Undiscovered Israel & Palestine

Tailor Made Itinerary

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover some of the country’s most beautiful hikes as you explore Amud Stream Nature Reserve, Wadi Qelt, & Avdat National Park
  • Enjoy sunrise views overlooking the Dead Sea and Judaean Desert, as well as at the less-visited Ramon Crater
  • Spend some time wandering the ancient crusader port town of Akko and the gorgeous hilltop town of Safed
  • Explore the significant religious sites of the Mount of Temptations, the Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem
  • Visit the Palestinian/Israeli conflict museum in the ‘Walled off Hotel’ before crossing the Separation Wall in Bethlehem
  • Embark on a 4x4 adventure around Ramon Crater and learn about the geological history of this area

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE TEL AVIV

DAY 1: ARRIVE TEL AVIV

Arrive into Tel Aviv airport, where you will be met by a Wild Frontiers representative and transferred to your hotel.

Brown Seaside

DAY 2: TEL AVIV – AKKO – NAZARETH – SAFED

DAY 2: TEL AVIV – AKKO – NAZARETH – SAFED

Start your morning with a visit to Jaffa, the oldest seaport in the world and home to some fascinating history. From here you then set off north to the ancient crusader port and capital of Akko, where you can spend some time exploring the old city and the vast crusader halls and the secret tunnel connecting them. Continue on to Nazareth where you can visit the Church of the Annunciation, before reaching the picturesque predominantly Jewish hilltop village of Safed, one of Judaism’s holiest, to check into your boutique hotel, hidden away in the Artists’ Quarter.

The Way Inn
Breakfast

DAY 3: SAFED: NAHAL AMUD HIKE

DAY 3: SAFED: NAHAL AMUD HIKE

Today you will discover some of Israel’s natural charms by exploring the beautiful Amud Stream Nature Reserve on foot. Home to moss-covered caves and miniature waterfalls leading to numerous secret little pools, this tranquil area also offers some fascinating history. The river used to provide water for the holy city during the time of the British Mandate and therefore along the route you’ll come across the ruins of the old police station, pumping station and flour mill.

The Way Inn
Breakfast

DAY 4: SAFED – TIBERIAS – JERICHO

DAY 4: SAFED – TIBERIAS – JERICHO

Say goodbye to the idyllic Safed and set off for Jericho today. En route stop and visit Tiberias, exploring Capernaum (House of St. Peter) and Tabgha (Church of the Miracle of the Fish and Loaves), before enjoying a boat ride on the historic Sea of Galilee. Continue on to Jericho, located below sea level within an oasis in the Jordan Valley, making it the lowest city in the world. Here you’ll head to the imposing Mount of Temptations, the supposed site where Jesus was tempted by the Devil. A cable car ride up the mountain allows you to explore the monastery here, before spending some time discovering Hisham’s Palace.

Oasis Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 5: JERICHO – WADI QELT HIKE – DEAD SEA – MASADA

DAY 5: JERICHO – WADI QELT HIKE – DEAD SEA – MASADA

You discover the landscapes of the Judaean Desert this morning, starting with a stunning walk through Wadi Qelt, a dramatic canyon containing trickling springs and picturesque pools. Your journey then takes you south along the Jordan Valley to the banks of the Dead Sea, where you will relax on the beach and float in the famous salty waters. Later in the afternoon continue on to Masada.

Breakfast

DAY 6: MASADA SUNRISE HIKE – RAMON CRATER

DAY 6: MASADA SUNRISE HIKE – RAMON CRATER

Travel along hilly terrain as you enter the heart of the desert. On this site once stood a magnificent palace, sitting on a lofty plateau overlooking the Dead Sea and the untamed landscape of the Judean Desert. Here you will walk up the snake path to reach Masada for sunrise and then take the cable car down. The history of the fort is incredible, you can still see the Roman forts and ramparts that were used to take this formidable fortress. From here you drive south to Ramon Crater where you will explore the area by 4x4 and learn about some of the geological history here.

Breakfast

DAY 7: RAMON CRATER - AVDAT HIKE – LAQIYA WEAVING CENTRE - JERUSALEM

DAY 7: RAMON CRATER - AVDAT HIKE – LAQIYA WEAVING CENTRE - JERUSALEM

Rise with the sun once again as you enjoy stunning views over the crater. After breakfast, set off on a short hike in Avdat National Park, located just north of the crater. From here you’ll continue on to Be’er Sheva and visit the Bedouin village of Laqiya, where you’ll get the opportunity to meet with some of the local women and learn about their social enterprise focused on the preservation of traditional wool spinning and hand-loom weaving techniques. After lunch, drive on to Jerusalem.

Azzahra Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 8: JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM

DAY 8: JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM

Today you'll experience just some of what makes Jerusalem not only the cultural and spiritual centre of the Jewish people but also indisputably significant to both Islam and Christianity. One of the oldest cities in the world, the ‘City of Gold’ is a fascinatingly unique place where the first century rubs shoulders with the twenty-first century. After a panoramic view of the city from the Mount of Olives you’ll enjoy an offbeat walking tour within the walls of the Old City. This afternoon then visit Bethlehem, home of Church of the Nativity. Visit the Walled-Off Hotel - whose tagline is the 'The Best hotel With The Worst View' - which contains an interesting museum about the separation wall and the whole Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Return to Jerusalem for your final evening.

Azzahra Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 9: DEPART JERUSALEM

DAY 9: DEPART JERUSALEM

You will be collected from your hotel today and driven to the airport in time to catch your onward flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

UNDISCOVERED ISRAEL & PALESTINE (9 DAYS) A$9,491

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Dan

Dan is our Middle East expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

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Very few experiences compare to that of standing on Mount of Olives, overlooking Jerusalem, and trying to comprehend how much world history has been influenced by the city lying beneath you.

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