Find the heart of Israel and Jordan on this Intrepid Adventure.
Delve into Israel and Jordan, holy lands rich with history and an oasis of delight and intrigue in the desert. This trip will see you wandering the immense ruins of Petra and exploring a lunar-like landscape at Wadi Rum. Take your time to explore ancient monuments, relics and holy sites of immense significance, visit hilltop fortifications and climb the Mount of Olives for the best view of Old Town Jerusalem. Immerse yourself in this journey across the best of the Middle East and gain a deeper understanding of this enduring land and its people.
This trip has a good balance of sight seeing and cities and beaches and desert.
Experience the feeling of weightlessness as you float in the super salty Dead Sea.
Spend the night trying to count the billions of stars or chat with the locals at our bedouin camp in Wadi Rum.
Check out the rock cut tombs and the remains of the ancient city of Petra.
Discover the sights, sounds and tastes of Jerusalem's Old City.
Hear the personal stories behind some of Bethlehem's graffiti walls.
Take a cable car to view the incredible caves of Rosh Hanikra.
Finish your adventure in vibrant Tel Aviv.
This trip can be enjoyed by just about anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.
There is a lot of walking around the sights in Jordan, most with out shade, especially in Petra and Wadi Rum, please bring comfortable shoes and a hat to make the most of your time at the sights
The weather can be quite cool in winter, please bring clothing you can layer.
Sites can get congested during peak travel periods with coaches of large pilgrim groups. We do our best to plan our visits around these times but sometimes it is unavoidable. There may be delays, queue's and private services that prevent us from entering the site. Your trip leader will manage this as best as they can on the day.
As the days get warmer, temperatures can start to soar. From April to October, to avoid the midday heat, some days start very early (eg at 0500). Please be prepared for this: we try to make things as comfortable for you as possible.
The winter months in Israel (December through to February) can be quite cold. Temperatures in northern parts of the country can drop to freezing overnight. Snowfall around these areas is common. You will need to be prepared to travel in varying temperatures, especially over these months.
You will need to carry your own bags to and from hotels etc.
These are by no means 'cheap' destination and you should budget accordingly. The good news is that you have expert local leaders to help uncover the best deals!
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 in Israel.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. The Single Supplement is not available: Days 2 & 3 Wadi Rum camp
2. This trip finishes on arrival into Tel Aviv at 5pm on Day 14. Please ensure that you allow plenty of time for delays/traffic if you plan on catching a flight on this day.
3. Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Israel (particularly within the West Bank) before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts
Our Explore Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories trips score an average of 4.63 out of 5 based on 8 reviews in the last year.
I travelled with Intrepid as I wasn't sure about safety standards in the Middle East. I am glad I made this choice, as I not only had a comfortable, worry-free journey to the best places (which I probably wouldn't have found myself), I also really benefited from the tour guides knowledge and background, which made me understand the country, history and politics so much better and last but not least, I made great friends in the tour with like-minded travellers.
Review submitted 03 Apr 2018
Jordan and Israel/Palestinian Territories share a border, share a lot of common history and a love of falafel and hummus but for everything that is the same - so much is different. Petra, wadi rum, the walled old city of Jerusalem to Bethlehem - this tour takes in lots of once in a lifetime sites. Highly recommend.
Review submitted 02 Apr 2018