Join the sisterhood for this exclusive, journey to israel & jordan
Delve into the past and present of Jordan and Israel, uncovering a land of quiet deserts, modern coastlines, ancient ruins, and spiritual roots. Soak in the natural minerals of the Dead Sea – the lowest point on Earth. Venture through the red-rock city of Petra with a local guide. Traverse the desert on a 4x4 and see the ethereal moonlike landscape of Wadi Rum. Engage in a poignant discussion with a Holocaust survivor at the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Dine with a local family at a home-hosted dinner. Walk through the vibrant stalls of the Jaffa Flea Market in Tel Aviv. Discover unwavering cultures and connect with the locals as you experience the best of 2 iconic countries.
The stillness of the desert. The breeze off the coast. The foundation of spiritual phenomena. The lowest point on Earth. In Jordan and Israel, uncover the truth behind a land cloaked in mysteries, legends, and unwavering cultures.
As of this time, you must be fully vaccinated to travel to Israel and undergo PCR testing upon arrival. While we are all hopeful that this will change prior to our travel dates, Sisterhood Travels can make no guarantees.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Private group transfers on arrival and departure
13 nights deluxe accommodations in either single or double occupancy
24 Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
All sightseeing, exclusive experiences and excursions as specifically listed in this itinerary
Tour Guide gratuities
Cancellation waiver and travel insurance ($399.00)
October 22, 2022 Board your overnight flights for Amman, Jordan.
October 23, 2022 We'll start our journey in Amman, the innovative capital of Jordan. Then, we'll make our way to the legendary Dead Sea, whose salty shores draw inquisitive nomads, health gurus, and those seeking out a slice of indulgence. Feel at peace as you settle into your tranquil home for the next 2 nights - the Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa.
October 24, 2022 - Dead Sea - Madaba - Dead Sea Admire sprawling vistas from Mount Nebo, where Moses shared his vision of the elusive Promised Land. In Madaba, visit St. George’s Church, whose Byzantine mosaics illustrate a glimpse into ancient history. Connect with an inspiring entrepreneur at his progressive bookstore. After enjoying lunch cooked by locals, it’s your choice! Reflect at Bethany Beyond the Jordan (UNESCO), the site of Jesus Christ’s baptism -OR- enjoy time on your own to float in the Dead Sea’s ethereal waters. As the sun sets on the turquoise tides, get to know your fellow travelers over dinner. (B, L, D)
October 25, 2022 Dead Sea - Petra Start your morning with an Impact Moment at Bani Hamida, a women’s rug weaving cooperative, where you’ll participate in a hands-on lesson before lunch. Continue on to Petra, a red sandstone city carved into the cliffs. Try your hand at culinary techniques during an authentic Arabic cooking class. After you prepare your meal, discover the unique blend of flavors as you enjoy your carefully crafted dinner. Your home for the next two nights will be the Petra Marriott Hotel. (B, L, D)
October 26, 2022 Petra Beat the crowds and the heat of the sun with an early-morning tour of Petra’s archaeological remains (UNESCO). With towering bluffs overhead, delve into this ancient crossroad with a local guide. The remainder of the day is yours to discover this “lost city” on your own. (B)
October 27, 2022 Petra - Wadi Rum - Border Crossing - Eilat, Israel Launch into a land of quiet stillness and open dunes as you make your way to Wadi Rum on a 4x4 vehicle. Take time for lunch before returning back through the desert. Grab your bags and get ready for the second part of your adventure as you cross the border into Israel.* A short transfer takes you to your hotel, the Dan Panorama, located in Eilat’s Marina, your home for the next 2 nights. (B, L)
Border crossing between Jordan and Israel will take place on foot. You will be dropped off by your Tour Manager at the Jordanian border, proceed through customs patrol and baggage security, and pay the Jordan departure tax in local currency, approximately 8 Jordanian Dinar (13 US Dollars) per person, subject to change without advance notice. You will be picked up at the Israeli border where you will meet the Tour Manager for the Israel portion of your tour. Your Tour Manager cannot assist with border crossing and all guests are responsible for handling their own luggage. Total walking distance is approximately 750 feet (200 meters). Rates are approximate and can be changed at any time based on governing authority.
October 28, 2022 Eilat Soak in the atmosphere as it’s your choice! Spend a morning at the Coral Beach Nature Reserve, snorkeling** in the crystalline waters of the Red Sea -OR- relax aboard a glass bottom boat cruise of the Gulf of Aqaba in search for marine life.
This afternoon, set off in all-terrain vehicles for an exploration of the Arava Desert surrounding Eilat. Experience the desert landscape as you drive off-road into Solomon Wadi (valley) and onto the viewpoint over the ancient Egyptian copper mines dated to the times of the biblical King Solomon. Immerse yourself in the silence and magic of the desert during a walk in one of the more absconded valleys before driving to the top of the Eilat Mountains. From this elevated position, enjoy the sunset and take in the spectacular view over the Red Sea and the Sinai Peninsula, traversed by Moses and the Jewish people during their 40-year wandering in the desert following Exodus from Egypt. Gather around a bonfire to share tea and freshly baked desert bread, while taking in expansive views over the 4 neighboring countries in the Gulf of Aqaba: Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. (B, D)
October 29, 2022 Eilat - Masada - Jerusalem Discover why the locals have so much pride in their ability to grow food in this harsh climate at Desert Agriculture Research Center in the Arava Valley, where you’ll learn about drip irrigation and other innovative techniques that allow crops to flourish in the desert. Travel to the desert fortress of Masada (UNESCO), perched upon a cliff next to the Dead Sea. With a guide, explore Herod's Palace and the Roman Camp. Descend the ancient walls by cable car before continuing on to Jerusalem, to the Arthur Atlas Hotel, your home for the next 3 nights. (B)
October 30, 2022 Jerusalem - Mount of Olives - Old City Today, you’ll begin your exploration of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, where you’ll marvel at the panoramic view of the Holy City, including the shining Dome of the Rock. Get ready to see Jerusalem on foot and embark on a comprehensive tour of the old city, covering multiple religions that have coexisted here for centuries. Pause at the Western (Wailing) Wall, follow the Stations of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa, and walk in the footsteps of millions before you. With the remainder of your day at leisure, delve into Jerusalem’s Shuk (the Bazaars of the Old City), with each narrow street dedicated to different trades passed down through generations. As you explore, breathe in the smell of freshly baked bread, roasting sesame seeds, and savory spices. (B)
October 31, 2022 Jerusalem Reflect on the sorrows of the past at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, followed by a poignant discussion with a Holocaust survivor.(Due to fragile health conditions of Holocaust survivors, on occasion this interaction may be replaced with the screening of a poignant recorded testimony.) Ventureto the Judean Hills and spend your afternoon in the city of Bethlehem. This historic city is known as the birthplace of Jesus. It is also regarded in Judaism as the hometown of King David, and where he was crowned as the king of Israel. Make your way through the town on foot with an expert guide, feeling as if you’ve stepped into another time. You’ll visit the historic Church of the Nativity – built upon the site of where Jesus was born. The church was constructed in the 4th century, and its weathered stone facades allude to its age. Return to Jerusalem in the evening. (B)
November 1, 2022 Jerusalem - Sea of Galilee - Safed Head to Magdala, regarded to be the hometown of Mary Magdalene, and find an ancient city of stone carvings and excavated temples. Sail on the Sea of Galilee in a historic replica boat before continuing on to the Mount of Beatitudes, an overlook where Jesus gave his famous Sermon of the Mount. End your day in Safed, a beautiful little town of weather-worn alleyways and one of Judaism’ Four Holy Cities. Your home for the next two nights will be the Ruth Safed (B, D)
November 2, 2022 Safed - Golan Heights - Safed Wander along rumbling waterfalls, quiet ponds, and temple ruins in Caesarea Philippi National Park. Travel by apple orchards and green groves on your way to Majdal Shams, a town in Golan Heights. Get to know a variety of the local religions today, first meeting with a member of the Druze community to learn more about this mysterious and secretive sect of Islam. Return to Safed for a walking tour led by an expert. Learn about Kabbalah’s mystical beliefs, providing another glimpse into a local religion. Connect with one of the town’s Orthodox Jewish families over a home-hosted dinner.(B, L, D)
November 3, 2022 Safed - Nazareth - Tel Aviv Explore Nazareth, the childhood town of Jesus. More than just a religious town, Nazareth’s culinary scene and growing businesses brought the city into the 21st century. After visiting the Basilica of the Annunciation, experience an Impact Moment at a non-profit community center where local women lead a lesson on traditional crafts. Discover the nearby open-air market before enjoying a home- hosted lunch in a historic house, featuring Arab-Israeli favorites such as hummus, baba ghanoush, pastries, and more. Head to the bustling waterfront city of Tel Aviv – the remainder of the day is yours. Perhaps you’ll relax in an outdoor café, walk along the beach, or check out the dynamic nightlife. We'll be spending the rest of our time at the Atlas Artist Hotel. (B, L)
November 4, 2022 Tel Aviv Make your way through Tel Aviv’s historic section, Jaffa, passing by St. Peter’s Church, Wishing Bridge, Ramses Gate, and the unique Suspended Orange Tree. Then taste your way through one of Tel Aviv’s lively street markets as you connect with the locals, getting a true taste of everyday life in this bustling Mediterranean city. This evening, toast to the end of your trip at a farewell reception. (B, L)
November 5, 2022 Tel Aviv - Tour Ends Wish Israel goodbye as we depart for home on our group flight back to JFK. (B)
A deposit of $1099 per person (Which Includes Cancellation Waiver and Insurance) is due upon reservation. Final payment is due on or before August 23, 2022. Cancellation Waiver and Insurance non-refundable.
The maximum number on this tour will be 24 women.
We will provide you with the time windows for both arrival and departure flights to be included in our private group transfers. If you arrive outside of these windows, we will be happy to set up your transfers for an additional cost.
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To fully experience this itinerary, you must be able to walk unassisted for 2.5 miles and stand at least 15-60 minutes at a time with no opportunity to sit down. You can navigate hills and uneven ground, climb into various modes of transportation, and could possibly anticipate changes in elevation. You can expect some longer days balanced with free-time to recharge or set out on your own adventure. You should bring adequate sun protection, appropriate layers and sturdy walking shoes to be prepared to walk and stand in the heat with limited to no shade. In particular, while touring in Petra and Jerusalem, you will be required to walk over cobblestones and up/down steep roads for an extended amount of time.
This exclusive tour itinerary has been crafted exclusively for Sisterhood Travels by Stacey Ray, CEO and Collette Tours