Live Trip Updates – August 25, 2014

Every day we will post live trip updates. Check for the group code (starting with TL-30-) for a specific group…

TL-30-430 and TL-30-435: The group began their day today before dawn, to complete a hike up Masada to see the beautiful sunrise over the Negev. Following their journey up Masada and some much needed coffee at the bottom, the group traveled to the Dead Sea. At Ein Bokek Beach, the group enjoyed their first float in the salty water. Afterward, they went to the Bedouin tents where they will spend tonight. Upon arrival, the group took a fun camel ride through the desert, followed by a delicious Bedouin style dinner.

TL-30-431: Today the group awoke before dawn. They hiked up Masada using the Roman Ramp in time to see the incredible sunrise over the Israeli desert. Afterwards, the group traveled to Ein Gedi to walk the Nahal David trail to the desert oasis. Then, they made their way to Ein Bokek Beach for their first float in the Dead Sea. In the evening, the group arrived at the Bedouin tents to spend the night. They were welcomed with a presentation on Bedouin culture and music and then enjoyed a delicious Bedouin style dinner.

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TL-30-432 and TL-30-795: The group started their morning with a much awaited hike up Masada to see the breathtaking sunrise over the Negev from the top of the mountain. Then, they walked the Nahal David path at Ein Gedi National Park. In the afternoon, the group visited Ein Bokek Beach for a float in the Dead Sea. In the evening, the group traveled to the Bedouin tents, where they rode camels, learned about Bedouin culture, ate dinner, and finished the night relaxing around a campfire.

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TL-30-437: The group spent today relaxing and enjoying themselves on the beautiful Mediterranean beaches in Netanya. In the afternoon, they welcomed a handful of Israeli peers into their group who will join them for the next few days of the trip. They played different icebreaker games and activities to get to know one another. Later in the day, the group drove south into the Israeli desert. They saw their first view of the beautiful Negev and will spend the night in Arad.

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TL-30-713: Very early today the group arrived in Israel, with enough time for an entire day of activities. Upon arrival, the group met their Israeli tour guide and headed north. They had breakfast and an opening ceremony in the beautiful Caesarea. Then, they traveled to the northern city of Tzfat. In Tzfat they toured the city, learned about its history, and had free time for shopping and lunch. Eventually, they made their way to the hotel in Tiberias where they had dinner and played icebreakers.

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TL-30-438: The group arrived in Israel this afternoon after a long flight. At Ben Gurion airport, they met their Israeli tour guide, grabbed their bags, and began their journey north. They arrived at the hotel in time for dinner, followed by an evening of icebreaker games and introductions.

Want to see Sunday’s updates? Read the updates from August 24th here!