Want a Modern Orthodox environment, with guys your age, and the complete Birthright Israel trip experience? Led by a modern orthodox tour guide, the trip covers all the same sites and activities as our flagship “Israel Vibe” itinerary. It’s the ultimate introduction to Israel, with maximum exposure to the best that Israel has to offer. You’ll make new friends, taste the culture, embrace the adventure, and discover more of your Jewish heritage. You’ll experience Israeli hospitality & tradition at it’s best, soak up the sun on some of the best Mediterranean beaches, taste delicious local food, get to know IDF soldiers and Israeli musicians, all while creating lifelong connections.
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-This trip will not be running for the Winter 2017 season.
-This is trip is shomer Shabbat (Sabbath Observant)
-The Kashrut level (strictness of Kosher observance) is Mehadrin for meat and Rabbanut Yisrael for all other foods.
Hit the road running! Travel to Ben Shemen Forest for a welcoming session, before driving to the greenest part of Israel. Once in the Galil, stop at Mount Bental to catch a view of Syria & Lebanon from an old IDF military bunker. Take a tasty tour of De Karina Chocolate Factory.
DAY 2: NORTHERN ADVENTURE
Start your day off with a hike along the beautiful Banias Water Trail. Put on your life-jacket & get your dose of adrenaline as we kayak down the Jordan River. As the sun sets, enjoy a jam session with local Israeli musician, Roy Levi.
DAY 3: LAND OF MILK ‘N WINE
Explore the narrow alleyways of the ancient city of Safed, one of Israel’s 3 holiest cities. Discover the secrets of Kabbalah with artist Avraham Leventhal. Taste the best wines at one of Israel’s biggest wineries. Ascend Mount Arbel for a magnificent view.
Explore the Old City of Jerusalem with a tour of the Jewish Quarter and the City of David. Taste your way through the famous Machane Yehuda food market. Get spiritual with a unique Shabbat service at the Western Wall, before enjoying a delicious Friday night meal with your group.
Chill and take in the special Shabbat atmosphere… Have an activity with your I.D.F Soldiers, and tour the Israel Museum. Once Shabbat is over, explore Israel’s nightlife with an evening out on Jerusalem’s buzzing Ben Yehuda Street.
DAY 6: HEROES THEN & NOW
Watch a short movie about Michael Levin, a famous Israeli fallen soldier. Visit Yad Vashem Holocaust museum & meet a survivor. Head up to Mount Hertzl – Israel’s largest military cemetery. Finish the day at the home of the IsraelontheHouse CEO for a BBQ.
DAY 7: SUNSHINE & MUD PIES
Float your way across the gravity defying waters of the Dead Sea and get muddy in its mineral-rich mud. Visit the AHAVA Dead Sea products factory. Hike through the beautiful Ein Ghedi Oasis and visit the nearby ruins of an ancient synagogue.
DAY 8: DESERT CAMPING & CAMEL RIDING
Watch the sunrise on the ancient mountain fortress of Masada. Take some time to relax at the Neve Midbar Hot Springs. Take a bumpy ride across the desert on camel-back, and in the evening enjoy a unique Bedouin camping experience.
DAY 9: CITY LIFE
Get some souvenir shopping done at the popular Carmel Market. Visit Independence Hall, & stand in the exact place where the State of Israel was declared. Enjoy a night out in the popular bars and restaurants in Tel Aviv.
DAY 10: TAKE IT ALL IN
Enjoy a nice breakfast together with your group. Soak up the sun on Metzitzim Beach, before driving to the airport.