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Location: Arad, The Judean Desert

Duration: Full Day

Language: English, Hebrew

Walking Difficulty: Easy

Includes:  Transportation, light refreshments

Route + Special Features:

1. Group Transportation 

2. City of Arad

3. Israelite Temple

4. Yatir Winery

5. Cooking in Nature

6. Dead Sea Rift Valley

Old City Architecture

Old City Architecture

Passover Plate

Passover Plate

Western Wall

Western Wall

Old City

Old City

Western Wall

Western Wall

Old City Jerusalem

Old City Jerusalem

Hurva Synagogue Jerusalem

Hurva Synagogue Jerusalem

Souvenirs

Souvenirs

Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock

Religious Celebration

Religious Celebration

Western Wall

Western Wall

Senior Man

Senior Man

Traditional Fashion Portrait

Traditional Fashion Portrait

Join us on an unforgettable trip to discover the famous ancient city of Arad. Arad was the Canaanite capitol 5,000 years ago and the largest settlement from that time. We will learn about ancient sacrifices and the many other rituals and traditions that defined their way of life as well as the methods they used to build their village to survive during the harsh climates.

We will then make our way to the Israelite Temple that served as a stronghold for the Israelites for over 600 years in the times of the First Temple a mere 3000 years ago. Viewing the ancient ruins and exploring their history in person while referencing the relevant sections of the Torah (Bible) will create a deeper appreciation for the history of the area, the history of the Jewish people and of Israel as a nation. A master storyteller, Levi will be equipped with a copy of the Bible and take you on a journey to bring the incredible history to life.

​The second half of our day brings us to one of Israel’s many gems. The Yatir Winery, located in the heart of the desert, has turned into a symbol of the region. Its wines, which have been repeatedly awarded with high scores, exceptional recognition and medals, have been rated in recent years among Israel’s top wines by local as well as international wine critics.

We will have the opportunity to view the extensive and impressive wine press, a testament to a developed wine industry of over 2500 years, dating back to the first reign of the Kings of Israel. The surrounding forest has become a significant ecological tool, as well as an experimental model for innovative methods for combating desertification.

We will bring the day to an end with wine tastings paired with light refreshments. We will then travel back to Jerusalem through the Dead Sea Rift Valley, including stops at various points of this incredible scenic route to fully appreciate this natural phenomenon.

important information

This tour will require transportation to and from Jerusalem. We will be touring archeological sites and standing for long periods of time. 

 

Levi Simon is an IDF reservist, certified in first aid and an experienced hiker with vast knowledge of foraging and navigation. He is fully equipped to guide you through the area safely.

Please make sure you bring snacks and drink and always have personal travel insurance if arriving from overseas. 
                              
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED:

  • Closed toe shoes

  • Water bottle'

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat

pricing 

Please inquire about group rates and discounts for children, soldiers and students.
Minimum Price: $400

Transportation and a light dinner can be provided for an extra fee. Price does not include entrance to sites.

Please inquire about group rates

Payment Methods:
Cash
 - all currencies
Paypal
Zelle

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