Relax and hangout by the seaside promenade Hatayelet
Touchdown Tel Aviv over a 7 hour 30 mins flight from Delhi. After Check in at your hotel head out straight to soak up the vibe of the city by going to the beach. Walk along the Hatayelet the seaside promenade alongside the deep blue Mediterranean. Indulge in some beach bar and grills on the promenade or explore further down Namal, the Tel Aviv Port with fantastic outdoor shopping centre with sculptured wooden decks and city’s best fish restaurant.
Spend a day relaxing by the beach or head to Sea of Galilee in Tiberias take a day trip to Haifa’s Shrine and Gardens
After a good night’s rest today you can spend the day relaxing and unwinding overlooking the Mediterranean at the beach. You could drive to down 30 mins from Tel Aviv to the beautiful sandy beaches of Netanya.
Or take a quick day trip to Haifa’s Bahai Shrine and Gardens about 1 hour from Tel Aviv. Enroute you could also explore the Roman ruins of Caesarea. Later in the evening spend some time shopping and indulging in some new Israeli cuisine at a trendy restaurant around the promenade.
Alternatively, Our Travel Engineers recommend that you could also drive 1 hour 40 mins north to the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias with fresh water lakes, scenic views and biblical associations. This place is a bustling place with an ancient Roman past and vibrant boardwalk by Lake Kineret with bustling restaurants and discos.
Explore the Old city, Jewish & Christian quarters and holy site Church of All Nations followed by urban downtown Beh Yehuda street
Today you will embark your journey to the holy city of Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel. This land of many faiths has a completely different vibe from Tel Aviv. As you arrive check in at your hotel and step out to immerse yourself at the holy sites like Church of All Nations. Spend time walking through the old city with ancient roman road and the Jewish and Christian quarters further on view the Temple Mount and walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre. After a magical walk through the city head straight to the Beh Yehuda street in the downtown to explore the urban savvy side of Jerusalem. Indulge in some Israeli wine at a bar or falafel in a local eatery!
You could even drive down to Ein Karem 15 mins from main centre to visit the Church of Visitation , Yad Vashem the memorial to the holocaust and the Israel Museum with the Shrine of the book where Dead Sea scrolls are housed.
Visit the holy land, the birthplace of Jesus - Bethlehem
On your second day after a hearty breakfast you will head to the birthplace of Jesus , the holy land of Bethlehem over a 30 mins drive from Jerusalem . You will visit the Shepherd’s field and walk through the Manger square to visit the spectacular Church of Nativity the sight where Jesus was born. All the mosaics and paintings have been preserved. Its truly a magical experience. After a well spent day , you will return back to your Jerusalem hotel and catch up on a good night’s sleep.
Discover the ruins of spectacular Mountain Fortress of Massada followed by a visit to Dead Sea
On your last day in Jerusalem you will drive through Jedean hills to Qumeran caves continuing aling the shores of Dead sea to Massada over 1 hour 45 mins drive. Massada the last stronghold of the jews from where you will take cable car tour to visit the remains of the walls and water cistern of the mountain fortress built by King Herod. Among the ruins are King Herod's Palace, which sprawls over 3 rock terraces, and a Roman-style bathhouse with mosaic floors.
After returning back by cable car you will further head to the lowest point on earth Dead Sea for an opportunity to float in the unsinkable and thrupatic waters of Dead Sea rich in salt and minerals. After relaxed spa treatment you will head back to Jerusalem.
Arrive in Wadi Musa (Town around Petra)
Today you will embark your journey to the “Rose Red City’, Petra from this sacred country over a 6 hour drive from Jerusalem. Upon arrival at Wadi Musa settle at your hotel on the hillside with stunning views and relax.
Day visit to Petra followed by an evening at Cave Bars or Arabic Style Bars in Wadi Musa
After a good night’s rest today you will spend the day discovering UNESCO Heritage site, known to be the new seven wonders of the world, PETRA. Travel Engineers recommend pre booking your entry to definitely take a guide as Petra has rich history and stories. You start your Petra journey by entering through Siq opening to the breathtaking glimse of towering treasury (most photographed spot of the Petra valley). You further continue to the Roman like theatre from early 1 st century AD and countless temples, altars and colonnaded streets with its interesting Nabataeans stories then returning back to the entry. After a tiring day there is no better way to relax than sipping on your drink at an Arabic style bar or cave bars back in Wadi Musa.
Spend a day relaxing on sandy beaches of Aqaba
On your last day head out the sandy beaches and transparent waters to unwind and relax in the beautiful port city of Aqaba on the Red Sea’s gulf about 3 hour 45 mins from Wadi Musa. You will get to enjoy the Museum, which houses a collection of artefacts collected in the region, including pottery and coins and the oldest church in the world, the Aquarium and several diving centres across the shoreline. The beaches are known for watersports and windsurfing. After a well spent day you will return back to Wadi Musa later in the evening.
Optional tour Wadi Rum
You could also opt for a tour to Wadi Rum similar distance as Aqaba from Wadi Musa and 50 mins from Aqaba where Lawrence once lived and fought against the Turks. You will drive through the landscapes of the Wadi in a Old Bedouin Jeep and admire the stunning desert capes on your way!
Magical Petra at night
Our Travel Engineers recommend completing your Petra experience by experiencing the Petra Night show which happens on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursday for 2 hours starting 20:30 hrs. It’s a magical experience where you get to see the rock city candle lit with over 1500 candles for spectacular view of the Treasury. So plan your trip to Petra accordingly to ensure you don’t miss this experience.
Visit the famous Rainbow Market & indulge in authentic Arab delicacy
Today you will further drive down 3 hours to the capital city of Jordan, Amman. After you’ve refreshed yourself step out for a walking tour to the popular Rainbow street line with cafes and restaurants further on descending down colorful steps into the heart of the old city. On your way you will pass the Royal Society for the conservation of Nature , Wild Jordan. Our Travel Engineers recommend indulging in some traditional falafel, hummus and the famous Arab delicacy , Kenafah usually eaten at times of celebrations. Continue through the streets and markets, visiting the Husseini mosque and the amphitheater. Later in the evening try out some traditional Jordanian food and relax.
Explore the old town , arts and culture district Jebel Webdeh or take an optional tour to preserved Roman city of Middle East- Jerash
By now you are well acquainted with Jordan , spend your day exploring the city and old town. Our Travel Engineers recommend you drive down to Jebel Webdeh, the famous arts and culture district where you can indulge in art galleries, local antiques and handicrafts shops before returning back. On your last day in Jordan you could even take an optional tour 1 hour towards north to Jerash one of the most preserved Greco – Roman Cities of Middle East. You can explore fortified walls, temples, baths ,colonnaded streets, theatres , shops and sophisticated water work. This city remains evidence of urban habitation of over 900 years!
And that brings us to the end of your trip , time to pack up and head back home !