Israel & Jordan: See & Do it ALL in 10 Days, 1st Class Traveling
Type of TourAdventure & Sightseeing
Fully Guided?All tours are almost fully guided.
Are Solo Travelers WelcomedYes & There are No Supplemental Fees for the Tours!
Dates & Availability for the Next 12 MonthsAny Date w/ 7-Day Notice (some exceptions are made)
► Multiple Daytrip Tours Leaving From Jerusalem
► Having a Traditional Dinner Inside a Native Jordanian’s Home
► Sightseeing in Jerusalem-Landmarks, Streets, Souks & a Light Show
► A Private Tour of One of the "New 7 Wonders of the World"
► Floating in the Dead Sea
► Seeing Where Jesus is Said to Have Been Born, to Have Been Baptized & to Have Walked on Water
► 2 Cable Car Rides-1 to Grottos & 1 to an Ancient Fortification
► Jeep Tour in the Valley of Wadi Rum
► Sleeping in the Desert of Jordan
► Snorkeling in the Red Sea
► Walking Around Israel’s Prettiest Coastal Town-Acre (a.k.a. Akko)
► Hiking Around a Horseshoe-Shaped Valley Called Timna
► Checking out a Dolphin Reef
► Exploring the Palestinian-Governed West Bank
► Visiting the Baháʼí Gardens & Shrine
► Nightlife in the Resort Town of Eilat
► Rich Culture
► And Much, Much More...
Lodging *Some restrictions apply
English-Speaking Tour Guides
All Transportation, Except Flights
All Activities in Itinerary Below
All Entry Fees
Your Own On-Call Concierge
Dinner x 1 Night
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Day 1: Having a Traditional Dinner Inside a Native’s Home, Petra Illuminated by Candlelight & "Little Petra"
Our tour starts in Petra. We will arrange transportation for you if you are arriving into the capital of Jordan, Amman. The drive from the international airport in Amman to Petra takes about 3 hours. Let's see Little Petra. It is a 15-minute drive away from town. Following the tour, we are taken to a native Jordanian’s home. There we watch how traditional food is prepared as well as have dinner. The combination of tasty cuisine, rich culture and good company creates an unforgettable experience. Later this evening, we check out “Petra by Night.” It is nothing short of a magical experience to see part of the rock city illuminated by candlelight. Note that Petra by Night is not open every night.
Day 2: Petra, a "Place to See Before You Die”
Today we explore Petra and then relocate to the valley of Wadi Rum. There we sleep in the desert.
Established possibly as early as 312 BC, Petra is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. This archaeological park has been a World Heritage Site since 1985. UNESCO described it as “One of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage.” Petra was also chosen by the Smithsonian Magazine as one of the “28 Places to See Before You Die.” Popular attractions include the Treasury, a roman theater, royal tombs, a monastery and a winding sandstone canyon known as the Siq.
Day 3: Jeep Safari in the Wadi Rum Valley, a Dolphin Reef & Partying in Eilat
Before relocating to Eilat in Israel, we explore Wadi Rum. It is a valley cut into sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan. The area is best explored by a guided Jeep tour, which we go on. Including the process of crossing the border from Wadi Rum, Jordan to Israel, it takes about 2 hours to reach Eilat. The day ends with a visit to Eilat’s Dolphin Reef. The site is home to Black Sea bottlenose dolphins, which interact freely with human visitors. These dolphins swim alongside people who snorkel and dive around the observation posts and floating piers. If you wish to swim with the dolphins, you can directly pay the staff at the reef. In the evening, we should be checking out the pubs and bars found along Eilat’s promenade as well as in the main square. Eilat’s beaches, coral reef, desert landscapes and nightlife make this resort a popular destination for domestic and international tourists alike.
Day 4: Snorkeling in the Pristine Red Sea & Bizarre Stone Formations in Timna Valley
The day starts with snorkeling off the Red Sea’s Coral Beach. These coral reefs remain relatively pristine. Afterwards, we go on an excursion to Timna Valley. There we have a Jeep tour as well as hike in the area. Timna is rich in copper ore and has been mined since the 5th millennium BCE. This valley is notable for its uncommon stone formations and sand. Although usually red, the sand can turn yellow, orange, grey, dark brown or black. Light green or blue sand occurs near the copper mines. Water and wind erosion have created several unusual formations here.
Day 5: Sightseeing in One of the World's Most Revered Cities & a Light Show
Today we relocate to Jerusalem. There we are provided with a private guided tour, checking out landmarks, famous streets and souks. Jerusalem is a city of both faith and fun. It also helps you better understand and appreciate the evolution of great civilizations. Whether you wish to humble yourself with prayers in sacred shrines, play card and board games with Palestinians on the streets and/or simply walk aimlessly around world heritage sites and along ancient alleys, know that you aren’t just anywhere. You are in Jerusalem, a beautiful city that is so dear to millions of people across the globe.
The evening ends with a light show at the Tower of David. Expect a multi-sensory experience that combines the past and the present using the most advanced technologies in the world. Powerful laser projectors accompanied by high-quality sound ultimately make our night magical.
Day 6: Jesus' Childhood Home, Where He Walked on Water & Where He Was Baptized
pernaum and finally the Yardenit Baptismal Site. Described as the childhood home of Jesus and known for its many shrines commemorating biblical events, Nazareth is a world-renowned center of Christian pilgrimage. The Sea of Galilee is an attraction for Christian pilgrims who want to visit where Jesus is said to have performed miracles such as his walking on water, calming the storm and feeding the multitude. Capernaum is home to archaeological excavations. Yardenit is a site where Jesus is said to have been baptized. Yardenit is frequented by around 400,000 visitors each year.
Day 7: White Chalk Cliff Face, a Roman Theater, Bahá'í Garden & Shrine & the Coastal Town of Akko
We go on another daytrip today. First is the archaeological ruins at Caesarea, then the Baha'i shrine and gardens in Haifa, then the Rosh Hanikra grottoes (reached by cable car) and finally the coastal town of Akko (a.k.a. Acre). Caesarea is home to a fascinating Roman theater. The city of Haifa is popular specifically for its garden Bahá'í (terraces) located around the Shrine of the Báb. The Bahá'í Faith is a monotheistic religion founded in 19th-century Persia. It emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind. Rosh Hanikra is a white chalk cliff face which opens into spectacular grottoes. Akko (a.k.a. Acre) is a fascinating coastal town otherwise regarded as the holiest city of the Bahá'í Faith.
Day 8: Floating in the Dead Sea & Ancient Palaces & Fortifications
We go on another daytrip today. First is the Dead Sea and then, Masada. Masada is an archaeological site of ancient palaces and fortifications. The Dead Sea is a salt lake which has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. It was one of the world’s first health resorts and has been the supplier of a wide variety of products from asphalt for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetic products as well as herbal lotions. Bring your swimming attire and expect to be floating on water, literally.
Day 9: Where Jesus Was Born & the Archaeological Remains of Hisham's Palace
We go on another daytrip today, this time to the West Bank area, specifically to Jericho and then Bethlehem. Jericho is a town popular specifically for the archaeological remains of Hisham's Palace. Bethlehem is a town popular chiefly for the Church of the Nativity. This is where Jesus is said to have been born.
Note we cannot guarantee that we will be able to stand in front of the Church of the Nativity’s grotto. This is the exact spot where Jesus is said to have been born. It can take hours just waiting in line to see the grotto. Our tour guide is to decide once inside the church.
Also note that ascending the Mount of Temptation in Jericho is not included on today’s tour because females are not allowed inside some of the monasteries. It would be too difficult for us to create a different West Bank daytrip for men and for women. Should you wish to visit the Mount of Temptation, then consider not returning to Jerusalem with the group. Instead, you could take a 1-hour bus ride from Bethlehem back to Jericho and later a 1-hour bus ride from Jericho back to Jerusalem.
Day 10: Our Tour Ends Today
Our tour ends today. Upon request, we will provide you with transportation to the airport in Tel Aviv. However, we do recommend you spend more time in Jerusalem. If you really want to cover the highlights of this city, then you will need six full days. Of course, few people have that sort of time. Would you like to extend this 10-day tour specifically so our tour guides could take you to more of Jerusalem’s famous attractions? If so, then let us know.
Steeped in thousands of years of history and home of the monastic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, few destinations on earth can enchant the way Jerusalem does. The entire walled and ancient city is breathtaking and each of its quarters-the Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and Armenian alike-offers visitors memorable sites and experiences to last a lifetime. Each quarter prides itself on its own jewels. The Muslim Quarter is best known for its souks, traditional Arabic cuisine, and of course, the postcard-perfect and otherwise sacred Dome on the Rock mosque. A stone’s throw from there is another sacred site, the Western Wall. Here the Jewish Quarter stands. Much of this architectural masterpiece neighborhood was recreated after Arab-Israeli warring. Today it’s arguably the city’s best-preserved quarter. The Christian and Armenian quarters are no less spectacular, however, boasting world-renowned landmarks such as the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. It is here where each year millions of Christians kneel to their Lord’s grave giving thanks and praise.
Outside of the walled and ancient city are the Mount of Olives and Mount Zion, rich in holy places, tombs and not the least, the unforgettable City of David archaeological site. As if all that isn’t enough, then there is a modern area of Jerusalem, which entertains people all along Jaffa Road. A bit further along are some highly intellectual museums, a Holocaust memorial, and otherwise, an incredibly authentic fruit and vegetable market located in the district of Mahane Yehuda.
Also worth seeing is Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs. Hebron is not included in our itinerary specifically because of the political climate. This city is a 1.5-hour drive away from Jerusalem. The easiest way to get to Hebron from Jerusalem is to take a service taxi to Bethlehem followed by another service taxi to Hebron. Alternatively, we can organize this excursion for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does This Tour Cost?
Financing (monthly payments) is offered to most of our customers. Ask us for details. Our luxury-oriented and itinerary-packed “Israel & Jordan in 10 Days” tour is available for $2,751 USD per person. This price includes all transportation, except flights. It also includes English-speaking tour guides, food, all activities and all entry fees. If you would like typically 4-star lodging included for all nights on this tour, then the combined (transportation, tour guides, food, activities, entry fees and lodging) total would be $3,291 USD per person. This price is based on 2 per room and is offered to those booking at least 6 weeks in advance. To better understand your specific circumstances and wishes, and for us to accurately quote you, please tell us:
1. Would you like to keep the 4-star lodging we typically offer or do you prefer upgrading to 5-star hotels?
2. How many persons in your party-including yourself-would be joining this tour?
3. Do you prefer this tour to be private/exclusive to you or would you like to share it with other travelers?
4. Would you be sharing the room with others in your group (e.g. a spouse, relative or friend) or do you want the room exclusive to you?
5. Do you know on which date you would like to start this tour?
6. On a side note, the Mount of Temptation is said to be the hill where Jesus was tempted by the devil. Ascending it is not included on our standard tour because females are not allowed inside some of the monasteries. Are you a female and want to go there anyway or a male and are interested in visiting? Note that this specific activity is optional and is not included in the standard price. We can add it on your daytrip to the West Bank from Jerusalem.
7. Also, Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs is a series of caves with a rich history. It is not included on our standard tour specifically because of the political climate. If there is no obstacle for you to visit the caves during your time in Israel, would you like to do so? Note that this specific activity is optional and is not included in the standard price.
8. Lastly, it takes a good 6 full days to see all the worthwhile attractions in Jerusalem, but of course, few people have that sort of time. If you would like to extend this 10-day tour specifically so our tour guides could take you to some of Jerusalem’s famous attractions, then for how many days would you like to have a private tour guide?
What’s Excluded in the Price?
Any airfare, alcohol, travel insurance, any government-imposed visa fees and anything not mentioned in the itinerary
Note that we would be happy to assist you in finding international airfare upon request.
At What Specific Hotels Would We Be Staying?
Below are the names of the hotels where we commonly have our customers stay. Note this is subject to availability.
Night 1: Petra, Preferred Accommodation: Town Season Hotel or Petra Panorama Hotel
Night 2: Wadi Rum area, Preferred Accommodation: Rum Magic Camp
Nights 3-4: Eilat, Preferred Accommodation: Prima Music Hotel or Orchid Eilat Hotel
Nights 5-9: Jerusalem (lodge somewhere in the Old Town and not in the outskirts of town), Preferred Accommodation: Grand Court Hotel
Is This a Private or Group Tour?
Although many activities on this multi-day tour are shared with other travelers, we can make the trip almost completely private, per your request. Typically, the Jordan part of this trip is private whereas almost all activities on the Israel part are shared with other travelers.
Am I Sharing the Room with Someone?
Your room is exclusive to you and whomever is in your party. Strangers (meaning customers who book on the same start date but do not know each other) do not share rooms on this tour. On a side note, please let us know if you and the other person(s) in your booking want separate rooms.
What is the Age Range & Nationality of the People Who Book This Tour?
Although we get customers of all ages and from several countries, our statistics show most people who book are 30 to 65 years old and from USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Are Kids Allowed on This Tour & Are They Charged the Same as Adults?
We welcome your kids specifically and only when the tour is exclusive to you and your group-meaning other customers are not joining you. We define kids as anyone under 18 years old. In order to make the tour exclusive to you and your group, your booking would need to be for 4 persons or more for any of our tours except Iceland. For our Iceland tour, your booking would need to be for 8 persons or more. Regarding the cost of bringing a non-adult, we do deduct from the total based on the amount of activities you request we remove from the tour. Note that reducing the total price of the tour by removing activities is something offered for non-adults only. Adults can opt out of activities but the total price does not change.
How Strong Do I Need to Be For This Trip?
We do not expect you to be an Olympic champion. We know some of the tour members are more fit than others…and we are well prepared for this. However, we do hope you take into consideration this is a very active tour, just like every other tour we offer.
Are Disabled People Allowed on This Tour?
Please let us know about any disability you have. Some disabilities would not affect you taking this tour. Others would prevent you from joining altogether. Although we want all of our customers to have fun, your safety is our first priority.
Do I Get Any Free Time to Myself?
Of course. Once each day’s tour is over, you have the rest of the evening to yourself. Because our tours tend to be very active, our customers typically want to simply relax once the sun sets.
What Happens If I Arrive Late?
Notify us as soon as possible and we will do our very best to arrange a meeting point. Please note that we do not refund for any days or activities that you miss.
Can I Opt-Out of Certain Activities?
Generally speaking, you can opt out as long as we are given adequate notice. Please note that opting out of certain activities does not reduce the price of this tour.
What Happens If I Get Injured on This Trip & Cannot Continue?
We would do our best to keep you safe and make you as comfortable as possible, as well as make special arrangements to address your situation. Partial refunds are not offered if you cannot continue with the tour. However, most travel insurances reimburse you for such situations. This is one of many reasons why we require our customers to purchase travel insurance before taking this tour.
What Happens If I Cancel This Trip?
To confirm your tour, full payment is needed at the time of your purchase. However, refunds are offered. You will receive a full refund if canceling at least 91 days in advance from the departure date. Cancelling between 90-60 days prior to departure entitles you to a 50 percent refund. Cancelling between 59-31 days prior to departure entitles you to a 25 percent refund. Canceling 30 days or less prior to departure is not eligible for a refund. Cancellation requests need to be made by email and become effective on the date received by CharlieTheTraveler.
What Happens If You, CharlieTheTraveler, Cancel This Trip?
In the unlikely event CharlieTheTraveler needs to cancel this trip, such as because of very poor weather conditions, we will give you a full refund for the tour within 14 business days of the cancellation. Note: We are not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund, nor is this transaction covered by the Restitution Fund.
How Do You Help Prepare Us For This Trip?
You should receive an email from us within 24 hours of purchasing this tour as well as a week before departure. The first email gives details about what to bring, how to prepare yourself, etc. The second email is more like a timetable combined with important contact information.
Is CharlieTheTraveler Licensed & Which State in America Issued it?
The owner of the travel license is the same owner of CharlieTheTraveler. Charlie is a California born and bred resident. The company is headquartered in Greater Los Angeles. The registration number is CST 2136740-70. Please note that travel agents registered as a seller of travel in California does not constitute approval by the State. Also please note that California law requires sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond. CharlieTheTraveler has a trust account.
Are the Tour Guides Licensed & Will They Be With Me the Entire Time?
Our tour guides/drivers are licensed, speak English and know how to bring excitement to your day. What we deliver is the complete opposite of the cookie-cutting tours the big corporations offer, leaving you in complete boredom. Although our tour guides/drivers are attentive, accommodating and engaged, they also know when to give you your private space and free time. It's a perfect balance.
Are We Required to Have Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance is required for all of our customers, for their protection and safety. CharlieTheTraveler does not sell travel insurance. We cannot endorse any specific company. Please check out different companies online and go with the one which offers the most comprehensive coverage.
In Which Language(s) is This Tour Offered?
All of our tours are offered in English. If you prefer another language, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Can We Customize This Tour?
Although we are open to customizing this tour to fit your liking, as a general rule, we discourage the practice. We do our best to keep the cost of the tour low. The more we customize it, the quicker the price goes up. As our tour is currently advertised, you absolutely will not find another one out there as packed with activities and attractions. What’s more, you will not find another tour out there that offers it all "FIRST CLASS," yet for a relatively low price. We have thousands of travelers taking this specific tour every year, and that's because no competitor can beat us on quality, price & substance.
Do We Need to Get Our Own Transportation to and From the Airport?
Absolutely not. We make the arrangements for you.
Can We Book Instantly?
We do not offer the option for you to book instantly because we first need you to tell us via email or phone call the answers to these questions below. Once we have this information, we can send you the link so you can book immediately.
1. Would you be sharing the room with others in your group (e.g. a spouse, relative or friend) or do you want the room exclusive to you?
2. Do you prefer a budget-sensitive 3-star hotel, a better quality but pricier 4-star hotel or a luxurious 5-star hotel?
3. How many persons in your party-including yourself-would be joining this tour?
4. Do you know on which date you would like to start the tour?
Is Someone Available for Us 24-7 While on This Tour?
Yes! You have your own concierge for this tour who is at your disposal. You could reach this person when you need anything.
Where Can I Read About All of Your Terms & Conditions?
Please visit CharlieTheTraveler.com/Tours-Terms-and-Conditions
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