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Travelmarvel

Hidden Jordan and Israel

Amman Return

Trip Code: EGTJI12
12 Days
18 Meals
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • 11 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • 18 meals - 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 6 dinners
  • Daily bottled water
  • Entrance fees to all included sites
  • Transfers and tipping

Travel & Accommodation

Large hotel with huge pool in the centre

Crowne Plaza, Dead Sea

Set on the shores of the majestic Dead Sea, enjoy a stay at the sprawling Arabian-style Crowne Plaza Dead Sea.

Large pyramid with carved windows and blue sky in background, Jordan

Phenomenal Petra

Forgotten for centuries, hidden within the deserts of Jordan, enjoy a tour of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonder.

Large Museum building in major city

The Dead Sea Scrolls

Visit the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and view the sacred Dead Sea Scrolls.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • You will be required to pay a border exit fee of $50 USD at the Jordanian border — please ensure you have this amount in cash
  • Limited water bottles are provided on a daily basis
  • Please note, some restaurants and hotels do not serve alcohol in Jordan and Israel
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
Middle East Map EGTJI12 2019-20
Amman Return

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Insider Experience

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On arrival in Amman, be met and transferred to your hotel for a Jordanian Welcome Reception.


Stay: Amman, Rotana Hotel

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit a popular spot to sample the Jordanian sweet kanafeh, a delicious cheese pastry soaked in a sugar syrup


Today starts with a guided tour of Amman. Discover the Roman Theatre, Nymphaeum, and the enchanting Citadel. You’ll then take a stroll via a traditional ‘Souq’ before driving to the ruined city of Jerash for a guided tour. Continue to the Dead Sea this afternoon where you will check into your hotel.


Stay: Dead Sea, Crowne Plaza

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Spend the morning at leisure, perhaps floating on the Dead Sea. Later, travel to Bethabara, the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ. Arrive in Aqaba this afternoon, where the evening is yours to spend as you wish.


Stay: Intercontinental Aqaba

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take an exciting 4x4 tour across the lunar-like desert landscapes of Wadi Rum.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

As the sun goes down, toast the day with a glass of champagne.


This morning is yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps take advantage of the hotel facilities, go for a dip in the Red Sea or enjoy a glass bottom boat tour. Travel to Wadi Rum where you will enjoy two exciting Insider Experiences. Continue on to your desert camp and savour a unique Bedouin dinner this evening.


Stay: Wadi Rum, Captain's Desert Camp

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tonight, partake in a Jordanian hands-on dining experience at Petra Kitchen.


This morning perhaps enhance your experience in the desert with
a desert trek or camel ride. Afterwards, explore the magnificent archaeological site of Little Petra.

Stay: Two Nights, Petra, The Old Village Hotel and Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Following breakfast at your hotel, spend the morning exploring Petra. Wander through the Siq and see Petra’s most elaborate ruin, Al Khazneh, also known as the Treasury. This evening, perhaps witness Petra by Night.

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  • Breakfast

After breakfast, travel to Kerak and visit the largest and best preserved Crusader castle in the region. Continue to Madaba, best known as the ‘City of Mosaics’, for its beautiful Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. Afterwards, head to the Memorial of Moses at Mount Nebo.


Stay: Amman, Rotana Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Experience an authentic Jewish Sabbath at the home of a host family in the heart of Jerusalem. Learn about the Shabbat, the centrepiece of Jewish life, and enjoy an indulgent five-course meal.


This morning, depart Amman and travel to the Israel border before transferring to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy an Insider Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Jerusalem, Grand Court Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Sample a local Israeli delicacy and learn about its role in the traditional Israeli household.


Start the day at Mt. Scopus, where you will enjoy spectacular views of Jerusalem. Afterwards, visit the Mount of Olives and discover the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer. Explore the Garden of Gethsemane and continue to the Old City to see the iconic Western Wall and Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Finish your day at Mount Zion, home to the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today you will visit Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Afterwards, explore Ein Karem, a picturesque village in the south western outskirts of Jerusalem. Later, visit the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book. The museum is home to the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical manuscripts in the world, as well as rare early medieval biblical manuscripts. The scrolls were discovered between 1947–56 in 11 caves located in and around the Qumran archaeological site. Afterwards, drive by the Knesset and the campus of Hebrew University before visiting Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.


Stay: Two Nights, Tel Aviv, Tal by the Beach

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  • Breakfast

After breakfast, drive to the White City of Tel Aviv, a neighbourhood holding the largest collection of Bauhaus architecture in the world. Next visit Old Jaffa, an ancient port town and the oldest neighbourhood in Tel Aviv. Explore the beautifully restored Zodiac Alleyways before spending the rest of the day at your leisure. Perhaps set out on a delicious exploration of Tel Aviv's unique street food scene. Learn about Israeli street food from a local guide and be given the opportunity to sample a number of local dishes. Alternatively, visit the Art Museum of world-renowned artist Ilana Goor. Marvel at her eclectic displays of art and the architecturally astounding museum they are housed in. This evening, indulge in a Farewell Dinner at a waterfront restaurant in Tel Aviv's harbour.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Your holiday comes to an end today with a transfer back to Amman for your onward flight home.

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  • Breakfast

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