ADRENALINE RUSH

9 Day Tour

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Overview

If you like active adventure travel, you will be enthralled by the myriad of adventure possibilities Israel has to offer!


Simply, Israel's unique adventure opportunities offer you the combination of exploring Israel's diverse landscape, historical and cultural attractions with hiking, biking, kayaking or riding through the Negev Desert, the Mediterranean coastline, the Carmel and Galilee mountains, and more.


During this fun-packed tour, you will engage in these thrilling activities:

  • Hike through the country's best nature trails and enjoy adventurous activities such as horseback and camel & Segway rides, kayaking in the Jordan River, cycling and diving amongst antiques in the Mediterranean.
  • Visits Israel's major touring cities and sites including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Masada, the Dead Sea, Haifa, Acre, the Golan Heights, and the Sea of Galilee.
  • Cultural experiences such as Druze hospitality, a Bedouin feast, and so much more!
The Adrenaline Rush! tour is completely flexible, as we work with you to tailor it to your preferred activities. Adrenaline Rush! can be enjoyed by anyone who is physically fit and who gravitates to active outdoor experiences.


Welcome to Israel

  • You will be greeted at Ben Gurion Airport by a Simply, Israel representative, who will drive you to your hotel in Tel Aviv.
  • Use the free time on your first day to rest and acclimatize. We are happy to give you suggestions on what to see or do in this fantastic city. Let us know what your interests are, and we'll point you in the right direction.
  • Tel Aviv is Israel's largest city and business hub. The city is spread over more than 10 miles of the Mediterranean coastline, and is known as the "City That Never Sleeps".
  • Tel Aviv is notorious for it's beaches, culture, vibrant night life and excellent cuisine, from authentic street food to upscale, gourmet restaurants.
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Adventures along the Mediterranean

  • Start the day with a guided bike tour of Tel Aviv, an exciting way to discover this dynamic and vibrant city. Tour the White City and discover why it was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Meet your private, professional, English-speaking tour guide, who will drive with you north along the Mediterranean coastline.
  • Visit Caesarea, one of the archaeological treasures of Israel and the Mediterranean.
  • This giant city and port was created 2000 years ago by Herod the Great in honor of Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar. Much of the Roman city remains, including an aqueduct, theatre, as well as acres of excavated houses, mosaics and palaces. In the 12th century CE, Caesarea was recreated as a massive Crusader fortress, whose moat, balustrades and towers still stand.
  • Diving amongst antiques in Caesarea is a one-of-a-kind, memorable experience. Enjoy a 30 minute introductory dive through the ancient ruins of Herod's submerged port in Caesarea and amongst the spectacular Underwater Archeological Park, the first and only of its kind in the world. The port has preserved the spectacular treasures and an abundance of marine flora and fauna.
  • Have adrenaline to spare? You can choose to do any of these adventurous thrills* in the area: Torpedo boat ride in Mediterranean Sea; Windsurfing/kitesurfing in the Mediterranean Sea; Skydiving.
  • Continue to Haifa, the beautiful port city built on the Carmel range.
  • Stroll along the Louis Promenade, and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of Haifa, the port, and the spectacular Baha'i Gardens, selected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. With its golden-domed Shrine of the Bab and terraced gardens, this is the holiest site of pilgrimage for the members of the Baha'i faith, and one of the more beautiful sites in Israel.
  • Overnight in Haifa or Acre.
(*)These activities are optional and at additional cost. They are subject to seasonal conditions and availability.

A taste of the Galilee

  • Start the day with a thorough tour of Acre, the ancient port city built and influenced by the Crusaders, Arabs, Ottoman Turks and the British. This magnificent, medieval city was selected by UNESCO as a World Heritage site and is characteristic of a fortified town from the Ottoman 18th-19th centuries, with typical citadel, mosques, khans and baths.
  • Stroll through the Arab Market (shuk) and taste local sweets such as kenafeh and baklawa.
  • Visit the gleaming white cliffs of Rosh Hanikra and the beautiful stretch of beach below.
  • Take the cable-car for a two-minute ride down the 210-foot cliff, and tour the caverns carved out by the pounding waves of the Mediterranean.
  • Drive east through the beautiful green hills of the Galilee, and enjoy the beautiful landscape and scenery.
  • Visit one of the Druze villages of the Galilee. The Druze is a religious minority that lives in harmony in Israel, an ethnic group known for their hospitality and warm welcome of visitors. Learn about their fascinating history, unique religion, and ancient tradition, and engage in a fun and tasty culinary workshop, followed by an amazing Druze feast.
  • Overnight in a zimmer (B&B) in the Galilee.

Wet & Wild in the Galilee

  • Start the day with an exciting 2 hour kayaking or rafting adventure* along the Jordan River. Row through one of the most beautiful spots in Israel, amongst the plants, trees and waterfalls in the middle of this beautiful Galilee nature reserve.
  • Explore Safed, one of the holy cities in the Jewish faith, and the birthplace of the Kabbalah. The picturesque old town of Safed consists of narrow cobblestone alleys with artists' galleries, medieval synagogues, private homes and small guest houses. Stroll through the narrow streets, admire the local artwork, and enjoy a tasting lunch at the various vendors along the way.
  • Enjoy a 2 hour horseback ride** along the valley of Ginnosar, shores of the Sea of Galilee and hills of Galilee.
  • Overnight on the Sea of Galilee.
Notes:
(*) There are several levels of white water challenge for you to choose from. The activity is dependent on weather and river conditions (kayak season is March through October). Minimum age for the rougher trips is usually around 10, and for the calmer routes 5.
(**)The riding is leisurely, with no galloping. The horses are tamed, and the tour is guided by skilled and experienced instructors. There is no need for former horseback riding experience. All riders must be at least 10 years old.

Exploring the Golan Heights

  • Drive up to the Golan Heights and hike one of these trails:
    -Jilaboun Waterfall Trail (3 hours, 4 km/2.5 miles) - one of the most popular hikes in Israel, the trail follows the river and passes two waterfalls. The hike ends in the Officers Pool.
    -Zavitan Canyon (4.5 hours, 8 km/5 miles) - A somewhat challenging wet hike, crossing the basaltic canyon and ending in the renowned Hexagon (Meshushim) Pool.
    -Yehudia Black Cliff (5 hours, 7 km/4.3 miles) - A challenging trail that requires swimming. The Black Cliff is a great attraction on the way.
  • Continue to Jerusalem and enjoy a free evening in this fascinating city. As Israel's capital and as a tourism center, there's plenty here to keep a traveler happy. Theaters and entertainment venues are more than plentiful, and dining options run the gamut. Like any contemporary city, there's also a host of lively bars, pubs and clubs that cater to diverse tastes. Let us know what you're into, and we would be happy to provide you with suggestions and recommendations of what to do.
  • Overnight in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem city of Gold

  • Jerusalem is the holiest city in the world, with history felt with each step in its winding roads and where every stone tells a wondrous story... The Old City is home to several sites of key religious importance: the Temple Mount and its Western Wall for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians, and the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims.
  • Explore the Jewish quarter of the Old City in the most exciting new way - a private Segway tour. Ride through the 16th century Sepharadi synagogues, the alleys and small shops of the Byzantine Cardo, and the artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations exposing two thousand years of Jewish history in the Old City.
  • Visit the Hurva Synagogue - last restoration and preservation spectacular recently completed, and the Herodian Quarter - two thousand square feet of Jewish history and fascinating stories.
  • Proceed to the Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites, sacred because it is what's left of the Second Temple destroyed by the Romans. The adjoining Western Wall Plaza functions as an open-air synagogue for thousands of worshipers, with prayers going on continuously.
  • Tour the Western Wall Tunnels - a fascinating tour underground, revealing hidden layers of the Wall.
  • Temple Mount* is revered and recognized by all three religions. To the Jews, it's the site of the First and Second Temples, as well as the site of Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac. For Muslims, the Temple Mount is the site from which Muhammad embarked on his Night Journey to Heaven, and the location of the striking Dome of the Rock and the important Al-Aqsa Mosque.
  • Follow the path of Jesus as he walked, carrying his cross on the way to his crucifixion, along the Via Dolorosa, meaning "way of sorrows".
  • For as long as Christians have been coming to the Holy City, they have walked the last path of Jesus. At least for the last 1,000 years, it is the same path visitors walk today. As time went on, the sacred stories became sacred landmarks - the Stations of the Cross.
  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, with the Resurrection rotunda which houses Christ's tomb.
  • Bargain with local merchants in the Arab Souk (market) of the Muslim Quarter, where You will find a large variety of souvenirs for cheap prices, and local delicatessen such as Kenafeh, Falafel and Hummus.
  • If you're interested, marvel at the Night Spectacular Show - a 45-minute light-and-sound display using the walls beneath the Tower of David as a backdrop. The moving images tell a wordless, pictorial tale of the history of Jerusalem from the time of the Israelite kings down almost to the present day (at additional cost).
  • Overnight in Jerusalem.
Note: (*) Temple Mount is only open to tourists for a limited time a day, and wait times to enter the site are lengthy. In addition, the site may be closed without advance warning for security reasons.

Treasure of the Judean Desert

  • In the morning, your guide will drive you south to the Judean Desert.
  • Hike up to Masada to witness the spectacular views from the top of this majestic fortress. The site was cited by UNESCO as a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel and the last stand of the Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman Army in A.D. 73. Hear the chilling story of this rugged natural fortress, built by Herod the Great 100 years before it came under siege by the Romans.
  • Relax and experience the uniqueness of the Dead Sea. Be pampered in one of the best private beaches, where you can float motionless in the uniquely salty waters and cover yourself with the therapeutic black Dead Sea mud. A candidate for the 7 Wonders of the World, the Dead Sea is most famous for its health aspects thanks to its unique minerals, as well as the enriched atmosphere that comes from being at the lowest place on Earth and the warmth of the climate.
  • Continue to the spectacular Ramon Crater in Mitzpe Ramon. 500 meters deep, 40 kilometers long, 10 kilometers at its widest, the Ramon Crater is claimed to be the largest in the world. This is not, however, an asteroid impact site: just a particularly large asymmetrical hole dug out of the ground by natural processes of erosion.
  • Overnight in a unique eco-lodge near the crater.

The Crater Adventure

  • Enjoy a full day thrilling jeep tour of the Ramon Crater, as well as a fun camel ride and a visit to a Bedouin tribe.
  • The Bedouins, considered by some as the most hospitable people on Earth, are a group of nomadic tribes who have lived in Israel's Negev Desert for hundreds of years, tracing their heritage back to the traders on the ancient Spice Route.
  • Complete the tour with a visit to Rujum, a high desert winery.
  • Return to Tel Aviv for a final night.
  • On day 9, make use of the free time on your last day to rest or explore at your will. We shall be delighted to offer you suggestions and tips on how to spend your final day in Israel in the best possible way; just tell us what you are interested in and we shall help you design a plan for the day.
  • A driver will take you to the airport 4 hours prior to your departure. Or instead of returning to Tel Aviv, you can extend your adventure and continue south through the Negev Desert to Eilat.
  • Located at the southern-most tip of the country, Eilat is a great resort town. Sitting on the coast of the Red Sea with beautiful beaches, seafront bars and restaurants, first-rate hotels, water-sports, a spectacular underwater world and coral reefs, diving clubs, desert treks, camel tours and swimming with dolphins programs.
  • While in Eilat, there is a large variety of thrilling activities to engage in:
    -Eilat's beaches offer a myriad of water sports, from water skiing, tubing, and paragliding.
    -Relax in the beautiful Dolphin Reef, and enjoy swimming and diving with bottlenose dolphins in their natural surroundings.
    -The beautiful mountains surrounding Eilat offer fantastic hikes and jeep tours, such as Shehoret Canyon, the Red Canyon and Gishron Cliffs.
    -Visit the spectacular Petra in neighboring Jordan. Visiting this Wonder of the World is truly a memorable experience!
Note: Extending your stay in Eilat incurs additional costs.

Price Information

  • All tours are private and personalized.
  • Price is dependent on the number of people participating.
  • It is possible to extend the tour and add more attractions in Israel, per your preference, at additional cost.
  • All itineraries are subject to change due to weather or other constrains.
  • Price may change per currency fluctuations.

Price Includes

  • Private, licensed tour guide (7 days)
  • Accommodation (8 nights)
  • Private transportation & airport transfers
  • Entry fees to all sites
  • Prices do not include meals, tips, airfare or travel insurance.

    Itineraries
  • All itineraries are subject to change. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements based on comments from past travelers and our own research or there are changes in the offerings from operators we use. If we are unable to utilize a product, service or activity detailed in our itinerary, a suitable alternative will be offered where possible. Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather conditions, natural disasters, security concerns, or site/national park requirements. All activities in individual itineraries are included in the price unless otherwise stated as additional cost.
  • Prices
  • Prices are quoted in US Dollars and are inclusive of VAT. Prices may change per currency fluctuations and periodic changes in the VAT in Israel, and are subject to change at the discretion of Simply, Israel. No responsibility is accepted by Simply, Israel for unforeseen omissions or misrepresentation of touring partners and external service providers.
  • Payment Policy
  • A 30% deposit is required at the time of booking. The remaining amount is due no later than 14 days prior to the tour's start date. Failure to adhere to the payment policy may result in the cancellation of your booking. A non-refundable credit card surcharge of 4.06% applies on all credit card transactions. Please note: external service provider's payment policies may vary from the above and are subject to change at any time. These are available upon request.
  • Cancellation Policy
  • In accordance with Israeli Consumer Law, a package or service bundle may be canceled in writing and fully refunded within 14 days of the purchase date, excluding a 5% cancellation fee. If the transaction is canceled after 14 days days, a 30% cancellation fee will be deducted from the payment. There will be no refund if the service/tour is canceled less than 2 business days before the start date. There will be no refund for non-show or unused services. Refunds will be processed within 14 days of the cancellation.
  • Please note: external service provider's cancellation policies and fees may vary from the above and are subject to change at any time. These are available upon request.
  • Changes to bookings
  • In the event of a booking alteration (such as a date change), Simply, Israel reserves the right to charge a fee where applicable.
  • Conditions of travel
  • Simply, Israel reserves the right to alter the route or itinerary of any of its tours and arrange alternative carriers to those advertised if necessary. No refunds will be given in these circumstances or in the event of any delay, curtailment or alteration of a trip resulting from any cause including severe weather conditions or mechanical failure. Components of trips are weather dependent and Simply, Israel cannot be held liable if trip components are not available on the day of travel. Simply, Israel cannot guarantee pick up or drop off times and is not liable for traveler failure to connect with other services or any associated costs resulting from such delays.
  • Liability
  • Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our passengers, Simply, Israel cannot be held liable for any damage, injury, or loss of any kind caused by or resulting from any act or omission by its employees, agents or contractors. Simply, Israel also assumes no responsibility for any act of negligence, act or omission whatsoever by any company whose services are used as part of packages provided, including but not limited to activity and accommodation providers. Simply, Israel accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal belongings or baggage.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance in NOT included in the package/itinerary or service bundle prices. Simply, Israel requires all passengers to hold travel insurance. Your Insurance protection must include cover for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance.
  • Fitness Levels
  • Some of Simply, Israel's tours are active and require a reasonable or high level of fitness. If you have any doubts about your suitability please check with us.