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About Eco Israel Tours

Eco Israel Tours offers visitors to Israel the opportunity to head off the beaten-path and to experience a side of Israel rarely seen by visitors and students. We expose groups first-hand to Israel’s natural beauty, as well as its living, breathing culture of innovation.

Despite its challenges, Israel is a global leader in green solutions to environmental problems. Eco Israel Tours provides an interactive, dynamic experience of this exciting world within Israel by exploring contemporary challenges and solutions such as water and energy. We offer a range of ecologically-oriented travel packages throughout Israel with three main types of programs:

  • Nature sites
  • Eco Innovation sites
  • Eco volunteering

Map of tour locations in Israel:

We provide our clients with the following services for tours ranging from budget to VIP level:

  • All categories of accommodations, including hotels, country guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, and camping
  • Transportation by land, sea and air
  • Regular or customized tours

For more information or to sign up for a tour, contact Yonatan Neril, Eco Israel Tours director, at 973-433-3322 (US-line), 054-723-4973 (Israel-line), or fill out our web form here.


Rabbi Yonatan Neril – Founder and Executive Director

Yonatan Neril received his rabbinical ordination from Yeshivat Hamivtar in Israel and an MA and BA from Stanford University with a focus on global environmental issues. He spoke on religion and the environment at an interfaith conference in Athens and organized the Interfaith Eco Forum in Jerusalem. Neril is the lead author and general editor of the Eitz Chaim Hee publication of weekly teachings on Jewish environmental ethics.  He lives with his wife, Shana, and son, Shacharya, in Jerusalem.

Gidon Melmed (MBA) – Deputy Director

Gidon Melmed has close to a decade of experience in management and strategic development of projects, focusing on sustainable development in the Holy Land. In 2011, he completed the Gevim Program for mediation, fulfilling a long-time passion of deepening his practical knowledge and skills in mediation and conflict resolution. Gidon has contributed to several business start-up projects, most recently leading business development for www.excelingo.com. Gidon acquired his MBA from Swinburne University of Technology (2006) and B.Sc. in Life Sciences, minoring in Jewish Thought and East Asian studies, from Hebrew University (2003), combining these studies with yeshiva Torah learning programs. He and his wife Hadas live in Jerusalem with their  two children.

Eco Israel Tours is a branch of The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development.

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