Israel is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. It is by far the most gay-friendly country in the Middle East, with Tel Aviv being the centre of its gay culture and nightlife.
Jerusalem is, of course, the capital of the three great monotheistic religions with much spectacular architecture to prove it. You’ll see the Dome of the Rock, the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount. You’ll also have the opportunity to float weightlessly in the Dead Sea.
This trip includes an excursion to the deserts of Jordan where you’ll see Nabatean ruins and the red sands of Wadi Rum.
You’ll be welcomed at the airport by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel.
Our tour guide will show us the wonders of the city, from Church of the Holy Sepulcher to the Dome Of The Rock. In terms of historical significance, Jerusalem is arguably unrivalled. It has fallen under the sway of most of the major empires, including the Roman, British and Ottoman.
History seems to be stacked in sedimentary layers, and it can be overwhelming. Some people have even been afflicted by ‘Jerusalem Syndrom.’
On the fourth day, you’ll get the chance to float weightlessly in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. This is the lowest point on earth and rich with healing minerals.
You’ll also visit the ruins of King Herod’s Palace by the cliff-top fortress of Masada.
You’ll be staying in Tel Aviv during the weekend, so it’s the perfect time to explore the gay bars and parties.
As well as partying you can take part in many of the cultural activities this city offers, such as strolling down Rothschild Boulevard, taking a day trip to Haifa or just soak up the sun.
You’ll be flying to Jordan which is just an hour away. We shall be exploring the Wadi Rum desert in jeeps and on camels. This desert is known for its red sandstone, making it look like the surface of Mars. It has consequently been the setting for Mars in many sci-fi films.
You’ll be able to enjoy local cuisine and our guide will fill you in on the history of this fascinating place.
To top off your experience, you shall sleep in a Bedouin camp in the desert, but don’t worry, you’ll be glamping in style with the comfort of a hotel room and en-suite bathroom. Should wake up during the night you can go for a casual stroll through the desert, because why not?
As part of the Jordan-tour, you’ll head to Petra to see the ruins of the Nabataean Kingdom. Through a narrow canyon, you’ll see the tombs and temples carved in pink sandstone, after which you’ll return to see this wondrous site lit by thousands of candles. Something you’ll never forget – and imagine all the Instagram kudos!
As this is the last day of your trip. you’ll be picked up and driven to the airport, ready to take your flight back home. However, there is always the option to extend your trip.