ISRAEL TREK

Information

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OVERVIEW

This 27-day program has a special focus on active outdoor adventures, giving teens the opportunity to scale more mountains and nature reserves than any of our other Israel programs. Hike from sea to sea on this life-changing trip!

DESTINATION: Israel
TRAVEL DATES


Jun 27 - Jul 23, 2023  Available

current grades CURRENT GRADES: 9-11
COMMUNITY SERVICE: ~6 Hours
DURATION: 27 Days
PROGRAM FEES
LAND COST (EARLY BIRD PRICE): $TBD

October 6–November 17, 2022

Airfare cost to and from Israel is not included in the land cost. Flight information will become available in the spring. Need-based scholarships are available.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodations (hotels, kibbutz lodging, camping, and desert tents)
  • All meals
  • All programming
  • Private transportation
  • Security escort & monitoring
  • Medical insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Gratuity for program staff
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DETAILS

Immerse yourself in the stunning and diverse geography of Israel on this thrilling outdoor adventure. The country may be small, but it boasts mountains, deserts, seas, and dozens of nature reserves that we’ll hike together. Teens will discover hidden waterfalls and canyons, traverse trails, swim down streams, and truly connect with the wilderness on Israel Trek. Three places you’ll want to take a selfie at on this trip:

  • Rosh HaNikra—an incredible series of caves and grottoes formed by the Mediterranean Sea
  • The Bahá’í Terraces—also known as the Hanging Gardens of Haifa, they overlook the city from Mount Carmel
  • Tsfat—situated in the pine forests of the Upper Galilee, this mystical city is known for its art and beauty

IS IT RIGHT FOR ME? While Israel Trek is designed for active teens, the program is appropriate for most. Do not worry about needing to be super outdoorsy to enjoy yourself. For example, although the Sea-to-Sea Hike is physically challenging, you will not need to carry a heavy backpack along the way. The outdoors activities on Israel Trek are only meant to complement overall touring (most of which is still bus-based). The ultimate aim of Israel Trek is to provide teens with a more active way to experience Israel through the beauty of its terrain. See you on the trails!

Information

Questions about this program? We’re happy to answer them! Contact us or sign up for one of our upcoming info sessions. Families already registered for this experience should email [email protected].

HIGHLIGHTS

Experience life on an army base and the bonding that comes with in on Gadna


Discover 3,000 years of Jewish history and traditions in Jerusalem’s Old City


Float in the Dead Sea and scale the heights of Masada to watch the sunrise


Navigate the wilderness on a camel trek and enjoy a delicious desert tent feast


Embrace new adventures like sandboardingsurfingIsraeli martial arts, and rappelling


Cool off rafting down the Jordan River and swimming under the Ein Gedi desert waterfalls


Browse Mahane Yehuda‘s open-air market, the Nahalat Binyamin street festival, and nightlife on Ben Yehuda Street


Get your hands dirty and learn a new skill on the Dig-for-a-Day Archaeological Seminar


Soak up the innovative spirit of Tel Aviv and enjoy its lively beach culture


Learn first-hand about the geo-political landscape of Israel


Explore the seaport of Haifa, the ancient city of Akko, and the ocean caves at Rosh HaNikra


Bond with new friends as you celebrate a meaningful and adventure-filled summer in Israel


Swim in the Red Sea, in the Mediterranean Sea, and in the Sea of Galilee


Spend Shabbat in the heart of Jerusalem and learn about Judaism’s mystical tradition in Tsfat


PROGRAM REVIEWS

BBYO Menorah White

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