I joined many tours in the past, and my memory is still fresh about the Food and Wine tour, but I was blown away with the Israeli History and Culture tour! I mean I appreciate Israel very much, but this tour brought it to a new level. It’s not the government, or the schools, the IT or anything like that. It’s the people who are living here and manage to live together for hundreds, even thousands of years in this small, little country.
What makes Israel so interesting for any tourist? Because of it’s 10,000 year history, the many civilizations gone or merged, the many religions who claim the country as their own, it’s rough unspoiled nature of jungle, desert and snow, water paradise and hiking heaven, dynamic and ancient cities, it’s heavenly food and friendly people.
In this article we have a collection of national parks and Nature reserves of Israel. For those of you who are considering to go to a park, I would say let the pictures speak for themselves. There are national parks in the north and the south their own charm. Here we focus on the park and nature reserves in the middle and south of Israel. The next article we focus on the north of the country.
Eco-Tours are organized group tours specialized in ecotourism. With other words, ecotourism are tours, which focuses itself on the beauty of nature in all of it’s forms. And I must say, that’s a lot. If I need to create one tour about ecotourism in Israel, that would mean that we are busy several hundreds of days and I’m afraid that we didn’t see all of it; I know that we would show only a small part.
Israel is a hiker’s paradise. The country is crisscrossed with trails, including the 580-mile long Israel Trail, which starts in the northern Galilee and winds its way south until it reaches the tip of Eilat. All of Israel’s trails are clearly marked by colors painted on rocks, and you can buy a set of 20 glossy maps (about $25 each) to keep you moving in the right direction.
Ein Gedi is without any doubt one of the most beautiful places in Israel. That place simply looks amazing, especially there in the middle of the desert! It’s an oasis, a place coming straight from a story book. But Ein Gedi is not only a place to visit with the family, it’s also a place for hikes!