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06 March – 13 March

World Wonders: Jordan & Israel

Incredible ancient cities, some of the holiest sites in the world, other-worldly landscapes, and one-of-a-kind experiences await.
This is it! Walk in the footsteps of Jesus & Indiana Jones during this epic, one-of-a-kind journey across 2 countries: Jordan and Israel.

With a fun group of travellers, you'll explore ancient wonders and otherworldly landscapes. You'll discover the lost city of Petra just like Indiana Jones and drive through the Martian landscapes of Wadi Rum. You'll be at the very place where the Last Supper was had in holy Jerusalem. And all throughout, you'll enjoy shopping in local bazaars, eating traditional dishes and making new friends.

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06 Mar – 13 Mar

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Petra definitely lives up to the hype

Explore this fabled rose-red city carved entirely from stone, made famous by Indiana Jones, lit up by the light of a thousand little candles.

Why Take This Trip With Us

Experiences

Our experiences and activities are expertly curated with inputs from trusted locals.

Accomodation

Best in class hotels that are conveniently located in city centres.

Safety

Our trips are organized with your safety in mind. We collaborate with local tourism authorities extensively.

Guide

Our trips always have a knowledgeable, friendly and expert guide to show you around.

Group

Our groups are deliberately small. We believe such groups make for better shared experiences.

Transport

Our tranport and transfers are always exclusive, private and in small buses.

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Itinerary

PETRA BY NIGHT

Touchdown Amman! Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a local representative to assist with immigration and drive you to your hotel.

Then, we drive to Petra (UNESCO World Heritage Site),  one of the 7 world wonders and Jordan’s most famous attraction.

In the evening: see Petra by night, a truly magical experience.
Note: Petra by night operates only on Monday/Wednesday & Thursday so the itinerary will be changed accordingly.

   Meals:   Dinner

  Hotel:  Grand View Hotel or similar

EXPLORE PETRA AND WADI RUM

After breakfast it’s time to head out and explore Petra, Indiana Jones style!

You’ll see the dazzling colors, rock formations and elaborate rock-hewn Nabatean tombs and Roman streets dotted with temples, staircases, buildings and other monuments cut with incredible refinement.

Then: drive to Wadi Rum. Explore its vast, Mars-like dramatic landscapes on a 2 hour jeep safari.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  Sun City Camp or similar

FLOAT ON THE DEAD SEA

After breakfast, proceed to the OH Beach Resort near Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth.

Be sure to smother some mud and wash it off by floating in the gently lapping waters of the Dead Sea. 

Check into your hotel room and unwind for the day.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  Grand East Dead Sea or similar

ROAD TO JERUSALEM + CLIMB MOUNT OF OLIVES

Today, drive across the Allenby border to holy Jerusalem, the cradle of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.
(Note: after the visa formalities, departure taxes of USD 15 + visa fees of approx. USD 25  per person need to be paid locally, plus shuttle bus of USD 10/person on spot and luggage will be charged at USD 3/piece).

Then: head to the Mount Of Olives for a sweeping panoramic view of the entire Old City.

Later: visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested as well as the famous Church of All Nations.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  Grand Court Hotel or similar

JERUSALEM 101

Today, set out to explore the holy city of Jerusalem.

First: walk along the Via Dolorosa (Stations of the Cross), the path taken by Jesus, all the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, site of Jesus’ crucifixion.

Then: head to Mount Zion, an ancient hill of great religious and historical significance.

We’ll visit the Church of the Dormition, the Cenacle (site where The Last Supper took place) and then continue towards Church of Saint Peter Gallicantu.

In the evening: you’ll be free to explore and shop at the city.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  Grand Court Hotel or similar

EXPLORE JAFFA AND TEL AVIV

After breakfast, we’ll first visit Jaffa, a beautiful 8000-year-old port city filled with arched alleys, golden stone buildings and streets marked strangely with Zodiac signs. Here, we’ll visit the Artists’ quarter, exhibiting beautiful galleries and home to many of Jaffa’s artists.

Then: we’ll head to Tel Aviv, the most happening city in Israel! 

First: a trip back in time. Visit the historic train station complex, where the former Ottoman Station and other buildings have been transformed into shops, restaurants and cafés. It’s truly a beautiful experience.  

We’ll then walk through the neighborhood of Neve Tzedek, which was the first area settled by a Jewish community outside Jaffa. 

Afterwards: a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll walk through the Rothschild Boulevard, Also known as the 'White City’, it is at the heart of the city. We’ll then visit  the Hall of Independence, where former Israeli prime minister Ben Gurion declared the state of Israel in May 1948. From there, we’ll drive to see Rabin Square, where Yitzhak Rabin (the former Prime Minister), was assassinated.

Later: we’ll drive back to Jerusalem.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  Grand Court Hotel or similar

DOWNTOWN AMMAN + EXPLORE JERASH

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll set out on a city tour of Amman, including a stop by the Roman amphitheater which has 6000 seats. Then, we will hit the streets and immerse ourselves in the sounds, sights, smells and sensations of the chaotic and vibrant marketplace of Downtown Amman; it truly is a one of a kind experience.

Then, we’ll visit Jerash, the biggest and most completely well-preserved city of the ancient Roman Empire. Explore its colonnaded streets dotted with half-fallen columns, majestic arches, temples, theatres, plazas and the 2000-year-old hippodrome; a well-preserved reminder of the grandeur of those times.

In the evening: you’ll be free to explore Amman. Perhaps some retail therapy and souvenir shopping for your friends and family?

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  Harir Palace Hotel or similar

TIME TO HEAD HOME

It’s time to head home. You will be transferred to the Amman airport to catch your flight back home.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

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Frequently Asked Questions

Byond is a travel platform founded in 2014. We are based in Bangalore and we create highly personalized and unique travel journeys that are immersive and focus on interactions with local communities and cultures.

We organize and lead small-group journeys for like-minded travellers. Our groups range from women-only travellers to yoga, bikers to wine lovers, mom & kids and more. We also help create customized journeys for private groups.

A comprehensive list of inclusions and exclusions is mentioned above, but across all our trips, we have these in common: exclusive private transfers, breakfast on most days, luxury accommodation (4-star and above), unique experiences, handpicked local experts, gala welcome and farewell dinners and a trip leader who’s there to assist you around the clock.

No. We don't include flights and visa costs in our prices unless specified. We, however, will put you in touch with our partners who can help you.

We value the dynamics and intimacy of a small group and therefore restrict it to around 15 people. Our travellers are friendly and open-minded, and at the end of your trip, you will return with new friends, memorable experiences and incredible stories.

A vast majority of our scheduled trips are suitable for people above 18 years old only. However, we do welcome young adults and children on our private group trips.

Yes, you can customize your trips. We help organize solo journeys that are highly personalized.

Our travellers come from all over India. Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Calcutta are represented the most.

We believe the early-bird catches the best travel worm :) The early-bird discounts are valid for the first few spots on the group and are not time sensitive. Your travel designer will let you know about the number of spots available.

We have a secure payment gateway that supports payment through credit and debit cards, net-banking and Internet wallets. The payment gateway also supports payment through EMIs. If you are not comfortable with paying online, please let your travel designer know and they'll help you out with alternatives.

Your safety is our number one priority and we design our travel journeys keeping this in mind. We collaborate with tourism boards and there will always be access to emergency contacts and medical support throughout the trip.

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