WET & WILD

10 Day Israel Water Adventure

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Overview

If you're into water sports and other wet adventures, this is the tour for you! In Israel you will find an amazing array of beach and water-related vacation possibilities that take full advantage of our four seas - the Red, the Med, the Dead and the Galilee.


During this fun, wet adventure you will engage in these thrilling activities:

  • Ride the waves and enjoy urban surfing in the Mediterranean.
  • Swim, enjoy water sports and dive with dolphins in the cool Red Sea.
  • Float in the Dead Sea, and enjoy the world-famous therapeutic mud.
  • Dive among antiques in Caesarea.
In addition, visit Israel's exciting regions and sites including Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Eilat, Caesarea, Zichron Ya'akov, Haifa, Acre, the Galilee and Golan Heights.
At the end of this tour you may yet grow fins!
The Wet & Wild tour is completely flexible, as we work with you to tailor it to your preferred activities. Wet & Wild 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.

Tel Aviv: White City, Blue Sea

  • Start the day with a guided Segway tour, the newest and most exciting way to discover the dynamic and vibrant city of Tel Aviv.
  • Tour the White City and discover why it was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ride through Rothchild Boulevard, a beautiful boulevard lined with one of the world's best concentration of historical buildings representing the Bauhaus architectural style.
  • The White City area in Tel Aviv was built in the 1930s by the young architects and German immigrants, graduates of the Bauhaus School of Art and Design. Followed by other young Bauhaus architects fleeing Hitler, Tel Aviv has more Bauhaus buildings than anywhere in the world.
  • Continue through the narrow alleys of the bohemian Neve Tsedek neighborhood and the Suzanne Dellal Theatre.
  • Visit the modern Jaffa flea market and the newly renovated Old Port of Jaffa. Enjoy the Port's exquisite Mediterranean views and myriad of cafes and restaurants in the boardwalk.
  • Get a first taste of the water with some urban surfing in Tel Aviv. Surfing in Tel Aviv is incredibly popular. Surf schools dot the city's coastline, and surf-boards are constantly seen around the city, usually on the side of a moped as its rider nips through the city traffic to the beach.
  • We will supply you with a rented board at one of the best surfing beaches in Israel. You can also opt to take lessons at a professional surf-school at additional cost.
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Challenging the Mediterranean Sea

  • In the morning, your licensed private guide will pick you up from your hotel.
  • Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater.
  • Put on a wet suit and the dive* amongst ancient ruins of Herod's submerged port and 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 lunch in the beautiful Caesarea Port, and proceed to Ramat Hanadiv, a natural gem dedicated to the memory of Baron Edmond de Rothschild. Stroll through the exquisitely designed Memorial Gardens, and if you like, do one of the many short hikes of the nature park.
  • Continue to the lovely Zikhron Ya'akov. This picturesque moshava semi-cooperative farming community built at the tip of the Carmel mountain range is the first moshava ever built in Israel. Stroll among the beautifully designed stores that sell local art works and lovely souvenirs.
  • Overnight in Zichron Ya'akov.
Note: (*)The package includes a 45 minutes dive, perfect for beginners or intermediate surfers. Instructors are highly professional and experienced. All modern, well maintained equipment is included. Alternatively, you can choose to windsurf or kitesurf instead.

A drop of History & Culture

  • Start the morning with a short, leisurely hike through the spectacular green woods of the Carmel Mountain. The trail is nicknamed "Little Switzerland" as it resembles the beautiful serene scenery of the Swiss Alps.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a 2 hour horseback ride along the Camel Mountain and down the beautiful Mediterranean coastline. Gallop through the stunning sand dunes, fish ponds and coastal bays (at additional cost).
  • Drive to the northern port city of Haifa. Stroll along the Louis Promenade, and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of Haifa and the port.
  • Tour the spectacular Baha'i Gardens*. 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.
  • Drive to Acre, and enjoy lunch at one of the most famous hummus joints in Israel. There's always a line of people at it's front door, waiting to eat the hummus which many people claim to be the best in all the middle-east. Hummus is a Middle Eastern food dip or spread made from chickpeas. It is a common part of everyday meals in Israel. Try it with tahini, meat, mushrooms, pine nuts or plain.... A visit to Israel cannot be considered complete until you have hummus!
  • Tour 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 not only because of the continuous settlement from the Phoenician period, but also because the remains of the Crusader town, dating from 1104 to 1291, lie almost intact.
  • Stroll through the Arab Market (shuk) and taste local sweets such as knafe and baklawa.
  • Overnight in the Galilee on the banks of the Jordan River.
Notes: (*)The Baha'i Gardens may be closed and tours cancelled without prior notice.

Splash around in the Galilee & Golan

  • Start the morning with an exciting 3.5 hour body and white water rafting* adventure along the Baniyas River, at the foot of Mount Hermon. 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.
  • Continue to the Golan Heights and hike** the 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 and ends in the Syrian Officer's Pool. Enjoy a great picnic lunch at the end of the hike.
  • Rest on the long drive south to the Dead Sea. Stay the night in one of the best resort spa hotels on the shore of the Dead Sea.
Notes:
(*)The activity is dependent on weather and river conditions.
(**)Instead of hiking in the Golan Heights, you can choose to do a jeep or biking tour instead, at additional cost.

Floating in the Dead Sea

  • Spend a relaxing day at the resort, experiencing 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 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, dance companies 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 a unique, authentic hotel in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem City of Gold

  • Jerusalem* is hands down one of the most fascinating cities in the world, with history and culture felt with each step, and home to several sites of key religious importance.
  • You will visit the main sites of the Old City and experience the intriguing stories of this ancient city.
  • Stroll through the 16th century Sepharadi synagogues located in the Jewish Quarter, and walk along the alleys and small shops of the Byzantine Cardo.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy a full tasting dinner at a very unique Jerusalem Biblical restaurant just outside the walls of the Old City. The menu focuses on the foods indigenous to the land of Israel, and the dishes are made with natural local ingredients.
  • Overnight in Jerusalem.
Notes:
(*)If there are specific sites you would like to visit in the Old City, please let us know.
(**)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.

Where the Desert meets the Sea

  • In the morning a driver will take you to Ben Gurion Airport. Take a short flight to the resort town of 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.
  • Have lunch on one of Eilat's best yachts. This special glass-bottom boat will take you into the heart of the Red sea to watch the beautiful corals of Eilat.
  • Enjoy the great sun of Eilat and cool waters of the Red Sea. Engage in some of the thrilling water sports and activities the city has to offer, from water skiing, tubing, and paragliding. Let us know what you're into, and we'll set you up!
  • Overnight in Eilat.

Ultimate Vacation in Eilat & Departure

  • Put on your bathing suit and head to the Dolphin Reef - an ecological site where you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere along the seashore while watching bottlenose dolphins in their natural surroundings.
  • Snorkel/dive with the dolphins at the reef - our treat! - and relax at the beautiful private beach, with many lovely, secluded spots to enjoy!
  • For lunch, enjoy the fresh fish and other great dishes at the Reef's beach restaurant.
  • In the afternoon visit Eilat's famous Underwater Observatory. One of only four such facilities in the world, the Observatory is a must! Descend a spiral staircase below the water surface, and observe actual life along the coral reef. In the marine parks' aquariums are sharks, sting rays and turtles, plus lots of multi colored Red Sea fish.
  • Overnight in Eilat.
  • At day 10, enjoy your last free day in Eilat and according to your arranged flight schedule home, a driver will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the Eilat airport. From there you will have a connecting flight to Ben Gurion International Airport.

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 (5 days)
  • Accommodation (9 nights)
  • Private transportation & airport transfers (10 days)
  • All adventurous activities specified in the itinerary (8 days)
  • Entry fees to all sites (8 days)
  • All applicable taxes
  • NOTE: 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.