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Best of Israel and Jordan

13 Day Israel & Jordan Tour from Jerusalem

with Dead Sea Extension

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Dome of the Rock, Jersalem, Israel
13 Days
2 Countries

Israel, Jordan

15 Cities

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Masada National Park, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Lower Galilee, Acre, Caesarea, Amman, Iraq al-Amir, Jerash, Mount Nebo, Shobak, Petra, Wadi Rum

22 Meals

12 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners, 2 Be My Guests, 1 Lunch, 1 Regional Dinner, 1 Farewell Dinner


Faster paced with mix of 1 and 2-night stays in each destination. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 40-45
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From the Wailing Wall to the rose-red façades of Petra, this historical interlude with Israel and Jordan will see you visit the tomb of King David, the Mount of Beatitudes and the Dead Sea, before following in the footsteps of spice traders across desert landscapes.

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Day 1

Journey from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem

Your journey through a land regarded by many as the holiest of the holy begins in the sacred city of Jerusalem, which you will have an opportunity to explore before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers to herald an epic journey into antiquity. L'chaim!

The Dome Rock in Jerusalem, Israel
Accommodation Dan Panorama Jerusalem

Day 2

A Day to Explore the Dead Sea and Masada

Journey across the rocky Judean Desert to the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found accidentally by a Bedouin boy in 1947. Visit the striking clifftop fortress of Masada, where a Roman siege ended in the tragic mass suicide of over 900 Zealots. Their sacrifice remains as a symbol of Israel's pledge to remain free. Stroll through the excavations of Herod's palatial retreat, before returning to the lowest point on earth to float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea (time permitting). This evening, we share a traditional meal at our hotel.

A Woman Floating in the Dead Sea, Jordan
Accommodation Dan Panorama Jerusalem
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience The Masada Fortress in the Judea Desert, Jerusalem, Israel
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Visit the Fortress of Masada

Day 3

The Church of Nativity in Bethlehem

Tread in the footsteps of prophets, crusaders and kings, admiring the Old City of Jerusalem from the sacred vantage point of the Mount of Olives. Stroll through the Jewish Quarter where you’ll Dive Into Culture at the Wailing Wall and watch faithful Jews cede their prayers to the crevices of its ancient rocks. See the Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount and follow the path taken by Christ past the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa to Golgotha, arriving at the 4th-century Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christians gather to commemorate at the traditional site of His Resurrection. Later this afternoon, travel to Bethlehem where the story of Mary, Joseph and Jesus officially begins. Visit the Church of Nativity, built on the site traditionally considered to be the birthplace of Jesus, and the Manger Square before returning to Jerusalem.

A Man at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Israel
Accommodation Dan Panorama Jerusalem
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Visit the Western Wall, renowned as one of the holiest places for the Jewish faith, Jerusalem
Visit the Wailing Wall and discover one of the holiest places for the Jewish faith Learn more

Visit the Wailing Wall and discover one of the holiest places for the Jewish faith

Iconic Experience Skull Caps in Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem City Tour

Day 4

Onwards to Lower Galilee

This morning, continue your compelling discovery of Jerusalem and visit Yad Vashem to commemorate the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust during World War II. See the Dead Sea Scrolls at Israel Museum's Shrine of the Book, the Knesset, and the Givat Ram Campus of the Hebrew University, before travelling through the farmlands of the Jordan Valley. In Nazareth, you’ll have an opportunity to visit the sacred Catholic Shrine of the Church of Annunciation, whose cupola overlooks the cave in which Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary to share the blessing that she would conceive and give birth to the Son of God. Celebrate a strong sense of community at your overnight stop where you'll dine this evening.

The Church of Annunciation Basilica Nazareth, Israel
Accommodation Kibbutz Lavi Hotel Galilee
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Visit the Annunciation Cathedral in Nazareth, Israel
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Nazareth Church of the Annunciation

Iconic Experience The Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem, Israel
Jerusalem Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Visit Learn more

Jerusalem Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Visit

Iconic Experience Dead Sea scrolls in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
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Visit the Israel Museum

Day 5

Admire Capernaum, the Mount of Beatitudes and Safed

Begin the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and visit the Jesus Boat, an ancient fishing vessel dating to the 1st century AD. Continue to the ruins of the old synagogue at Capernaum, said to have been built on the home of St. Peter. Then visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Next, venture to one of Judaism's Four Holy Cities and the birthplace of the Kabbalah movement, Safed. Proceed to your hotel where you’ll enjoy dinner.

Ruins in Capernaum, Israel
Accommodation Kibbutz Lavi Hotel Galilee
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Cruise boat on the Sea of Galilee, Israel
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Ancient Galilee Boat

Day 6

On to Acre, Haifa, Caesarea and Tel Aviv

Continue to the almost-intact 12th-century underground City of Acre to admire its medieval Crusader buildings, before enjoying views of the Baha'i Shrine and the beautiful Persian Hanging Gardens of Haifa, created as a memorial to the founders of the Baha'i faith. Imagine seafaring traders plying their wares in the ancient port city of Caesarea where we visit the Roman Amphitheatre, then travel to the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, our home for the next two nights.

The Shrine Bab Bahai in Haifa, Israel
Accommodation Dan Panorama Tel Aviv
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience View of Acre Old Port, Israel
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Explore Acre

Iconic Experience Ancient city of Caesarea Maritima in Tel Aviv, Israel
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Explore the Ruins of Caesarea

Day 7

Discover Coastal Tel Aviv

Visit Rabin Square this morning. Here you’ll learn about the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who has become a symbol of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Continue to Newe Zedek, the first neighbourhood of Tel Aviv and soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Rothchild Boulevard. Next, stroll through the ancient ruins of Old Jaffa and explore the biblical stories and ancient mythology of the Old Port. The robust aroma of coffee makes an appearance next at an exclusive Be My Guest experience and lunch in Ajami neighbourhood where you’ll Connect With Locals and learn about the personal story of a Christian girl growing up in a Jewish, Muslim and Christian area.

Jaffa Old Town in Tel Aviv, Israel
Accommodation Dan Panorama Tel Aviv
Included Meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
Be My Guest Coffee in jaffa with the Hiffawi family who have been coffee makers for generations.
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Lunch with the Hiffawi Family in Jaffa and Learn Their Stories of Living in a Multi-Religious Society

Iconic Experience A flag on the coastline in Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv City Tour

Day 8

Off to Amman

We leave the sacred lands of Israel and journey to the white stone city of Amman. Meet your fellow travellers this evening for a cocktail reception followed by dinner.

Hummus and Pita Bread in Tel Aviv, Israel
Accommodation Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

Explore Ancient Jerash

This morning, we embark on a city tour of Amman to see its Citadel, Archaeological Museum, Roman Amphitheatre and Folklore Museum. Our next stop is to Iraq al-Amir where we’ll visit at the Iraq al-Amir Women's Association for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Learn first-hand how they make soap from olive oil and craft greeting cards and note books from recycled paper. Try your hand at making your own before enjoying a lunch prepared by the women. We continue to the ancient city of Jerash, a favourite city of the Roman emperor Hadrian and an important stop on the incense and spice trade route to the Mediterranean. Amble past its soaring Corinthian columns and view its almost intact city walls, before returning to the seven hills of Amman, where tonight we’ll Connect With Locals over an exclusive Be My Guest experience with a local family featuring Jordanian favourites for dinner.

Columns in Jerash, Jordan
Accommodation Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Be My Guest
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Visit the Iraq al-Amir Women's Centre and learn how they create soap from olive oil
Al-Amir Women's Centre Visit in Jordan Learn more

Al-Amir Women's Centre Visit in Jordan

Be My Guest Be My Guest dinner with a family in their Amman home in Joradan
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Dine with a Jordanian Family in their Amman Home

Iconic Experience Stone Hercules Hand In Amman, Jordan
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Amman City Tour

Iconic Experience Ruins at Old City Jerash in Amman, Jordan
Jerash Orientation Learn more

Jerash Orientation

Day 10

Onwards to Petra

The enchanting rose-red façades of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, beckon. Your journey continues on the fabled King's Highway to visit Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses is buried. You'll see the Madaba Mosaic Map that covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Madaba and ascend to the Crusader Shobak Castle, perched on the side of a mountain. Arriving in Petra later, you'll join a Bedouin tribe for a traditional dinner in their camp, under the clear night sky.

Bedouin Traditional Tea in Amman, Jordan
Hayat Zaman Hotel Petra View Hotel Details
Included Meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner

Hayat Zaman Hotel Petra

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Petra, Jordan


  • Stays With Stories
Iconic Experience Bedouin man playing an Oud in Petra, Jordan
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Petra Dinner in the Desert

Iconic Experience Mount Nebo Orientation Mount Nebo, Jordan
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See the Ruins of Mount Nebo

Day 11

Discover Colourful Petra and Scenic Wadi Rum

Imagine silk and spice caravans plying their wares as we Dive Into Culture and enter this mystical trading city through the narrow Siq, flanked by towering cliffs soaring 80 metres high. Emerging from the path, the stone façade of the Treasury with its ornate decoration looms ahead – the first of many wonders to be explored. Leaving this ancient wonder behind, you'll trek through the timeless landscapes of the Wadi Rum desert, once described by T.E. Lawrence as 'vast, echoing and god-like'. Check into your luxury accommodation in Bedouin tents and soak up the endless desert landscapes. Watch a breath-taking sunset lighting up the surrounding sandstone mountains in brilliant golden hues, then gaze up as the day turns to night and the star-studded sky takes centre stage for the rest of the evening.

The Monastery in Petra, Jordan
Accommodation Mazayen Luxury Camp Wadi Rum
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Dive Into Culture See tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, Petra
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Discover the wonders of the 'Rose City' of Petra

Iconic Experience Camels in Desert, Wadi Rum, Jordan
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Scenic Drive Through Wadi Rum

Day 12

Journey to Amman

This morning, we embark on a jeep tour through the desert watching the landscape rise almost 2,000 metres from the desert floor, amidst which you'll find canyons, waterholes and rock paintings that span millennia. Return to Amman for your final night in Jordan, enjoying a Farewell Dinner with your travel companions. As the sun sets on this magical city, listen to the mystical call of the muezzin and reminisce over an enchanting trip into antiquity.

A Camel in the Desert in Wadi Rum, Jordan
Accommodation Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center
Included Meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 13

Farewell Jordan

This morning, we bid farewell to this extraordinary land. 

Ruins and Columns at the Citadel in Amman, Jordan
Included Meals Breakfast

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Visit the Fortress of Masada Learn more
Dive Into Culture
Visit the Wailing Wall and discover one of the holiest places for the Jewish faith Learn more
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Jerusalem City Tour Learn more
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Nazareth Church of the Annunciation Learn more
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Jerusalem Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum Visit Learn more
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Visit the Israel Museum Learn more
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Ancient Galilee Boat Learn more
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Explore Acre Learn more
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Explore the Ruins of Caesarea Learn more
Be My Guest
Lunch with the Hiffawi Family in Jaffa and Learn Their Stories of Living in a Multi-Religious Society Learn more
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Tel Aviv City Tour Learn more
Al-Amir Women's Centre Visit in Jordan Learn more
Be My Guest
Dine with a Jordanian Family in their Amman Home Learn more
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Amman City Tour Learn more
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Jerash Orientation Learn more
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Petra Dinner in the Desert Learn more
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See the Ruins of Mount Nebo Learn more
Dive Into Culture
Discover the wonders of the 'Rose City' of Petra Learn more
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Scenic Drive Through Wadi Rum Learn more

Hand-Picked Hotels

Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.

Hayat Zaman Hotel Petra

Optional Experiences

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Ajloun Castle Experience
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Ajloun Castle Experience

Desert Castles
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Desert Castles

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Frequently Asked Questions

Official Languages across Jordan and Israel: Arabic is the official language of Jordan. Hebrew is the official language of Israel. Arabic is also recognized as a special language in Israel and has a significant status, particularly among the Arab population.

Currency used in Jordan and Israel: The currency of Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar. The currency of Israel is the Israeli New Shekel (₪).

Capital Cities:: Amman (Jordan) and Jerusalem (Israel).

Time Zone(s) in Jordan: Eastern European Time (EET). Jordan observes daylight saving time which means that during the summer months, it shifts to Eastern European Summer Time (EEST). Israel Standard Time (IST) is the standard time zone of Israel during most of the year. When Israel observes daylight saving time, it is referred to as Israel Daylight Time (IDT).


Jordan and Israel passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip.
  • Visa Requirement: A Tourist Visa is required to enter Jordan. Learn more about obtaining a visa for Jordan. A visa is not required to enter Israel.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to

Jordan's weather is characterized by a Mediterranean climate in the west and a desert climate in the east. The coastal regions experience mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. The interior areas, including the capital city, Amman, have cold winters with occasional snowfall and hot summers. The eastern desert regions, like Wadi Rum and Petra, endure extremely hot summers and cold winters, with significant temperature fluctuations between day and night. Rainfall is generally scarce throughout the country, and Jordan is known for its arid landscapes and vast desert expanses.

Israel has a diverse climate due to its geographical features. The coastal regions, including cities like Tel Aviv, have a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Inland areas, such as Jerusalem, experience a Mediterranean climate with cooler temperatures and occasional snow during winter. The Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea region have a hot and arid climate, with scorching summers and mild winters. The Negev Desert in the south has a desert climate characterized by extremely hot summers and mild winters. Overall, Israel experiences most of its rainfall between November and March, with the rest of the year being generally dry and sunny.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.


  • Comfortable walking shoes: Comfortable walking shoes are a must for exploring various sites and cities. Also, consider packing sandals or slip-on shoes that can be easily removed when visiting religious sites that require you to take off your shoes.
  • Modest Clothing: Many countries in the Middle East have conservative dress codes, especially in religious or traditional areas. Pack lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that covers your shoulders and knees to respect local customs and stay comfortable in the warm climate. Pack clothes suitable for the season. Lightweight, breathable clothing for hot weather. Long-sleeved shirts, a light jacket or sweater, and pants for protection for cooler evenings. You might consider bringing a long-sleeve UV-protective shirt or the like for protection from the sun.
  • Scarves and Shawls: For women, carrying a lightweight scarf or shawl is helpful to cover your head or shoulders when entering religious sites or more conservative areas.
  • Respectful Attire for Swimming: If you plan to swim, pack appropriate swimwear for the specific location and accommodations you'll be staying in. Some hotels may have designated areas for swimming.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: Depending on the season and the countries you're visiting, it's always a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or waterproof layer.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat (wide-brimmed and breathable or with a neck flap for extra sun protection), sunglasses and clothing with UV protection.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.


  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).


  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer (make sure you have the correct converter and adapter).


  • Bring a small daypack or backpack for carrying essentials during excursions and outings.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.


  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).


Electricity information for travelers in the Middle East can vary from country to country. However, most Middle Eastern countries follow a standardized system for electricity. Here are some key points to know about electricity in the Middle East:

  • Voltage: When traveling to most Middle Eastern countries, the standard voltage is 220-240 volts at 50 Hz. In Israel, the standard voltage is 230 volts, and the frequency is 50 Hz. The power plugs and sockets used in Israel are of type H, which consists of three rectangular prongs arranged in a triangular pattern. Jordan also has a standard voltage of 230 volts at 50 Hz, like Israel. The power plugs and sockets used in Jordan are types C, D, F, G, and J. Israel and Jordan's voltage of 230 is higher than the typical 120 volts used in North America. Therefore, if you're traveling from North America, you'll need a voltage converter to safely use your electronic devices in both countries. It's essential to note that the plug types may differ in various regions of Jordan, so it's advisable to bring a universal travel adapter that can accommodate multiple plug types. 
  • Plug Types: The plug types used in the Middle East vary among countries. The most common plug types are Type C (European), Type D, and Type G. Type C plugs have two round pins, Type D plugs have three round pins in a triangular pattern, and Type G plugs have three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. Since plug types can vary within the Middle East, it's a good idea to have a universal travel adapter that can accommodate multiple plug types. This will ensure that you can easily plug in your devices regardless of the specific plug type used in the country you're visiting.
  • Travel Adapters: Since there are variations in plug types among Middle Eastern countries, it's recommended to carry a universal travel adapter that can accommodate multiple plug types. This way, you can use your electronic devices in different countries without needing multiple adapters.
  • Availability of Outlets: The availability of electrical outlets is generally widespread in urban areas and tourist destinations in the Middle East. Most hotels, airports, and public spaces provide standard power outlets to charge your devices.
  • Power Outages: Some countries in the Middle East may experience occasional power outages, especially in more remote or less developed areas. Be prepared with portable chargers or power banks to ensure you can keep your essential devices charged during your travels.
  • Safety Considerations: When using electronic devices in a foreign country, especially with different voltage systems, ensure that your devices can handle the local voltage to avoid damage. Always check the label on your devices or chargers to see if they support 220-240 volts.

As the electricity information may vary depending on the country you're visiting in the Middle East, it's essential to research the specific electrical standards and requirements for each destination on your itinerary. Additionally, consult with your accommodation or tour operator if you have any doubts about the voltage, plug types, or available outlets at your travel destinations.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Many hotels in the Middle East, especially those catering to international travelers, provide hair dryers in their rooms for guests to use. These hair dryers are usually compatible with the local voltage and plug types, so you won't typically need to worry about bringing your own unless you have specific preferences or requirements.

If you have a high-powered or specialized hair dryer that you prefer to use, or if you're staying in accommodations that might not provide hair dryers, you can bring a travel hair dryer that's designed to work with various voltage levels and plug types. This way, you'll ensure that you can use your hair dryer regardless of the specific electrical setup in the hotel.

Remember to also pack any necessary travel adapters or voltage converters if your hair dryer is not compatible with the local voltage and plug type. It's always better to be prepared to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free experience during your trip.

If you are unsure about the electrical compatibility or amenities provided by a specific hotel, you can see if they provide this information on their site or contact them directly before your trip to inquire about the availability of hair dryers and other electrical considerations for international travelers. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but cannot find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

  • Air conditioning is common and widely used in both Israel and Jordan, especially during the hot and dry summer months. Given the warm climate in these regions, air conditioning is essential for maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures. Restaurants, shopping malls, museums, and other public spaces typically have air conditioning to provide relief from the heat. It's common to find air conditioning in public transportation vehicles like buses and trains as well.
  • While air conditioning is crucial during the summer, the need for it might decrease during the cooler months. Some places may not use air conditioning during the winter or cooler evenings.
  • Keep in mind that local customs and practices might influence the use of air conditioning. In more traditional or older buildings, air conditioning might not be as prevalent as in modern structures.

Regardless of where in the world your tour visits, we do our best to ensure your transportation is as comfortable as can be.

Airport transfers

Transfers will depend on the trip you choose and vary among destinations. In general, if you are joining or departing your guided vacation on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included. You’ll find specific information on your itinerary page.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

Traveling to the Middle East on a guided tour can be an exciting and enriching experience. However, it's essential to prioritize your health and safety while exploring new territories. Staying informed, prepared, and cautious will go a long way in ensuring a safe and enjoyable travel experience. Always stay in touch with your Travel Director and always follow their recommendations.

Here are some health advice and recommendations for travelers heading to the Middle East:

Visit the Doctor: Before embarking on your trip, schedule a visit with a medicine specialist or your healthcare provider. They can provide personalized health advice based on your medical history, current health status, and the specific countries you'll be visiting.

Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuations, and trip cancellations.

First Aid Kit: Carry a basic kit with essential items like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, antidiarrheal medication, and any prescribed medications. 

Sun Protection & Heat Safety: The Middle East often experiences strong sunlight. Use sunscreen with a high SPF, wear protective clothing, and use sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat to shield yourself from the sun. The Middle East can have extremely high temperatures, especially during the summer. 

Stay Hydrated: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day, and rest in air-conditioned or shaded areas.

Respect Local Customs: Respect local customs and dress codes, especially in conservative areas. Dress modestly, particularly when visiting religious sites.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medications and carry them in their original packaging, along with a copy of your prescription. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these. 

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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