14 Day Explore Israel & Jordan

4 Jerusalem, 2 Tiberias, 1 Tel Aviv, 2 Amman, 2 Wadi Musa, 1 Wadi Rum & 1 Dead Sea
Airfare from NYC, 13 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing

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Price Includes
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Old Jerusalem Walking Tour, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Lecture with Local Expert, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Bethlehem Walking Tour, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Palestinian Family Meal, Jerusalem National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Kibbutz Experience, Tiberias National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Petra Archaeologist Talk, Wādī Mūsá National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Wadi Rum Night Walk, Wadi Rum Hands-On: Cooking Demonstration with Dinner, Wādī Mūsá
  • Arrival transfer
  • Entrance to Yad Vashem (the Holocaust memorial)
  • Visit the Israel Museum and view the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Visit a Palestinian refugee camp
  • Visit Masada
  • Explore the Sea of Galilee area including Capernaum and Nazareth
  • Visit Haifa, Caesarea Maritima, and Jaffa
  • Visit to the Citadel and the National Archaeological Museum
  • Guided visit to Jerash
  • Tour the Madaba mosaics
  • Visit Mt Nebo
  • Petra guided tour
  • Wadi Rum desert 4x4 jeep excursion
  • Guided visit to Bethany
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Day By Day Itinerary
Day 1 Jerusalem
We highly recommend booking a pre-night in Jerusalem to recover from jet lag and relax as this is a fast paced trip with little free time. Its important to remember that hospitality expectations can vary greatly from what you are used to in your home Country. The point of travel is to open yourself up to cultural differences and new experiences; practice patience and keep an open mind. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 2 Jerusalem (1B)
Take a specially designed walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem with both Israeli and Palestinian guides an experience exclusively designed by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah. This unique dual-narrative tour allows travellers a deeper understanding of the diverse cultural, religious, and political aspects of Israel. Visit key sites including the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, and the Al Aqsa Mosque. Continue to the Western Wall, then walk through the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This afternoon, visit the Mount of Olives for stunning views of Jerusalem, then enjoy free time to wander on your own or opt to visit the Garden of Gethsemane. Later, enjoy a discussion with a local scholar on conflict resolution and local interfaith issues. Included Activities: Old Jerusalem Walking Tour Mount of Olives Viewpoint Lecture with Local Expert Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 3 Jerusalem (1B)
Take a sobering visit to Yad Vashem Memorial to learn about the Holocaust and its ramifications today. In the afternoon, visit the famed Israel Museum. View the Dead Sea Scrolls, housed in the Shrine of the Book and observe one of the greatest archaeological finds of the past century. After, opt to walk through the museum’s state of the art archeological exhibition on your own. Included Activities: Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum) Visit Israel Museum & Dead Sea Scrolls Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 4 Jerusalem (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a second exclusively designed dual-narrative tour of Bethlehem with Israeli and Palestinian guides. Visit Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity. Walk through a nearby Palestinian refugee camp and then head to a local Palestinian family's home for a cooking class and lunch. Included Activities: Bethlehem Walking Tour Palestinian Family Meal Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5 Jerusalem/Tiberias (1B, 1D)
In the Galilee area we stay in a local resort-style hotel which is operated by a Kibbutz. Included Activities: Masada Guided Tour Dead Sea Visit (Israel) Kibbutz Experience Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
Day 6 Tiberias (1B, 1D)
Visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, for gorgeous views of the Sea of Galilee and visit the church that was built atop this hill, where Jesus is believed to have delivered his “Sermon on the Mount” speech. Continue to the ruins of Capernaum, where Jesus lived and preached, and where many apostles, including Peter, made their home. Learn about the lives of Israeli Arabs on the way to Nazareth, where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, one of the largest churches in the Middle East. Included Activities: Sea of Galilee area tour Nazareth Tour Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 7 Tiberias/Tel Aviv (1B)
Continue to the Mediterranean, visiting the coastal city of Haifa and then south to Caesarea Maritima to see the ruins of Herod’s harbour city. After, continue toward Jaffa, an ancient port city dating back to the Bronze Age. Continue on to the bustling city of Tel Aviv for our last evening. Additional Notes: After a very busy trip, should you wish to enjoy some relaxation and leisure time, we do recommend booking post nights in Tel Aviv, Included Activities: Caesarea Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours)
Day 8 Tel Aviv/Amman (1B)
You will have one CEO in Israel and one in Jordan. In this case you will be transferred to the border and cross over unescorted to Jordan – either on your own or with any other travellers who are continuing on for the Jordan portion of the tour. You will be met on the Jordanian side of the border and transferred to Amman, where there is free time to relax until the welcome meeting with your new CEO in the evening. See the "Detailed Trip Notes" section of the Tour Details page for helpful instructions on crossing the Israeli-Jordanian border. Additional Notes: Please remember that Israel and Jordan are very different Countries, in terms of culture, daily way of life and infrastructure. The best part of travel is gaining insight into these difference and keeping an open mind. Its important to note that transport vehicles in Israel are usually much more modern than in Jordan. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Israel - Jordan) Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (90km)
Day 9 Amman (1B)
Take an orientation drive through Amman and visit the National Museum and archaeological site of the Citadel. Continue on to visit Jerash, one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy. Included Activities: Jerash Guided Visit National Archaeological Museum & Citadel Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)
Day 10 Amman/Wādī Mūsá (1B)
Depart early today for the long but very interesting drive by way of the King's Highway to Petra. The first stop is Mount Nebo, which is believed by many to be the site of Moses' death and has thus been a centre for pilgrimage since the earliest Christian times. Visit the town of Madaba, which has some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world. Arrive in the early evening at Wadi Musa, our base for exploring Petra. Included Activities: Mt Nebo Visit Madaba Mosaics Guided Tour Petra Archaeologist Talk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 240km)
Day 11 Wādī Mūsá (1B, 1D)
Wind your way through the Siq, a narrow, 1km-long (.6 mi) gorge flanked by soaring 80m-high (262 ft) sandstone walls. Take in the astounding colours and patterns of the rock, and, at the end of this passage, catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh, the famed treasury of Petra. Spend the morning exploring this famed site with your guide. The guide will give a brief history of the city, which the Nabateans carved from the living rock of the surrounding mountains. The site is large so please be prepared for a lot of walking over sand and rocks. Pace yourself, stay hydrated and be sure to have proper walking/hiking shoes. Included Activities: Petra Guided Tour Cooking Demonstration with Dinner Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 12 Petra/Wadi Rum (1B, 1L, 1D)
After breakfast, drive to Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes. Spend the night in a simple, but comfortable desert camp; The authentic goat-wool tent provides a glimpse into traditional Bedouin living. Each tent has ensuite and is outfitted with sheets, pillows, a raised bed, towels, electricity and thick covers against the desert cold. While the accommodation is simple, it is quite comfortable and offers a truly unique experience. Additional Notes: November – February: The desert can get very cold after the sun sets and it can be cool during the days. If you are visiting during the winter months you should pack warm comfortable clothing for daytime and especially the evenings (a jacket, hat, gloves and warm pajamas). September/October & March/April: evenings can still get chilly so you should bring something warm to wear. Daytime is usually warm and comfortable but you can bring a sweater or jacket just in case. May – August: the weather is very hot during the day and the evenings are usually comfortable and warm. Included Activities: 4x4 Desert Trip Wadi Rum Night Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 13 Wadi Rum/Dead Sea (1B, 1D)
At 423m (1,388 ft) below sea level, the shores of the Dead Sea are at the lowest land elevation on Earth. The sea is named because its salinity is so high (up to nine times that of the world’s oceans) that only a few microorganisms can live in its waters. The Dead Sea is a resort area, with chain hotels whose sole purpose are to allow access to the Dead Sea. This allows time to relax, float in the sea or opt to visit a spa. Dinner is in the hotel, as there are no local restaurants within the resort area. Included Activities: Dead Sea Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
Day 14 Dead Sea/Amman (1B)
Enjoy a visit to the archaeological site of Bethany, thought to be the site where Jesus was baptized. Continue back to Amman and opt to join the CEO for a farewell dinner. Included Activities: Bethany Beyond the Jordan Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 15 Amman (1B)
Check-out time from the hotel is normally mid-morning, but luggage storage facilities are available. We also encourage you to book a few additional nights if you want more time to explore the city. Additional Notes: Speak to your CEO about arranging your transfer to the airport (additional cost). Included Activities: Departure Day
Dates & Prices Call to book (877) 636-6660
Explore Israel & Jordan Tour
Departure Date Land Only
Year 2018
  Jul 8$4499.00
  Jul 22$4499.00
  Aug 5$4499.00
  Aug 19$4499.00
  Sep 2$4499.00
  Sep 30$4499.00
  Oct 7$4399.00
  Oct 14$4399.00
Notes :
  • Introduction:Step into an ancient world on a two-week Middle Eastern journey that combines the highlights of Israel and Jordan. Discover life in Jerusalem on a dual-perspective walking tour with Israeli and Palestinian guides, explore the Roman ruins of Jerash, ride through the desert on a 4x4, and venture into the awesome and ancient city of Petra. Connect with the past while tasting contemporary life in this incredible region.
  • Depart on a night walk under the stars to Wadi Rum
  • Take a dual-narrative walking tour of Bethlehem and Old Jerusalem
  • Ride through the desert on a 4x4
  • Explore the awe-inspiring ancient city of Petra
  • Duration: 14days
  • Start/Finish City: Jerusalem to Dead Sea
  • Highlights: Take a dual-narrative walking tour with an Israeli guide and a Palestinian guide, Stay in a kibbutz hotel at the Sea of Galilee, Walk the ruins at Capernaum, Float in the Dead Sea.
  • Dossier Disclaimer: The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
  • VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
  • Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
  • Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The activities on this trip may run in a different order, or this trip may run in reverse depending on the time of year. The itinerary will still cover all of the same destinations and activities but they may be in a different order.
  • Important
  • COMBO TRIP: Please note that this trip is part of a combination of multiple tours. As such, the CEO, staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments
  • RAMADAN: According to the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between May 27th and June 25th, 2017. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-Muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can`t at that time.
  • Group Leader Description: This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it`s the best of both worlds.
  • Group Size Max 16, Avg 10.
  • Meals: Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other`s company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
  • Transport: Private van/bus, walking.
  • About our Transportation: On this trip we will travel by air-conditioned private minivan for most journeys. En route to Wadi Rum and our desert camp we will travel in 4x4 vehicles.
  • Solo Travellers: We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price
  • Accommodation: Hotels (12 nts), desert camp (1 nt).
  • My Own Room: Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops.
  • Joining Hotel: For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent
  • Joining Instructions: Jorge Chavez International Airport in Callao Lima, is approximately a 45-minute drive from the Miraflores district, where our joining hotel is located. The easiest way to get there is via taxi. Immediately after the customs and immigration area, as you head to the exits, you will find an official taxi stand. You can pay for the car at set (approximately $27 USD) rates and won’t need to worry about sorting out a ride outside the airport facilities, where the situation tends to get more chaotic, with many drivers vying for few clients. There are exchange facilities in the Arrivals area open 24 hours.
  • If you are arriving from abroad and have arranged for an arrival transfer in advance, someone will be at the airport to meet you. Upon leaving the baggage claim area you will see a large open area with sign boards all around. Look for a G Adventures sign board with your name. As there are many people and signs in this area it may be difficult for you to spot the sign immediately. Please take your time in doing so and if at that stage you do not see a G Adventures sign board with your name go to the customer service area to wait. In the event that your driver does not arrive within 20 minutes please ask the information desk to arrange an official taxi for you which should cost approximately $27 USD and this money will be reimbursed by your CEO or G Adventures representative.
  • FINDING YOUR TRANSFER - As you walk out of the airport there will be many drivers holding signs with agency or passenger names as well as taxi drivers asking you if you require their services. These are NOT our drivers and you should not accept their services. Please wait for our designated transfer person with a G Adventures sign board
  • Arrival Complications:
  • We don`t expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier).
  • If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions.
  • Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.
  • Emergency Contact: Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible.
  • AIRPORT TRANSFER : If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that:
  • Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel.
  • G Adventures Office Lima, Peru.G Adventures Local Representative (Israel)
  • Emergency Phone Number: +972-52-406-0582 (Hadas)
  • G Adventures Local Office (Cairo, Egypt)
  • Emergency number: +20 122 221 16 99 (Mohammed, Middle East Regional Manager)
  • If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you
  • Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100
    Calls from UK: 0344 272 0000
    Calls from Germany: 0800 365 1000
    Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618
    Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307
    Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999
  • What to Take: Most airlines allow two checked bags and one carry-on per person. To avoid any problems upon check-in and with possible excess baggage charges, please consult the airline for specific restrictions.
  • Checklist:
  • Passport (with photocopies)
  • Travel insurance (with photocopies)
  • Airline tickets (with photocopies)
  • Cash in USD
  • Cash, credit and debit cards
  • Any G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information or trip details
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
  • Camera, memory cards, batteries and chargers
  • Reading/writing material
  • Cover for backpack (suggested)
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Binoculars
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Swim wear
  • Rain poncho
  • Sun hat
  • Shorts/skirts
  • Loose-fitting, light coloured long-sleeved shirts
  • Loose-fitting, light coloured hiking pants
  • T-shirts
  • Walking boots/sturdy shoes
  • Socks
  • Flip flops/sandals
  • Sunblock
  • Bug repellent with DEET
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Watch/alarm clock
  • Water bottle (water available for refills)
  • Antibacterial wipes/gel
  • Ear plugs
  • Plastic bags
  • First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking.)
  • Laundry: Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. On board, you will have an opportunity to do one laundry drop off free of charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
  • Visas: All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. IT`S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION.
  • Detailed Trip
  • Iquitos is a city with a population of over 400,000 inhabitants. It is the largest jungle city of Peru and the capital of the massive Department of Loreto, the largest of all Peru’s Departments. Iquitos was originally founded in the 1750s as a Jesuit mission. It grew steadily and there was a virtual population explosion in the 1880s during the rubber boom. The rubber industry has left an amazing legacy in Iquitos with its fabulous mansions, which in its heyday was the centre of cultural life for the rich of this port city. The city experienced a second boom, with the discovery of oil in the area, which has transformed Iquitos into a prosperous modern city. In recent years tourism has also begun to play an increasingly important role in the local economy.
  • A unique feature of the rainforest surrounding Iquitos is that it has neither a rainy nor dry season. It does have a high water period from December through May, which is caused by the melting of snow during the Andean summer and from the rainy season in the upper jungle. The low water period begins in June and ends with the rising waters in November.
  • The warm and humid climate remains relatively constant throughout the year, giving this area its botanical category of "Everwet Tropical Forest". Normal daytime highs are 32º C (90 ºF) and nighttime lows are 23º C (74 ºF).
  • The Amazon Region contains the world’s largest tropical rainforest, the world’s longest river, and perhaps the greatest diversity of wildlife to be found anywhere. More than 4000 species of birds, 2000 species of fish (more species than are found in the Atlantic Ocean), 60 species of reptiles, including the caiman and the anaconda, the world`s largest non-venomous snake, and a great variety of mammals such as the jaguar, pecary, anteater, tapir, capybara and pink dolphin.
  • In addition to our rainforest explorations, another important feature of the program will be our visits to the homes of deep forest settlers. We will visit and learn what their lives are like, living on the edge of this vast trackless forest. A walk through their gardens is always interesting and we marvel at their survival skills, which permit them to continue living in the complex tropical forest environment. All deep forest settlers collect plants for medicines and we will talk with them about which plants they collect and their uses.
  • Experience Counts
  • Accompanying the voyage is a dedicated and experienced staff of naturalists who share with us their knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment to the environment. Officers and crew, all highly experienced in varying types of navigation, man our ship.
  • Environmental Policy
  • We are dedicated to minimizing the impact of our expedition on wildlife and sensitive natural habitats. We operate environmentally responsible cruises and expeditions and follow all internationally agreed regulations of conduct. We are all privileged visitors – and committed to the future of these extraordinary realms.
  • Safety First
  • Although expedition cruising is adventurous by nature, the safety of our passengers and staff is paramount. Our ships are equipped and maintained to cope with the most challenging conditions and are manned by experienced and conscientious officers, crew and staff. The skiff landing crafts used for daily shore landings are rugged and are operated by experienced drivers in a responsible manner. Onboard you will be fully briefed on safety issues and our environmental policy and you will receive appropriate and detailed briefings before every landing.
  • Naturalist Staff
  • A carefully chosen team will lead our voyage. They are chosen not only for their local knowledge and wealth of experience but also for their great love of the Amazon. With formal lectures, as well as informal briefings and discussions, your naturalists will cover all aspects of the voyage including ornithology, rainforest biology, geography, history and the environment.
  • Our day’s skiff and land excursions will be in the morning and late afternoon, when the wildlife is at its liveliest. During the hotter hours of midday, our expedition staff will entertain and captivate us with enthralling lectures on everything from the history and culture of the region, to the Amazon’s prolific bird, animal and plant life. There will be plenty of time to relax in the comfort of Amatista observation deck.
  • Late evenings are for relaxing. Well, not necessarily. By all means, curl up with a good book, spend a few hours chatting in the bar or enjoying the local band onboard during Happy Hour and before dinner. But there are some rather more exhilarating alternatives. There may be another shore landing or skiff cruise, or you could always spend a few more hours on the deck, looking at the myriad of stars in the Amazon night sky.
  • Your Home away from Home: The Vessel
  • The ship was built with a unique combination of Amazonian hard wood and steel, with a design typical to the region. It is beautifully furnished with polished wooden floors. This air conditioned ship has one dining area, an open bar area and one observation deck. All cabins are air conditioned, mainly twin beds, able to be reconfigured into double beds upon request. they are comfortable and spacious, private shower with toilet and hot/cold water 24 hours a day. The Amazon Riverboat is also equipped with a fleet of skiff launch boats. Skiffs provide practically unlimited mobility and allow exploration of even the most remote and inaccessible shores.
  • Registry: Peru
  • Built: 1994
  • Renovated: 2011
  • Overhaul year: 2012
  • Cruising Speed: 8 knots
  • Capacity: 30 pax
  • Auxiliary Craft: Three auxiliary aluminum boats fully equipped with four stroke low emission engines. Radio communication with the ship . Two boats with a 20 person capacity an a third with a max of 6
  • Electricity: 110V in cabins and public areas
  • Capacity: 30 passengers
  • Cabins as per deck plan 7 upper Deck cabins, 8 lower deck cabins
  • Crew: 15 crew and 2 naturalist guides
  • Boat Layout: Interior bar lounge, Reading lounge, dining Room, 2 Observation decks including one covered, 1 Observation platform Lateral passageways
  • Special Amenities: Best-in-field naturalist guides
  • Equipped with an open skiff to explore smaller tributaries and remote arteries
  • Complimentary tea and coffee served all day
  • Juice and snacks available for purchase
  • Spending Money:
  • Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.
  • Money Exchange:
  • The currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (PEN).
  • Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Latin America. Check with your bank.
  • You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies.
  • Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money, a combination of US dollar cash and cards is best. Always take more rather than less, as you don`t want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling shortof funds.
  • We do not recommend bringing travellers cheques as they are very difficult to change in country.
  • CURRENCY EXCHANGE TIP: Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100USD (or equivalent).
  • As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com
  • Emergency Fund: Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an `emergency` fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!
  • Tipping
  • We recommend tipping $15 per day or $90 in total for time spent on the boat. There will be two envelopes left by the staff one, for guides and one for crew. The recommended breakdown is 50% for the naturalist staff and 50% for the crew. This is only a suggestion as we understand that tipping is a personal choice.
  • Optional Activities
  • All prices are per person in US dollar amounts (unless stated otherwise), and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators.
  • Lima: Lima City Tour $39 (Minimum 2): Tour colonial and contemporary Lima. - Approx 3 Hrs
  • Pachacamac $50 (minimum 2): Visit the Lost Inca Citadel of Lima. - Approx 3 Hrs
  • Culinary Tour $72: Visit a local market. Learn how to make Ceviche and Pisco Sours like the experts. - Approx 3 Hrs
  • Ballestas Islands with Huacachina From $220 (minimum 2): Enjoy wildlife and history, have lunch in a winery and visit the Huacachina Oasis. - Full day
  • Nasca Lines $300: Flight over the mysterious Nasca Lines. Services start and end in Lima. - Full day
  • City Contrasts $55 (minimum 2):Visit the other face of Lima, the shanty towns or Pueblos Jovenes. - Approx 3 Hrs
  • Lima at Night $70 (minimum 2): Visit the Magic Circuit of Water, walk through the centre of Lima and savour an included dinner. - Approx 3 Hrs
  • Palomina Islands $75 (minimum 2): Visit the port area of Lima. Spot wildlife and swim with the sea lions. - Approx 5 Hrs (minimum 2)
  • Health
  • Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.
  • You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medication required. Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. G Adventures reserves the right to exclude any traveller from all or part of a trip without refund if in the reasonable opinion of our CEO they are unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group.
  • For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you advise us of any medical condition that may affect you while traveling.
  • If you are carrying any prescribed medication, or if you have any particular health needs, please bring with you a signed and dated letter from your physician stating any such health problems and dosage requirements for any medication to be provided to any medical authorities in case of an emergency.
  • Also, please note that if you are particularly sensitive to heat, this may not be the trip for you.
  • Safety and Security
  • Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government`s advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers` cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won`t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your CEO will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions.
  • Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately.
  • Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s).
  • Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk
  • Trip Specific Safety
  • Care should be taken when wandering around on your own in central Lima, as some areas can be dangerous and pickpockets are daring.
  • Medical Form
  • Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility` is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day`s activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information.
  • A Couple of Rules
  • Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your CEO, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number
  • Planeterra-The G Adventures Foundation
  • Through our commitment to responsible tourism we have developed the Planeterra Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people and communities around the world through support of international charities, local organizations and community projects in the places that we visit on our tours. G Adventures matches all individual donations and pays all administration costs, which means that 100% of each donation is doubled and goes directly to support our projects. For more information about Planeterra and the projects we support, or to make a donation, please visit www.planeterra.org
  • Planeterra Dollar-A-Day Program
  • Our Dollar-A-Day Program provides travellers with the opportunity to help us give back to the people and places visited on our tours by donating one dollar per day for the duration of their tour. 100% of these proceeds will go directly to support our G Adventures for Good projects.
  • To participate in this program please indicate at the time of booking that you would like to participate in G Adventures’ Dollar-A-Day program, either by clicking the check box online, or by advising your G Adventures specialist or travel agent. (Note: Donation will be charged in the currency of your booking).
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All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.