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Your nature partner in Israel, Sinai and Jordan

Hiking, trekking, nature tours, camel treks


Our goal is to show you the Cradle of Civilization through it's natural sides.

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Travel Themes.

The themes around which it is possible to focus a trip to Israel are many: History, religions, archeology, architecture, cuisine and lifestyle, high tech ... All these areingredients around which the country's heritage is established.

 

Historical Tours

Since the beginning of human history, peoples and cultures crossed paths on this land. I was a buffer zone between Sumer, Mesopotamia and Egypt of the Pharaohs, prehistoric man lived there. Egyptians, Assyrians, Hebrews, Canaanites, Philistines, Persians, Greeks, Romans and Byzantines left us traces of their civilization. Arabs, Crusaders, Mamelukes, Ottomans, and the British are also part of the turbulent history of Israel.

Even for us who live and guide here, when we stand in front of the Sennacherib ramp at Lakhish, at Solomon's stables at Megiddo, see Peter's house in Capernaum, or visit the Gamla Synagogue, we can see the history transpiring in front of our eyes…

Which period interests you? From the Neolithic up to modern Israel, through ancient Egyptian, Assyrian, first and second temple, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Islam, Crusaders, Mameluke, Ottomans, the first Jewish emigrations, WWI the charge of the Australian Light Cavalry or the British mandate, we will construct the right itinerary that suits your interest.

 

 

Peltoceras solidum ammonite 12000-year-old Natufian burial complex at the Hilazon Tachtit cave site Goddess of archaic Greek type, seated on a throne. Terracotta, Persian Period A piece of clay for sealing a document, proves the existence of Bethlehem dating back to First Temple Period Gold coin, portraying 'Queen Arsinoe II Philadelphus' - wife and sister of Ptolemy II of Egypt Oil lamp dated from the First Temple Period found in Jeremiah's Grotto Hiking to the aqueduct north of Caesarea Model of Herod's Temple (renovation of the Second Temple) in the Israel Museum Jerusalem city trek Church aisle mosaic. Kissufim, Israel Byzantine period Minaret of Bab al-Asbat is in the northern wall of Haram al-Sharif Hiking in Tel-Aphek Dome of the Rock Knights hall, Hospitallers' Citadel - Acre Fountain of Qayt Bay (Sabil Qait Bey) - Jerusalem Hiking in Yarkon National Park Russian Church of Maria Magdalena, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Altar of Christ Church in Jerusalem, oldest Protestant Church in the Middle East Turkish bath Church for Messianic Jews in Jerusalem Charge of the 4th and 12th Regiments of the Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba, October 1917 Australian light horsemen Sir Edmund Allenby entering Jerusalem, 9 December 1917 Putting up the watchtower at the Kibbutzim Sha'ar Hagolan and Massada in the Jordan Valley, 1937. New immigrants at the Ein Ganim camp (near Petach Tiqwa) dancing together, 1940 Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel: May 14, 1948. Reading a newspaper in the Dead Sea

 

Wine Route - Gastronomy

Wine production in Israel has grown exponentially with a focus on excellent quality and great diversity. Sun-drenched, growing areas range from small organic vineyards in the desert to large expanses in the Galilee hills with an international reputation.

Pastoralism was part of local culture for millennia, goat- and sheep cheese production is wide and varied.

Olive Oil is a staple product and offers a wide variety of choices.

Farm tours, tastings and human contact are an integral part of these tours.

 

Architecture Tours

It is in the Middle East that prehistoric man built his first houses. Here, one can follow the evolution of human habitation from birth up to modern skyscrapers with great architecture through the Bauhaus school (in Tel Aviv Bauhaus neighborhoods are classified UNESCO heritage).

Greco-Roman architecture, cross or Ottoman religious buildings ancient and modern, the country is ideal for a trip to the sources of the arts and building trades.

 

Agriculture

High-tech agriculture, efficient irrigation techniques, hybrid species, hydrological management ressouces.

 

Our next departures

8 days

October 3rd to 10th 2016

View from Mt. Tabor

Details:
Nature, culture and hiking in Galilee and in Jerusalem

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8 days

October 27th to November 3rd 2016

Hiking tour Negev

Details:
3 and a half hiking days in the Negev desert,
1 day in the Judean desert
and 1 day visit of Jerusalem

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8 days

December 18th to 25th 2016

Wadi-Gishron-Eilat Mountains

Details:
3 and a half day hike in the colorful Eilat Mountains,
1 day kibbutz visit,
1 free day

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