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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 Petra’s fascinating history, ride through the desert on a 4x4, and spend the night camping in a Bedouin camp. In 15 days you’ll travel through thousands of years of history. Daunting? Maybe. Life-changing? Definitely.
- Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Druze Village Visit and Traditional Lunch , Isfiya Druze Village Your Local Living Moment: Bedouin Camp Overnight, Wadi Rum
- Tel Aviv city tour including Old Port of Jaffa
- Akko, Nazareth and Bethlehem visits
- Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights tours
- Guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Masada
- Jerusalem sightseeing including the Western Wall and Holy Sepulcher Church
- Jerash entrance and guided tour
- Dead Sea visit
- Madaba mosaics guided tour
- Mt Nebo entrance
- Karak Castle guided tour
- Petra day pass and local guide
- Wadi Rum jeep excursion
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Enjoy lunch with a druze family
- Swim in the dead sea
- Spend the night in a bedouin camp
- Enjoy a 4x4 excursion.
Day 1: Tel Aviv Arrive at any time.
Day 2: Tel Aviv/Nazareth 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.
Day 3: Nazareth/Galilee Tour the Sea of Galilee, view the Golan Heights, and spend the night on a kibbutz.
Day 4: Galilee/Dead Sea Visit the fortress of Masada followed by a swim in the Dead Sea.
Day 5: Negev/Dead Sea/Jericho Travel to the Negev Desert and visit a village to learn firsthand about Bedouin culture before sleeping overnight in a Bedouin- style camp.
Day 6: Negev Desert/Jerusalem Visit Bethlehem and the Duhaishe Camp for Palestinian refugees.
Day 7: Jerusalem Explore the old city of Jerusalem, walking through the Muslim and Jewish quarters. Visit the Western Wall and walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Holy Sepulchre Church. Enjoy the afternoon free to explore on our own.
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.
Day 9: Amman/Jerash/Dead Sea/Amman Guided visit to the ancient Roman town of Jerash followed by a visit to the Dead Sea.
Day 10: Amman/Karak/Petra Start the day with a guided visit to the intricate Madaba mosaics, enjoying the panoramic views from Mt Nebo and a visit to the crusader castle at Karak. Continue to Wadi Musa for the evening.
Day 11: Petra Start early to visit iconic Petra. Enjoy a guided walking tour with your CEO, then opt to hike up to the top of the treasury or explore on your own. This evening, opt to visit a Turkish bath or visit Petra by night.
Day 12: Petra/Wadi Rum Opt to visit Little Petra in the morning before continuing to Wadi Rum. Head out for a 4x4 excursion during the day before a traditional dinner and overnight at a Bedouin desert camp.
Day 13: Wadi Rum/Aqaba Journey to the red sea, where you can explore your surroundings or relax on the beach.
Day 14: Aqaba/Amman Head back to Amman with a little time to explore.
Day 15: Amman Depart at any time.