Price range
From $ per person
Upcoming Date
23-23 November 2020
Location
Israel
Starting at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem / Haifa / Tzfat / Golan Heights / Beer Sheva / Eilat / Mitzpe Ramon
Ending at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem / Haifa / Tzfat / Golan Heights / Beer Sheva / Eilat / Mitzpe Ramon
Blurb right here
Unforgettable hiking day on the INT - Israel National Trail

Hike part of the Israel National Trail - choose the section that suites you best!
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Walking the entire Israel Trail can take several months! Most of us cannot make that commitment, but this does not mean that you cannot have a meaningful Israel Trail journey in a shorter amount of time. Through this day tour you will touch elements of the full trail along its entire route. Choose an area in the country that you'd like to explore and we will guide you on a microcosm of the full trail.

Activities:

  • Israel National Trail - The Israel National Trail (INT; Hebrew - Shvil Yisarel, or just "HaShvil" - The Trail) traverses the length of Israel and was established in 1995. It is known as one of the most beautiful, challenging and diverse treks in the world, and was included in the National Geographic "20 best epic hiking trails" list. The trail stretches from Kibbutz Dan in the north of Israel, at the bottom of Mount Hermon - near the Israel-Lebanon boarder, to the town of Eilat and the Red Sea in the south - right by the boarder with Egypt.
    HaShvil is approximately 683 miles long of changing sceneries: green valleys and mountains of the Galilee in the north, beautiful Mediterranean shores, the groves and springs of the Jerusalem Hills, the dramatic landscape of the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea, and the vast expanse of the Negev Desert. The human variety of Israel also shines throughout the trail, as it encounters the different communities of the land - Jewish, Muslims, Christians, Druze, Bedouin and more... Add to that the historic archeological sights ranging from Biblical time to Roman era, from Byzantine Empire to the Crusaders and the Muslims, and you can understand what makes this such a unique trail. Arriving at the right season - hikers can also witness some unparalleled sights and scenes such as the blossoming of the desert and the migration of millions of birds across the Syrian-African rift valley. This is truly a profound and magical way to experience Israel.

FAQ

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

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As COVID-19 subsides in Israel, rules for entering the country are rapidly changing. Currently, only Israeli citizens, first-degree relatives of Israeli citizens, and a limited number of tour groups are allowed into the country. The hope is that this will change as of July 1, and all those who have been vaccinated will be permitted to enter. As of now, in order to enter Israel, one must present a negative PCR test that was taken within 72 hours prior to your flight. Upon arrival in Israel, you must take another PCR test at the airport. In order to avoid the need to quarantine, if you have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 outside of Israel, you must take a serological test to determine that you have antibodies. Via Sabra can help arrange this test for you. Once the Ministry of Health receives the results of that test, you will be released from quarantine.  All of our tours are planned in accordance with the Ministry of Health guidelines. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest updates on travel policies.

What's the weather like in Israel?

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It is always best to check the weather forecast beforehand as the weather during Spring and Fall seasons can be unexpectedly warm or cold.

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

Can I use my cell phone in Israel?

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Yes you can use your cellphone in Israel if it is unlocked, or if you have roaming services on. Your mobile carrier should be able to unlock your smartphone for you. It is possible to purchase a preloaded SIM card including data, text message, calls in Israel and a US / Canadian number for people back home to contact you. Please contact us to arrange a SIM card. Alternatively your carrier may offer international service for a daily or monthly fee. Please make sure to check the rates for international cellular usage before your trip, it will save you a bundle.

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 45 days prior to first day of trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Cancellation Policy

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

Full refunds or changes will be possible for cancellations made as a result of force majeure circumstances, or due to Israel-imposed governmental or air flight restrictions related to COVID-19.

Cancellations up to 45 days prior to departure, the deposit per person will be charged (non-refundable).
Cancellations between 45 to 30 days prior to departure, entail a cancellation fee of 50% of the tour cost per person.
Cancellations between 29 to 8 days prior to departure, entail a cancellation fee of 75% of the tour cost per person.
For 7 to 0 days prior to departure entail a cancellation fee of 100% of the cost of the trip

Should members of a group booking cancel their participation, their deposits cannot be applied to the balance payment of other group members.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

Starting at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem / Haifa / Tzfat / Golan Heights / Beer Sheva / Eilat / Mitzpe Ramon
Ending at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem / Haifa / Tzfat / Golan Heights / Beer Sheva / Eilat / Mitzpe Ramon
Unforgettable hiking day on the INT - Israel National Trail
What’s Included
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide and transportation v
Testimonials
“Not only was the experience reflective of top-notch quality and superb attention to detail, you were treated like family. ”
Elizabeth
2019

Early bird special - $200 off per person.

Available only between October 1-10, 2021!!

Registration for the trip will open on October 1. Fill out this form to be notified when registration for the trip opens, so you can take advantage of early bird special pricing!

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