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16 Day Jordan & Israel

  • Discover the past & present of 2 amazing countries
  • Visit Petra, Jerusalem, Aqaba, Bethlehem & More
Includes Return International Flights

An epic journey combining exotic cultures and diverse religions, ancient ruins and awe-inspiring natural wonders; this 16 day bucket list tour of Jordan and Israel is one for the history books.

Step back in time in the historic city of Jerash, known for its impressive Greco-Roman ruins; feel like an intrepid explorer in the rose-coloured city of Petra; take a jeep safari through the incredible mountains and desert dunes of Wadi Rum, followed by an unforgettable dinner under the stars at a desert camp; enjoy a refreshing dip in the Red Sea at Aqaba, a popular resort town inhabited since 4000 B.C.; and then float your ails away in the hypersaline Dead Sea. In Israel, a melting pot of culture and religion are yours to discover. Visit the cities of Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem; see the ancient Sycamore Tree and Mount of Temptation in Jericho; enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; marvel at the Stella Maris Monastery on a hilltop above beautiful Haifa - and more. If you’ve ever wanted to explore Jordan or Israel, this is an opportunity you cannot afford to miss!

This once-in-a-lifetime tour includes return international flights, 13 nights hotel and desert camp accommodation, 26 meals, English-speaking tour leader and guides, and so much more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington for Amman, Jordan. Fly with either Emirates, British Airways, Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific, plus codeshare partners (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by a representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Days Inn Hotel Suites or similar, Amman, Jordan 
Meals included: Dinner

After breakfast enjoy a city tour of Amman with a local guide, including a visit to the Amman Citadel (entrance included), a historical site on a hilltop in the centre of downtown Amman. With temples, churches and the Umayyad Palace, the citadel is a large palatial complex from the Umayyad period. From a small, ruined Byzantine church, dating from the fifth or sixth century, to the large Umayyad Mosque and the huge Umayyad Palace complex, which stretches over the northern part of the hill, Amman Citadel gives you spectacular views. In the afternoon travel to Jerash, a well preserved Greco-Roman city with cardo arches, theatres and Roman churches. Afterwards return back to Amman and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Days Inn Hotel Suites or similar, Amman, Jordan 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today travel south to Madaba, an ancient town known for the St George Church, which has a beautiful mosaic map of the Holy Land. Continue to the biblical hill of Mount Nebo, overlooking the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea. Mount Nebo is where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. Next travel to Little Petra, an archaeological site just north of Petra. Here you will find the remains of a small settlement that dates back to the Neolithic period. Afterwards continue to Petra for the night.

Overnight: Petra Moon Hotel or similar, Petra, Jordan 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabatean caravan-city, situated between the Red and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra is half-built, half-carved into rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It’s one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture. Today enjoy a tour of the magnificent site.

Travel along the Siq, the main entrance which is a natural passage between two mountains, leading to the Treasury, the most elaborate temple in Petra. Across from the theatre and overlooking the city centre lies the Royal tombs on the eastern cliff. The lower part of Petra, where the Romans resided after 107 AD, has ruins of Nabatean Temples which are still standing.

After lunch (not included) there is an opportunity for those who are interested and able (there are many stairs) to walk up to the Monastery, which is the largest monument in the city. Afterwards everyone will be transferred back to the hotel.

Overnight: Petra Moon Hotel or similar, Petra, Jordan 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast drive towards the Wadi Rum Desert, a protected desert wilderness in southern Jordan. It features dramatic sandstone mountains including the many-domed Jebel Um Ishrin, and natural arches such as Burdah Rock Bridge. Many prehistoric inscriptions and carvings line rocky caverns and steep chasms, such as Khazali Canyon. The natural watering hole of ‘Lawrence’s Spring’ is named after British soldier Lawrence of Arabia, who allegedly washed there. On arrival enjoy a two hour jeep tour to see the gorgeous red mountains and sand dunes. Tonight you will spend the night in a desert camp, where you will enjoy dinner under the stars.

Overnight: Desert Camp experience, Private tents with private facilities
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Depart this morning for Aqaba, the jewel of the Red Sea. Inhabited since 4000 B.C., it's home to the Islamic-era Aqaba Fort and the adjacent Aqaba Archaeological Museum. Its beach resorts are popular for windsurfing and other water sports. Enjoy a short tour of the city including the castle and the aquarium (entrance included) before continuing onto Berenice Beach. Located on the Red Sea, it’s an authentically styled beach with exceptional landscape design and an amazing panoramic view. Enjoy time for a swim and lunch (not included). Afterwards travel to the Dead Sea and check into the hotel.

Overnight: Ramada Resort Dead Sea or similar, Dead Sea, Jordan 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today enjoy a free day for bathing and/or relaxing. The Dead Sea is a salt lake located more than 400m below sea level, the lowest point on dry land. Its famously hypersaline water makes floating easy, and its mineral-rich black mud is used for therapeutic and cosmetic treatments. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour to visit some desert castles (not included).

Optional Activity: Desert Castles Tour: $225 per person
Today, take the opportunity to delve deeper into the historic structures of Jordan. The tour includes transfers, all entrance fees and a local guide throughout the day. You will visit three castles, the first being Kharanah, Quseir Amra (world heritage site) and finally Azraq castle. Please note this is a full day tour.

Overnight: Ramada Resort Dead Sea or similar, Dead Sea, Jordan 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, you will cross the Allenby Bridge border. After the formalities, head to Jericho for a panoramic visit including seeing the ancient sycamore tree and the Mount of Temptation. Continue to the baptismal site of Kasr el Yahud. Next travel north through the Jordan Valley into Tiberias a city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Its old city holds important Jewish and Christian pilgrimage sites. Afterwards travel to Nazareth and check into the hotel.

Overnight: Golden Crown Hotel or similar, Nazareth, Israel 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Start the day by visiting the Mount of Beatitudes and then travel to Tabgha, known as the site of the miracle of ‘Multiplication of Loaves and Fish’. Visit the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter and enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee after which you can enjoy a lunch of St. Peter’s Fish (not included). In the afternoon, head to Mount Tabor, to visit the Church of the Transfiguration. Return back to Nazareth and enjoy dinner this evening at the hotel.

Overnight: Golden Crown Hotel or similar, Nazareth, Israel 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today visit the Church of the Annunciation, and the house of St. Joseph. Afterwards drive to Cana to visit the Church of the First Miracle, which commemorates the transformation of water into wine at the Wedding at Cana - the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John. In the afternoon, continue to Haifa, a port city built in tiers extending from the Mediterranean up the north slope of Mount Carmel. Visit the Stella Maris Monastery on Mount Carmel and enjoy the view of the Baha’i Gardens. Continue the drive on the coastal highway, and make a brief stop at the Caesarea Aqueduct, ruins located by the sea-shore. Arrive in Jerusalem for the night.

Overnight: Hotel Ritz or similar, Jerusalem, Israel 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, start your day by visiting the Shepherds Field in Beit Sahour. From there continue to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and the Milk Grotto. In the afternoon, drive back to Jerusalem, through Ein Kerem, where you will visit the churches of St. John the Baptist and the Visitation.

Overnight: Hotel Ritz or similar, Jerusalem, Israel 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning enjoy a visit of the churches on the Mount of Olives including Bethphage, Pater Noster, Dominus Flevit, the Church of All Nations, and the Garden of Gethsemane. After lunch (not included), head to Mount Zion and visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, followed by the Cenacle, known as the Church of the Last Supper.

Overnight: Hotel Ritz or similar, Jerusalem, Israel 
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, head to the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) and the esplanade of the temple where the mosques of the Aqsa and Dome of the Rock are found (entrances not included). Continue walking through the way of the Cross ‘Via Dolorosa’ and visit the Stations of the Cross and some churches built along the way, finishing with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. In the afternoon travel back to Amman, Jordan via the Sheik Hussein border crossing and check into the hotel.

Overnight: Days Inn Hotel Suites or similar, Amman, Jordan
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast and check out you will transferred to the airport for your return flight back to New Zealand. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive in New Zealand +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the wonders of Jordan and Israel on tour
  • Explore the grand capital of Amman
  • Soak up the incredible views from Amman Citadel
  • Visit the city of Jerash, known for its Greco-Roman ruins
  • See the historic mosaic map of the Holy Land in St George’s Church
  • Visit Mount Nebo which overlooks the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea
  • Discover rose coloured city of Petra on a guided tour
  • Marvel at the elaborate stone Monastery and Treasury
  • Explore the archaeological site of Little Petra
  • Travel to the amazing wilderness for a Wadi Rum Desert Camp experience
  • Soak up the atmosphere with dinner under the stars in the desert
  • Enjoy a jeep tour through the desert dunes of Wadi Rum
  • See Aqaba, the jewel of the Red Sea
  • Marvel at the 12th century Aqaba Castle
  • Discover the aquatic life of the Red Sea at the Aqaba Aquarium
  • Take a refreshing dip in the azure waters of the Red Sea
  • Float your ails away with a free day at the hypersaline Dead Sea
  • See the ancient Sycamore Tree and Mount of Temptation in Jericho
  • Discover the Israeli city by the lake, Tiberias
  • Explore Tabgha, the site of the miracle of multiplication of loaves and fish
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberius)
  • Discover the Church of Transfiguration on Mount Tabor
  • See the Church of Annunciation and the house of St Joseph in Nazareth
  • Visit the Church of the First Miracle in Cana
  • See the Stella Maris Monastery on Mount Carmel in Haifa
  • Admire the Caesarea Aqueduct ruins, built between 10 and 22 BC
  • Visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity
  • Explore Bethphage, Pater Noster and more on the Mount of Olives
  • See the Church of the Last Supper on Mount Zion
  • Witness the Wailing Wall and more on tour in Jerusalem
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL/CHC/WLG
  • 13 nights quality hotel and desert camp accommodation
  • Enjoy 26 meals including dinner under the stars at a desert camp experience
  • English speaking tour leader and guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • All parking and check point charges
  • Transport by A/C private vehicles
  • Return airport transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 8th November 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $1250 applies.
 
Departure Dates (2020)
March: 15 (SOLD OUT)
May: *17
May: 3 (SOLD OUT)
June: *14
July: *26
September: 6, *13
October: 11, 18
November: 8 
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $250 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Etihad Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Virgin Atlantic, Royal Brunei, Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Austrian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air France, KLM, Finnair, Virgin Australia, Thai Airways, Korean Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam Airlines, Air China, China Airlines, Malindo Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability)

 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.

 

Arrive early in Amman, Jordan
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates apply between the below date ranges:
* 28th March – 27th April 2020
* 20th June – 19th July 2020
* 17th September – 11th October 2020
* 10th December 2020 – 20th January 2021
 
Stay behind in Amman, Jordan
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates between the below date ranges:
* 28th March – 27th April 2020
* 20th June – 19th July 2020
* 17th September – 11th October 2020
* 10th December 2020 – 20th January 2021
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $800 one way
Locations:
* Dubai
* Abu Dhabi
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers
Please note:
- An outbound and inbound stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Dubai & Abu Dhabi stopovers are not permitted during the 2020 Grand Prix.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now for $6499 per person
Please note:
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights, Trans-Tasman, and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated):

- Amman, Jordan: Days Inn Hotel Suites or similar

- Petra, Jordan: Petra Moon Hotel or similar

- Wadi Rum, Jordan: Captains Desert Camp or similar

- Dead Sea, Jordan: Ramada Resort Dead Sea or similar

- Nazareth, Israel: Golden Crown Hotel or similar

- Jerusalem, Israel: Hotel Ritz or similar

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights (Pre/Post Tour)
- Amman, Jordan: $190 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 10 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 25, maximum group size 40 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 8: Desert Castles Tour: $225 per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability)
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa is a strict requirement for Jordan however a tourist visa is not required for Israel if travelling on a New Zealand passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: $5 USD per person/day
- Optional activities/tours
- Jordan departure tax (payable day 9): $15 USD per person
- Israel departure tax (payable day 14): $32 USD per person
- Jordan second entry visa fee (payable day 14): $32 USD per person
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide:
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group.
 
Tour Leader:
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined.
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Jordan and Israel:
For ideal sightseeing conditions, the best time to visit Jordan and Israel is during the spring (March - May) and autumn (September to November) months. At these times of the year the temperatures are cool enough to spend your days exploring Jordan and Israel's iconic sites.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
26 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile.
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
- Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is $5 USD per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour.
- Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience.
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts.
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



Jordan


A tourist visa for Jordan is a strict requirement if travelling on an New Zealand passport and is available for purchase upon arrival.

 

Israel
A tourist visa for Israel is not a requirement if travelling for up to 90 days on an New Zealand Passport.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Post-Purchase Change


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

- $50 NZD per change request post-purchase + any additional charges applied by the travel partners associated with the order.