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Tours

GENERAL INFORMATION

Eco Israel Tours offers a range of tours on the connection between Israel, ecology, and when desired, faith teachings.

Israel Agricultural Technology Tour

This tailor-made tour gives participants the opportunity to visit organic farms, agricultural technology companies, and more. Participant will have the opportunity to gain insight into the practical aspects of Israel’s farming culture from farmers on the ground. Tours can range from several days to two weeks.

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Machane Yehuda Market
This tour takes you through the hustle and bustle of Machane Yehuda Market while giving you a taste of the hidden layers of an open-market as most visitors never hear. This tour explores the significance of the emergence of globalized food in the context of broader Israeli society and global environmental issues, as well as the emergence of organic produce and health food stores in the market in recent years. This tour can also include an exploration of local and global food through the lens of faith teachings.

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Israel’s Water Challenges
This tour discuss how and why Israel’s main water sources are rapidly depleting. Following a guided hike we will explore Biblical sources on water conservation in relation to this contemporary challenge and discuss possible solutions for Israel in the 21st century.

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The Kidron Valley
This tour investigates the environmental history of the Kidron Valley until modern days . The tour starts on Mount Scopus, continues with a  discussion about its  history and religious background at the foot of Mount of Olives and will a hike along the river, all the while discussing its modern pollution issues.

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Jerusalem’s Ecological Issues
Participants will see and learn about environmental challenges and successes in the bustling metropolis that is modern Jerusalem. They will walk to various sites throughout the center of Jerusalem, such as community gardens, and the bird observatory, while passing developing public transportation projects, buildings, and learning of their impact.

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Desert in Israel 
This tour will let you experience first-hand what the silence of the desert has to offer.  will share original poetry, and commentaries and text about the Exodus narrative. While learning the spiritual message of the desert, both creatively and experientially you will explore poetry, commentaries, and text about the Exodus narrative.  After experiencing the soul silence of the desert, the group will return to the nearby moshav (village) a nearby to participate in workshops that connect the desert experience to their everyday lives. Participants will engage in activities about green building and community building that will challenge them to connect the awe of the desert into values of human and environmental relations.

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Israel Bird Migration 
Explore the Hula Valley Nature Reserve and see thousands of birds from dozens of species. They represent a small fraction on the 500 million birds that cross Israel’s airspace twice a year. Participants will get to see not only the beauty and wildlife that the Hula Reserve has to offer, but also a piece of history.

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Israeli Organic Farming 
Explore the emergence of organic farming in Israel through interactive activities that link modern Israel, contemporary environmental issues, and Biblical sources together to help better understand these ideas and see how they are being used in a modern context. Meet a local organic farmer, walk through his land, hear his story, taste farm-fresh organic produce, and experience the many benefits urbanites receive by partaking in local, organic food.

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Israel Solar Energy Field
Witness Israel’s creativity and the advanced technology it is using to shift to sustainable energies. Travel to the Arava Valley, between the Dead Sea and Eilat to visit the Arava Power Company’s Solar facility, the first solar photovoltaic sun field in the Middle East. Then, explore solar facilities within the city of Jerusalem and learn about the growth of solar use among public and private institutions and consumers.

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Eco Golan Heights
The Golan Heights tour offers many options based on the desires of the participants. The Golan Heights Green Tech and Renewable Energy Tour. Learn about alternative energy in the Golan and explore Jewish values of conservation and waste reduction through the Green Tech and Renewable Energy in the Golan Tour. Options include: Explore Israel’s water sources on the Golan Water Tour. Experience the many plants and animals of the Golan Heights on the Golan Heights Plant and Animal Biodiversity Tour as well as study Jewish sources and values regarding the treatment of animals.

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Multi-Day Eco Tours
Eco Israel Tours offers multi-day tours ranging from two-days to two-week. The tours provide clients with the full services ranging from budget to VIP level: transportation, accommodations, tour guides with deep familiarity of ecological issues in Israel, and multiple languages.

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Interfaith Panels on Religion and Environment  
Experience the different voices of the land through interfaith panels of clergy and leaders from multiple faiths. The panels enable groups of students, tourists, or others to hear varied perspectives from distinguished people of faith living in the Jerusalem area.

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  • These different seminars can be combined into one itinerary.
  • The costs of this different seminars vary according to the number of participants and accommodation level requested.
  • The content of these activities can change according to the group preferences, schedule and ages limit.