- Food tour
- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 14 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 15+ years old
- max group size 12
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- Feast on classic dishes in Israel’s legendary local eateries, from shakshouka to a beloved hummus institution in the Old City of Jerusalem.
- Sit down with locals for a hearty serving of mansaf – delicious lamb with fermented and dried yoghurt sauce – in Jordan's remarkable ‘Rose City' of Petra.
- Learn some ageold kitchen secrets cooking up a storm with Druze villagers in Golan Heights and Palestinian slowfood experts in Nablus.
- Uncover secret traditions and flavours with a Jordanian shepherd over breakfast. Drink firewarmed sheep’s milk, then scoop bread into a pot of rich Galayah Bandoora.
Discover the rich history and richer flavours of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories on this 14-day Real Food Adventure. Here, the sweeping deserts of Wadi Rum offer themselves to roast Bedouin feasts underground, the Dead Sea grants its salt as a world-class garnish and the region’s climate has allowed olives to thrive for over 6000 years. Savour shakshuka in Tel Aviv, learn the tricks of tahini from the Samaritans of Nablus, break bread with Druze folk in Buq’ata and sample mouth-watering knafeh in Amman. In between these delicious diversions, float on the Dead Sea, see the holy sights of Jerusalem and explore rock-hewn Petra. Brimming with charismatic culture and lively dishes, this is an epicurean odyssey to remember.
Jerusalem / Dead Sea
Jerusalem / Negev Desert
Jerusalem / Bethlehem
Petra / Dead Sea
- Hotel (12 nights), 1 Night (Desert Camp)
- 12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 5 Dinners
- Private Vehicle , 4WD Vehicle
- An expert tour leader
- Tel Aviv - Welcome Dinner
- Haifa - Baha'i Gardens
- Zikhron Ya'akov - Winery visit
- Nablus - Samaritan & Tahini Factory visit
- Golan Heights - Druze Cooking Demonstration and Home-cooked Meal
- Akko - Old Town Walk, including Templar Tunnels
- Nazareth - Church of Annunciation & Mary's Well
- Nablus - Palestinian cooking class at Bait Al-Karama
- Nablus - Knafeh maker visit and tasting
- Bethany - Home-cooked meal of maqluba
- Jericho - Tel Jericho
- Dead Sea - Visit and float
- Jerusalem - Mount of Olives
- Jerusalem - Guided tour of Old City
- Jerusalem - Guided tour of Nachlaot
- Negev Desert - Goat cheese farm visit
- Negev Desert - Home-cooked lunch in a local home
- Negev Desert - Tomb of David Ben Gurion
- Negev Desert - Winery and farm visit
- Battir - Guided Village Walk
- Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity & Shepherds' Field
- Bethlehem - Leader-led walking tour
- Amman - Welcome Dinner
- Amman - Knafeh tasting
- Madaba - St Georges Church
- Petra - Local Family Dinner
- Petra - Guided tour of Petra
- Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari
- Wadi Rum - Zarb dinner
- Petra - Breakfast with a shepherd
- Amman - Beit Sitti maqluba cooking class and meal
- Any international flights to Tel Aviv 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 is not included in this Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories Real Food Adventure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories Real Food Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 19 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 19 October 2021, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories Real Food Adventure 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 Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories Real Food Adventure 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.Is this trip right for you:
- This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded experience of a country’s cuisine. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. In many countries, dietary restrictions are not common or well understood. If you have dietary requirements, please advise your agent at time of booking to receive information on how this may impact on your ability to take part in included activities and meals. Come with an open mind and open mouth, and you won’t be disappointed.
- The West Bank is full of welcoming people, markets and food. It's also one of separation and hardship, however, so crossing through the area can be confronting. This is a politically sensitive region, and we do our best to provide a balanced overview. We ask that travellers keep an open mind when they visit.
- During your trip you will visit numerous religious sites. You will need to bring clothes that cover the arms and legs. A light scarf is a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot. Your leader will be able to advise when such clothing is necessary.
- As the days get warmer, temperatures can start to soar. From April to October, to avoid the midday heat, we start some days very early, e.g. 6 am. Though we try to make things as comfortable for you as possible, please be prepared for these conditions. It’s not all hot desert days in the Middle East, as the winter months (December through to February) can be quite cold. Be sure to pack clothes that will prepare you for varying temperatures especially during these months.
- At major sites you can expect to be exposed to the elements at length, so be prepared with a hat, sunscreen and plenty of fluids. Sites can get congested during peak travel periods, particularly in Israel and the Palestinian Territories with buses of large pilgrim groups. While we do our best to plan our visits around these times, it’s not always possible. There may be delays, queues and private services that prevent us from entering the site. Your trip leader will manage this as best as they can on the day.
- Israel and the Palestinian Territories is by no means a cheap destination, so it’s important to budget accordingly. The good news is that your expert local leader is on hand to help you uncover the best local deals.
- The desert camp in Wadi Rum is basic, but incredibly memorable. There are tents and shared western bathroom facilities. Please be aware that while the desert may be very hot during the day, it will still be cool at night and warm clothes and a sleeping bag are highly recommended when travelling outside of the summer months.
- In 2022, Ramadan will take place from 2 April to 1 May. Travelling during this holy month can be a rewarding cultural experience, however some regular services may not be available during the daytime, such as restaurants or coffee bars, and occasionally travel can be disrupted by events. Your leader will adjust the itinerary accordingly, but please consider your travel arrangements carefully before booking travel for this period.
- Known as 'baksheesh' in the Middle East, tipping is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry. If you are satisfied with the services provided a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate and always appreciated. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. Don’t be taken back if this tipping culture is even more apparent here.
- Israel and The Palestinian Territories is by no means a cheap destination and you should budget accordingly. The good news is that your expert local leader is on hand to help you uncover the best deals!
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
- Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
- Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
- All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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