Northern Israel & Jordan 5 Day Loop

This 5-day Northern Israel and Jordan Loop package is a unique combination of the scenic Galilee region with an exciting two-day excursion to Jordan. It features some of northern Israel’s most striking natural views, significant religious sites, and fascinating historical places. Conveniently, for your departure location, you can choose between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

In the morning you will visit Kibbutz Maagan Michael, where you will learn about the unique lifestyle of the collective community from a member of the Kibbutz, and you’ll enjoy a delicious meal at the communal dining hall. We will then continue to Jisr az-Zarqa, an Arab-Israeli fishermen village situated on a beautiful stretch of beach on the Mediterranean Sea. You will check-in at Juha Guesthouse, located in the heart of the village. Led by a local, you will be introduced to the village culture, meet friendly locals, and hike part of the famous Israel Trail. You will then have some free time to explore and enjoy the atmosphere of the authentic village life. You will end the day with a relaxing bonfire and a delicious dinner at the beach.

The next day we will make the short drive to Caesarea National Park. Here, you will tour the ancient Roman city, which boasts impressive architectural remains that have stood for thousands of years, from the time of King Herod. Wandering through the park, you will see the ruins of castles, several temples, the aqueduct, the ancient port, and the city walls and towers.

We will then continue to Nazareth, the city where, according to tradition, the angel Gabriel told Mary that she would be conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and where Jesus grew up. You will spend the next two nights at the famous Fauzi Azar Inn, a charming, renovated Arab mansion and the first guesthouse in Nazareth, situated on the path of the Jesus Trail.

In the morning we will head out towards the Sea of Galilee, the largest fresh-water lake in the Middle East. We will visit Capernaum, where you can marvel at the religious and historical significance of a site revered by millions of Christians throughout the world. The next stop is the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus famously preached his Sermon on the Mount and today a beautiful Catholic Franciscan chapel stands and visitors enjoy a stunning view. After a short hike in the Banias Nature Reserve, we will visit a winery, and you will sample a variety of locally produced wines. We will continue to Mount Bental, a dormant volcano which provides more lovely views of the Galilee, Golan, Syria, and Mount Hermon. Our final stop for the day will be back at the Sea of Galilee, where we’ll relax at a beach allowing you to bathe in the refreshing water before returning to Nazareth.

Our next destination is the capital city of Amman, where we will drive by the Royal Palace, King Hussein National Mosque, and get a general overview of the city. Before moving on from Amman, we’ll get to taste a delicious local sweet, called Knafeh. We will then continue south toward the desert, and arrive at the Bedouin camp, where we’ll spend the night. The Bedouins are nomadic dwellers of the desert who have lived in the region for thousands of years and will share their delicious meals and comfortable tents with us.

The last day is devoted to Petra. One of the seven wonders of the world, and poetically described as “a rose-red city half the age of time”, Petra is an incredible experience for any traveler. Carved into the red rocks of the desert cliffs thousands of years ago by the ancient Nabatean people, Petra was hidden under the sand for centuries before recently becoming accessible again. We will tour through the treasury, amphitheater, royal tombs, and monastery before heading back via the Allenby crossing.

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Highlights

  • Tour one of Israel’s last remaining truly communal Kibbutzim
  • Spend a day in a beautiful Arab-Israeli fisherman village
  • Explore the amazing Roman ruins at Caesarea National Park
  • Visit the hometown of Jesus, Nazareth, and stay at the unique Fauzi Azar Inn
  • Scan the horizon from Mount Bental as you overlook the Syrian side of the ceasefire line
  • See Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • Visit the Sea of Galilee and enjoy the beautiful landscapes around it
  • Experience authentic Bedouin hospitality

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Tour Itinerary

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    Day 1
    Jisr Az-Zarqa & Kibbutz Tour (Guided)

    Day Activity – Transfer to Jisr Az-Zarqa from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv
    – Tour of Kibbutz Maagan Michael
    – Lunch in the Kibbutz
    Evening – Dinner in Jisr-Az Zarqa (Local home)
    (Overnight Juha Guesthouse, Jisr Az-Zarqa)

    NB: Itinerary is subject to amendment
    *Please note that sites may vary depending on crowds and/or religious holidays.

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    Day 2
    Day 2 - Caesarea & Nazareth (Self-Guided)

    Day Activity – Tour of Caesarea Ruins
    – Transfer to Nazareth and check-in the guesthouse
    – Explore Nazareth independently
    (Overnight Fauzi Azar Inn, Nazareth)

    NB: Itinerary is subject to amendment
    *Please note that sites may vary depending on crowds and/or religious holidays.

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    Day 3
    Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights (Self-Guided)

    Day Tour – Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights Tour
    Evening – Dinner – Traditional – Cooking Workshop (Guided)
    (Overnight Fauzi Azar Inn, Nazareth)

    NB: Itinerary is subject to amendment
    *Please note that sites may vary depending on crowds and/or religious holidays.

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    Day 4
    Jerash & Amman (Guided)

    Day Tour – Petra 2 Day Tour (Day 1)
    (Overnight Bedouin Campsite Petra)

    NB: Itinerary is subject to amendment
    *Please note that sites may vary depending on crowds and/or religious holidays.

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    Day 5
    Petra (Guided)

    Day Tour – Petra 2 Day Tour (Day 2)
    – Return to Jerusalem and Package concludes

    NB: Itinerary is subject to amendment
    *Please note that sites may vary depending on crowds and/or religious holidays.

Good to Know

  • Passports are required, and it is unlawful for Israeli passport holders to join. Please note that failure to send in or insert your correct passport details by 5:00PM the evening before your tour departs can incur extra costs or result in the cancellation of your booking with no possibility of a refund.
  • Pickup points: Jerusalem Abraham Hostel Lobby (Davidka Square), Tel Aviv Abraham Hostel
  • Things to bring: hat & sunscreen, water & snacks, bathing suit, passport, border fees
  • This is a self-guided tour, meaning that it includes full transportation and printed guiding materials and/or App-based Content, but no actual guide.
  • Self-guiding materials are available for FREE - Abraham Tours App (Available on Google Play and App store).
  • Age Limit for Dorm Room: Our Dorm rooms have an 18 age limit. If you are booking with children, please select an upgrade to one of our great private rooms so we are able to accommodate you.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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INCLUDED

  • Full transportation from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv
  • Guided & Self Guided Tours and activities
  • Accommodation (4 Nights total) at the Fauzi Azar Inn Nazareth and Petra
  • Breakfast daily (Days 2-5)
  • Lunch daily (Days 1, 4 and 5)
  • Dinner on days 1, 3 & 4)
  • Entrance to Petra

EXCLUDED

  • Optional Airport Shuttle (Jerusalem only)
  • Room Upgrade Optional (Single, Double or Twin)
  • Other meals
  • Other Entrance fees
  • Border fees ($105 in total)

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FAQ'S

Will I be with the same people everyday?

As part of our unique and dynamic package style, you will be joined by many different travelers on each day’s tours, some who will be with you most of your itinerary, and others who may just be joining for a day tour.

 

Are there any other fees for this package?

There are border fees that you will need to pay locally as well as some entrance fees to sites – full details can be found in your PDF booking confirmations

Do I need to obtain a Jordanian Visa beforehand?

We at Abraham Tours will obtain the Jordanain Visa beforehand for you and you will receive it at the border 

*Please note this is only applicable for those travelling from countries that can obtain a visa on arrival for Jordan. Please check with your local embassy first.

 

Will my passport be stamped at the border?

You may request to get stamped on a separate piece of paper, though there is no guarantee.

The date I want to book is in less than 7 days and the website is not showing availability, can I still book?

Please email us directly at packages@abrahamtours.com to check availability for packaged departing in less than 7 days.

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