night
    Enjoy a magical night at Petra. Sit back in the candle lit Siq and treasury, and enjoy bedouin live music show.
Continue to Wadi Rum in the heart of Jordan's desertscape. Enjoy lunch at our camp and an exciting 4x4 excursion into the desert where we pick the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Return to camp for a traditional Bedouin feast and after, take a walk in the desert admiring the night sky with a local Bedouin guide.
After breakfast, drive to Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes. Spend the night in a simple, but comfortable desert camp; The authentic goat-wool tent provides a glimpse into traditional Bedouin living. Each tent has ensuite and is outfitted with sheets, pillows, a raised bed, towels, electricity and thick covers against the desert cold. While the accommodation is simple, it is quite comfortable and offers a truly unique experience.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation
  • Rahayeb Camp (or similar)
Included Activities
  • 4x4 Desert Trip
    Duration : 4.0 hr
    Head deep into the desert by 4x4 and enjoy the amazing natural beauty and unique landscape on this unforgettable drive. Along the way we drive up red sand dunes, view stunning rock formations and visit ancient sites to view rock art and inscriptions.
  • Wadi Rum Night Walk
    There’s nothing quite like counting stars in the night sky from the desert below, away from the noise and light pollution of our modern world. Enjoy this experience while walking with a Bedouin guide who’s lived in this remote region his entire life.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 2.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Opt to take an early morning camel trek across the desert. Later, visit a G Adventures-supported community café for a local lunch in a stunning green farming area surrounded by the desert. Continue to the famed Dead Sea. Opt to swim and use natural sea salts and mud as your own personal spa.
At 423m (1,388 ft) below sea level, the shores of the Dead Sea are at the lowest land elevation on Earth. The sea is named because its salinity is so high (up to nine times that of the world’s oceans) that only a few microorganisms can live in its waters.

The Dead Sea is a resort area, with chain hotels whose sole purpose are to allow access to the Dead Sea. This allows time to relax, float in the sea or opt to visit a spa. Dinner is in the hotel, as there are no local restaurants within the resort area.
Meal
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Activities
  • Dead Sea Visit
    Discover the legendary healing qualities of the Dead Sea, famous for its unique mineral makeup and salinity. Spot salt chunks drifting by like icebergs on the water’s surface. Take a dip yourself and float like a buoy or cover yourself in the mud along the shore, believed to have medicinal and therapeutic benefits. There are showers nearby to wash off after.

  • Numeira Community Cafe Lunch
    Stop for lunch at Numeira Environmental Cafe to enjoy a traditional Jordanian meal. Take a tour of the grounds and learn about how this small nonprofit is working to create a sustainable future for community members near the Dead Sea. "
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 3.5 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Optional Activities
  • Camel Ride
    Enjoy a camel ride with the bedouin in the desert of Wadi Rum.
Enjoy a visit to the archaeological site of Bethany, thought to be the site where Jesus was baptized. Continue back to Amman and join our CEO for an optional farewell dinner.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Bethany Beyond the Jordan
    Visit the archaeological site of Bethany, thought to be the site of John the Baptist's settlement and where Jesus was baptized. Fairly recently rediscovered, the site is an important archaeological find, numerous sites are being uncovered including Roman and Byzantine Baptismal pools, ancient churches, and caves.
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
    Duration : 1.0 hr
    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Depart at any time.
Check-out time from the hotel is normally mid-morning, but luggage storage facilities are available. We also encourage you to book a few additional nights if you want more time to explore the city.
Meal
  • Breakfast
Included Activity
  • Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Hotels (13 nts), desert camp (1 nt).
Meals
  • 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
    Note: Allow USD405-530 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Private van/bus, walking.
Staff & experts
  • Chief Experience Officers (CEO) in Israel and Jordan, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Jerusalem Lecture with Local Expert, Jerusalem
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Mahane Yehuda Market Walk & Kosher Cooking Class, Jerusalem
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Palestinian Women's Project Local Lunch, Bethlehem
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lecture on Palestinien Christians in Israel, Bethlehem
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Galilee Winery tour and tasting, Galilee
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Women's Cooking Class & lunch, Jerash Governorate
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Petra Archaeologist Talk, Wādī Mūsá
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Wadi Rum Night Walk, Wadi Rum
  • Your G for Good Moment: Beit Khayrat Souf women-run cafe, Jerash Governorate
  • Your G for Good Moment: Numeira Community Cafe Lunch, Jordan Valley
  • Arrival transfer
  • Entrance to Yad Vashem (the Holocaust memorial)
  • Visit the Israel Museum and view the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Visit old Jerusalem and Bethlehem
  • Visit Masada
  • Explore the Sea of Galilee area including Capernaum and Nazareth
  • Tour Caesarea Maritima
  • Visit to the Citadel and the National Archaeological Museum
  • Guided visit to Jerash
  • Tour the Madaba mosaics
  • Visit Mt Nebo
  • Petra guided tour
  • Wadi Rum desert 4x4 jeep excursion
  • Guided visit to Bethany
  • Visit both sides of the Dead Sea
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Jerusalem and from Amman are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Explore Israel & Jordan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 15 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 16 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Jerusalem, Israel/ Amman, Jordan
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Payment

A deposit of 350 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 22 July 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Explore Israel & Jordan tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Explore Israel & Jordan tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical Information
  • 1. Travel Style : National Geographic JourneysGreater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.
  • 2. Service Level : UpgradedQuality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 3 - AverageSome tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Explore Israel & Jordan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
Trip Details
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (13 nts), desert camp (1 nt).

  • Checklist

    Conservative Dress:
    • Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
    • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)

    Documents:
    • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
    • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
    • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
    • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
    • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

    Essentials:
    • Binoculars (optional)
    • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
    • Cash, credit and debit cards
    • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
    • Ear plugs
    • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
    • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
    • Fleece top/sweater
    • Footwear
    • Hat
    • Locks for bags
    • Long pants/jeans
    • Moneybelt
    • Outlet adapter
    • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Shirts/t-shirts
    • Sleepwear
    • Small travel towel
    • Sunglasses
    • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
    • Watch and alarm clock
    • Waterproof backpack cover
    • Windproof rain jacket

    Smart Dress:
    • Smart outfit (For evenings out)

    Warm Weather:
    • Sandals/flip-flops
    • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
    • Sun hat/bandana
    • Swimwear

    Note: For departures from Nov-Feb the weather can be cold, please bring warm clothing.

  • Group_leader

    Chief Experience Officers (CEO) in Israel and Jordan, local guides.

  • Group_size_notes

    Max 16, Avg 10.

  • Highlights

    Wander the quarters of Jerusalem's Old City, Taste your way through a local market, Learn about Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian cooking, Ride through the Wadi Rum desert on a 4x4, Explore the awe-inspiring ancient city of Petra

  • International_flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

  • Introduction

    Step into the ancient world of the Middle East on a two-week journey that combines the highlights of Israel and Jordan. Discover life in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, learn about the differences in Middle Eastern cuisine, explore the Roman ruins of Jerash, ride through the desert on a 4x4, and venture into the awesome and ancient city of Petra. Connect with the past while glimpsing contemporary life in this incredible region.

  • Meal_budget

    Allow USD405-530 for meals not included.

  • Meals_included

    14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

  • Minimum_age

    You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

  • Packing_note

    For departures from Nov-Feb the weather can be cold, please bring warm clothing.

  • Start_finish

    Jerusalem to Amman

  • Transport

    Private van/bus, walking.

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    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Jerusalem Lecture with Local Expert, Jerusalem
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Mahane Yehuda Market Walk & Kosher Cooking Class, Jerusalem
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Palestinian Women's Project Local Lunch, Bethlehem
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lecture on Palestinien Christians in Israel, Bethlehem
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Galilee Winery tour and tasting, Galilee
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Women's Cooking Class & lunch, Jerash Governorate
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Petra Archaeologist Talk, Wādī Mūsá
    Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Wadi Rum Night Walk, Wadi Rum
    Your G for Good Moment: Beit Khayrat Souf women-run cafe, Jerash Governorate
    Your G for Good Moment: Numeira Community Cafe Lunch, Jordan Valley. Arrival transfer. Entrance to Yad Vashem (the Holocaust memorial). Visit the Israel Museum and view the Dead Sea Scrolls. Visit old Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Visit Masada. Explore the Sea of Galilee area including Capernaum and Nazareth. Tour Caesarea Maritima. Visit to the Citadel and the National Archaeological Museum. Guided visit to Jerash. Tour the Madaba mosaics. Visit Mt Nebo. Petra guided tour. Wadi Rum desert 4x4 jeep excursion. Guided visit to Bethany. Visit both sides of the Dead Sea. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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