Deep Desert Israel

Friedman Family, celebrating Bat Mitzvah in the Desert

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Amy and Bernard spend a few months with their kids in Kibbutz Sde Boker and fall in love with the Negev Desert. When it was time to choose the location for Shayna Bat Mitzvah they decided to invite their families and friends from all over the US to Israel. A few days of touring around Jerusalem and the focus was the amazing celebration on top of the Ramon Crater in the Desert. This part of the trip was in cooperation with Deep Desert Israel

    • Itamar Grinberg for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • Itamar Grinberg for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • Itamar Grinberg for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    day 1

    Judean Desert

    • Ein Gedi: Hike through the Oasis in the Judea Desert with freshwater pools and waterfalls.
    • Masada: The Jewish last stronghold during the Great Revolt against the Roman Empire in 73 CE. Preserved ruins of King Herod’s palace in the desert
    • Dead Sea: The lowest place on earth (1,412 feet below sea level). Float on the salty water and enjoy the Dead Sea resort hotel facilities and lunch

    Overnight: Jerusalem, Orient Hotel

    • Noam Chen for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • Noam Chen for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • Noam Chen for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • Noam Chen for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • Noam Chen for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • Noam Chen for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    day 2-3

    Jerusalem

    • The Haas Promenade offers a sweeping view of Jerusalem from the south. From ancient Jerusalem and the City of David to the Dome of the Rock and the Hurva Synagogue. From Mount Zion to Mount Scopus and the Mount of Olives.
    • City of David: The site where Jerusalem was established 3,000 years ago by King David as the national capital, with the extensive Dry or Wet tunnel system
    • Old City Quarters: Stroll in the alleys of the old city, the market, the bazaar, and parts of the Via Delarosa. Visit The Western Wall-Kotel the most sacred place for Jews from around the world.
    • PikiWiki

    • PikiWiki

    day 4

    Negev Desert

    Relax at Kibbutz Sde Boker and Mitzpe Ramon

    • Dafna Tal for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • Dafna Tal for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • Dana Fridlender for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    day 5

    Drive and tour Eilat while part of the group tours Old Jaffa and Tel Aviv

    • Deep Desert Israel

    • Deep Desert Israel

    • Deep Desert Israel

    • Deep Desert Israel

    • Deep Desert Israel

    • Deep Desert Israel

    • Deep Desert Israel

    day 6

    Ramon Crater Bat Mitzvah ceremony

    • Bat Mitzvah ceremony with an elegant setting under the shade of a white canopy over-looking the Ramon Crater.
      Return to the hotel for breakfast.
    • Ramon Crater Rappelling.  Descend the cliffs of the Ramon Crater guided by experienced, professional guides in a fun, exhilarating, and safe way that is suitable for the whole family.
    • 4×4 Jeep pickup from the hotels for a 2- hours guided jeep tour in the Ramon Crater and a drop off for a Special Desert Dinner in an isolated area in the midst of the Ramon Crater, a gourmet private dinner in a wonderful setting, to be followed by stargazing.

    Overnight in Mitzpe Ramon

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    • Hass Promenade – Jerusalem Lookout
    • City of David: The site where Jerusalem was established 3,000 years ago by King David as the nation capital, with the extensive Dry or Wet tunnel system
    • Old City Quarters: Stroll in the alleys of the old city, the market, the bazaar, and parts of the Via Delarosa. Visit the  Western Wall-Kotel the most sacred place for Jews from around the world.
    • Virtual Reality tour of the Temple in Jerusalem Go back in time, on a 10-minute journey, and experience a virtual reality tour walking around the Holy Temple. See what Jerusalem was like 2000 years ago.
    • Yad Vashem: The Holocaust remembrance  museum (Twining program & Tour)
    • The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is famous for its Afro-Asiatic collection of wildlife. Many of its animals are mentioned in the Bible. The zoo houses 2,200 animals representing 271 different species, which consume nearly a ton of fruits and vegetables every day, as well as large quantities of fish and meat.
    • Machne Yehuda Market: Colorful and bustling marketplace of fresh fruits and vegetables; nuts, seeds, and spices and variety of cuisine for lunch
    • Market tastings for lunch
    • Drive to Mitzpe Ramon via Kibbutz Sde Boker

    Overnight in Mitzpe Ramon

     

  • Negev Desert

  • Drive and tour Eilat while part of the group tours Old Jaffa and Tel Aviv

  • Ramon Crater Bat Mitzvah ceremony