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 at a Bedouin camp. In 15 days you’ll travel through thousands of years of history. Daunting? Maybe. Life-changing? Definitely.
Day 1 Amman
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Amman/Jerash/Dead Sea/Amman (1B)
Guided visit to the ancient Roman town of Jerash followed by a visit to the Dead Sea.
Day 3 Amman/Karak/Petra (1B)
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 4 Petra (1B)
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 5 Petra/Wadi Rum (1B, 1D)
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 6 Wadi Rum/Aqaba (1B)
Opt to take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise for incredible views of the desert. After, journey to the red sea, where you can opt to snorkel, relax at the beach or enjoy a relaxing boat trip.
Day 7 Aqaba/Amman (1B, 1L)
Journey back to Amman. En route stop at a G Adventures- supported community cafe for lunch.
Day 8 Amman/Tel Aviv (1B)
Cross the border into Israel and make your way to Tel Aviv. Take a free night to explore.
Day 9 Tel Aviv/Haifa (1B, 1L)
This morning explore vibrant Tel Aviv. Enjoy an orientation walk in historic Jaffa before driving up the coast to a Druze community for a local lunch. After, continue to Haifa, beautifully set on the slopes of Mount Carmel facing the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 10 Haifa/Nazareth/Galilee (1B)
Visit Akko and explore its colourful markets and old city. After, travel to Nazareth where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, one of the largest churches in the Middle East. Continue to the Sea of Galilee for the evening.
Day 11 Galilee/Jericho (1B)
Tour the Sea of Galilee area, including the Church of Transfiguration and the ruins of Capernaum. Also visit a local Kibbutz to learn about this interesting communal lifestyle. Continue to Jericho for the night.
Day 12 Masada/Dead Sea/Jerusalem (1B)
Visit the fortress of Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, relax at the Dead Sea with time to swim before continuing to Jerusalem for the night.
Day 13 Jerusalem (1B)
Take a guided walk through the Old City Starting at the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa mosque courtyard. After, walk along the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Explore the winding alleyways and quarters and continue on to the western wall. This afternoon is free to explore on your own, or opt to visit the Israel museum then stroll through the Yehuds Market walk with beer tasting.
Day 14 Jerusalem (1B)
Visit Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity and the Duhaishe Camp for Palestinian refugees. Return to Jerusalem and opt to visit museums or explore on your own.
Day 15 Jerusalem (1B)
Depart at any time.
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