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On Horseback in the Land of Galilee

Itinerary for On Horseback in the Land of Galilee

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival
On the first day of the trip, you have the option of being picked up at 3:30pm from your hotel in Tel Aviv or at 4:20pm from Ben Gurion International Airport. It is also possible to arrive independently at Moshav Sharona by 6:00pm. Arrival in early evening at Moshav Sharona in the lower Galilee. After introductions and explanations followed by dinner, you will enjoy an enlightening lecture on the history of Israel. We will sleep in a cozy country lodge located on the Moshav.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Moshav Sharona

Day 2 (Sunday): Ride along Tabor Stream & Nazareth Walking Tour
Today, we will set off for our first day of trail riding in the Galilee’s beautiful natural landscape. After matching horses and tack with riders, we leave the stables in Shedmoat Devora to ride along the tributaries of the Tabor Stream, going past Kfar Keesh. We will eventually come to the Tabor Stream and visit Tel Rechesh where, according to some sources, part of King Solomon’s legendary stables were located. Afterwards, we will canter in almond orchards and fields, returning to Shedmoat Devora.
Following a short break, we will drive to Mt. Tabor to visit the Church of Transfiguration. Afterwards, we will continue on to Nazareth for a walking tour of the holy sites and markets. You will enjoy the unique sights, aromas, and tastes of this intriguing city. A delicious dinner will be served in an authentic Bedouin village. We will return to Sharona for the night. 
Riding approx. 18 km/ 11 miles
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Moshav Sharona

Day 3 (Monday): Sirin Heights Ride 
Our day will begin with a ride in the remarkable Sirin Heights to enjoy the stunning natural scenery along its streams and around its springs. We will ride to the lookout point of Mitzpe Ayloat for a breathtaking view of the Jordan Valley.
We will then head west and explore Ulem and Sirin springs, before arriving to our stables in Kfar Kish. 
Then, we will drive by car to the Jordan veally where we will swim in the holly waters of the Jordan (without the horses) and then drive to Kibbutz Degania. Kibbutz Degania was the world’s first kibbutz. There, we will learn all about this unique way of life. We will sleep in the lodge on Sharona.
Riding approx. 25 km/ 15.5 miles
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Moshav Sharona

Day 4 (Tuesday): Jesus Trail Ride & Carmel Visit
Today’s horseback riding adventure will have us explore the area of Hitin horns and Arbel stream. Actually, we will ride today on the Jesus Trail which is one of the most famous historical trails. This trail connects Nazareth and Capernaum. After our ride, we will drive to Carmel and visit El-Muharrakah, the site where the Prophet Elijah supposedly slaughtered the prophets of Baal. The views are as amazing as the biblical stories. After touring the Carmelite Monastery located, we will have a traditional meal in the nearby Druze village of Osafia.
Tonight, we sleep in the cozy country lodge of Kibbutz Dalia.
Riding approx. 15 km/ 9 miles
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Kibbutz Dalia

Day 5 (Wednesday): Forests & Streams
In the morning, we will leave our stables at Ramot Menashe (changing horse today) and then we will ride west toward the beautiful Mediterranean forest of Mt.Horshan. We will explore the trails of this all year green area, then we will be heading south toward Tzabarin spring which was the water source for Caesarea during Roman times. We will cross the village of Amikam and canter east along Taninim (crocodile) stream back to our stables. 
After the ride we will visit the archeological site of Tel Megido (Armageddon).
Riding approx. 18 km/ 11 miles
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Kibbutz Dalia

Day 6 (Thursday): Carmel Ride
The majestic Carmel region is the location of this day full of adventure. We will start our ride by exploring the prehistoric archeological site of Nahal Mearot. Then, we ride towards the Mediterranean Beach. There, we will canter across this amazing beach toward Habonim National Park where we have the chance to go for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea before continuing to ride along the Beach, crossing the fisherman village of Jeser el Zarka.
We will finish our beach adventure in Caesarea beach.  
Riding approx. 25 km/ 15.5 miles
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Kibbutz Dalia

Day 7 (Friday): Jerusalem Visit (no riding)
This day is dedicated to Jerusalem. We will travel by car from Kibbutz Dalia to Jerusalem. We will drive to the Old City to follow the Via Dolorosa, the path that Jesus walked on his way to crucifixion. Along the way, we will visit the holy sites of the three monotheistic religions. Being Friday, we will experience the special atmosphere of the Holy City getting ready for the Sabbath. Jerusalem on Friday evening is the perfect time to end your Israeli experience. End of program around 5:00pm. We will drop you off at Tel Aviv airport around 6:00 pm (drop off also possible in Tel Aviv city center).
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Non-riders can join this trips by riding in the escort car. We must know ahead of time if non-riders will be joining.
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On Horseback in the Land of Galilee
Tour Code: IT-ILRT01
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,300.00
Dates : All Year except July/Aug.

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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A 2022 09/17 - 09/23 7d / 6n 7 day trip, AP 4 /12 Reserve
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Tack: Western, English on request
Horses: Quarter and local Arabian mix (purebr...
Pace: Mostly walking, some trot, canter and ...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport.
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