* Please note this a 3 week tour unfortunately Facebook doesn't allow you to create events more than 2 weeks in length! ;)
Why are we going?
To learn more about the Bible, the life of Jesus and to understand the culture where Jesus lived and walked. This is a unique opportunity to have a spiritual, educational retreat to deepen your faith.
Where will we be going?
We will be travelling throughout Jordan and Israel, visiting many famous sites found in the Bible as well as some of the lesser known ones. We will begin the tour in Jordan, visiting Mt Nebo, Petra, Wadi Rum and staying in a Bedouin tent like the Israelites of the Old Testament.
From here we will cross into the Promised Land, visiting many of the towns, sites of the Bible and regions where Jesus walked, talked and ministered. As we travel we will be learning about the Bible, creating a sensory understanding of the Jewish culture, Biblical times and the life of Christ. Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jericho, Masada, the Sea of Galilee, Mt Beatitudes, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Garden Tomb, and the Dead Sea are just some of the places we will visit.
Our guide will be a national born Christian from the area. Our tour leaders will be Ben & Helen Betz, pastors and missionaries with Heartfelt Hope who have a passion for teaching and running retreats. This combination will create a rich learning background as part of the tour. There will also be an opportunity to attend a local Sabbath service.
As part of the tour package, we have scheduled in some rest days, we have a few events just for fun and there will be a chance to do some shopping.
When will we go?
Tuesday 12th March 2019 till
Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Location: Israel & Jordan
Date: May 2017 - 23days
Wed 12th March - Wed 3rd April
16 days in Israel & 5 days in Jordan plus 2 days travel time
Individuals over 18 yrs of age
Flights ex SYD Australia, breakfast & dinners, twin share accommodation, entrance fees, guide, bus travel and tips
Fitness Level: Medium
Most days will include walking for between 1-3 hours
Application & Deposit Deadline:
Fri 12th October 2018
How much will this cost?
The cost is $9,750 per person, which includes airfares ex Sydney, all accommodation (twin share) in 3 star hotels for the twenty days of touring, all breakfast & dinner meals, various activities, all local travel expenses, all entrance fees, tips, having a local tour guide and some special outings. Each person must pay for their own drinks, lunches and their own travel insurance.
Initially a non refundable deposit of $500 must be paid to secure your place and $3,500 paid by Friday 12th October 2018 to purchase your flight tickets with the balance due early in 2019.
*Please note this is an estimate based on expected costs but prices cant be locked in until flights are purchased and therefore may be subject to change.
Who is organising this trip?
TRANSFORM trips & Hope Tours are organised and overseen by Heartfelt Hope, a registered NGO and charity in Australia, but also partnering with some other countries. Heartfelt Hope has a focus on faith, health and education.
TRANSFORM short term mission trips are to inspire others to live boldly for Christ, to bring much needed resources and encouragement to those in developing countries. Our HOPE Tours on the other hand are travel tours which open up peoples eyes to the world in which we live. This particular tour is to deepen and enrich peoples faith journey in Jesus Christ and understanding of Biblical history.