Israel & Jordan Walking & Hiking Tour
Amman to Jerusalem-Tracing Lawrence of Arabia
From $6,199 - $6,549 pp dbl. occ. | 8 days / 7 nights
(+$1,570 for sgl. occ.)
This ancient land is a study in contrasts—sand and stone, desert and sea, canyon and oasis. Trace the footpath of the Bedouins across the red sands of Wadi Rum and the towering ruins of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the historic site of Masada, a rugged natural fortress in the Judaean Desert and a majestic symbol of ancient Israel. Stroll the streets of Jerusalem and witness firsthand a vibrant cross section of world cultures.
- Trace the steps of Lawrence of Arabia as you delve into the history of this magical region
- Discover the world heritage site of Petra and its lesser-known ruins
- Hike an ancient landscape ruled by prophets, kings and crusaders
- Taste a captivating mix of global and local flavors including highlights of modern Israeli cuisine
Days 1-2 Begin in Amman with a walking tour that includes the Roman Citadel and other treasures of the old city | Enter the World Heritage Site of Petra and explore the ruins on hiking trails less traveled | Journey beyond the borders of Wadi Musra, where a thriving nomad culture belies the vast expanse of desert | Experience typical Jordanian cuisine with a cooking class and dine on local culinary specialties.
Day 3 Marvel at the stunning expanse of Wadi Rum desert vistas on foot | Immerse yourself in the culture of the nomadic tribes | Gaze at the desert's starry sky from your Martian Dome tent at Sun City Camp | Share a traditional Bedouin-style earthen-oven meal.
Days 4-5 Immerse yourself in the quiet desert wilderness like a Bedouin—on the back of a camel | Visit a watering hole named for Lawrence of Arabia | Explore the desert outpost of Mitzpe Ramon, an iconic crater that offers numerous hiking options | Relax at the Beresheet Hotel, considered one of the most beautiful in the area, and renowned for its cuisine and incredible views of Mitzpe Ramon.
Days 6-8 Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Western Entrance to the Masada historic site | View Masada from a perspective not many people get to experience | Journey to the West Bank to hike amid the splendors of the Wadi Qelt Valley, home to a unique variety of flora and fauna, and stretching from Jerusalem into the Jordan River near Jericho and the Dead Sea | Walk past remnants of the Roman-era aqueduct to the breathtaking Saint George's Monastery, built directly into the towering cliffside | Share a Shabbat dinner prepared by a local family in their home | Explore Jerusalem and the Old City's Jewish, Christian and Muslim sites, including an unforgettable visit to the Temple Mount | Savor traditional dishes like hummus and falafel.
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- 10 or more Guests: from $6,199 pp dbl occ
- 9 Guests: from $6,699 pp dbl occ
- 8 Guests: from $6,899 pp dbl occ
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