Travel and Costs 2022



Volunteer costs for 2022 are:

$3,290 (double or triple room in Nazareth; double room in Jerusalem) – or – $3,245 (double or triple room in Nazareth; triple room in Jerusalem)

$4,040 (single room)

Costs include four weeks of room and full board at the Galilee Hotel in Nazareth, three nights bed and breakfast in Jerusalem, in-country transportation, three weekend trips, admission into national parks, additional insurance required by the Israeli government (does not include medical insurance), and other incidental costs. Non-Israeli participants might have to pay–separately and in addition to fees paid to Mary’s Well–for COVID and blood serology tests when they land in Israel.

Not covered: flights.

The Shikhin Excavation Project requires that all participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and supply a photograph or scanned copy of a vaccination certificate to Mary’s Well Tours. The Israeli government currently requires that all tourists receive a negative PCR test 72 hours before boarding their flight to Israel and that upon entering the country they receive another negative PCR test and have a blood serology test. All tourists must also have received either their second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine six months prior to travel or their third (booster) injection. Participants are encouraged to purchase insurance coverage that includes major medical expenses, hospitalization, medical evacuation, and trip interruption. Participants should confirm that Israel and any other travel destinations are covered in their chosen insurance and should bring any policy information and international contact number with them during their travel.

Your complete application is due February 15, 2022. Payment of fees in full is due to Mary’s Well Tours March 15, 2022. In the event of a refund, Mary’s Well will charge 4% to cover credit card fees and bank transfers.

Travel Arrangements

To make travel arrangements, contact Mary’s Well Tours. If you arrange your own flight and wish to drive with the group from the airport to the hotel, be at Ben Gurion Airport when the group’s flight arrives.

Mary’s Well Tours:

+011-972-4-656-5841 (if calling from the United States)

+011-972-50-586-9502 (Mr. Soubhi Hamed’s mobile phone number if calling from the United States)