Keep your passport with you all times. Misplacing or losing your passport can result in serious delays and extra costs for you.
Keep one copy of your passport in your luggage.
Never leave valuables (jewelry, cash, iPods, laptops, cameras, electronics, etc.) in your hotel room, even if they are locked in your luggage.
Keep all the important documents and valuable in the safe of the hotel.
Always check the safe before checking out of the hotel.
Turn off all cell phones while at the sites or keep it on silent.
While going on the trip, always stay with your group. Be aware of where they are going. Though you may discover something interesting to investigate, it could cause you to lag behind and become lost.
Tell someone in the group (preferably your guide or group leader) if you are staying at the hotel.
If you are planning to go out for hours always tell someone else in your group where you are going and when you intend to return.
Don’t carry any valuable thing.
No smoking on the bus or in your hotel rooms.
Stay with the group and avoid the prohibited area.
Dress properly all times, because of the cultural difference.
Don’t leave possessions (backpacks, purses, etc.) anywhere.
Avoid any object that does not seem to have an owner.
Don’t accept gifts from a stranger.
Be careful of locals asking you to follow them to a store or an attraction.
Avoid friendly embraces from strangers. Beware of pickpockets.
Keep your wallet in your front pants pocket or zippered purse. It is better to separate your cash so that it is not obvious to on-lookers.
Currency in Use Israel – The Shekel is the currency of Israel. Also, many vendors will accept payment in U.S. dollars.