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Hike in Nahal Peres – Difficult hike in the Peres River in the Negev

The hike in the Nahal Peres riverbed is a classic but challenging hike. It is a beautiful hike with varying elements, past waterfalls in upper Nahal Peres, leading to the famous Peres waterholes, slides in the Peres riverbed, and a steep climb up out of the Nahal at the end.

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Family Hike in Timna National Park – Arches and Plates near Eilat

The hike begins on the green trail, which begins just before the arches parking lot. The hike leads through a narrow canyon before climbing up into the hills. On the hilltops, there are many “plates”. These round depressions were once the shafts into the ancient mines, which have since been filled up.

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Banias suspended trail – Suspended trail over the Hermon River at the Banias Nature Reserve

The Banias suspended trail is a new path which allows visitors to the Banias Nature Reserve the opportunity to enter parts of the nature reserve which were previously inaccessible to visitors. The suspended trail, which opened in March 2010, provides a wooden trail over the rapids of the Hermon River, through a basalt canyon.

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Keshet Cave in the Galilee – Maarat Keshet – Arch cave in the Galilee

All that remains of the Keshet Cave is a huge arch. Most of the roof of the cave collapsed sometime in the past, but the immense arch provides a view of the Mediterranean, the Betzet Creek, and the Carmel Mountain ridge. Rappelling from the arch is very popular, due to the 50 meter drop on both sides of the arch.

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Metsad Abirim in the Galilee – Fort of Knights in the Abirim nature reserve

Metsad Abirim, the “fort of knights”, is the remains of a Crusader building in the Galilee. The building was made of large stones with a border around the edges; it was probably a fort or fortified farmhouse. The site is known as the Fort of Knights because the inhabitants were probably knights.

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Challenging hike at Ein Gedi – Maale Bnei HaMoshavim and Maale Ein Gedi

Maale bnei hamoshavim was the first trail in Ein Gedi which was made in recent times. It is named bnei hamoshavim after the youth group which made the trail in 1963. The trail leads from the Nahal Arugot Wadi to the desert plateau above Ein Gedi.  The trail is difficult and requires climbing up the rocks at some points.

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Ramparts Walk National Park – Jerusalem’s old city ramparts

The ramparts walk along the top of Jerusalem’s old city walls provides a new view into parts of the old city which are otherwise inaccessible, and a view into the lives of the inhabitants of the old city. The views from the walls of the old city as well as the new city are spectacular.

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Gamla National Park – Family Hike to the Gamla Waterfall

Gamla National Park is part of the Yehudiah Nature reserve in the Golan. The Gamla waterfall, which flows all year round,  is the highest in Israel, at 51 meters high. The Gamla stream leads to the waterfall and then continues in a deep canyon. After the waterfall, the trail continues to a lookout.

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Masada National Park – Masada Fortress – King Herod’s Fortress in the Desert

Masada is an ancient fortress on the top of a flat mountain in the Judean desert near the Dead Sea. Palaces were built atop the fortress by King Herod. Later, after the destruction of the second temple, the fortress was used by Zealots who chose death at their own hands rather than at the hands of the Romans.

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Old City of Jaffa – Jaffa walking tour – Jaffa galleries

Jaffa, known as Yafo in Hebrew, is an ancient city with a natural harbor which was used as early as the bronze age. The city was ruled by many ancient peoples, including the Egyptians, Caananites, Philistines, Assyrians, Babylonians, and Romans. In the middle ages, it was ruled by the Arabs and the Crusaders.

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St George’s Monastery in Wadi Kelt – Monastery in Nahal Prat

St. George’s Monastery is a Greek Orthodox monastery located in the gorge of Wadi Kelt. The Monastery began in the 4th century by a few monks, but was built in the late 5th century. It was then destroyed in 614, restored by the Crusaders in 1179, but ignored when the Crusaders left the holy land.

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