Day 10: Golan Heights - Off Road Jeep Excursion and more

Today turned out to be a remarkable day. We set out from our cabins at Kibbutz Kfar Haruv to another kibbutz located 37 miles further north in the Golan Heights right at the cease fire line between Israel and Syria. At Kibbutz Merom Golan, we met El...

Day 8:  Akko and Rosh HaNikra

Another UNESCO World Heritage site visited today, the crusader city of Akko. It is spelled three different ways ( including Acre). Ibrahim is a deep lover of all things historical and could go on for hours making history come alive. But he also knows...

Day 6: Goodbye Jordan, Hello Israel

Another 7 AM departure, and time to say goodbye to the amazing city of Petra -- and to Jordan. Traveling through the other side of the Al Sharah mountains, we passed through the tribal housing area, and then wound our way up and down the scenic mounta...

Day 5: Petra!!

Petra is considered to be one of the new seven wonders of the world, and we eagerly anticipated coming here. To put it simply, it is something that must not be missed. It was the highlight of our trip thus far.The ancient archeological city of Petra i...

Day 4: Travel to Petra via Mt. Nebo and Madaba

It is approximately 143 miles from Amman to Petra and we travelled down the Desert Highway, one of three main north/ south highways in Jordan. As soon as we got out of the city, the landscape changed dramatically and we saw few towns, a lot of desert ...

Day 3: Jerash, Ajloun Castle, and a home hosted dinner

Thursday, Day 3. Jerash and Ajloun Castle, home hosted dinner The day started early with an hour long trip north to Jerash, an ancient 6500 year old city about 27 miles from the Syrian border. Jerash is said to have the best preserved expanse of R...

Day 2: Discovering Amman

We started getting a feel for the Jordanian culture on our morning bus tour around the capital city of Amman. It is home to more than 4 million of the 12 million people living in all of Jordan. In 2000, the total population of the country was half of...