Basically, everything you NEED will be included. It is possible for you to do the entire trip without spending $1 more than your trip fee. You’ll have all the water you want to drink, but if you want to buy soft drinks for your evening meal at the hotel, those will be extra. Also, any items you purchase during our “hunting” opportunities will of course be extra. Tipping is already included, however at the end of the trip, you will have an opportunity as a group to give an extra tip, above and beyond the standard tip that is already included. Many participants are very appreciative of the help and service provided by our Israeli and Jordanian guides and drivers, and want to give them something extra as a special gift. However, it is extra and totally optional.
A few weeks prior to the tour, GTI will send you:
- A hiking backpack with a hydration pack (Camelbak-style pack)
- Luggage tags
- Softbound Bible
- Journal notebook
The hiking backpacks are very nice, but if you prefer, you are welcome to use your own day pack instead. Remember that you will be hiking in extremely hot weather, in direct sunlight, carrying 2 or more quarts of water. Make sure and carefully review the packing suggestions in the download section of your appropriate study tour.