We surveyed over 700 Israel Outdoors participants who attended trips in May through July and asked them what their favorite sites were on their trip. See below for the top 5:
Every year, thousands of Taglit-Birthright Israel participants with Israel Outdoors ascend this ancient desert fortress in the Judaean Desert to watch the sun rise over the Dead Sea and recount the 2000 year old story of Jewish heroism. Many participants take this opportunity to reflect, meditate, do yoga, sleep, or even participate in a Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony while atop this ancient mountain. Masada was selected by Israel Outdoors participants as the number one site on the entire trip.
2. Ein Bokek Nature Hike
After all, we are Israel Outdoors. Our participants loved hiking through this canyon-like gorge and trekking through the Bokek Stream.
3. Old City of Jerusalem
The Western Wall, the ancient Roman Cardo ruins, the street vendors… So much history, so much architecture, so much spirituality, so much good food!
The lowest point on the earth and it’s saltiest body of water. Just try to get your feet to stay on the ground. Go ahead, we dare you.
Let’s not forget that there is so much mud to play with under the guise of using its healthy mineral properties. Did anyone say mud fight?
5. Yad Vashem
Israel’s national Holocaust museum and memorial, recently named by Trip Advisor as number 4 out of the top 25 museums in the world. No one who visits this meaningful tribute could possibly forget the experience.
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