Horseback riding in Galilee, Israel

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The Israeli Adventure


Itinerary for The Israeli Adventure




Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1 (Saturday): Arrival
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 & Mt tabor Visit
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 in the lodge on Kibutz Dalia.
Riding approx. 22 km/ 15 miles
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Kibbutz Dalia


Day 4 (Tuesday): Jerusalem Visit (no riding)
This day is dedicated to Jerusalem. We will travel by car from Dalia to Jerusalem. We will visit 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. In the afternoon we will heading to Judean Desert. We will sleep at our camp in Judean Desert – Modern Camp with Hot showers, WC, Internet connection, and very good food. Sleeping in sleeping bags on mattresses.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight camping in Judean Desert


Day 5 (Wednesday): Ride to Mutrida Ridge
After early breakfast we start our desert adventure. We will ride east along Daraga Stream, then we will start to ride south toward the upper part of Judean desert. We will cross Tekoa stream, and then we will start to climb through Camel trails to Mutrida ridge. We will try to find a water cistern in the desert and to better understand the challenges of survival in the desert.
Afternoon we will head back to our camp. In the afternoon we will go for some non-riding activity.
Riding approx. 27 km/17 miles
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight camping in Judean Desert


Day 6 (Thursday): Ride across the Judean Desert
Another day of exhilarating desert riding ahead of us. Before the sunrise, we will ride through the expansive plains of the north Judean Desert heights until we again reach cliffs overlooking the Dead Sea. Then we will head west and canter in the Tamar Stream. We will arrive to the Grazing fields of the upper Desert (where king David use to walk with his sheep) then we will use an old donkey’s trail in order to ride back to our camp. Back at the camp we will have a Brunch. Parting with our horses, we will travel to the monumental site of Masada. Immediately following, we will drive to a beach on the banks of the Dead Sea. As a treat after days of hard riding, we will cover ourselves in the black mud of the Dead Sea and go for a dip in its healing waters. In the late afternoon, we will drive to Tel Aviv. We will sleep there in a 4-star hotel.
Riding approx. 20 km / 12.5 miles
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight at Hotel in Tel Aviv


Day 7 (Friday): Departure
Today you have the option of either exploring Tel Aviv on your own or resting. Tel Aviv is a modern, vivacious city with lots of fun things to do including a colorful market, great shopping and beautiful beaches. After breakfast, the trip is officially over. You can relax in the hotel until the afternoon or our staff will be happy to advise you on what to see in the city.
Meals included: Breakfast



Non-Riders
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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The Israeli Adventure
Tour Code: IT-IRL05
7 days / 6 nights ~$2,350.00
Dates : All year

Trip Rating :
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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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
A 2022 03/19 - 03/25 7d / 6n 7-day trip, AP 6 /12 Reserve
A 2022 10/22 - 10/28 7d / 6n 7-day trip, AP 6 /12 Reserve
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Tack: Western. English available on request.
Horses: Quarter and local Arabian mix (purebr...
Pace: 18-27km (11-17 miles) per day. Up to 6...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport.
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