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Delve Deep: Jordan & Israel

Trip overview

TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. Fiery desert landscapes to world-class wreck diving. Ancient sandstone cities to ultra-modern metropolises. Floating weightlessly on the surface of the Dead Sea to partying like a local in lively Tel Aviv... it’s hard to know what to expect from these two incredibly diverse countries except the fact that they EXCEEED expectations in every. single. way. Ready to see why?

Worth noting…

Heads up! On Day 7, our awesome Topdeck Trip Leader and driver will say their goodbyes in Jordan and a local Israeli Trip Leader will accompany us for the remainder of the trip.

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Trip itinerary

  1. Amman (Jordan)

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    Punch ‘7000 BC’ into the time machine and hold onto your backpack, you’ve just landed in a city discovered thousands – yep, THOUSANDS – of years ago. Find your name on a placard at Arrivals – it’s in the hands of your super-stoked Topdeck Rep. Fling your stuff in the hotel room, introduce yourself to the rest of the #travelgang and get ready to make memories. Got a growling tum? Stuff your face with local eats at tonight’s included group dinner.

    • Activities
      • Airport transfer
    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Amman – Madaba, Mt Nebo and Karak – Petra

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  3. Petra

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  4. Petra – Wadi Rum

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  5. Wadi Rum – Aqaba

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  6. Aqaba – Dead Sea – Amman

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  7. Amman – Jerash – Jerusalem (Israel)

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  8. Jerusalem

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  9. Jerusalem – Bethlehem – Jerusalem

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  10. Jerusalem – Lake Galilee & Golan Heights – Northern Israel Region

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  11. Northern Israel Region – Nazareth – Tel Aviv

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  12. Tel Aviv

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Your Inclusions

Accommodation

9 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin-share), 1 night in a Bedouin desert camp (twin-share), 1 night in a Kibbutz (twin-share)

Transport

Air-conditioned minicoach

Your Options

FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea. -Local cooking class in Petra: from 47 USD -Petra by Night tour: from 24 USD -Dinner with a local family in Petra: from 43 USD -Snorkelling in Aqaba: from 45 USD -Diving in Aqaba: prices available locally

Other information

Important note on Ramadan 

As many Middle Eastern countries are of Islamic faith, it is important to note many restaurants and shops will either be closed or operating on reduced hours during Ramadan. As a result, some optional and included activities on your trip may be affected. Ramadan, which dates vary depending on your year of travel, is an incredibly important and sacred month for Muslims. When equipped with some basic knowledge, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in this special tradition and experience all its highlights.

Airport transfers 

Individual transfers are included for all passengers flying into Amman. Please provide arrival flight details as soon as possible, a minimum of six weeks before departure. You will be met before immigration by an airport representative with a Topdeck sign. Please refer to the ‘Visas’ section below for details on this process. Once you’ve cleared immigration and customs you will transferred to your hotel to check in. If you have booked pre-tour accommodation, please advise us no later than six weeks before arriving in order for us to make arrangements.

Visas 

For all non-restricted nationalities (please check the eligibility for your passport) we will obtain a free visa on your behalf. To obtain your free visa on arrival in Amman, we will require your full passport, flight and insurance details no later than 60 days before arriving to ensure our representative can meet you before immigration. If you do not provide us with these details we will be unable to obtain a free visa for you and you will be subject to paying the full amount on arrival.

Please note: Topdeck does not include Israel visa fees in the total trip price. Please check the individual entry requirements for your passport.

Accommodation 

On your trip you will primarily stay in quality three-star hotels on a single or twin-share basis, depending on what you have booked. You will also get to experience a night in a desert camp at Wadi Rum. The camp features twin-share tents or cabins, with beds, pillows and all sheets and blankets provided. The bathroom facilities are basic (hey, you're in the desert!) and the showers are usually cold-water only – but it's all part of an amazing experience!

Views & reviews

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  • Anonymous March 2023

    Our tour guide in Jordan (Osama) made the trip extremely disappointing. He was very rude, lazy and actively ignored dietary requirements of the group. Anything we asked to see/ do was simply too much trouble if it was remotely outside of his usual ‘plan’ we were told no, many of the days myself and one other person just didn’t get lunch as the only option we were offered didn’t account for our dietary requirements and no other options were given as this was easiest for Osama. Many of our dinners were the same - we ate at the hotel buffets many times as this was once again easiest for him. The day we crossed into Israel he simply ignored us, bought the bus tickets for us and gave them to a guy on the tour. He didn’t say anything to anyone as we got on the bus and he had left before we’d even crossed the border. This is unacceptable given that anything could’ve happened and we were on our own.

    The Israel portion of the trip was better however there was quite a bit of time in tel Aviv where there was nothing planned/ organised by Topdeck/ the guide (Johnny) and we just ended up wasting time and walked to have a coffee. There were also a few thing we simply just didn’t do like the Banksy hotel which was disappointing to miss. This was disappointing as we had limited days in Israel and there seemed to be many things that should’ve been included or at least recommended. Our guide also left us early the last day as he said he had to pick up another tour even though some of us saw him later that night at our accomodation. Johnny however was very good with dietary requirements and far more accomodating if we did ask about something we wanted to see, he did arrange this. However more communication from him was needed

    Overall this tour was extremely disappointing especially given the price as this is not a cheap tour

  • ALFREDO AR February 2023

    The overall experience was great. From picking us up upon arrival at both Jordan and Israel, having a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guides and drivers that shared their insights about not only the locations from the tour but also about places to check out to visit and for getting local food. The proximity of our hotels to the hot spots of each location made it ideal and convenient for spending more time exploring. It was well worth it.

  • Robert Os February 2023

    Very beautiful and well organized tour!

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