Women’s Adventure Trip to Israel – 8 Days, 7 Nights

As tours for women have become globally popular, this custom-made tour is designed especially for women who are looking for a life-changing experience in the Jewish homeland. Participants will make everlasting discoveries, enriching bonds with new friends and enjoy the perfect mixture of outdoor adventures, cultural highlights, hands-on experiences as they travel the land and meet with local women.

 

 

Day 1

Welcome to Israel!!!

Amiel representative will assist through arrival formalities and escort you to your guide and driver. Drive to Old Jaffa for a beautiful panoramic view of the first Jewish city of the modern era, established in 1909. Home hospitality and light lunch at The Hiffawi family private home in Jaffa. Doris Hiffawi will host you with stories about Jaffa, the Ajami neighborhood and her family who have been making coffee in Jaffa for more than 100 years. Participate in Tararam workshop – A fun and energetic workshop that will empower you and show how, with the use of simple techniques, you can succeed in making rhythm and music by using your bodies alone.

Check in at the hotel. Welcome dinner at Lilith – the restaurant offers fine kosher cuisine while at the same time providing at-risk youths with the opportunity to acquire vocational training in the culinary world.

Overnight Tel Aviv

Day 2

Breakfast session with speaker – Israel update with Col. (Res.) Miri Eisin, former International Media Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel, and a former Israeli Government Spokesperson.

Join a guided bicycle tour OR Segway Tour conducted on comfortable cycling trails along Tel Aviv’s shoreline. Next, visit Independence Hall; take a step back in time as we listen to David Ben Gurion’s moving Declaration of Independence which ended 2,000 years of Jewish yearning for a return to the land of Israel. Behind the scenes tour of the Israeli Opera – and meet with a local singer.

Show and dinner at the “Nalaga’at” Center, located at the Jaffa port in Tel Aviv, comprised of the “Nalaga’at” Theater, home to the Deaf-blind Acting Ensemble; and Blackout, the pitch-black restaurant with its staff of blind waiters.

Overnight Tel Aviv

Day 3

Breakfast session with speaker – meet with Pascal Berkovitz, Life Hero story. a Paralympian representing Israel at Beijing and London in the sports of rowing and hand-biking, she bravely determined to rebuild her life after losing both legs at the still blossoming age of 17.

Drive to visit the Yitzhak Rabin Center; Built in a downward spiral, the museum presents two parallel stories: the history of the State and Israeli society, and the biography of Yitzhak Rabin.  Depart North towards the Druze village of Daylat al-Carmel for Druze hospitality at Nura’s kitchen, a Chef Druze woman. Travel to Moshav Nahalal and for an organic visit to Lavido a place where nature meets the body.  Tour and wine tasting at Tulip winery, a boutique winery, which integrates the production of quality wines with social responsibility. Next drive to Roberg restaurant for an Iron Chef competition and dinner! 

Overnight Mizpeh Hayamim

Day 4

Morning walk at the organic farm of the hotel. After breakfast, you will take an exciting 4×4 jeep ride tour or ATV rides of the Golan Heights, enjoying its physical beauty and scenic hills, and learning the strategic importance and history of the land. Next, take a tour along the Israeli North borders with Major (Res.) Sarit Zehavi, National Security and Geopolitical Analyst. Visit the Agamon Hula Nature Reserve. Tens of thousands of birds and more than 200 species of water fowl make their homes in the reserve, which is also a haven for rare water plants. Light refreshments at the site. Return to the hotel for an afternoon of Spa treatments and use of the hotel Spa facilities.

Relaxing and quiet dinner at the hotel is included

Overnight Mizpeh Hayamim

Day 5

Morning Yoga session at the hotel. After breakfast, drive to Safed, center of Jewish mysticism for hundreds of years and contemporary artists’ colony. Head to the Kinneret Courtyard which served as an agricultural and social laboratory during the period of the Second Aliya. Also the feminist revolution takes place in the Courtyard – the women’s training farm known as Chavat Ha’almot (the maidens’ farm) and the beginnings of the agricultural schools in Eretz Israel. Stop to reflect along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where you will visit the Kinneret cemetery.  Stop at the Modern Orthodox Kibbutz of Sde Eliyahu which is pioneering in organic agriculture. Take a unique tour in the clean air and the chemical free environment of organic farming at its best. On the way to Jerusalem stop at Eretz Beresheet and have short Camel Ride in the Judean Desert and learn all about the surrounding area and its rich history.  Then Abraham and his family will host in their tent for traditional Hebrew Hospitality & Biblical Dinner. Drive to Jerusalem and stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Old City where you shall celebrate your arrival with a special She’hecheyanu ceremony.

Overnight Jerusalem

Day 6

Take a glimpse of the Old City of Jerusalem from a unique perspective; take the Ramparts walk from the Tower of David to the Dung gate. We’ll then proceed to the holiest place in Judaism today, the Western Wall – “Kotel”. Next we begin to descend through the many layers of Jerusalem’s past at the time of the Temple through the Western Wall Tunnels. Take a Challah baking workshop for Shabbat – at the home of Iris, who loves to cook and entertain guests, as she shares with you her interesting stories of Israel and its people.

Return to hotel for Shabbat preparations. Walk to the Kotel for a Shabbat evening service unlike anything you have ever experienced. Festive Shabbat dinner at the hotel

Overnight Jerusalem

Day 7

After an early breakfast, you will depart to the Dead Sea area. Drive south to the legendary mountaintop plateau of Massada and ascend by cable car to the ancient site. Here was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. Lunch and Swim at one of the hotels on the shores of the Dead Sea. Cover yourselves with mud and enjoy the unsinkable therapeutic waters of this mineral-rich Sea. Then hike the beautiful Ein Gedi Reserve. See the waterfalls at this Oasis in the desert, which is mentioned several times in the Book of Psalms. Drive back to Jerusalem.

At night, enter Migdal David to see the Sound and Light Show, which displays the history of Jerusalem along the ancient stones.

 

Overnight Jerusalem

Day 8

Breakfast session with speaker – Tzameret Fuerst, Leadership and Innovation. A social entrepreneur, the co-founder and former CEO of Circ MedTech, developers of PrePex, a medical device for voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) of adults used in sub-Saharan Africa to prevent the spread of HIV.

Travel to Yad Vashem, considered the primary memorial and museum of the Holocaust. Take a guided tour of the new Holocaust History Museum, which occupies over 4,200 square meters, mainly underground. Visit the very moving exhibit at the Children’s Pavilion, commemorating the death of over 1.5 million Jewish children in the Holocaust. You will conclude your visit with a meeting with a holocaust survivor who will tell you her personal story. Take a fun market tour of Machne Yehuda Shuk, enjoy the colors, smells and tasting of local products. Farewell dinner at Darna, an Authentic Morrocon restaurant, accompanied by music and a belly dancer!

Transfer to Ben Gurion airport and leave Israel with everlasting memories!