Gone are the days where you schlep from one archaeological site to another. Israel is full of opportunities including many varied experience that you won’t want to miss out on. Now is your chance to interact with people, soak up the culture and connect to the rich history we have to offer. If you don’t know where to start, here are some things you may want to include in your itinerary.
Food has a way of bringing people together in new and exciting ways. With Israel emerging as leaders in the culinary scene as they bring fresh new ideas to the old and familiar Mediterranean flavors, adding some culinary experiences to your Israel trip is the way to go! Whether it’s wine country, vegan food, shuk tours, farms, boutique cheese makers, Biblical foraging or more, there are endless options of activities to explore.
The best way to gain an understanding of a region or way of life is to meet local residents face to face. On your trip here we will make sure you encounter different types of individuals in this diverse country we live in. Hear firsthand their stories, their struggles, their achievements and what shapes them!
Feel the personalities and stories come alive as our guides masterfully weave the Biblical tales in the sites where they transpired. You will literally feel that you have been transported in time & space. Thousands of years of history are at your fingertips no matter where you turn as topography, archeology, geography and ancient customs shed light to the drama and intrigue of timeless passages.
While Israel boasts world-class art museums and galleries, there is a dynamic and diverse art scene that has something to offer for everyone. Tour the streets and gain insight into Israeli society through graffiti on the walls, explore the Bauhaus architecture of Tel Aviv or meet with a museum curator for a behind the scenes look into their latest exhibitions. Enter the creative space of local artisans and artists as you join them in their studios and watch as they transform raw materials into works of art.
Israel is the meeting point of East and West and celebrates the cultural diversity of immigrants from over a hundred different countries. It’s also a melting pot of cultures that blends customs, religions, ethnicities, foods, music and art from around the globe. There is something for everyone whether enjoying Bedouin hospitality in a desert location, learning traditional Ethiopian dance, sampling home-made Moroccan cuisine, exploring the contemporary art scene, experiencing the vibrant nightlife in Tel Aviv and more.
Israel has become known as the Start Up Nation with the second highest number of start-ups after the US. The will to make the world a better place alongside creativity, tenacity, inventiveness and a healthy dose of Israeli Chutzpah creates the perfect climate for achieving the impossible. Here is your chance to see some of the technologies that have revolutionized the world we live in and meet with the down-to-earth serial entrepreneurs who make it all happen.
For all the adrenaline junkies out there, here’s a chance to have fun in some really unique and awesome locations. Rappel down the walls of the Old City, sky-dive over the Negev, spelunk through the salt caves in Mt. Sedom, engage in anti-terrorism training, para-glide over the Mediterranean coastline, ATV through the Judean desert or raft down the Jordan River. For those who are slightly less adventurous you can also enjoy off road biking, water sports, hiking and zip-lining.
There is so much more to the country than history, archaeology and nature. Indeed, Israel is a vibrant country whose impact is felt far beyond the confines of its own borders. Whether you are interested in the latest in bio-tech, hanging out with IDF soldiers, tasting locally produced craft beer or fine wine, meeting with inspirational leaders, enjoying the Tel Aviv night-life or simply relaxing at the beach – there is no shortage of experiences to be had.
Israel is the center of the Jewish world and of singular importance to the other monotheistic faiths. It is a center where spiritual traditions from both East & West are evident and a place to recharge ones spiritual batteries and connect with ones inner being. Make sure not to miss out on the Mystical City of Tzfat, the Western Wall in Jerusalem, yoga on the beach in Tel Aviv or a spiritual desert retreat in the Negev. There is a certain energy that will impact, challenge and enrich you.