Tour of Israel and Jordan: Jerusalem, Petra, Wadi Rum, and More

Encounters Travel •

Escape Kit

  • A 10-Day Land-Only Trip to Israel and Jordan ($1,649 to $2,249 per Person),
  • Or, an 11-Day Flights-Only Trip to Israel and Jordan ($2,799 to $3,299 per Person), Including:
  • Round-Trip International Economy-Class Flights between New York City, Washington DC, or Los Angeles and Tel Aviv
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Seven Nights at Jerusalem Gold Hotel or Similar in Jerusalem; One Night at Al Anbat Hotel or Similar in Petra; and One Night at Bait Ali Camp in Wadi Rum
  • Nine Breakfasts, Two Lunches, and Two Dinners
  • Transportation in Air-Conditioned, Non-Smoking Vehicles
  • 24-Hour Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer Service
  • Local Tour Guides for All Sight-Seeing Tours
  • Airline Taxes, Fuel Surcharges, Hotel Fees, and Entrance Fees per Itinerary
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)
  • After Purchase, Follow Your Voucher's Redemption Instructions to Complete Your Reservation by December 9, 2016

Explore the ancient and modern sites of the Holy Land with a 10-day tour of Israel and Jordan from Encounters Travel.

The Itinerary
Day 0: Fly to Israel (Flights-Included Customers Only)
• Board your flight to Tel Aviv

Day 1: Arrive in Tel Aviv
• Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem
• Settle in and explore the local area
Overnight at Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar

Day 2: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, and Rosh Hanikra
• After breakfast, begin the journey to the Mediterranean coast, where you'll visit the Herodian city of Caesarea
• See the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, aqueduct, and amphitheatre
• Then, head to the beautiful Bahai Gardens in Haifa
• Next, tour Acre, the crusader port, and visit the grottoes at Rosh Hanikra
Overnight at Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar; breakfast included

Day 3: Jaffa and Tel Aviv
• After breakfast, visit the port city of Jaffa
• Then, head to the beach city of Tel Aviv, Israel's cultural capital
• Spend some free time exploring the city and beaches
Overnight at Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar; breakfast included

Day 4: Jordan: Jerash, Madaba, and Mount Nebo
• Rise early to cross the border into the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
• Visit Jerash, one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy, which boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years
• After exploring Jerash, drive South to visit Petra
• En-route we stop in Madaba and see the town's main attraction, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George with detailed mosaic map of the region
• Also, enjoy beautiful views from Mt. Nebo, known as the burial place of the prophet Moses
• Reach Petra by the evening
Overnight at Petra Al Anbat Hotel or similar; includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5: Petra and Wadi Rum
• Enjoy a full day inside the world famous Nabatean site of Petra. The ancient capital of the Nabataean commercial empire until the Romans finally took over in 106AD, Petra is situated on the edge of Wadi Aruba, whose canyon walls and surrounding hills make it almost impossible to approach except through a narrow, winding cleft in the rock. The city itself has very few free-standing buildings, as the Nabateans chose to carve their homes, buildings and tombs into the multi-coloured sandstone cliffs.
• After a full day exploring incredible Petra, we'll make a short drive to nearby Wadi Rum to camp for the evening
Overnight at Wadi Rum Bait Ali Camp or similar; includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6: Jeep Safari and Aqaba Tour
• After breakfast in Wadi Rum, take a jeep safari through the beautiful desert scenery, seeing more of the sheer cliffs and bizarre rock formations
• Visit Aqaba and cross the border back into Israel to Eilat, where you'll have some free time before we leave at around 8pm in the evening to return to Jerusalem
Overnight at Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar; breakfast included

Day 7: Old City of Jerusalem & Bethlehem
• Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives
• Drive to the Old City to visit the Roman Cardo, the Western Wall, and walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre
• Later, subject to time restrictions and border permissions, enter the Occupied Palestinian Territories and visit Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and Mangers Square
Overnight at Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar; breakfast included

Day 8: Galilee to Nazareth, Cana, Mount Beatitude, and Yardenit
• Leave Jerusalem this morning to pass through the Jezreel Valley (Valley of the Armageddon) on your way to Nazareth
• Tour the Church of the Annunciation and St Joseph
• Next, drive through Cana and pass the Church of the Multiplication to see Mount Beatitude on the shores of the Sea of Galilee
• Finally, visit the Yardenit Baptism Site on the Jordan River and take a dip in the water
Overnight at Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar; breakfast included

Day 9: Masada and the Dead Sea
• Head to Masada and ascend by cable car to tour the ancient fortress
• After your tour, continue to the Dead Sea to explore and enjoy an amazing swim in the incredibly salty waters
Overnight at Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar; breakfast included

Day 10: Return home
• Your tour ends after breakfast
• Explore the city on your own until it's time to transfer to the airport for your flight
Breakfast included

The Dates
Land-Only
2016
12/24, 12/31 ($2,249)
2017
1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/22, 5/6, 5/20, 6/3, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 9/12, 8/26, 9/2, 9/9 ($1,699)
4/8 ($2,135)

Departing from New York City (JFK):
2017
1/13, 1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 3/10, 3/24, 4/21, 5/5 ($2,799)
4/7 ($3,199)
8/25, 9/1, 9/8 ($2, 849)

Departing from Washington DC (IAD):
2017
1/13, 3/10, 3/24, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8 ($2,899)
1/27, 2/10, 2/24, 4/21, 5/5, 5/19, 8/11 ($2,999)

Departing from Los Angeles (LAX):
2017
1/13, 1/27, 3/10, 3/24, 8/25, 9/1 ($2,799)
2/10, 2/24, 4/21, 5/5, 5/29, 9/8 ($2,899)
4/7 ($3,299)
6/2, 7/28, 8/11 ($2,999)

Priced per person based on double occupancy; solo travelers will pay an additional $629 (for 1/10 to 4/7, 4/25 to 9/15 travel) or $1099 (for 12/17/16 to 1/9/17 or 4/8 to 4/24 travel).

  • We had a brilliant tour guide who went above and beyond to ensure that our group felt safe and were happy. The tour took us to all the highlights and provided us with outstanding accommodation and services.

    -- Facebook Reviewer

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the fine print

  • Limit 4 per customer, up to 4 additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • When purchasing and gifting vouchers please list name(s) exactly as given on your passport(s)
  • Book by date: customer must contact merchant by December 9, 2016 to make booking
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Flight inclusive voucher includes round-trip international economy-class flights from New York City, Washington DC, or Los Angeles and Tel Aviv; double-occupancy accommodations for seven nights at Jerusalem Gold Hotel or similar in Jerusalem; one night at Al Anbat Hotel or similar in Petra; and one night at Bait Ali Camp in Wadi Rum; nine breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners; transportation in air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicles; 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service; local tour guides for all sight-seeing tours; and airline taxes, fuel surcharges, hotel fees, and entrance fees per itinerary
  • Voucher does not include airfare for land-only options, compulsory travel insurance, meals not indicated in the itinerary, drinks, snacks, other personal expenses, border exit tax and crossing fees (approximately $107), tips & gratuities and any other items not mentioned
  • Travel insurance covering medical costs and repatriation for medical reasons is mandatory; policy details must be provided to Encounter Travels at least 1 month before departure (policy number, name of the issuing company, and the policy emergency contact details); travel insurance covering cancellation and baggage is recommended but not mandatory. A comprehensive policy is available from Encounters Travel from $62 Health insurance is generally not sufficient; view all details at www.encounterstravel.com/travel_insurance.php
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during 1 stay
  • Double occupancy: rates are per person based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room). Each of 2 guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the property. Couples will be provided a private double room. Single travelers may share a twin room with travelers of the same sex
  • If there are no other single travelers available to pair up with at the time of booking, then single travelers will need to pay the single room supplement ($629 for January 10 to April 7 or April 25 to September 15, 2017 departures or $1099 for December 17 to January 9 or April 8 to 24, 2017). Encounters Travel will refund this if they are able to arrange a room share. Room shares are arranged in order of booking.
  • Travelers must be ages 12+
  • Tour departures require a minimum of 2 travelers to run (maximum of 45). Please do not book international flights or connecting travel until merchant confirms minimum numbers have been reached
  • The order of touring days may be re-arranged on some departures
  • During some peak season dates the Jerusalem hotel may be exchanged for one in nearby Bethlehem
  • A range of specialist local guides are used for different touring days; local rules do not allow the same guide to travel through both Israel and Jordan
  • On some days you may join travellers for that day's sightseeing doing other itineraries
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies. For more information, please visit www.encounterstravel.com/booking_conditions.php
  • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Passport with 6 months validity and required
  • Bookings with Encounters Travel are only made after the voucher is redeemed and a booking confirmation email sent.
  • After vouchers are redeemed Encounters Travel booking conditions and cancellation fees apply
  • Review the State Department's website for passport requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
  • Visas are not currently required for US or Canadian citizens or many other nationalities, as long as passport details are provide. Some nationalities may require visas in advance. Please enquire for details. It is your responsibility to ensure you comply with visa requirements
  • Hotels listed are the preferred options but alternative properties of a similar standard may be used on some dates
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