TOUR PROGRAM OPTIONS
1.Bar/Bat Mitzvah Package
Desert and Bible Themes
Ceremony at Judean Desert overlook
Add: Biblical simulation program with camel riding at Genesis Land, shepherding, navigation and survival skills workshop, ATV and jeep rides, mezuah making, drum circle, jewelry making, water hikes, Ptil Techelet blue dye factory and more.
Dinner at Genesis Land or Lakeside Restaurant
Half or full day option
Judean Desert overlook with explanation of historical, biblical, geopolitical significance
Site seeing tour of Maale Adumim-it’s history and important landmarks
Desert Experience : choose from: jeeping and ATV, army simulation experience, desert survival skills workshop, camel riding, Beduin hospitality, drum circle.
Lunch at Caffit at Lake followed by speaker (political analysis, Israeli innovation, inspirational, local residents)
OR workshop (mezuzah making, mosaic making, Israeli music, or visit to Ethiopian immigrant's home to hear fascinating aliyah story.
Afternoon Program: Visit to the Blue-Dye Factory for fringes of Tzitzit , biblical lookout in Mitzpe Yericho or lookout over ancient monastery built into cliffs of Judean Desert,, local artist studios, Ein Maboa Spring, The Good Samaritan Inn Museum,the Castel Museum of Art, meeting with Beduin,
Judean Desert overview with explanation of biblical, historical and geographical significance
Desert Experience: ATV, camel riding, desert skills survival workshop, Beduin hospitality
Visit to the extensive remains of the Euthymius Monastery
Visit to Good Samaritan Inn Museum with mosaic workshop
Lunch at lakeside restaurant followed by speaker. Topics may include Israeli political analysis, Israeli innovation, Israeli demographics, biblical subject, meet local residents and new immigrants from Ethiopia,or an assortment of Israeli music.
Tour of Israeli industries in the Mishor Adumim Industrial Park OR tour of artist studios OR visit biblical lookout at Mitzpe Yericho with audio presentation
Visit to Baptism Site on Jordan River
4.Nature Lover's Day Program
Start your morning at the Judean Desert overlook; receive an explanation of biblical, geographical, and historical significance of area.
Session in meditation or tai chi or breathing followed by a healthy brunch at Cafit at the lake.
Add a desert experience - shepherding, herbs and food preparation, walk in the flora and fauna, navigational skills, desert art and music OR hiking /bicycling on wadi trails. Include a mosaic workshop at The Good Samaritan Inn OR Art workshop at The Moshe Castel Museum of Art
Picnic Lunch at Ein Maboa Nature Reserve with guided tour. Swimming seasonal
Specialized "Boutique Programs"
1.ARTISTRY IN ADUMIM
Enjoy a personalized guided tour of the Moshe Castel Museum of Art, meet with local artists with international markets: Choose among Gila Kopel- stained glass artist, Kathy Kerner and Jeremy Kimchi-wood artists Yoel Ben Harrouche-painter and Rafi Landau-silver Judaica. Visit the Shomroni HaTov Mosaics Museum. In-between, see the spectacular desert views and learn about the area's history, demography and biblical connection. Lunch at lakeside café OR French style creperie OR authentic chumous restaurant. Chef's Meat restaurant also option.
2. FUN IN ADUMIM
Meet at spectacular Judean Desert Lookout and learn about the area, the demographics and biblical connection. Visit a local archaeological site and walk down into a Byzantine Period water cistern. Ride camels and participate in a desert survival skills workshop at a beautiful nature reserve. Lunch at chunous restaurant or lakeside cafe or one of the chef's meat restaurants in area.
3. FUN FACTORY TOUR IN ADUMIM
Visit innovative industries in the Maale Adumim Industrial Park; The Sunflower Seed Factory and the Ptil Techelet Blue Dye factory for the making of fringes on the tallit. Participate in an exotic desert animal workshop While in the industrial area, hear the story of Founder’s Hill and speak with various workers and factory owners in the Industrial Park about the current situation.
Lunch at sit-down home-made falafel and chumous restaurant or lakeside cafe.
Meet at a spectacular Judean Desert Lookout and learn about the area-geography,biblical connection
and history. Enjoy camel riding in the Judean Desert and participate in a Desert Skills Workshop. Visit a Judean Desert Byzantine Monastery and participate in a Desert Animal Workshop.
Lunch at home-made chumous sit-down restaurant or at lakeside dairy cafe/meat restaurant.
5.HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY IN ADUMIM
Look out into the Judean Desert and hear about the Biblical events that occurred there. Visit
the impressive remains of two monasteries from the ancient Byzantine Period, and see the
mosaics and artifacts from the area at the Good Samaritan Museum.
Ride camels and meet biblical characters at Genesis Land. Eat a biblical dinner in Abraham’s Tent.