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Price range
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Upcoming Date
15 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
Location
Carmel Mount
Starting at:
Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem
Ending at:
Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem
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An exciting multisensory adventure!

Enjoy a fun and exciting ATV tour in the green views of Carmel Mount.
Visit family-owned Somek Winery.
Enjoy a Druze meal and learn about this special community.
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A day of adventure and contrasts in the Carmel Mountain.

Activities:

  • Begin the day with an adventure!

  • Off-Road ATV tour - Carmel Mountain is known in Israel as "The Ever-Green Mountain" - as immortalized by the words of a well-known Israeli song. The scenery is covered by a Mediterranean forest, dominated by Oak and Terebinth trees, along with some Cherub, Pines, and Arbutus. Mount Carmel examples an extraordinary harmony between Sea and Mountains, as well as between different groups of people: In the City of Haifa that resided on its slopes, you can find Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Druze and Bahai communities living side by side.

    Explore the Carmel Mountain area with its scenic views, fresh air and excellent routes, and varied terrain. You'll be in the driver's seat!

  • Enjoy a quieter activity following the adventure- wine tasting!

  • Somek Winery - Viticulture was always a central part of agriculture in the Middle East. The first vineyard in the history of mankind is attributed to Noah: "And Noah began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard. And he drank of the wine, and was drunken..." (Genesis 9:20-21). Winegrowing was so widespread that the Fruit of the Vine was listed in the book of Deuteronomy as one of the Seven Species in the Land of Israel (Deut 8:8). In almost every archeological site from pre-biblical time to the late Byzantine period - an ancient wine press can be found. Under Muslim rule, winemaking was limited (7-20th century AD, with a short revival during the Crusaders era on the 11-12th century AD). The modern Israeli wine industry was established by Baron Edmond de Rothchild, who supported the early Zionists in the 1880's and founded the Carmel Winery - the first of many in modern Israel.
    Today Israeli wine is world-renowned with a highly efficient operation and the small, independent wineries retain a romantic, pioneering spirit.

    Visit Somek Winery in Zichron Yaa'kov, for a wine tasting. Somek is a small family winery using only grapes grown in the family’s vineyards and featuring several local varieties of grapes.

  • Druze Hospitality - There is a significant Druze population in Israel and Druze people are a central part of Israeli society.
    The Druze community originated in Egypt in the 11th century. They split from Islam as their leader - Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah - and his followers were persecuted and fled to the mountains. Nowadays, the Druze community is scattered between Israel, Lebanon, Syrian, and Jordan. The Druze religion also went "underground" and its secrets and scriptures are kept away from public eyes, revealed only to the Druze who commit to the religious way of life.
    As a way of survival in a hostile Islamic world, the Druze adopted an attitude that kept them safe under ever-changing sovereignties in the Middle East - they adapt to the current situation and stay loyal to the authorities in their area in any given time. This enabled them to maintain their houses and villages in a millennium of wars and dramatic changes in our region. This is also why the Druze communities are an integral part of the Israeli mosaic, and take an active part in military service.

    Visit one of the Druze villages on the Carmel Mount, and learn about their fascinating history, unique religion, ancient tradition, and engage in a fun and delicious culinary workshop, followed by an amazing Druze feast.

FAQ

What's the weather like in Israel?

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In Israel, the northern and coastal areas enjoy a Mediterranean climate, meaning summers are hot and dry, while winters are cool and rainy. Down south and in the east, it's much drier. Rainfall usually comes between October and early May, with the most rain falling from December to February. It is always best to check the weather forecast beforehand. Spring (late March – May): Daytime temperatures are generally very pleasant - around 65-70°F, though it can still be hot in some areas (such as the Dead Sea and Eilat). There is a slight chance of rain, but it doesn't happen often. It can be cooler in the evenings in the North and Jerusalem - approximately 45°F. Summer (late May - late September): Temperatures are usually in the high 80s-90s. At this time of year, humidity will be highest in Tel Aviv and Tiberias. Other areas such as Jerusalem are drier and cooler, particularly at night. The desert, Masada and Eilat are extremely hot, but dry. It will almost never rain in the summer in Israel! Fall (late September – November): Same as Spring, but the rain can begin towards the end of the season. Winter (December - early March): Winter can be mild and sunny, or severe and overcast. There's often heavy rain and, in January and February, even snow at times! Temperatures will be in the 50s-60s most places, but in the 40s in Jerusalem and the Galilee hills, and cold at night. Pack layers and be prepared for anything! Weekly weather forecast

How far in advance should I start planning my trip?

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We recommend you start planning your trip/tour to Israel at least 6-8 months in advance to ensure the best prices and availability. If you're planning a tour for a large group, 8 -12 months is best so families can plan around their kids' school schedules. Contact us and we'll talk about it.

What is the situation with regard to COVID-19 in Israel?

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The rules regarding COVID-19 are fluid and change often, based on what is happening around the globe. We will continue to update you regarding current guidelines. Currently, the State of Israel does not require one to present a COVID-19 vaccination or recovery certificate, or a negative test result in order to enter or leave the country. It is advised that you check with your airline to confirm their requirements, as they may differ. As of October 9, it is no longer required to complete an entry form to enter Israel. Please note the following:
  • Health Insurance It is a condition of your booking through Via Sabra / Israel4All, as well as the State of Israel, that you obtain travel health insurance which includes coverage for COVID-19. Please note that you may be denied boarding of your flight to Israel if you cannot show proof of this when you check in for your flight.
  • Travel Insurance In addition, we strongly recommend that you purchase full travel insurance which includes coverage for ‘cancellation under any circumstances and for any reason’. It is recommended to purchase insurance as soon as the booking is made, as this coverage is often dependent on purchasing as close to the time of booking. You can purchase travel insurance through our partner, Travel Insured, an experienced company and one of the largest in the industry, through this link.
**Please note that if one tests positive for COVID-19 at any time during their stay in Israel, a minimum of a full 5 days of isolation is required, with the possibility of this being extended to a full 7 days.** We know that these rules and regulations can be confusing. Have questions? Click here to set up a time to talk with us. We can answer any questions you might have and then help you plan your trip! Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest updates on travel policies.

How do I access the internet during my trip?

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Most hotels in Israel have free Wi-Fi available for hotel guests and many restaurants offer complimentary Wi-Fi as well. The city of Tel Aviv offers a city wide free Wi-Fi network, providing 80 free "hotspots" across the city. Other than that - please check your roaming services and international plan before using your cellular data abroad. 

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 60 days prior to the first day of trip. An invoice will be sent 90 days before the trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Please note: 

  • The itinerary is subject to change as a result of unforeseen changes from suppliers, weather, etc.
  • This proposal is valid for 1 week for private clients, and 10 days for groups. 

 

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be cancelled within 48 hours AFTER REGISTRATION, with a full refund.

For cancellations made:

·         Up to 60 days prior to departure, any payments above the deposit towards the trip will be refunded. The deposit is non-refundable.

·         60-30 days prior to departure, 50% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded.

·         29-0 days prior to departure, the client will incur 100% of the cost of the tour.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

 

Starting at:
Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem
Ending at:
Haifa, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem
An exciting multisensory adventure!
What’s Included
Carmel Mountain off-road ATV tour v
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide and transportation v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Testimonials
“Trip of a lifetime It was the most interesting, delicious, fun trip that we have ever had to Israel and quite frankly, anyplace! Our tour guide brought everything alive for us and filled our days with so many adventures. Cannot recommend this enough. ”
Ariel P
2019
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