Day 1: Arrival in Amman
Transfer to hotel.
Day 2-3: Amman
Aman touring includes a full city tour of museums, art galleries, the Citadel, amphitheater, souks and the modern part of town. Excursion to Umm Qais, the city of Jerash, part of the Decapolis (the ten big Roman cities of the East), and the charming rural Rassoun Village at Ajlun.
Day 4: Mt. Nebo-Madaba-Dead Sea
We visit Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land and the mosaic city Madaba to see the famous Byzantine Mosaic map.
Day 5: Dead Sea-Bethany Excursion
A morning excursion to Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the place where Jesus was baptized by his cousin John the baptist. This afternoon and evening enjoy floating in the dead sea and pampering or relaxing at the resort.
Day 6: Dana Biosphere Reserve
We take the scenic road to Dana Nature Reserve, a beautiful landscape inhabited by Bedouins set in an isolated valley. We stay at the stunning Feynan Eco-Lodge with breath-taking vistas, owned by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and locally staffed. Visit the small village and Bedouin encampments.
Day 7-9: Petra
Explore the magnificent desert moonscapes of Wadi Rum and the hidden Nabatean city of Petra.
Day 10-12: Tel Aviv Israel
Visit the Bauhaus buildings, Rabin Square, the antiquities of Caesarea and the ancient port Jaffa.
Day 13-14: Zikhron Yakov-Ein Hod-Haifa, Acco
We visit the picturesque moshav Zikhron Yakov, enjoy Tishbi winery, the charming artist village Ein Hod. Explore Acre (aka Akko), UNESCO World Heritage site, a Crusaders underground city and ancient fishing port as well as Nazareth.
Day 15-16: Peki'in-Mt. Meron-Safed-Rosh Pinna
We start with a drive through the green hills of Upper galilee, stop in the beautiful Druze village of Pek'in, proceed to Mount Meron- the highest mountain in Israel and explore Safed- a center or Kabbalah since 16th century. Enjoy a cruise on the Sea of Galilee.
Day 17: Beit She'an-Masada-Jerusalem
We drive through the lovely Jordan Valley to the epic city of Jerusalem. We stop in Bet She'an and Masada along the way.
Day 18-20: Jerusalem & Bethlahem
In Jerusalem we immerse ourselves with an in-depth exploration of its many historic sites including the Old City, Mount Zion, the Wailing Wall, Yemin Moshe, Yad Vashem. There will be visits to important museums, markets and memorial sites.We visit Bethlehem with a special Bethlehem guide.
Day 21: Depart