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On Horseback in the Land of Galilee


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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): Ride to Kibbutz Degania
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. Riding in the direction of Jordan, we will pass through the Yaela Grove, the site where Jael, wife of Heber the Kenite, killed Sisera. We will then cross the fertile Jordan Valley heading towards the Jordan River. Upon reaching the Jordan River, we will cross with our horses (in the summer time we will swim in the river) and then ride 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 at Sharona.
Riding approx. 22 km/ 15 miles
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Moshav Sharona


Day 4 (Tuesday): Ride along Yavniel Stream & Visit of Horns of Kitin
Today’s horseback riding adventure will begin in the pastoral Jordan Valley. We will again cross the Jordan River to climb up Yavniel Stream to return to the Galilee. We will drink from the “holy” waters of Yavniel spring and then ride past Ulem Spring towards Ein Hida (Hida Spring). From there, we will enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Galilee while we canter to our riding center in Shadmot Devora. After noon, we will visit by car the horns of Hitin – the site of the last battle of the Crusaders in the holy land that took place in this place at July 1187ac.  We will have an authentic dinner in a Bedouin tent, we will enjoy the Bedouin hospitality and will sleep in the cozy country lodge of Kibbutz Dalia.
Riding approx. 25 km/ 13.5 miles
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Kibbutz Dalia


Day 5 (Wednesday): Ride through Ramot Menashe National Park
In the morning we will ride through the rolling hills and groves of the Ramot Menashe National Park. On our way back, we will stop to explore a cave used for training in 1947 by the Palmach, the elite fighting unit of the underground Hagannah army. In the afternoon, we will drive to Tel Megiddo, the supposed site of Armageddon – the epic battle associated with the end of time. Once an important city on an ancient trade route, today only ruins remain as testimony to the peoples that inhabited this site for centuries. We will investigate the archeological ruins, learning about life in biblical Israel. We will spend the night at Kibbutz Dalia.
Riding approx. 15 km/ 9.5 miles
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Kibbutz Dalia


Day 6 (Thursday): Mt Carmel Ride
The majestic Carmel region is the location of this day full of adventure. A ride up Mt. Carmel will bring us to 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 there, we will go down into the Jezreel Valley to the Kishone Stream and then back to HaZorea. We will sleep on Kibbutz Dalia.
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.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
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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
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
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.
CIntermediate
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.
EAdvanced
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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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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