2019 Second-Timers Holy Land Encounter

​​​Go Beyond in the Holy Land - A Trip for Second-Timers! 
February 25 - March 5 2019
​​​This very special trip is designed for Young Life Holy Land Encounter alumni or anyone who has experienced many of the typical Holy Land historical sites and wants to see and experience more! You'll still experience Andre Moubarak's in-depth biblical and spiritual knowledge as well as connect further with our Young Life leaders and kids. You'll view new sights in and around Galilee and Jerusalem but venture to entirely new locations like Wadi Musa, Petra and Amman in Jordan. It will be a rich, unique time filled with joy and delight!  
Our experienced team of leaders will shepherd this group well! Trip hosts include Hunter Lambeth, Young Life Middle East director, Michele Sbrana, director of Young Life Expeditions, her husband, Tony Sbrana, a Young Life veteran and worship pastor, and of course Andre Moubarak, Holy Land scholar, author and and owner of Twins Tours. We will travel on a Wi-Fi connected coach and stay at highly-rated hotels on this 8 night, 9 day adventure.​


Trip Highlights:​
  • Follow in the footsteps of JesusPeace copy.jpg
  • Engage with local Young Life staff and ministries in service
  • Visit key Biblical and historical sites — Galilee, Caesarea Maritima, Haifa, Caesara Philipi, Jerusalem, Elat, Wadi Musa, Petra, and Amman
  • Enjoy regular Biblical teaching and cultural insights
  • Experience local cuisine and community meals
  • Deepen and establish new friendships
  • Grow in faith and love of the ministry of Young Life


Register today as we expect spots will fill up!

In-Country DatesFebruary 25 - March 5, 2019
Cost: $3,950* (per person, double occupancy; additional $800 for single-occupancy rooms. This does not include international air travel.)
*Approximate as of April 5, 2018. Per person cost will includes ground transportation, cultural activities and tour guides, daily breakfast, dinner, some lunches, fine hotel accommodations, travel insurance, all tips, donation to Young Life Middle East camp scholarships. This cost does not include flights from U.S. to Tel Aviv, hotels or local transportation pre or post trip, cancellation insurance and some lunches.
Young Life Expeditions can assist with flights via trusted travel agents.


How to Register

Please REGISTER HERE for the trip and select trip code – XIL07 Holy Land Encounter. Deposits of $750 per person are due at time of registration and refundable until Nov. 1, 2018, less processing fees. Send deposit payable to:


Young Life (Attn: XIL07 – Holy Land Encounter-2nd Timers)

P.O. Box 1293 Danville, CA  94526

Additional Details

  • ​Group minimum is 20 people. If the minimum isn’t met by November 1, 2018, the trip may be cancelled (deposits can be refunded if this occurs).
  • Maximum of 35 people so make sure to get your deposits in early.
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance​ is highly recommended as refunds are not possible after November 1, 2018.Trip cancellation can be purchased by contacting our Operations Office via email (ylexpeditions@gmail.com). Travel insurance during your travel days is included and covers trip delays, lost luggage, emergency medical/dental, repatriation, security evacuations.
  • Questions? Email info@expeditions.younglife.org or call the Expeditions office at 888-963-4443.​ 


Use-Holy Land Sea of Gailee midday on boat.jpgNOTE: Young Life Expeditions’ preferred travel agents are available to assist you in your travel or you can make your own arrangements. We request that your flight arrive in TEL AVIV, ISRAEL between 1 and 3 p.m. on February 25 2019 and depart out of AMMAN, JORDAN 11PM or later on March 5 2019 or after midnight. Any costs associated with pre or post-trip travel are at your own expense.

Schedule subject to change many times over :)
Monday, February 25
  • Arrive in Tel Aviv, meet hosts and tour guides
  • Drive by coach to Galilee
  • Check in at The Ramot Nofresh, Hotel and Retreat overlooking Galilee (three nights)
  • Enjoy delicious welcome dinner
Tuesday, February 26
  • Vist Caesarea Maritima
  • Tour Haifa and the beautiful Bahai Gardens
  • Visit the Lebanese border Caves
  • See other historical Nazareth sites
  • Visit with Young Life leadership and Nazareth Young Life club at the new Young Life Center
  • Enjoy dinner and fellowship at Ramot Nofresh
Wednesday, February 27
  • Visit Mount Bental and Caesarea Philipi 
  • Mt.  Arbel - Optional hike or drive to meet the hikers at the top
  • Visit Magdala - a unique first century village and synagogue with many new discoveries since previous visits.
  • Sunset Boat Ride on Lake Galilee
  • Enjoy dinner and fellowship at Ramot Nofresh
Thursday, February 28
  • Check out of Ramot Nofresh
  • Travel to Jerusalem and visit Bethany, the site of Lazarus' resurrection
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch of Maklubeh
  • Visit the Southern Steps
  • Do a special "Walk the Wall" tour and see the Western Wall from a new perspective
  • Experience the Upper Room where Jesus and his Disciples shared The Last Supper
  • Worship in the private Garden of Gethsemane at Sunset
  • Check in to the Mount Zion Hotel in Jerusalem with dinner and a relaxing evening (two nights)
Friday, March 1
  • Gather for prayer at the Border Wall
  • Visit Herodion National Park just outside of Jerusalem
  • Travel to Murad Resort outside of Bethlehem for a delicious lunch with our Young Life leaders
  • Help run a Young Life Capernaum carnival 
  • Special dinner event in the Old City 
  • Enjoy the last evening in fellowship at the Mount Zion Hotel
Saturday, March 2
  • Depart Jerusalem and Mount Zion Hotel
  • Visit Tel Be'er Sheva, the Bedouin town in the Southern District 
  • Enjoy lunch with local Young Life staff and their family and hear from some Israeli students
  • Drive through the Negev Desert and see Makhtesh Ramon, beautiful geological feature on the peak of Mount Negev​
  • Arrive in Eilat, Israel's southern-most city and unwind at a Red Sea resort (one night)
Sunday March 3
  • Check out of Hotel and cross the Arava border into Jordan
  • Drive to Wadi Musa, the Valley of Moses and the gateway to Petra
  • Embark on a discovery of Petra, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World with its sand swept landscapes, Roman Ruins, Royal Tombs and the Treasury
  • Enjoy dinner and time of community at a preferred Petra Hotel (one night)
Monday, March 4
  • We'll spend the day exploring the beauty and history of all that Petra has to offer
  • At the end of the day, we'll head to Amman
  • We'll meet and learn from local friends of Young Life ministry serving Syrian refugees 
  • We'll check into an Amman preferred hotel (one night) and enjoy dinner, fellowship, and a final evening together of worship
Tuesday, March 5
  • We'll have a relaxing morning and check out of our hotel
  • We'll spend the afternoon touring Amman and have a farewell dinner together
  • Travel to Amman airport for flights after 11 PM flights back to the US or where ever your travels may take you!

 YLX Travel, LLC & CA registered seller of travel, 212739-50 serves Expeditions participants in their travel needs.​


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