Explore Israel & Jordan with G Adventures and National Geographic | from $4,099.00 CAD

Posted by Nina Winwood · in Israel

Explore Israel & Jordan with G Adventures and National Geographic | from $4,099.00 CAD

Posted by Nina Winwood · in Israel

ADVENTURE, ENHANCED

Have you checked out the full lineup of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures yet? National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures are here and they’re ready to take you into the world in ways you’ve never imagined. Travel to a rhino conservation program in Kenya. Plant trees in a Costa Rican cloud forest with a biologist from a National Geographic-funded research centre. Get motivated to walk the streets of Delhi with a former street youth. Feel inspired to discover your very own journey!

One of their newest adventures is the 14 Day Explore Israel and Jordan trip!

Step into an ancient world on a two-week Middle East journey that combines the highlights of Israel and Jordan. Discover life in Jerusalem on a dual-perspective walking tour with Israeli and Palestinian guides, explore some of the best Roman ruins outside of Italy, ride through the desert on a 4x4, and venture into the awe-inspiring ancient city of Petra. Connect with the past as well as the future of this region on this incredible itinerary.

TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS
Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED
Quality accommodations with upgraded amenities; private transport (including flights); more included meals and activities.

PHYSICAL RATING: LIGHT
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.

HIGHLIGHTS:

BETHLEHEM WALKING TOUR
Take a unique dual-narrative walking tour of Bethlehem with two guides: one Israeli and one Palestinian. Both have been trained by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah to give a greater understanding of the diverse cultural, religious, and political aspects of Israel and the Palestinian territories.

COOKING DEMONSTRATION WITH DINNER
In Wadi Musa, head to a restaurant for a cooking class given by a local chef. Cook a full dinner including soup, appetizers, and a main course. Then sit down together to enjoy what you’ve helped create.

DISCUSSION WITH ISRAELI SCHOLAR
Discuss present-day Israel with a local rabbi who specializes in conflict resolution. Sit down with this leading Israeli scholar to talk about the current state of affairs here, gaining insight into both Israel and the Middle East.

OLD JERUSALEM WALKING TOUR
Discover Jerusalem’s old city on a dual-narrative walking tour led by two guides: one Israeli and one Palestinian. Both trained by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah, they’ll take you to some of the city’s most meaningful attractions, giving you their own perspectives on each.

PETRA ARCHAEOLOGIST TALK
Join an archaeologist for a talk about the UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra, the ancient city that was half-built and half-carved into a sandstone landscape. Learn about the ongoing excavation taking place here, and get a better understanding of the site for when you explore it yourself.

PALESTINIAN FAMILY MEALVisit the home of a Palestinian family and participate in a cooking class to make some of their favourite recipes. Around the family table is the ideal place to learn what daily life is really like in present-day Bethlehem.

WADI RUM NIGHT WALK
There’s nothing quite like counting stars in the night sky from the desert below. Your Bedouin guide will teach you the names of the stars and constellations and how they’re used here for navigation.

"Reviewing photos I shot of the sun descending on the desert of Wadi Rum, I found the red sand eerily resembled the photos taken by NASA’s Mars Rover." —Annie Fitzsimmons, “Urban Insider," National Geographic Travel


WHAT'S INCLUDED?

- Arrival transfer

- 12 Nights hotel accommodation and 1 night at a desert lodge

- 13 Breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

- A G Adventures CEO throughout plus local guides

- Walking tour of Jerusalem's Old City

- Visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations

- Entrance to Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Museum)

- Visit the Israel Museum and view the Dead Sea Scrolls

- Tour Bethlehem

- Visit a Palestinian refugee camp

- Cooking class in a local home

- Visit Herodion and Masada

- Explore the Sea of Galilee area including Caesarea and Nazareth

- Visit Haifa, Caesarea Maritima, and Jaffa

- Visit to the Citadel and the National Archaeological Museum

- Guided visit to Jerash

- Tour the Madaba mosaics

- Visit Mt NeboLecture with an archaeologist

- Petra guided tour

- Cooking demonstration and dinner

- Wadi Rum desert 4x4 jeep excursion and night walk with Bedouin guide

- Guided visit to Bethany

- Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart

- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

**Departures starting mid-May 2016.

If you have been wanting to visit this mystical corner of the world then wait no longer! Contact one of our Adventure Specialists today at 604-736-7447 or by clicking on the "get price & schedule" button at the top of the page.

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