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14 Days | Discover the ancient treasures of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories

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Explore the lands of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories on a 14-day Premium journey and come face to face with a history of biblical proportions. Jordan’s capital, Amman, reminds us of the glories of a great empire. Mysterious Petra appears out of nowhere – a remarkable rose-coloured city hewn from the sandstone cliffs by Nabataean people. Jerusalem is one of history’s great cities and a holy site for many of the world’s religions. The Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Temple Mount – it’s all in one place. Discover all these cultural hotspots with the guidance of local leaders, staying in premium accommodation and appreciating authentic experiences. This is the proud heart of the Middle East.

Trip overview

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Start
Amman, Jordan
Finish
Tel Aviv, Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Theme
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Destinations
Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories
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Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
EEPIC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Embrace local life as you travel with passionate local leaders, meet a local Rabbi, spend an evening with a Bedouin community, and discuss history with a geopolitical expert (a Premium Exclusive Experience).
  • Visit one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Amman and enter a cooking school run by three sisters in the home of their grandmother. Learn how to make traditional Jordanian food and of course eat plenty of it too.
  • Spend a day exploring the majesty and mystery of Petra, embark on a 4WD drive adventure through wind-swept rock formations of Wadi Rum and experience the unique sensation of floating in the Dead Sea.
  • With two Feature Stays, experience the best of each country with a night in isolated elegance at a luxury camp in Wadi Rum and old school charm in Bethlehem in a converted historic home. 
  • Lift the lid on Middle Eastern cuisine during Exclusive Experiences, including a delicious hummus tasting in Tel Aviv and hearty dinner at a Bedouin camp cooked in a traditional zarb.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Ramadan is an annual month-long festival, during which travel can be a rewarding cultural experience, however some regular services may not be available during the day, such as restaurants or cafes, and occasionally travel can be disrupted by events. Your leader will adjust the itinerary accordingly, but please consider this when selecting your travel dates. You’ll find dates and further information in the ‘Climate and seasonal information’ section of the Essential Trip Information.
  • This trip takes in many religious sites, so it’s best to come prepared. You will need to bring clothes that cover arms and legs – a light scarf is a good idea for hot days.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 8 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Jeep

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (11 nights), Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Amman - Welcome Dinner
  • Jerash - Roman ruins
  • Amman - cooking class and dinner
  • Madaba - St Georges Church
  • Mt Nebo - Site visit
  • Shobak - Shobak Castle
  • Petra - Leader-led tour of Petra
  • Petra - Petra second day visit (unguided)
  • Wadi Rum - Desert Jeep tour
  • Wadi Rum - Zarb Local Dinner
  • Wadi Rum - Desert and dunes walk
  • Jerusalem - Welcome Dinner
  • Jerusalem - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Jerusalem - Western Wall (Wailing Wall)
  • Jerusalem - Old City walking tour
  • Jerusalem - Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Jerusalem - Rooftop views from the Austrian Hospice
  • Jerusalem - Temple Mount Courtyard
  • Jerusalem - Garden of Gethsemane
  • Jerusalem - Mount of Olives
  • Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity & Shepherds' Field
  • Bethlehem - Refugee Camp Cooking Class
  • Jerusalem - Conversation with a regional expert
  • Jerusalem - Yad Vashem Museum
  • Masada - Fortress visit by cable car
  • Qumran - Archaeological site visit
  • Dead Sea - Visit and float
  • Jericho - Home Cooked Meal
  • Tiberias - Sea of Galilee boat ride
  • Capernaum - St Peter's Church
  • Nazareth - Church of Annunciation & Mary's Well
  • Haifa - Bahai Gardens view & photo stop
  • Caesarea - Roman ruins
  • Tel Aviv - Leader-led tour of Old Jaffa
Add on activities
  • Petra - Petra By Night - JOD17

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. Petra By Night is offered as an optional activity. This activity is currently scheduled to operate on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please check your departure date if you are planning this activity as it is not available on all departures.
4. Yom Kippur will take place on September 24-25 2023. The Israel and Palestinian Territories portion of EEPIC2309132 will feature a modified schedule to accommodate all described activities. The departure will feature 1 additional night in Tel Aviv and 1 less night in Jerusalem. On Yom Kippur, there will be a walking tour in Tel Aviv, followed by free time. Please ask your sales consultant for more details.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

3.3 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Barbara · Traveled October 2022
Accommodation was definitely not ‘Premium’. Tour bus was excellent size and guide was very knowledgeable but irksome.
Review submitted 07 Nov 2022

Janene · Traveled July 2022
Just Go!! Jordan is grea and Petra is amazinng!!
Review submitted 19 Aug 2022

Jenny · Traveled April 2022
When we booked the premium Jordan, Israel and Palestinian through intrepid, it was touted on the website as - “PREMIUM ACCOMMODATION Our best accommodation and highest level of service.” We were willing to pay the hefty price of the tour to get premium service but it was economy at best. If the hotels we stayed in and dined in were premium for the area, I would accept that. But there were many hotels with accommodations and dining options that were much nicer and what would be considered premium.It became even more obvious In another hotel when we requested to be moved to another room where the view from the balcony was not a column blocking a view of the parking lot. We were told that because our rooms were “standard”, our balcony would not be a view of the Sea or the pool. Obviously our room was not booked as premium. Needless to say, the dining options included were hotel dining which was cafeteria food in a cafeteria atmosphere. The only time we got premium dining was when we went out on our own when the dinner wasn’t included. “Premium” is definitely false advertising and I warn anyone away from taking this tour with Intrepid.
Review submitted 09 May 2022
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