Israel & Jordan on a Shoestring - 8-Day Experience

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For 18 - 30-somethings only, this amazing trip will take you to some of the oldest places on earth.

Even on a tight budget you can experience Israel & Jordan in a spectacular way for 8 days!

Your Instagram account won't know what hit it after you fill your feed with the incredible snaps taken on this eight-day tour through Israel. Explore the winding alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City, see Petra's stunning tombs and monasteries carved into rock walls, learn about Bedouin culture during an overnight stay in the desert, and hit the beach in Tel Aviv. On the brink of settling on the tourist track, now's the perfect time to experience the country with your budget and an exploratory spirit in mind.

When travelling with G-Adventures as a Vegan or Veggie traveller, you can trust that your Chief Experience Officer will do all they can to ensure you have seamless and enjoyable experience on this amazing journey. Your Vegan Vacations rep will work tireless in advance of your departure to ensure that suitable options are provided (when available) and will put in the work so you can just get away and explore the world without worry.

Check out the itinerary details below and get in touch today to book your space!



Itinerary

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Day 1 - Jerusalem

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Arrive at any time.


Day 2 - Jerusalem

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Take a guided walk through the Old City along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the western wall. Afternoon free, opt to join a walk through the local market and enjoy a beer tasting.

Meals included:

Breakfast


Day 3 - Jerusalem/Wādī Mūsá

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Cross the boarder into Jordan and visit to the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash. En route stop at a G Adventures- supported community cafe for optional lunch then continue to Wadi Musa, the town just outside Petra. Opt to visit a Turkish bath.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Numeira Community Cafe

Meals included:

Breakfast


Day 4 - Wādī Mūsá/Petra

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Start early to visit iconic Petra for a tour and free time to hike and wander on your own. This evening, opt to visit Petra by Night.

Meals included:

Breakfast


Day 5 - Wādī Mūsá/Wadi Rum

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Continuing to Wadi Rum. Head out for a 4x4 excursion during the day before a traditional dinner and overnight at a Bedouin desert camp.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Local Living Moment Bedouin Camp Overnight

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner


Day 6 - Wadi Rum/Tel Aviv

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Opt to take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise for incredible views of the desert. Continue back into Israel with a stop to float in the Dead Sea before continuing to the vibrant city of Tel Aviv.

Meals included:

Breakfast


Day 7 - Tel Aviv

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Full free day to explore, chill on the beach or opt to take an optional excursion to Masada. Later catch the sunset at a beach bar.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Big Night Out Moment

Meals included:

Breakfast


Day 8 - Tel Aviv

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Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast


What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Numeira Community Cafe, Jordan Valley
  • Your Local Living Moment: Bedouin Camp Overnight, Wadi Rum
  • Your Big Night Out Moment: Tel Aviv
  • Old Jerusalem guided tour
  • Jerash guided tour
  • Petra day pass and tour
  • Wadi Rum jeep excursion
  • Dead Sea visit with swim
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Simple hotels (twin-share) (6 nts), basic desert camp (1 nt).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Allow USD180-235 for meals not included.

Transportation

Minivan/bus, 4x4 jeep, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) in Israel and Jordan, local guides.

Available extras

Yehuda Market walk & beer tasting

Explore the Mahane Yehuda Market, often referred to as "The Shuk," a vibrant community hub full of sights, sounds, and flavours of the Middle East. A popular spot for locals and visitors, as Jerusalem's largest market, it features fruits, vegetables, speciality stalls, and numerous spots for food and drink. Wander through the maze of laneways, sampling local treats. Afterwards, stop in at a local establishment for a tasting of craft beers.

My Own Room

If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, ask your Vegan Vacations Trip Specialist about the additional costs associated for this itinerary.

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*All photos for illustrative purposes only. This tour is operated by G Adventures. Full terms and conditions to be provided prior to booking. See below for more details.

NOTE: This vacation is not 100% vegan, but vegan & veggie diets can be accommodated on this itinerary. Vegan Vacations provides all clients with invaluable information pertaining to vegan options on all trips including what (if any) options might be available when on your own time. This information is customized to each itinerary. Please contact Vegan Vacations at admin@veganvacations.ca for more details.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Itinerary Disclaimer

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable.

Important Notes

RAMADAN

According to the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between May 5th and June 4th, 2019. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-Muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time.

Meals Included

7 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Meals

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Visas and Entry Requirements

All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and sometimes without warning. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Israeli hotels have new requirements due to the Israeli Value Added Tax (VAT) authorities regulation. According to the law, hotels must receive photocopies of passports and B2 visas of all visitors.

The B2 visa is a small document travellers receive upon entering Israel at passport control. Please hold on to that document as it will be requested at the hotels. If the hotels do not receive that information then they will charge an additional 17% to the rate of accommodation.

Israel and Palestinian Territories:

Most tourists to Israel and the Palestinian Territories will be issued a free visa, on arrival valid for 90 days, at air and land borders. Known exceptions to this are India, Singapore and many African countries. Please double check the requirements in relation to the passport you travel on.

Usually your entry and visa will not be stamped into your passport, but onto a separate piece of paper.

Please note: Egypt and Jordan have a peace agreement with Israel, which allows travellers to cross boarders between these countries; having an Israeli stamp in your passport will not affect your ability to travel to Egypt or Jordan.

If you are planning to enter Israel via land from Egypt or Jordan, the exit stamps from these neighbouring countries will indicate that you have visited Israel. Even without an Israeli visa in your passport, these stamps will impact your ability to use the same passport to travel to Syria Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Saudi, Libya and Yemen.


You will see the following on your experience

West Jerusalem

West Jerusalem

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, though not internationally recognized as such. If the area and population of East Jerusalem is included, it is Israel's largest city in both population and area, with a population of 763,800 residents over an area of 48.3 square miles. Located in the Judean Mountains, between the Mediterranean Sea and the northern edge of the Dead Sea, modern Jerusalem has grown far beyond the boundaries of the Old City. Jerusalem is a holy city to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In Judaism, Jerusalem has been the holiest city since, according to the Torah, King David of Israel first established it as the capital of the united Kingdom of Israel inc. 1000 BCE, and his son Solomon commissioned the building of the First Temple in the city. 

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv or Tel Aviv-Yafo, is the second most populous city in Israel, with a population of 404,400. It is the largest and most populous city in the metropolitan area of Gush Dan, home to 3.3 million residents as of 2010. Tel Aviv's White City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, comprises the world's largest concentration of Bauhaus buildings. Tel Aviv is also a beta+ world city, alongside cities such as Barcelona and San Francisco. Known as "The City That Never Sleeps", its beaches, parks, bars, cafés, restaurants, shopping, cosmopolitan lifestyle and 24-hour culture have made it a popular destination, visited by over 1.6 million foreign tourists annually. Tel Aviv is an economic hub, home to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, corporate offices and research and development centers. It is the country's financial capital and a major performing arts and business center.

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