Cody Koch's Adventure

Egypt, Jordan & Israel

Per Person

$4,200 USD 

16 Days
Private Transport
Private Guide
Family Adventure

Day Planner, Map & Itinerary

1
Cairo
2
Cairo
3
St Catherine's
4
Nuweiba
5
Nuweiba
6
Aqaba
7
Wadi Rum
8
Petra
9
Petra
10
Dead Sea
11
Jerasulem
12
Jerasulem
13
Jerasulem
14
Tel Aviv
15
Tel Aviv
16
Departure Day

1

Jul 31, 2021

Cairo

Meals Included:

None

Ramses Hilton

Arrival on flight XXXX and transfer to your Cairo hotel , flight times. If you arrive in the morning we will venture to the famous Egyptian museum in the afternoon.

2

Aug 1, 2021

Cairo

Meals Included:

B

Ramses Hilton

We will head to the pyramids in the morning, even going inside the Great Pyramid. In the afternoon we can choose whether we go to the City of the Dead, Coptic Cairo or the Khan El Khalili Markets.

3

Aug 2, 2021

St Catherine's

Meals Included:

B

St Catherine Plaza Hotel

We can spend the morning exploring Cairo. We will head back to the hotel in time to head for the airport. We will fly from Cairo across to Sharm El Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula. The focus of many recent wars the Sinai has been occupied by ISIS, Israel, Saudi Arabia, the Ottomans, The British.... and that is without reaching into the history books. From Sharm El Sheikh we will drive 3 hours to reach our hotel at the base of Mt Sinai.

We will want an early night tonight, in order to be fresh at 3am to start the climb up Mt Sinai. As we walk up this trail we follow in the footsteps of religious rockstars who brought you hits such as 'The Ten Commandments and "Thou Shalt Not...."

4

Aug 3, 2021

Nuweiba

Meals Included:

B,L

Nakhil Inn Hotel

Today we rise before the roosters to climb Mt Sinai. Please have warm clothes and the path is rocky, so you will need close toed, comfortable walking shoes. We will go from a rock trail to a staircase, passing bedouin tea houses on the way. The climb takes under 3 hours in total for each direction.

When we hit the bottom we can return to our hotel and pack our bags to head for the beach - about 2 hours away. Once we arrive, we have no plans for the afternoon.There is little to do here, but swim in the red sea, eat, drink, read a book and peer across the narrow sea that Moses parted towards Saudi Arabia at Saudi Arabia. Our beach huts are very basic here... just a mattress inside a small wood hut on raised concrete bases... but the simplicity of Sawa Camp is a big part of its beauty.

Today I have left as a free day. Cody and I can snorkel the reef or taxi south for the blue lagoon (although it is a bit overrun with tourists). No diving today as it is best to keep some time in between climbing a mountain and diving.

5

Aug 4, 2021

Nuweiba

Meals Included:

B,L

Nakhil Inn Hotel

Today I will have 2 dives arranged for Cody. If necessary I will do a 2 hour course to join him on these dives.

6

Aug 5, 2021

Aqaba

Meals Included:

B

Double Tree by Hilton

A day of travel is on a large ferry that brings us from the port in Nuweiba, north in the red sea to the port in Aqaba - Jordan shares this channel with Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt in a very short space, making this one of the most seasDead Sea with Isra ocean access. We will go across the red sea and land at the southern most tip of Jordan. It should be noted that today does require patience. The time it can take to process the departures from Egyptian Immigration can often painful. On the boat there are crappy snacks available. We will do our immigration paperwork on board the boat and will be called upon when it is our turn to get our visas.... Immigration is done off the boat but we have priority boarding and processing. Once we are through we take a taxi to our hotel about 15 minutes away,

7

Aug 6, 2021

Wadi Rum

Meals Included:

B,L,D

Mazayen Desert Camp

We drive to Wadi Rum where we follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia uniting the Arabian tribes to attack the Ottoman supply lines. with a short drive (approximately 1 hours) to the extraordinary desert scenery of Wadi Rum, a rugged moonscape of huge sandstone mountains. A 4-hour jeep safari will take you through some of the most beautiful and sublime desert scenery on the planet, a true highlight of this trip. Wadi Rum is full of weird and beautiful lunar-like rock formations, and traces of ancient civilisations can be seen in the many carved inscriptions found throughout the area, from pictographs to Thamudic, Nabataean and Arabic texts. The most enduring monuments in Wadi Rum are those carved by nature – the natural rock bridges, towering rose-coloured sand dunes and scattered rocky peaks. Tonight you’ll sleep in a luxury desert camp and enjoy a delicious buffet
dinner with meats cooked in an earthen oven by your Bedouin (which means ‘Desert Dwellers’ in Arabic) hosts. I also included a one hour camel ride, an hour of sandboarding and three hours in a jeep seeing some of the most impressive rock formations.

8

Aug 7, 2021

Petra

Meals Included:

B

Homestay

On to a real highlight, Wadi Musa... tucked away in the rock outcrops of the valley is a sight to behold. Petra, is justifiably on most people’s list of ‘must-visit’ places. It's the jewel of Jordan, the lost city of the biblical Nabateans, an impressive series of tombs and dwellings hidden behind ornate façades carved directly into the rock, and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Dating back to the 6th century BC, the site was lost to Western minds until it was rediscovered in 1812 by a Swiss explorer – he dressed up like a local to sneak in and then revealed the secret to everyone. Thankfully he did though, because this isn’t something you’d want to miss out on. Squeeze through a mile long narrow path, known as the Siq, through huge towers of rock and get your first glimpse of the iconic Treasury – it’s impossible not to imagine the armies and traders who made their way down here in the ancient times. It’s amazing to think that this awesome, intricate building entrance was hand carved out of the rock. The site is surprisingly big, and you can explore the old Roman road, temples and several old tombs, as well as the rock-hewn amphitheatre (entrance fee not included). In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to explore the rest of the site at your own pace. For those with the energy, there's the challenging but highly rewarding walk up the steps to the stunning Monastery (approximately 1 hour).

Notes: Two day's entrance fee to Petra is included. Please note that when entering Petra as a group, a complimentary horse ride is included in the ticket price from the entrance point down to the Siq. I don't recommend that you take this option as the animals are not fed or watered adequately for the temperatures they endure.

9

Aug 8, 2021

Petra

Meals Included:

B,D

Cave Stay

We will visit the site again today from a different vantage point and take in some of the incredible scenery around Petra. Tonight we will stay overnight in one of these ancient caves!

10

Aug 9, 2021

Dead Sea

Meals Included:

B

Dead Sea Marriott / Kempinski / Crowne Hotel

We depart from Petra after breakfast and make a stop at the impressive crusader castle of Kerak, which stands on a cliff, sheer on three sides, and commandingly overlooks Wadi Karak and the Dead Sea in the distance. You’ll have time to explore the evocative ruins – a seven level fortress, with many rooms and passageways buried deep into the hill – and to discover the legends of the 12th-century battles between the Crusaders and the Muslim armies led by the Arab hero, Saladin.

Next stop is Wadi Mujib. The Wadi Mujib Siq trail is a rushing freshwater stream which threads its way through the canyons, over waterfalls, cliffs and rapids for around 3km. The stream ranges from ankle to shoulder height, and involves climbing, abseiling, and swimming in equal measure, so a decent level of fitness is required. In certain parts the rapid water becomes too powerful to wade through, so ropes are provided for hikers to pull themselves across.Metal ladders have been erected to assist with some of the more difficult waterfall climbs, but make no mistake, this definitely isn’t a sanitised, tourist-friendly eco-walk. Life jackets are provided and I highly recommend you bring a dry bag and water shoes for this activity.

Drive another 20 minutes along the shores of the Dead Sea, This isn’t actually a sea but a super-salty lake (dead because of the lack of life in it) where the density of the water means you’ll go for a float, not a swim. Spend some time relaxing here and get some classic floating pictures. The mud here is supposed to have healing properties, so why not cover yourself from head to toe for a nutrient-rich natural mineral mud bath.

11

Aug 10, 2021

Jerasulem

Meals Included:

B

YMCA Three Arches Triple Room

From the Dead Sea we will head to Mount Nebo, where Moses looked upon the Promised Land. The area is famous for Mosaic as seen on the floor of the church on Mt Nebo. After which we will travel to the Allenby Bridge where we will cross the border into Israel.

12

Aug 11, 2021

Jerasulem

Meals Included:

B

YMCA Three Arches Triple Room

The Old City of Jerusalem has historically important sights for the three major religions: the Temple Mount and Western Wall for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims.

13

Aug 12, 2021

Jerasulem

Meals Included:

B

YMCA Three Arches Triple Room

Yad Vashem is best described by saying that it’s a summary of all the holocaust museums of the world. Yad Vashem means “a monument and a name” and it’s Israel’s official memorial to the victim’s of the Holocaust. It also remembers the Jews who fought against the Nazis and the people who selflessly aided the Jews. After visiting here a visit to Mahane Yehuda market for some food and exploration is a great way to decompress after a heavy morning.

14

Aug 13, 2021

Tel Aviv

Meals Included:

B

Artist Hotel - An Atlas Boutique

Transfer to Tel Aviv and relax on the beach with some surf!

15

Aug 14, 2021

Tel Aviv

Meals Included:

B

Artist Hotel - An Atlas Boutique

Another day of kicking back and enjoying the mediterranean sun and surf!

16

Aug 15, 2021

Departure Day

Meals Included:

B

You will be picked up and transferred to the airport for your international flight.