Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories Real Food Adventure

09/30/2022 through 12/10/2023
09/30/2022 through 12/13/2023
Intrepid Travel

Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories Real Food Adventure

Discover the rich history and richer flavours of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories on this 14-day Real Food Adventure. Here, the sweeping deserts of Wadi Rum offer themselves to roast Bedouin feasts underground, the Dead Sea grants its salt as a world-class garnish and the region’s climate has allowed olives to thrive for over 6000 years. Savour sabiach in Tel Aviv, learn the tricks of tahini from the Samaritans of Nablus, break bread with Druze folk and sample mouth-watering knafeh in Amman. In between these delicious diversions, float on the Dead Sea, see the holy sites of Jerusalem and explore rock-hewn Petra. Brimming with charismatic culture and lively dishes, this is an epicurean odyssey to remember.


  • Tel Aviv – Welcome Dinner
  • Nablus – Samaritan & Tahini Factory visit
  • Tel Aviv – Leader-led tour of Old Jaffa
  • Haifa – Bahai Gardens view & photo stop
  • Nablus – Knafeh maker visit and tasting
  • Nablus – Palestinian cooking class at Bait Al-Karama
  • Druze Village – Cooking demonstration and home-cooked meal
  • Akko – Old Town Walk, including Templar Tunnels
  • Nazareth – Wine Tasting
  • Nazareth – Church of Annunciation & Mary’s Well
  • Jericho – Tel Jericho
  • Nazareth – Old City walking tour
  • Jordan River – Baptism Site
  • Bethany – Home-cooked meal of maqluba
  • Dead Sea – Visit and float
  • Jerusalem – Mount of Olives
  • Jerusalem – Garden of Gethsemane
  • Jerusalem – Church of All Nations
  • Jerusalem – Guided tour of Old City
  • Jerusalem – Guided tour of Machane Yehuda Market and Nachlaot
  • Ramallah – Food tour with a local chef
  • Taybeh – Brewery tour and tasting
  • Battir – Guided Village Walk
  • Bethlehem – Church of the Nativity & Shepherds’ Field
  • Bethlehem – Leader-led walking tour
  • Amman – Welcome Dinner
  • Madaba – St Georges Church
  • Dead Sea – Visit and float
  • Petra – Local Family Dinner
  • Petra – Guided tour of Petra
  • Wadi Rum – 4WD jeep safari
  • Wadi Rum – Zarb dinner
  • Petra – Breakfast with a shepherd
  • Amman – Beit Sitti maqluba cooking class and meal
  • Amman – Knafeh tasting


  • Feast on classic dishes in Israel’s legendary local eateries, from a hearty shakshuka and fresh sabiach to an institution in Nazareth acclaimed for its silky hummus.
  • Sit down with locals for a hearty serving of mansaf – delicious lamb with fermented and dried yoghurt sauce – in Jordan’s remarkable ‘Rose City’ of Petra.
  • Learn some age-old kitchen secrets while cooking up a storm with Druze villagers, and discover the country’s ‘Slow Food’ network at an insightful cooking class with Palestinian women.
  • Uncover secret traditions and flavours with a Jordanian shepherd over breakfast. Drink fire-warmed sheep’s milk, then scoop bread into a pot of rich Galayah Bandoora.
  • Savour the smells and tastes of a freshly prepared Bedouin zarb – slow roasted vegetables and juicy spiced meats cooked to perfection in an underground barbecue.


Day 1 Tel Aviv
Day 2 Haifa
Day 3 Nazareth
Day 4 Jericho
Day 5 Jerusalem / Dead Sea
Day 6 Jerusalem
Day 7 Jerusalem / Ramallah
Day 8 Jerusalem / Bethlehem
Day 9 Amman
Day 10 Petra / Dead Sea
Day 11 Petra
Day 12 Wadi Rum
Day 13 Amman
Day 14 Amman

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