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The Land of Galilee itinerary takes you through rolling landscapes along the tributaries of the Tabor Stream, through almond orchards and fields. You also ride in the Sirin Heights with views over the Jordan Valley to the Golan Heights; then down to the Jordan River, through the majestic Carmel region and down into the Jezreel Valley.
There are some lovely tracks through the fertile fields of the ‘Land of Milk and Honey’. This, combined with visits on foot to some of the well known historical sites including Mt. Tabor and the Church of Transfiguration, makes for a fascinating itinerary.
There is also a guided walking tour of Nazareth and a day in Jerusalem giving you the opportunity to visit important holy sites.
This trip is suitable for confident, fit riders who are capable of controlling a horse at walk, trot and canter in the open across varied terrain. There is a mix of paces and speed is determined by the terrain.
The horses are mainly Arabian horses ridden in Western tack and with a loose rein.
Accommodation is in country lodges on a kibbutz or a moshav. The lodges are comfortable but not luxurious; they have twin bedded rooms with en suite or private bathrooms.
The kibbutz cooperative farming lifestyle is one where all the members share in the work. The original philosophy of a kibbutz was to produce as much as you can but only take what you need, therefore all the members were comfortably taken care of. They were a close knit community with their own schools, dining halls and shops. Things have changed slightly over the years but there is still a great sense of community amongst the members.
A moshav has a similar setup to a kibbutz being a farming community, however the farms tend to be individually owned so can operate as a private business.
Set arrival and departure dates arriving Saturday. Additional dates are available on request for a minimum of two guests.
|Holiday||Experience LevelExp Lvl||Arrive - DepartArr - Dep||Price||Itinerary||Availability|
|Land of Galilee||27 May 2023 - 2 Jun 2023||6 nights 6 ngts||$2,300.00||Book|
|Land of Galilee||9 Sep 2023 - 15 Sep 2023||6 nights 6 ngts||$2,300.00||Book|
INCLUDES Accommodation; riding; meals and soft drinks.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $270.00 is payable to guarantee a single room. If you are prepared to share this will be refunded if we find you a sharer.
PAYABLE LOCALLY Bar bills; tips.
NEAREST AIRPORT Tel Aviv.
TRANSFERS (shared) from Tel Aviv airport or hotel to the start of the ride are US$35 per person (payable locally). Shared transfers from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv (city or airport) on the last day are included.
The shared transfer collection time at Tel Aviv airport is scheduled for 16:20. Please book a flight with a scheduled arrival time by 15:20 to allow for immigration and luggage collection.
It is also possible to be collected from a hotel in Tel Aviv at 15:45
At the end of the ride you will be dropped off at Tel Aviv city or at the airport. Expected time of arrival is around 17:00 and so your return flight should depart after 20:00. If your flight departs earlier than this then you may need to pay for a private transfer from Jerusalem (c. USD 60).
This ride is set in the north of Israel riding through Galilee's natural landscapes; along the tributaries of the Tabor Stream and through almond orchards and fields. You also ride in the Sirin Heights with views over the Jordan Valley and down to the Jordan River; through the majestic Carmel region and down into the Jezreel Valley.
The temperature in Israel varies widely, especially in the more mountainous regions, but as a general rule the north has a mild more Mediterranean type climate while in the Judean Desert in the south the climate is semi-arid with hot summers, and cold winters.
In springtime (March, April and May) the scenery is green and the autumn (from late September to November) is mild and pleasant.
Rain is possible from October to April and is most likely between January and March. Between May and September, rain in Israel is rare.
Yair ( the guide ) is very keen for riders to learn about Israel - the history, the culture, its achievements and its problems. This cultural aspect is central to this holiday and added value to what is a most enjoyable riding experience on good horses in beautiful surroundings, visiting places whose names everyone has heard of ! Highly recommended.
For those of you with limited time then this shorter itinerary is ideal, as you still visit the main tourist sights along with the great riding in that area.
Make sure you pack your swimming costume for a dip in the Jordan River.