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Jordan & Israel Explorer

Trip Length

Trip Code

13 days PGJI

Minimum Passengers

6 people

Maximum Passengers

16 people

Countries Visited

Israel, Jordan

Start City

End City

Amman Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Jordan & Israel Explorer

To explore the ancient lands of Jordan and Israel is to come face to face with the various epochs of history that have made us who we are. The Jordanian capital, Amman, was previously known as Philadelphia and its Roman theatre reminds us of the glories of that great empire. Mysterious Petra appears out of nowhere – a remarkable rose-coloured city hewn from the sandstone cliffs by the Nabataean people and now regarded as one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’. The desert at Wadi Rum resonates to the exploits of T.E. Lawrence, more popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia. Then, there is Jerusalem – one of history’s great cities and a holy site for many of the world’s religions. From the Wailing Wall to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and from the Temple Mount to the narrow streets of the Old City, there are few cities in the world that are more evocative, exciting and still have meaning to so many people. Our adventure ends in Tel Aviv after a visit to Nazareth and the beautiful Sea of Galilee.

Why we love it:

Jordan & Israel Explorer


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Amman

Accommodation: Golden Palace Hotel or similar, Amman

Activities:

Day 2: Aqaba

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: My Hotel or similar, Aqaba

Activities:

Day 3: Aqaba - Wadi Rum

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Camping

Activities:

Day 4: Wadi Rum - Petra

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Amra Palace Hotel, Petra

Activities:

Day 5: Petra

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Amra Palace Hotel, Petra

Activities:

Day 6: Shobak - Dana - Madaba - Amman

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Golden Palace Hotel or similar, Amman

Activities:

Day 7: Jerash - Dead Sea - Amman

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Accommodation: Golden Palace Hotel or similar, Amman

Activities:

Day 8: Amman - Jerusalem

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: National Hotel or similar, Jerusalem

Activities:

Day 9: Jerusalem

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Legacy Hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 10: Jerusalem

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Legacy Hotel or similar

Activities:

Day 11: Nazareth - Sea of Galilee - Tiberias

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Kibbutz En Gev or similar, Tiberias

Activities:

Day 12: Tiberias - Haifa - Caesarea - Tel Aviv

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Metropolitan Hotel or similar, Tel Aviv

Activities:

Day 13: Tel Aviv

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: Metropolitan Hotel or similar, Tel Aviv

Activities:


Your Trip

What to know

There is ample free time in Jerusalem for you to explore and make your own discoveries.

What's Included

Transport

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


What to know

Fitness
Basic fitness is required to enjoy this trip to the fullest. Most of the ancient sites are explored on foot, sometimes walking for a few hours; please note the day spent exploring Petra is a long day. Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Israel

Americans, Australians, British, Canadians and New Zealanders are currently issued with a ‘tourist visa’ on arrival free of charge. All other nationalities should check with the Israeli Embassy or Consulate in their country for up-to-date visa information. It is important to be aware that many Arab and Islamic countries deny entry to any person that has evidence of a visit to Israel. Syria, Iran, Libya and several other countries are included in this list. If you are planning to visit any of these countries with the same passport you must request that your Israeli ‘tourist visa’ be stamped on a loose leaf ‘Form 17 L’ instead of in your passport. Likewise, if entering Israel through the land borders with Jordan please ask the Jordanian officials not to stamp an exit stamp in your passport. If you have evidence in your passport of visits to certain Islamic countries, Israeli border officials will scrutinize you regarding the purpose of your visit to Israel. They can sometimes appear difficult and the delay can be lengthy however patience and a friendly demeanor are advised.

Jordan
Australians, New Zealanders, Americans, British and Canadians require a visa for Jordan. All other nationalities should check with the Jordanian Embassy or Consulate in their country for up-to-date visa information.

Visas are available on arrival at the airport in Amman for approximately US$58 however this must be paid for in Jordanian dinar appx JOD40. As the process can sometimes be time consuming, you may wish to consider obtaining your visa prior to arrival.

If you are arriving in Jordan by ferry at the port of Aqaba it is possible to obtain a Jordanian visa on board, either as an individual or as a group. There is normally no charge for this visa.

Important For those continuing on to Israel after Jordan please ensure that you obtain an individual visa only. Do not enter Jordan on a group visa, as you will find entry to Israel at the Allenby Bridge border difficult. If you obtain your Jordanian visa on the ferry boat from Nuweiba keep your passport separate from your group and obtain the visa individually.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Israel

From Beirut to Jerulsalem – Thomas Friedman Lonely Planet’s ‘Israel & the Palestinian Territories’ Jerusalem: City of Mirrors – Amos Elon

Jordan

Seven Pillars of Wisdom-TE Lawrence Desert Queen-Janet Wallach A Winter in Arabia-Freya Stark Leap of Faith-Queen Noor


Important Information

EMERGENCY CONTACT:

In the case of an on ground issue or problem, Peregrine's Cairo office can be reached on: +2 01096811067

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

19 March 2014


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