It’s the ultimate introduction to Israel, which is all about getting maximum exposure to the best that Israel has to offer, making new friends, tasting the culture, embracing the adventure, and digging into the hidden mysteries of your Jewish heritage. You will sightsee, kayak, wine taste, and camel ride your way through all of Israel. This trip is your chance to experience Israeli hospitality & tradition, soak up the sun on some of the best Mediterranean beaches, taste delicious local food, experience some of Tel Aviv’s trendiest clubs, get to know IDF soldiers and create lifelong connections.
Please Note: This trip is run for groups ages 18 to 22, 22 to 26, and 27 to 32
All Girls / All Guys: In addition to our standard Israel Vibe trips, each summer we run one All Girls bus, and one All Guys bus, for those who want the full Birthright Israel trip experience, but in a Modern Orthodox environment. If you wish to reserve a place on one of these trips, please notify us well in advance as spaces are very limited.
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.
Start your day off with a hike along the beautiful Banias Water Trail. Put on your lifejacket & 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.
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 a 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.