Hiking...camping...military style survival exercises
Nir's military experience has afforded him the tools to take you off the main roads of Israel
into its wild nature and wilderness. Hiking and camping the wilderness or military style survival exercise are in your reach and such a tour will help you to get to really discover the Israeli and Biblical wilderness. This is an opportunity to learn the limits of your ability, the importance of team work and will fill you with the adrenalin and pride that comes with the feeling of "I did it."
These tours will be tailor-made to match your physical abilities, from "light" activities to the level of an elite army unit. You'll be exposed to some incredible natural sites as well as testing the limits of human ability.
What makes a good trip to Israel a GREAT trip? The answer is the creation of a program which not only includes visits to the must-see sites in the country, but also offers you the opportunity to participate in some unique, off-the-beaten track activities, while at the same time coming up close and personal with Israelis from all walks of life. We'll make sure to include those activities which are of most interest to you so that by the time you return home you'll have a sense of having experienced many different aspects of Israeli life and culture.
Here are just of a few of the amazing experiences we can offer you:
Be a F-16 Pilot for One Day
Experience the thrill of flying a fighter jet. Professional staff, including Israeli Air Force pilots and flight simulator instructors, will provide you with the special experience of the IAF. The Squadron’s simulators are the most advanced of their type in the world and will enable you to have the closest possible experience to real-life flying by contacting Ground Control and other pilots in the air around you. You will also collect data in real-time which will allow a full understanding of the flight. The program includes a briefing for the flight and two flights in the F16 simulator. The first flight allows you to see Israel from above while the second flight is more mission oriented. After flying the simulator you'll give a debriefing of the flight. Overall time: 90 minute
Be Indiana Jones for a Day
Participate in an actual excavation in underground caves dating from the time of the Maccabees as you experience the thrill of unearthing the hidden past during a Dig-for-a-Day. Dig-for-a-Day is a hands-on experience that combines excavating, sifting, pottery examination and exploration of an extensive archaeological cave system. The program is approximately three hours in length and is led by professional guides under the auspices of the Israel Antiquities Authorities. The wonderful mix of historical, educational and hands-on activities makes it an ideal experience for families and a highlight of your trip to Israel!
Experience the People and Flavors of Israel's Open-Air Markets
We can create for you a variety of cultural experiences, keeping up-to-date with all the newest trends in order to show you what is really happening in our country. We will explore the colorful street markets, including the famous Machaneh Yehuda Market in Jerusalem and/or the Carmel and Levinsky Markets in Tel Aviv. We'll afford you the chance to feel each market's lively atmosphere and learn about its history and secrets. We'll visit the vendors offering dishes and snacks from every corner of the globe and taste some famous dishes such as falafel, humus, sabich and burekas; none originated here but all are very much part of the Israeli fare. You'll have the chance to speak with the merchants and hear some of the fascinating and fun stories that with time have become a part of the unique history of the community.
Discover Street Art & Graffiti
This magical tour will take you through the side streets and alleyways of this colorful urban underground scene. Together we will explore the best works of the street art and graffiti that covers the walls of our public space. Come learn about the history of graffiti, discuss philosophical, psychological and economical aspects of urban art and get to know the different agendas and styles of this constantly changing art that is a hidden part of our everyday lives. Join us and learn the language of the streets whose walls speak to us every day.
One of the more exciting and fun experiences while visiting Israel is an off-road jeep tour through the mountains or desert regions. Israel has some of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the world and you can take a jeep tour into the depths of the Judean Desert or Negev and the Ramon Crater, beyond where normal cars can go, or into the green hills of the Galilee. These are experiences that will remain with you forever.
Desert walks (with or without camels)
Israel is a hiker’s paradise. An old Bedouin saying says... "Walk your feet and rest your heart." Hike into the Ramon Crater, a truly unique geological formation and you'll discover the desert's natural fresh water springs, explore the ancient Nabatean Spice Route and experience the Bedouin hospitality with local tribes still roaming the vast land. The clear and cool weather of the Negev's high mountains permit year round touring.
You can also explore the desert on camels. A camel ride offers the perfect chance to slow down and begin to feel the rhythm of the desert and learn about the ancient “perfume route”, where the Nabateans led camel convoys carrying spices and perfumes 2,000 years ago. Camel tours are suitable for all ages, families with or without children, groups and individuals. All the tours are pre-planned to suit the individual rider and to get the most excitement out of them.
The beautiful mountains of the Galilee and the Golan in Northern Israel and some of the exciting canyon hikes in the south provide many venues for exciting rappelling adventures including rappelling down high cliffs and dry waterfalls. You will have the time of your life on your Israel rappelling adventure!
Kayaking (including white water)
Kyaking is perfect both for families and for the adventurous and offer you the chance to discover lush green landscape and beautiful clean waters.
During the standard river route you'll travel along the Jordan and Hatzbani Rivers on a curving route passing through green riverbanks that give you a magic experience in nature.
The longer route speed kayaking is the longest and most adventurous on the Galilee that combines fast and calm river sections with small waterfalls in the shadows of Dolev trees, affording an adrenaline filled nature experience.
Sailing and Diving at the Red Sea
Sailing on board a yacht is great entertainment for all ages. Take a private sail for a duration of between two hours to half a day, which will include cruising around the Bay of Eilat, observations and explanations about the four countries which border the bay – Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, cruising along the "Dolphin Reef" to watch the dolphins in their natural habitat and rope dragging in the water (a unique experience where you'll be dragged by rope behind the yacht while your body floats and enjoys an indulging massage by the cool waters).
Anchor on Eilat's west coast for a chance to swim in the sea and get in some snorkeling. During the sail you can combine water sport activities such as jet skis, water skis, tube skis and parasailing.
Hiking & Bicycling
Israel is a hiker’s and biker's paradise. The country has a truly incredible variety of fascinating landscapes and unique geological phenomena. Israel, situated between three continents, is also the junction for special fauna and flora. We want to take you on a memorable journey through this amazing country.
A cycling and hiking tour of Israel offers you a first-hand and up-close experience, where you become part of the environment and nature, the views, the history and the people. Our tour will take you to sites of historical and religious significance and will allow you to get better acquainted with the variety of cultures that make up Israel's human landscape.
This unique and unforgettable experience is a fine combination of physical accomplishment and spiritual fulfillment.
This activity is designed for tourists of any age who would like to get a taste of Israeli methods of shooting and combat. More than just firing off a few rounds, you will learn from the experts about weapon handling, counter–terrorist tactics and the values which guide the Israeli security establishment.
Horseback riding in Israel provides one with an amazing experience in incredible surroundings.. From the saddle of a horse you can enjoy the ridge of the amazing Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert, Israel’s “Grand Canyon,” or ride along trails in northern Israel overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
"Spelunking" in caves
The Land of Israel has many caves and caves of many sorts. Some caves have historical and archeological significance, some have spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, some are spacious caverns and others have narrow crevices and deep tunnels. We can add caving (spelunking) to your itinerary for a unique adventure experience.
We offer a rare opportunity for you to look for your roots in the area of Beit Guvrin, King Herod's ancestral home, by participating in an on-going archaeological dig, sifting for relics, examining pottery and touring the National Park of Beit Guvrin while crawling through unexcavated cave systems. Vast underground labyrinths of man-made rooms are systematically cleaned and provide evidence of underground industrial complexes dating from the Hellenistic period.
Remains of olive oil production, weaving installations, water cisterns and baths all provide evidence of a thriving society. The site offers a wealth of discoveries and practical experience for those who want to take part in a dig but have limited time.
A celebration of chocolate tastes, experiences, laughter and fun!
Join an experiential tour of one of the best Chocolate Factory in Israel and experience chocolate workshop. enjoy chocolate creation in an unforgettable personal experience. You will receive training on preparing pralines and truffles with expert chocolatiers. During the workshops you will receive a personal kit adapted to the workshop in which you are participating (children or adults), with high quality ingredients, tasty fillings, colorful additions and everything needed to experience, photograph, taste, design and create gourmet chocolate products on your own.
Discover the Secrets of the Stars
From the dawn of humanity mankind has looked up at the stars with a sense of astonishment and excitement. The beauty and mystery of the night-sky have fascinated people generation after generation, leading them to speculate, investigate and create stories surrounding the heavens. The night-sky affords us a perspective of how small we are in the vast universe surrounding us and we look above, asking ourselves what stars are we are actually seeing, what is out there, and is there life outside our comfortable planet Earth.
Observing a star-studded sky is not only a romantic and exciting experience, it also has a positive impact on our physical and mental health. Mitzpe Ramon is home to Israel's largest research telescope at the Wise Observatory, and because here is where one finds the clearest and darkest skies in Israel, it's by far one of the optimal places for star-watching! You'll be able to see the heavens above as never imagined. You'll participate in an enchanted, unforgettable two-hour experience at the Negev Desert's highest point - Mitzpe Ramon. Look up with a powerful telescope to see the clouds of the Milky Way, observe planets and explore celestial marvels, discover stars and constellations that tie into Biblical events, Jewish history and learn about how the universe works. This is a fascinating experience!
“a land of grain and new wine, where the heavens drop dew” Deuteronomy 33:28
Israel - the land flowing with milk and honey… and wine! With approximately 300 wineries (in a country about the size of New Jersey!), Israel has already captured the attention of wine connoisseurs worldwide. Considering that 20 years ago there were fewer than 10 wineries in the entire country, it is amazing how quickly the wine scene has boomed!
Experience the journey from grape to bottle during a cultural tour of the finest wine regions in the country. Taste the fruits of Israel with a dash of charisma and history in some of the most beautiful places in the land. Some of Israel’s wineries are historic sites, have playing an important part in the formation of the State, whilst others are newer, boutique enterprises established by passionate Israelis from all types of backgrounds. Explore one or more of these unique wineries and enjoy the adventure and some great wine-tasting.
An "Uplifting’ Experience with Hot Air Balloons
If you like traveling to places you've never been, try doing it 5,000 feet high in the sky! This extreme adventure will take you over green hills, forests and rivers for an amazing, peaceful, and safe experience. Hot Air Balloon rides are fun for the whole family and allow you to see Israel from a magical perspective which you'd never otherwise realize. From high above the landscape you’ll see Biblical battlefields, feats of nature, modern cities, ancient ruins and wildlife.
Flight in Flying-Powered Parachute (Buckeye)
Sitting in a powered parachute vehicle you'll feel the rumble of the engine and soar into the sky with the breeze in your hair and a feeling of freedom as you cruise above Israel from above. Accompanied by a pilot take off and ascend above the land below, viewing the beautiful landscape of Central Israel from above in a new and unique way as you look down on the fields and orchards of the country below. This is an experience you never forget!
Sandboarding in the Negev Desert
With more than 60% of the country certified as desert, sandboarding is an iconic desert experience which allows you to glide down the dunes and experience the thrill of this amazing activity. Sandboarding in Israel’s Negev Desert offers the chance to slide down stunning and sweeping sand dunes which are suitable for kids and adults alike, with toboggan-like boards available for kids and proper sandboards for adults - a great experience for all ages!
Surfing in Israel
Modern surfing was brought to Israel in the 1950's by Californian Dorian ‘Doc’ Paskowitz. He arrived with six surfboards and a dream to bring surfing to the masses. Doc’s vision has become a reality and Israel’s surfing community is thriving. In the past, Israeli lifeguards were caught the waves with the hasake, a flat, wide board that had initially been used for near-shore fishing by Arab fishermen. Slowly, as lifeguards and other locals began using Paskowitz’s offerings, a surfing tradition was born.
With 186 miles of sandy beaches and a sea that is virtually free of seaweed and sharks, Israel is a great spot for surfers. The sport is incredibly popular and possible all year round as surfers ride the waves coming off the Mediterranean on Israel’s Coastal Plain and at Eilat's Red Sea. Surfing courses are offered for beginners and equipment rental is also available across the country for more experience surfers.
Fashion, Design and Shopping Tours
Discover the creative energy of Tel Aviv through customized tours that take you off the beaten-track, right into the pulsating studios of emerging fashion designers. The tour gives you an opportunity to visit boutiques and studios and to get an insight about the next generation of Israel’s most promising fashion designers, as well as established ones. The tours are led by a Tel Aviv fashion maven who expertly tailors a personal boutique tour according to your fashion preferences and depending on what experience for which you're searching.
Nightlife Scene in Tel Aviv – Pub Crawl
Tel Aviv is a destination world-famous for its bustling nightlife and party scenes, attracting the best DJ's and young travelers from all over the world. Our Tel Aviv Nightlife Tour is an excellent and fun way to explore Tel Aviv’s nightlife and understand why it’s called “the city that never sleeps.” We provide local connections to all the famous places as well as those hidden spots you probably wouldn't find by yourself and VIP hospitality in all the large clubs. Mix with locals, meet fellow travelers and discover the abundance of different styles and places to go - we have all the inside knowledge you'll need to party till you drop!