After completing his studies, Dan decided to make the southern part of Israel his home. Right between the Sinai Peninsula and the Jordanian neighbours, right between the coral reef in the Red Sea and the harshest of deserts, that’s where he feels most at home.
Dan has been guiding for some two decades, dividing his career between tourists, Israeli scholars and the training of the next generation of guides. In his non-existent remaining time, Dan teaches courses about the coral reefs and the ecology of extreme deserts.
|Impressions of our tour guide Dan – It was our great honor and fortune to have been guided on this tour by Dan Ofri who was extremely knowledgeable of the history and biblical importance of each and every site we visited. We could not have asked for a better guide. Incorporating bible passages and other literary quotes brought the experience full circle. He was extremely patient and respectful even during the dumbest of questions. There was nothing droll or boring about his lessons as was evident in other tour guides nearby putting their clientele to sleep. His quirky references to pop culture and music were amusing and engaging.
We are certainly getting a flavor of the religious teachings of our exemplary guide, Dan Ofri. He quotes bible passages of the particular event we are experiencing. We could not have been blessed with a better guide than Dan. His quirky sense of humor, mixed with modern music references takes away the tedious aspect of Bible study!