Thanks to the Israel Nature and National Parks Protection Authority, visitors in Israel can see eagles nesting on the Golan cliffs; ibex and leopards in the Judean Desert; the large Bell Caves of Beit Govrin; irises in the Poleg reserve; the rare coral peony atop Mount Meron. They can enjoy the impressive diversity of natural wonders, and an encounter with unspoiled nature and with plants and wildlife which are almost extinct and for whom Israel’s nature reserves are their last sanctuary.
The national parks offer an exciting cultural adventure and an opportunity to visit magnificent historical sites, including Massada (Metsada), Caesarea (Keysarya), Beit She’an, and others that a glimpse of a wide range of ancient civilizations. These sites enable visitors to understand how people lived hundreds and thousands of years ago, while getting a close view of the places where events related in the Scriptures and history books occurred.
There are many national parks and nature reserves in Israel. Spread out in the South are the arid expanse of the Negev and the Arava, the blazing Dead Sea valley and the mountains of Eilat as they turn red at sunset.
To the North, the black basalt rocks adorn the Golan Heights against the snow-capped Mount Hermon and above the green slopes of the Galilee. In the East, the sun breaks over the rocky slopes of the Judean Hills, and to the West lies the peaceful blue of the Mediterranean Sea. Scattered among all of this are geographically varied gems of nature including deserts, mountain cliffs, coastal areas, forests and reservoirs, as well as historical and archeological sites.
We at Shalom Israel, designed special tours to visit many of the National Parks and Reserves (we cover maximum 26 of the 115 national parks and 380 nature reserves) in Israel.
Our tours are divided into two parts:
- The National Parks and Reserves in the north of Israel
- The National Parks and Reserves in the south of Israel
Each part has tours with different durations, from 6 days until 14 days. Each tour is designed for VIP quality and includes of course accommodations (in hostels, guest houses, 3, 4 and 5 star hotels and even apartments and luxury houses, totally depending on the group.
Furthermore, the quality of the food is superb, eating in restaurants, picnics and barbeques (breakfasts are in the hotel) for these tours, and then we have the guides. There will be four guides normally and for smaller groups two guides. You will get full detailed documentation, books and maps as well gifts.
We design the tours for young (hikers) and the elderly as well. For the hikers we all will hike many kilometers through Israel, and for the elderly this is made much easier for everyone.
As last, but not the least, it’s possible for a group to customize the tour. For example, they group can create a new tour with taking days from both the northern and southern Parks and Reserves and make it their tour in the duration they want.