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Israel & Jordan on a Shoestring

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget
Restricted to Ages 18-39

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Jerusalem
Arrive at any time.

There will be the chance to head out for an optional dinner with the group.

Day 2 Jerusalem
Take a guided walk through the Old City along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the western wall. In the afternoon, pre-book a walk through the famous Yehuda market and enjoy a craft beer tasting.

Note the minimum age for the beer tasting is 21. (B)

Day 3 Jerusalem/Wadi Musá
Cross the boarder into Jordan and visit to the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash. En route stop at a G Adventures- supported community cafe for optional lunch then continue to Wadi Musa, the town just outside Petra. Opt to visit a Turkish bath.

You will have one CEO in Israel and one in Jordan. In this case you will be transferred to the border and cross over unescorted to Jordan – either on your own or with any other travellers who are continuing on for the Jordan portion of the tour. You will be met on the Jordanian side of the border by another CEO. See the "Detailed Trip Notes" section of the Tour Details page for helpful instructions on crossing the Israeli-Jordanian border. In Jordan, alcohol is not often available in accommodations or restaurants. In the town of Wadi Musa (Petra), there are bars to enjoy a drink. Numeira Environmental Association is a nonprofit organization working in the South Ghour region, south of the Dead Sea, to create a sustainable future for the community. They engage children in environmental education, promote sustainable farming practices, while creating jobs and training opportunities through their work. Their tourism program is key to the expansion of their environmental and social mission. (B)

Day 4 Wadi Musá/Petra
Start early to visit iconic Petra for a tour and free time to hike and wander on your own. This evening, opt to visit Petra by Night.

The site is large so please be prepared for a lot of walking over sand and rocks for the entire day. Pace yourself, stay hydrated and be sure to have proper walking/hiking shoes. (B)

Day 5 Wadi Musá/Wadi Rum
Continuing to Wadi Rum. Head out for a 4x4 excursion during the day before a traditional dinner and overnight at a Bedouin desert camp.

Drive to Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes. Head deep into the desert by 4x4 stopping at famous landmarks along the way. Arrive to the tented camp in time for a traditional meal and learn more about this ancient culture. There is a large, central tent that is traditionally decorated and perfect for relaxing or escaping the cold nights in winter. Our dinner is prepared in traditional fashion, with the meat and vegetables cooked in an underground oven. Soft drinks and water are available for purchase (alcohol is not available). Lanterns light the way but we do suggest you bring a flashlight. (B, D)

Day 6 Wadi Rum/Tel Aviv
Continue back into Israel with a stop to float in the Dead Sea before continuing to the vibrant city of Tel Aviv.

Today your Jordan CEO will accompany the group to the border where you will cross back over unescorted intto Israel – with any other travellers who are continuing on for the Israel portion of the tour. You will be met on the Israel side of the border by The Israel CEO. See the "Detailed Trip Notes" section of the Tour Details page for helpful instructions on crossing the Israeli-Jordanian border. (B)

Day 7 Tel Aviv
Full free day to explore, chill on the beach or opt to take an optional excursion to Masada. Later catch the sunset at a beach bar. (B)

Day 8 Tel Aviv
Depart at any time.

With so much to do and see in Tel Aviv, we highly recommend booking post nights to fully enjoy all that the city has to offer. (B)
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All This Included
Your Instagram account won't know what hit it after you fill your feed with the incredible snaps taken on this eight-day tour through Israel. Explore the winding alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City, see Petra's stunning tombs and monasteries carved into rock walls, learn about Bedouin culture during an overnight stay in the desert, and hit the beach in Tel Aviv. On the brink of settling on the tourist track, now's the perfect time to experience the country with your budget and an exploratory spirit in mind.
  • Your G for Good Moment: Numeira Community Cafe, Jordan Valley Your Local Living Moment: Bedouin Camp Overnight, Wadi Rum Your Big Night Out Moment: Tel Aviv
  • Old Jerusalem guided tour
  • Jerash guided tour
  • Petra day pass and tour
  • Wadi Rum jeep excursion
  • Dead Sea visit with swim
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Simple hotels (twin-share) (6 nts)
    Basic desert camp (1 nt)
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
  • Transportation: Minivan/bus, 4x4 jeep, walking.
Highlights
  • See the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash
  • Hike around archaeological marvels in Petra
  • Stay overnight at a Bedouin desert camp
  • Take a dip in the Dead Sea
  • Chill out on the beaches of Tel Aviv.
Accommodations
Simple hotels (twin-share) (6 nights)
Petra: Seven Wonders Hotel (or similar)

Basic desert camp (1 night)
Wadi Rum: Al Zawaydah Camp (or similar)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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