For the first time, a special 16 day shamanic mystical journey to Israël, Jordan and Palestine with Michelle Karén. Among many other magical adventures, we shall visit amazing spiritual sites, discover magical landscapes, and walk in the steps of Jesus of Nazareth. The uniqueness of this adventure, is that we shall explore by bus, by foot, on camelback and through rivers, rarely seen holy sites of the 3 major religions with both Jewish and Palestinian guides actively involved in Peace Projects. We shall engage in enlightening conversations with the Muslim Druze, the Palestinians, the Israeli Jewish, and the Arab Christians, remember our past lives, perform shamanic ceremonies, do sacred fires, explore the true sacred history of the holy land, experience from the inside the life of the Bedouins in the desert and explore life in 2 kibbutzes. This life changing sacred trip will help us reconnect with Jordan, Palestine and Israel as the one sacred land it originally was, and deeply reconnect with our inner divinity.
Limited to 22 people!
September 1, 2018:
Arrival at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.
September 16, 2018:
Departure from the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.
$5928 for the entire journey, includes:
Price does NOT include:
- Double occupancy rooms in Boutique and Spa hotels ($850 extra for a single room), + 4 nights in kibbutzes, 1 night in a tent in a Bedouin camp.
- Ben Gurion international airport pick up on September 1.
- Full board: breakfasts, lunches (except 2 on your own) and dinners.
- All transportation throughout the program: luxury bus transportation, cruise boat, jeep, camelback, glass bottom boat.
- Multi-lingual translation (english, french, hebrew, arabic)
- Ecological workshop.
- Full time Palestinian and Israeli-Jewish guides in Israel, Jordan and the West Bank, all involved in peace building projects, including 3 dual narrative days.
- Speakers' fees.
- All tips in Jordan, Israel and the West Bank.
- All entrance fees to the temples.
- Border and visa fees to Jordan.
Temperatures in September:
- round flights from home to Tel Aviv.
- 2 lunches.
- taxi from Jerusalem to the Ben Gurion Airport on September 16.
Jerusalem: 65º-72º F/18º-28º C
Tel Aviv: 69º-89º F/20º-31º C
Haifa: 68º-85º F/20º-30º C
Tiberias: 71º-98º F/22º-35º C
Eilat: 75º-98º F/24º-36º C
Dead Sea: 81º-96º F/27º-36º C
September 1-16, 2018:
Day 1, Saturday Sept. 1
: Arrival at the Ben Gurion airport
. Individual taxi pick-up. Free day. Welcome dinner and meeting with our guide. Overnight in a boutique hotel by the sea in Tel Aviv
Day 2, Sunday September 2:
Head towards Jaffa
, the city of the 4,000 year old port. Learn about its ancient and recent history. Meeting with a Sufi leader
and learn about his education project where Jewish and Arab children attend kindergarten together. Exploration of the Roman archeological site of Caesarea
built by Herod the Great. Overnight in a boutique hotel by the sea in Tel Aviv.
Day 3, Monday September 3:
Discovery of the beautiful Bahai Gardens in Haifa
and learn about the community.Visit of the market, the harbor, and the Templars' fortress of the old city of Acre
. Discovery of the deep mystical past and present contribution of the Templars
. We shall end the day by learning about the history of the Kibbutz
movement in Israel. Overnight in a kibbutz
Day 4, Tuesday September 4:
Journey to Safed, one of the 4 holy cities of Judaism
, the ancient center of the Kabbalah. We shall meet with a Kabalah teacher
and learn about Jewish Mysticism. We shall continue towards Bet Jann
and visit a Druze family
where we shall eat the delicious lunch they will generously cook for us. We shall learn about their relationship with the State of Israel, the history of their faith, as well as their beliefs and their stories about reincarnation. Overnight in a kibbutz.
Day 5, Wednesday September 5:
Walking in the footsteps of Jesus of Nazareth
, we shall visit the Basilica
and learn about the holy sites. We shall continue towards Tabgha
(the place traditionally accepted for the miracle of the bread loaves and the multiplication of the fishes), make a stop at Capernaum
, the town where many of the 12 disciples, such as Peter and John, lived. We shall then visit the ancient synagogue
and the church
at the site, then visit the Mount of Beatitudes
, and finally head towards Yardenit
(the site of baptism for Christian pilgrims where the Jordan River flows out of the Sea of Galilee into the Dead Sea). Pool dinner facing Jordan. Overnight in kibbutz Kfar Ruppin
Day 6, Thursday September 6:
Optional sunrise tour of the migrational birds' center.
Arrival at the Jordan Valley border
. We shall then proceed to the Saracen Castle in Ajloun
, built in the 12th century by Saladin's nephew during his campaign against the invasions of the Crusaders. Visit of one of the best preserved examples of Roman architecture in Jerash
, which also features theaters, numerous corinthian columns, temples, an aqueduc and city walls. Lunch in Jerash. Tour of the old and new parts of Amman
, the capital of Jordan. Overnight in a spa hotel at the Dead Sea.
Day 7, Friday, September 7: free day at the Dead Sea
famous for its wonderful minerals and healing powers, for swimming (floating!), spa treatments and just integrating. Overnight in a spa hotel at the Dead Sea.
Day 8, Saturday, September 8:
After breakfast, on the king's highway to Petra, discovery of the beautiful mosaics of the Madaba plateau
, where, on the floor of the Saint George's Church
, we shall be given to admire the oldest and largest Byzantine-era map of the holy land in existence. Visit of the mysterious burial site of Moses on Mt Nebo
, commemorating the place where he was granted the vision of the Promised Land. Through the breathtaking scenery of Wadi Mujeb
(River Arnon), visit of the Crusaders' castle in Karak
, as well as the rarely visited Shobak Castle
perched on a 4,265 feet conical mountain. Overnight in a boutique hotel in Petra
Day 9, Sunday September 9
: Sunrise meditation. A full day dedicated to the visit of the lost Nabataean city of Petra
. Morning walk through the fabled Siq, an immense sandstone gorge which opens on a dramatic revelation of the Treasury
. We shall be left spellbound by hundreds of ancient freestanding temples, over 3000 royal tombs, banquet halls, an aqueduct, Roman houses and theaters. Late afternoon in the magical desert of Wadi Rum
(Valley of the Moon) where we shall visit the home of Lawrence of Arabia
, and enjoy a mint tea or cardamon coffee. Tour of the moon-like desert in a jeep driven by a Bedouin
. After a delicious traditional dinner prepared by the Bedouins, overnight in tents in the Bedouin Camp Dinar Zarb
after admiring a spectacular sunset
Day 10, Monday September 10: Tour of the moon-like desert on camel back led by the Bedouins
. Picnic lunch in the desert where we shall admire ancient petroglyphs, the rich life of the nomads and listen to infinite silence. Overnight in a spa hotel in Aqaba.
Day 11, Tuesday September 11: Free morning in Aqaba
to enjoy the pools of our hotel, get a massage or sleep in. Lunch on a glass bottomed boat to admire the marine life
. Return to Israel. Overnight in Kibbutz Lotan.
Dinner by the pool. Fire ceremony.
Day 12, Wednesday September 12: Ecological workshop in Kibbutz Lotan
. Visit of the Arava Center
specialized in the desert flora. Exploration of Machtesh Ramon
, the largest crater in Israel. Meditation in the crater. Visit of the Israeli astronaut Elan Ramon's museum
. Overnight in a spa hotel by the Dead Sea
Day 13, Thursday September 13
: Spectacular sunrise from the ancient Masada fortress
. The caves of Qumran
where the dead sea scrolls were discovered. Comprehensive tour of Tel Jericho
. A general introduction to its population, stories of ancient times and its present. The healed spring of Elisha
where we shall also talk about Elijah, the other most famous prophet of Israel. Discovery of the beautiful mosaics of the Hisham Palace
, an important Islamic archeological site, the excavations of which we shall discuss. We shall rise by cable car to the gravity-defying Monastery of Temptation
, meet with a Franciscan monk
who will tell us the story of monk Chariton, regarded as the founding father of Judean monasticism. We shall see the robbers' caves and end the day with the breathtaking views of the Jericho oasis. Overnight in boutique hotel at walking distance from the old town of Jerusalem
Day 14, Friday September 14:
Visit of Beit Lehem
(Bethlehem). Visit the nativity church, the grotto, the Murad Castle Solomon Pools' Museum
which contains the largest archaeological collection of precious artifacts drawn from many chapters of the Palestinian history, as well as modern Islamic art. Over lunch, meeting with Sami Awad, a Palestinian Christian leader
for a conversation about Christian-Muslim relations in Bethlehem. Back to Israel. Magical night tour of Jerusalem
. Overnight in a boutique hotel at walking distance from the old town of Jerusalem
Day 15, Saturday September 15
: Morning tour of the old city of Jerusalem
. After lunch, free afternoon. Goodbye dinner and overnight in a Boutique Hotel in the old town of Jerusalem
Day 16, Sunday September 16
: Return home.