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Essential Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories

11 Days | Get a taste of the Middle East and journey to an ancient Wonder of the World

4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
18 to 35s
USD $2,750
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

Dive into the Middle East on this 11-day journey through Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Find hidden bars and delicious falafel in Amman, then head to Wadi Rum to hike, watch the sunrise and explore in a 4WD. Witness the awe-inspiring site of Petra and soak away your worries in the Dead Sea. Head to Madaba for a look at the beautiful mosaics, then eat your way around Jerusalem's lively Machane Yehuda Market. Hike through enchanting desert scapes in Ein Gedi National Park and visit Bethlehem to discover thought-provoking street art along the West Bank Barrier (including a Banksy piece!). Drive through the countryside and arrive in the seaside party town of Tel Aviv for a long night to remember.

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Amman, Jordan
Tel Aviv, Israel and the Palestinian Territories
18 to 35s
Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories
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Min 18 - Max 35
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Min 1 - Max 16
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Sleep under the stars at a Bedouin-style camp in Wadi Rum with all the creature comforts, waking for a stunning sunrise and a thrill-seeking 4WD adventure. 
  • Only Petra’s Treasury – one of the Seven Wonders of the World – is stunning enough to be the temple of the Holy Grail. Your pass to this sacred site lasts two full days so that you can explore every nook and cranny at your own pace. 
  • See the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea – and float in its famously salty waters, soaking up its healing minerals and lathering yourself in the rejuvenating mud (if the mood strikes). 
  • Hike the desert oasis of Ein Gedi National Park and find hidden springs, waterfalls and amazing views of the Dead Sea – the lowest point on Earth, which you can opt to visit after a post-walk swim.   
  • Find cool, hidden bars in Jerusalem in your free time and hit the bustling nightlife in Tel Aviv – now known as one of the best destinations in the world for clubs, bars and partying!

Is this trip right for you?
  • It’s not all hot desert days in Jordan, as the winter months (December to February) can be quite cold. Temperatures in northern parts of the country can drop to freezing overnight. Snowfall around these areas, as well as Amman, is common. Pack smart to prepare you for varying temperatures if travelling during these months.   
  • You’re the boss on this trip. There’s loads of free time to do whatever you want or optional activities to show you the way. Maybe budget a little extra cash for activities that aren’t included. 
  • Some accommodation on this trip is in dorm rooms with up to 12 travellers. They may not all be fellow Intrepid travellers, and your group could be split across different rooms. Where possible (and unless requested otherwise) we will accommodate you in same gender rooms. 
  • 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, 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. 


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10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners


Jeep, private bus, public bus


Hotel (4 nights), Hostel (4 nights), Desert Camp (2 nights)

  • Amman -Guided Walking Tour
  • Wadi Rum - Bedouin Desert Camp
  • Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari
  • Wadi Rum - Guided hike
  • Petra - Leader-led tour of Petra
  • Petra - Two-Day Pass
  • Dead Sea - Visit and Swim
  • Madaba - St Georges Church
  • Jerusalem - Machane Yehuda Market & Bite Card
  • Jerusalem - Walk on the Ramparts of the Old City
  • Jerusalem - Western Wall (Wailing Wall)
  • Jerusalem - Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Ein Gedi National Park - Hike
  • Jaffa - Town Visit
  • Jerusalem - Mount of Olives
  • Bethlehem - Separation Barrier Graffiti Tour
  • Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity & Shepherds' Field
Add on activities
  • Amman - King Abdullah I Mosque (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Madaba - Al-Maghtas Bethany Baptism site (entrance fee) - JOD12
  • Amman - Roman Theatre - JOD2
  • Jerash - Roman ruins - JOD10
  • Amman - Jordan Archaeological Museum (entrance fee) - JOD3
  • Petra - Petra By Night - JOD17
  • Petra - Little Petra - Free
  • Mt Nebo - Mt Nebo Entrance - JOD1
  • Jerusalem - Israel Museum - USD12
  • Jerusalem - Yad Vashem Museum - Free
  • Dead Sea - Visit and float - USD15

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 2 and 3 (Desert Camp) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. In Israel, accommodation is in dorm rooms with up to 12 travellers. They may not all be fellow Intrepid travellers and your group could be split across different rooms. Where possible (and unless requested otherwise) we will accommodate you in same gender rooms. People travelling together may occasionally be separated due to rooming configurations.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Felicity · Traveled September 2023
This trip was amazing. Jam packed with so many different experiences I learnt so much and enjoyed every element. Sadly on the final day of the trip the Hamas - Israel war begun, which was a scary time. However the support by intrepid and the local guide ensured we were kept safe physically and mentally until we had safely left even after the trip had come to an end.
Review submitted 10 Oct 2023

Shiana · Traveled September 2023
This tour is good for anyone who wants to see Israel and Jordan in a hassle free way, whilst feeling safe on a tour with likeminded people. You get to see so much in a relatively short amount of time. I met some amazing friends through this tour and Bilal and Shukri were great tour guides. There is a lot of walking in Petra so you need a reasonable level of fitness and the facilities in Wadi Rum are basic. Feedback I gave was that there could have been more optional activities in Jordan but aside from this, I would recommend this tour it was great! :)
Review submitted 14 Oct 2023

Grace · Traveled September 2022
The Jordan tour is excellent and our guide, Ibrahim was a great fit for our group. He had excellent recommendations and was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend his tours.
Review submitted 18 Sep 2022
Essential Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories
USD $2,750