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Israel, a small country nestled in the Middle East, is a land of contrasts and wonders. From ancient and historical sites to modern bustling cities and serene deserts to vibrant coastal towns, Israel also offers a variety of unique experiences for visitors to immerse themselves in. Here are seven of the most exceptional and unforgettable adventures you can have in this fascinating country.

Wander in Jerusalem’s Old City

Step into a world of rich history and spirituality as you enter Jerusalem’s Old City. This remarkable and sacred city is a melting pot of ethnic groups and religions, where the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures intertwine. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, revered by Christians as the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Next, walk along the cobblestone streets and marvel at the iconic Western Wall, the holiest prayer site for Jews. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the bustling bazaars, where you can find everything from colorful spices to handcrafted souvenirs.

Go Off-Road in the Judean Desert

off road tour judean desert 4For an adrenaline-pumping adventure, embark on an off-road journey through the rugged terrain of the Judean Desert. Hop into a 4×4 vehicle and traverse the rocky landscapes, steep canyons, and historical landmarks. Along the way, view Bedouin ancampents, and picnic in front of the Mar Saba Monastery, a Greek Orthodox monastery clinging to the cliffs. As you navigate through the desert, keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife, and track archaeological remains of ancient fortresses and monasteries.

Stargaze in the Ramon Crater

Escape the city lights and venture into the vast expanse of the Ramon Crater for an unforgettable stargazing experience. The clear, unpolluted skies of the desert provide the perfect canvas for a dazzling display of stars, planets, and constellations. Join a guided night tour and marvel at the celestial wonders above. For an even more immersive experience, set a bonfire and combine the night with a Bedouin-style meal.

Snorkel or Scuba in the Red Sea

eilat scuba dive snorkel red seaDive into the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea and discover a world of vibrant marine life. The southern city of Eilat, situated on the shores of the Red Sea, is a paradise for snorkelers and divers. Explore the colorful coral reefs teeming with colored fish, corals, and even dolphins. Combine the experience by visiting the Underwater Observatory Marine Park, where you can observe the fascinating marine ecosystem from the comfort of a submerged observatory.

Kayak on the Jordan River

Israel kayakingEmbark on a thrilling kayaking adventure along the Jordan River, a significant waterway steeped in biblical history. As you paddle through the serene waters, take in the lush greenery and stunning landscapes surrounding you. Stop at historic sites along the way, such as the Yardenit Baptismal Site, or Capernaum. And if you are well experienced, embark on a 4 hours’ white water rafting session, where the Jordan cascades from the Hulah valley to Bethsaidah. Either way, kayaking on the Jordan river, offers a refreshing and scenic escape from the heat.

Druze Culinary Workshop

naseeba kubbehImmerse yourself in the rich culinary traditions of the Druze community, a fascinating ethnic and religious minority in Israel. Join a Druze culinary workshop in one of the picturesque villages in northern Israel. Learn the secrets of preparing authentic Druze dishes, such as stuffed grape leaves, Makluba (rice and chicken dish), and knafeh (a sweet cheese pastry). As you cook alongside local Druze women, gain insight into their unique culture, traditions, and hospitality.

Stroll in Tel Aviv at Night

Sarona-marketExperience the vibrant energy of Tel Aviv, Israel’s cosmopolitan coastal city, as it comes alive at night. Take a leisurely stroll along the famous Rothschild Boulevard, lined with Bauhaus-style buildings, trendy cafes, and lively bars. Visit the Sarona Market, a bustling indoor food hall where you can sample various local and international cuisines. End your evening at one of the many rooftop bars, sipping a cocktail while taking in the spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.

These activities and more can be combined with any of our great private multi-day tour proposals.

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