Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, the Sea-to-Sea Trek is your opportunity to discover the beauty of Israel’s terrain with all your senses. Together we’ll embark on a 4-day journey from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to the banks of the Sea of Galilee. Along the way, we’ll cross the lush Galilee highlands, learn important orienteering skills, enjoy delicious campfire meals, and sleep under the stars each night.
- Anyone who will be traveling on a Birthright Israel experience this coming summer
- Anyone who already traveled on a Birthright Israel experience since December 2015
The program begins with a hotel overnight in Tel Aviv and returns to Tel Aviv in the afternoon. Dates subject to availability.
- June 4-8, 2017
- June 18-22, 2017
- July 2-6, 2017
- July 16-20, 2017
- August 13-17, 2017
NOTE: You’re responsible for your arrangements after your Birthright Israel experience till the start of the Sea-to-Sea Trek.
The program includes all meals, domestic transportation, all programming, AND the cost of your flight extension when booked in advance (for travelers on a Birthright Israel experience this summer).
- $250 when booked in advance
- $400 when booked within two weeks of your Birthright Israel trip (if applicable)
If you are traveling on a summer 2017 Birthright Israel trip, payment for the Sea-to-Sea Trek extension can be made using your refundable Birthright Israel deposit.
DAY #1 | Meetup in Tel Aviv
Check-in to our gathering place hotel in the Tel Aviv region
DAY #2 | Kick-off on the Mediterranean Coast
Depart in the morning for the Western Galilee
Kick-off the trek with an opening ceremony at Achziv Beach on the Mediterranean Coast
Hike up Nahal Kziv Canyon to Goren Park, passing the ruins of Montfort Castle along the way
Evening Program – Orienteering and basic survival skills workshop
Overnight: Camping at Park Goren
DAY #3 | Diverse Communities of the Galilee
Hike from El Kosh Bridge through Ein Seter springs to the Humema Ruins
Along the way, we’ll learn about and visit some of the diverse ethnic groups that have called the Galilee home for millennia, including Christian, Muslim and Druze communities
Evening Program – cooking in the field workshop
Overnight: Camping at the Humema Ruins
DAY #4 | Jewish Thought & Mysticism in the Galilee Highlands
Hike from Humema Ruins to Mt. Meiron, the highest point in Israel’s Galilee region
Continue on down the water-filled Nahal Amud canyon
Along the way, we’ll learn about the history of Jewish intellectual thought that flourished in the Galilee highlands after the fall of Jerusalem two thousand years ago
Evening Program – Star gazing navigation followed by a drum circle experience
Overnight: Camping at Nahal Amud
DAY #5 | Celebrate the journey at the Sea of Galilee
Hike from Nahal Amud to the Sea of Galilee
Celebrate the end of the trek swimming in the Sea of Galilee followed by a BBQ lunch
Return to Tel Aviv in the late afternoon for the program conclusion
I loved being able to walk across the land and sleep under the stars. Being outside all day long was beautiful.
The hikes, the views, the terrain, and the flora/fauna we were exposed to was just amazing.
I loved being outside 24/7 and having the extra four days in Israel! I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
This was one of the most influential journeys of my life.