Jordan and Israel: the perfect combination
3 January 2021
There is reason enough to go through the internet and various magazines in search of the best travel destination for your next getaway. Let’s see which destination can be ticked off your bucket list this year. With so many beautiful countries in the world, it can be hard to choose and to take all the wishes and preferences from your travel companions into account. But why doing all this research when you can also tick two destinations off your list during one holiday? Go for the perfect combination trip to Jordan en Israel!
A whole new world
Jordan and Israel are characterized by centuries-old cultures and different religious places, interspersed with modern cities like Amman and Tel Aviv. Although Jordan and Israel are neighboring countries, both have their own culture and traditions. In Jordan, you will discover the different cultural influences from the Ottomans, Phoenicians and Romans. In Israel, you can admire special buildings from Judaism such as the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, but you can also visit many Islamic and Christian sights. Both countries are diverse and have a lot to offer when it comes to nature. What about Wadi Mujib, Wadi Rum or the Negev desert? Besides, there are plenty of seaside resorts to relax and enjoy the Red and Mediterranean sea.
Wining and dining is an important part of your holiday. There is a slight difference between the Jordanian and Israeli cuisine. But one thing is for sure: you will enjoy great dishes and explore new spices during your trip. In Jordan, you can enjoy delicious mezze while Israel is known for its refined cuisine!
You will undoubtedly notice the hospitality of the people in Jordan. The Jordanians will do their utmost to make you feel welcome. They will be glad to offer you some fruit or a cup of tea. The Israeli are slightly more reserved but will do their best to help you out. Residents of both countries speak English.
Travel with your own rental car
When you are in Jordan, you are only a short drive away from Israel and vice versa. Crossing the border between Jordan and Israel by land is the fastest and cheapest way. However, you have to arrange your transfer in advance as you cannot cross the border with a rental car. From Israel you can also visit Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world, by car. There are some important things you need to know before visiting Jordan and Israel, such as the validity of your passport and what currency to use. We will provide you with more information about the border crossings between both countries.
As you may have already guessed, the best way to explore both countries is by car. You can drive yourself or book a private driver. A rental car is very convenient if you would like to make your own schedule, and even if you choose to travel without a driver, you are not alone. In both countries, we will provide you with a personal travel app and our local teams will be available for you during your trip.
Your ideal trip
There are different lengths and routes possible for a trip through Jordan and Israel. Therefore, feel free to enlighten us about your ideas and wishes and we will put together your perfect trip, just the way you like it. Experience different cultures, visit beautiful nature reserves and enjoy the hospitality of the locals! The experience of different cultures and natural phenomena with the accompanying hospitality of the locals make both Jordan and Israel ideal travel destinations.
We are happy to help you determining your ideal route, as we are specialized in tailor-made tours through Jordan and Israel. We will gladly send you a travel proposal without obligation. Our travel specialists visit both destinations several times a year, so whatever you are looking for, we can advise you accordingly.