Jordan & Israel Getaway

Pack your bags and get ready to be whisked away on the exploration of a lifetime through Jordan & Israel. Following in the footsteps of history and learning through the guidance of local experts, you will explore both the famous highlights and hidden treasures of this region. The rich history, cultural traditions, and unique natural beauty, truly makes for a new adventure with every day. On this handcrafted journey catered to your requests, you will be rewarded with experiences and memories you won't ever forget!

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Amman Arrival

Amman Arrival
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation: Grand Millennium Amman

Welcome to Jordan! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our local representative who will assist with the customs and immigrations process. You will then be transferred directly to your hotel for check-in.

Amman

As Middle Eastern cities go, Amman is a relative youth, being mostly a creation of the 20th century. But though it lacks the storied history and thrilling architectural tapestry of other regional capitals, there’s plenty here to encourage you to linger awhile before making for Petra, the Dead Sea or Wadi Rum. In fact, Amman is one of the easiest cities in which to enjoy the Middle East experience.

Day 2: Amman

Amman
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Tour of Jerash, Ajloun, & Bei Sitty Cooking Class
  • Accommodation: Grand Millennium Amman
  • Meals: B, D

Tour of Jerash, Ajloun, & Bei Sitty Cooking Class

After breakfast, you will enjoy a full day excursion to discover Jordan's green north. The tour begins with a visit to Jerash, an archeological site regarded as one of the most important, most significant, and best-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the Middle East. After your visit you'll continue on to Ajloun. From the distance, you can spot the castle, dominating the town’s skyline. Once built to ward off the Crusader armies at the key trade and pilgrimage intersection between Jerusalem, Cairo, Damascus and Mecca. Afterward, you will return back to Amman. This evening, you will learn how to prepare a traditional Arabic meal with the help of a Hajjeh, at Beit Sitty Restaurant!

Day 3: Amman - Dead Sea

Amman - Dead Sea
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Citadel, Roman Theater, Al Salt, & Hashem
  • Transportation: Internal Transfer
  • Accommodation: Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea
  • Meals: B

Citadel, Roman Theater, Al Salt, & Hashem

After breakfast, get ready to explore the Citadel and the Roman Theater, two of the most famous archeological sites in the city. Next, visit the Al Salt and take the Harmony Trail, to enjoy lunch with a local family. After lunch, head back to downtown Amman for a walking tour. Your tour includes a visit to the Hashem Restaurant, where you'll have the opportunity to try their incredible falafel and hummus. This simple restaurant is considered country's most famous eatery. Previous diners include two kings, along with a long list of national and international celebrities.

After your day of touring you'll be driven to your Dead Sea accommodations. Check-in and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure (drive duration: approximately 1 hour).

Day 4: Dead Sea - Petra

Dead Sea - Petra
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Internal Transfer
  • Accommodation: Old Village Resort
  • Meals: B

Spend the day sunbathing and enjoy an effortless swim relaxing in the gently lapping Dead Sea. Try out the invigorating mud bath, or pamper yourself with a spa treatment (at your own expense).

This afternoon you'll be driven to your accommodations in Wadi Musa, located just outside of the ancient city of Petra (drive duration: approximately 3 hours).

Petra

Visiting Petra is a journey through a lost city of ancient history, staggering architecture, and unparalleled charm. Petra is not a trip to rush, it is a place to linger, take a deep breath, and even meditate. 2000 Years back in time is what you will expect in "The Red Rose City "; Carved directly into a vibrant red, white, pink, and sandstone cliff faces. Lost to the Western World from about the 14th century until the early 19th century.

Day 5: Petra - Wadi Rum

Petra - Wadi Rum
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Full day Tour of Petra
  • Accommodation: Sun City Camp
  • Meals: B

Full day Tour of Petra

Explore the magnificent and mysterious rock-carved rose-red city of Petra. You will have a full day to visit this beautiful place, starting with the visitor center. Make your way through Siq, a narrow, high walled, red sandstone canyon, and towards the famous Treasury. Once there, take some time to gaze at the stunning stone-carved building that was created thousands of years ago. Afterward, explore the rest of the Rose Red City and its many caves, tombs, Roman Theater, palaces, and many other places.

Continue your adventure by hiking up to the High Place of Sacrifice or the Monastery. This evening, you will continue to Wadi Rum for your stay in a Bedouin Camp. Get a chance to taste the traditional hospitality and fall asleep under the starry night.

Wadi Rum

Located in the South of Jordan close to Aqaba and Petra this phenomenal desert wilderness with Red and White sand is Unesco World Heritage listed for both cultural and natural importance - 1 of only 27 sites in the world that is listed in this mixed category. Wadi Rum features the striking desert landscape consisting of a range of narrow gorges, natural arches, towering cliffs, ramps, massive landslides and caverns. Petroglyphs, inscriptions and archaeological remains in the site testify to 12,000 years of human occupation and interaction with the natural environment. Wadi Rum has been used as the backdrop to film several movies including: Lawrence of Arabia, Transformers and Prometheus.

Day 6: Wadi Rum - Aqaba

Wadi Rum - Aqaba
Daily Summary
  • Tour: 4WD Desert Adventure
  • Accommodation: Grand Tala Bay Resort
  • Meals: B

4WD Desert Adventure

Get ready for a fun adventure in the desert! Today for 2 hours, ride a 4WD through the best and most beautiful areas of Wadi Rum. Follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia and The Martian! Discover ancient rock carvings, climb sand dunes, or walk over rock bridges. Before you know it, this magical desert will cast a spell on you! Continue to the Red Sea Resort of Aqaba, the window to the Red Sea.

Aqaba

Standing proudly on the northern tip of the Red Sea, Aqaba is your southern doorstep into simplicity, purity, and splendor. Walk through its streets and explore the hidden treasures of this truly fascinating city. Adorned with the kindness of its people and the hospitality they offer, Aqaba will embrace you with its own brand of magic. It is a cool base for some sun and beach time. Enjoy the crystal waters of the Red Sea and experience the corals dancing to the warmth of the penetrating sun.

Day 7: Aqaba - Amman

Aqaba - Amman
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Internal Transfer
  • Accommodation: Grand Millennium Amman
  • Meals: B

Free Day

Spend the day at your leisure! Take some time to explore the downtown markets and streets. You can even maybe visit the fort that once served as an essential base in the Arab revolt against the Ottomans. You can also choose to go to one of the beach resorts to swim, snorkel, or scuba dive. The clear blue waters of the Gulf of Aqaba features world-renowned multi-colored coral reefs, fish, and other wildlife.

After a wonderful time in Aqaba, you will be picked up at your resort and transferred to your accommodations back in Amman. The drive will take around 4hrs.

Day 8: Amman - Jerusalem

Amman - Jerusalem
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Journey to Jerusalem
  • Accommodation: American Colony Hotel
  • Meals: B

Journey to Jerusalem

Early this morning, you will start your adventurous journey to Jerusalem. Start the day by transferring from Amman to King Hussein/ Allenby Bridge. After crossing the border, you will drive along the Dead Sea toward the Masada fortress. The famous King Herod built the fortress as the last stand of the Zealots against the Romans.Set foot back in time as you witness the dramatic remaining settings and excabations. Next, stop at Qumran to see where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Travel along the shores of the Dead Sea to Jericho, known as the oldest inhabited city in the world before going to Jerusalem for the night. (This service is on a private basis.)

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is totally unique – there is no other place like it. A city of tradition, religion, and history, but also, increasingly, of modern culture and heritage, it is a city with so much to offer that you could spend years here and still not see everything. Long an object of veneration and conflict, the holy city of Jerusalem has been governed, both as a provincial town and a national capital, by an extended series of dynasties and states. In the early 20th century the city, along with all of historic Palestine, became the focus of the competing national aspirations of Zionists and Palestinian Arabs.

Day 9: Jerusalem

Jerusalem
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Old City Tour
  • Accommodation: American Colony Hotel
  • Meals: B

Old City Tour

After breakfast, you will start your tour by driving to the Mt. of Olives for a beautiful scenic view over Jerusalem. Follow the Palm Sunday route down the mountain for a visit to the beautiful Garden of Gethsemane. According to tradition, this is the place where Jesus prayed the night before he was crucified. Next, walk to the Old City and stroll through the four quarters (Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Armenian). Take a glimpse of the most significant landmarks such as the Dome of Rock, Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. You will also have some free time to explore the colorful markets and get a feel for its 4,000 years of Dramatic history.

Day 10: Jerusalem

Jerusalem
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Capernaum, Tabaha, Church of Primacy, Beautidues, etc
  • Accommodation: American Colony Hotel
  • Meals: B

Capernaum, Tabaha, Church of Primacy, Beautidues, etc

After a hearty breakfast, you will start a new day by driving north to the Sea of Galilee. Stop in Capernaum, where you can see the once-prosperous fishing village that became the home base of Jesus and his disciples. Continue to Tabaha, famous for being the location where over 500 people were fed. Stop at the Church of the Primacy, where Peter was told by Jesus to continue his work. Finally, drive up to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the famous Sermon on the Mount. Enjoy the fantastic views over the lake before going to Nazareth. See the village where Jesus grew and the Church of the Annunciation with its stunning decor! Visitors from all over the world come together. After the tour, you will head back to Jerusalem.

Day 11: Jerusalem - Amman

Jerusalem - Amman
Daily Summary
  • Tour: Journey to Amman
  • Accommodation: Grand Millennium Amman
  • Meals: B

Journey to Amman

After a wonderful time in Jerusalem, check out of your hotel and go to Amman via Bethlehem. Along the way, stop to witness many remarkable and historical places. Cross into the West Bank and visit the Separation Wall before going into the modern city of Bethlehem. Visit the Church of the Nativity, believe to be located in Jesus' birthplace. Afterward, drive to the Sheperd's Field in Beit Sahour, said to be where the angels first announced Jesus' birth. Next, return to Jerusalem, where you can visit the western part of the city. Visit places such as Mahane Yehuda, Yad Vashem (Holocaust Memorial), or the Israel Museum (view the Dead Sea Scrolls). In the late afternoon, you will depart Jerusalem and go to the Border Crossing and immigration. Afterward, you will meet your driver who will take you to your hotel in Amman.

Day 12: Amman Departure

Amman Departure
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Meals: B

Although your adventure must come to an end today, you will be leaving with new friends, amazing experiences and memories to cherish for the rest of your life. Once you have checked out of your hotel in Amman, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the airport in good time to board your international departure flight.

We wish you safe and happy travels home!

Accommodation

Grand Millennium Amman

Grand Millennium Amman

Grand Millennium Hotel Amman welcomes you from the heart of Amman’s commercial center and near to Abdali area, the new Amman’s downtown. Whether you are staying with us for business or enjoying your holidays, we will make your stay memorable. Grand Millennium Hotel Amman is blending an elegant exterior with a fabulous majestic interior offering 171 guest rooms and suites suitable for business travelers, families, and long stayers. All our rooms and suites come with breathtaking views on Amman city as they started from the 7th floor to the 19th floor. For taste lovers, we guarantee the best food experience ever in Amman, from our all-day dining restaurant the Food Market to the Indian cuisine Masala Indian Restaurant located on the 19th floor of Grand Millennium Hotel Amman, where the taste of India completed with an unbeatable view of Amman. And it is always a great idea to refresh with a glass of beer or your favorite drink with delicious, unique dishes at the Crystal Lounge. The Atrium lobby lounge serves a variety of mouthwatering light snacks and sweet treats. When staying with us, don’t forget to unwind with at Sky Spa & Health Club, which boasts a variety of treatments and do your best to experience the Moroccan bath at the one of its kind in Amman Royal. Explore more about our hotel, and we wish you a luxuries comfortable stay with us.

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

The Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea offers an unrivaled experience at this iconic destination. A trio of interconnecting, palm fringed swimming pools run from the contemporary Arabesque-style property, to the warm therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. Step onto your private terrace and marvel at the surrounding scenery, with full frontal sea views in front of you and rolling mountains behind you. Make your way to the small stretch of sandy beach and drift effortlessly in the Dead Sea, making the most of an experience that most travelers only dream of. Enjoy your stay to the fullest and treat yourself to a mineral-rich Dead Sea salt treatment at the resort's luxurious spa.

Old Village Resort

Old Village Resort

Set in Wadi Musa under 2km from Petra, The Old Village Hotel & Resort is situated overlooking the Sahara Mountains and offers five-star comforts for their guests. Throughout the resort, there are many seating areas where guests can relax and enjoy a refreshing cup of mint tea or Arabic coffee whilst enjoying the view over the terraces and catching the spectacular sunset over the mountains. All rooms have Wi-Fi access, tea and coffee making facilities, television, air conditioning, safe deposit box and a mini bar. The bathrooms are well equipped with bath/shower, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries.

Sun City Camp

Sun City Camp

Located in the heart of Wadi Rum majestic desert with fully equipped en-suite tents; each containing private bathroom, clean outlets, colorful carpets, low seating and Bedouin themes, stands the tremendous SunCity Camp. The idyllic camp which is magnificently designed to offer you the authentic charm of the deserts. In this stupendous, timeless camp, you will feel the simplicity and the authenticity of Wadi Rum, and even feel the history carved by T.E. Lawrence; the audacious World War I British army officer who heroically united rival Arab desert tribes and led them to war against the mighty Turkish Empire.

Grand Tala Bay Resort

Grand Tala Bay Resort

Situated directly on the Red Sea, the resort offers guests a private beach with all the recreation the sea has to offer. Guests at this resort can enjoy views of the Red Sea from our 336 rooms, suites, and apartments. Guests can enjoy diving, snorkeling, parasailing, among other activities. The resort’s event space makes an ideal venue for conferences and weddings.

American Colony Hotel

American Colony Hotel

The American Colony Hotel, a landmark fairytale get-away in the heart of Jerusalem, has been providing its luxurious hospitality services for more than 120 years. Personified by classic Arabian arches, elaborate furnishings and opulent suites, this elegant boutique hotel prides itself in offering guests an enchanting ‘east-meets-west’ experience in a distinctively tranquil and romantic setting. With state-of-the-art amenities for business and leisure travelers and the bygone grandeur of royalty in the Pasha’s suite, the American Colony’s ambience and splendor enchants its guests with the ultimate blend of modern conveniences and old world charm.

Pricing and Details

Starting from $ 6,498 per person

*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.

Price Includes

  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Transport as mentioned

Price Excludes

  • International & domestic flights
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Taxes and fees

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