10 days just not enough? Enhance your experience on SEA-TO-SEA TREK hiking from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Galilee on this 5-day/4-night adventure through Birthright Israel Plus
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 5-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.
- Pick-up and drop-off is in Tel Aviv
- All meals are provided along the way
- A support vehicle delivers your luggage at night
- Designed for active travelers, but you don’t need to be an avid hiker to enjoy this experience
- Anyone who will be traveling on a Birthright Israel experience this coming summer
- Anyone who already traveled on a Birthright Israel experience since December 2016
- May 21 – May 24, 2018
- June 10 – June 14, 2018
- June 17 – June 21, 2018
- July 1 – July 5, 2018
- July 15 – July 19, 2018
- August 5 – August 9, 2018
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 or while on your Birthright Israel trip (if applicable)
If you are traveling on a summer 2018 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
Pickup from Tel Aviv and travel north to 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 #2 | Discovering Landscapes
Hike from Park Goren to El Kosh Bridge, exploring a newly opened section of the Trek that connects two sections of the Kziv Creek
Along this trail we will cross the Upper Galilee’s unique landscape and learn about the diverse botanical features of the Mediterranean forest
Evening Program – Bonfire at camp
Overnight: Hurfesh Campsite
DAY #3 | Diverse Communities of the Galilee
Hike from El Kosh Bridge through the Ein Seter springs to the Humema Ruins to the Curve campsite
Along the way, we’ll learn about and visit some of the diverse ethnic groups that have called the Galilee home for millennia, including the Druze at the nearby village of Hurfesh
Continue through the Ein Seter Spring – and stop for a dip in the water – along to the Nerya Creek and finally to Mt. Meiron and down to the Amud Creek.
Evening Program – cooking in the field workshop
Overnight: Curve Campsite
DAY #4 | Jewish Thought & Mysticism in the Galilee Highlands
Hike from Curve Campsite to Kadarim Road
Walking this beautiful trail along the river, we’ll learn about the nearby city of Tzfat
Along the way we’ll pass by several natural pools of water – a good chance for the group to take a refreshing break
Evening: Star gazing night navigation followed by a drum circle
Overnight: Kadarim Campsite
DAY #5 | Celebrate the journey at the Sea of Galilee
Hike from Kadarim Road to the Sea of Galilee
The last portion of the Trek will take us to the final destination – the Sea of Galilee
We will hike the lower part of Amud Creek, meeting the endangered vulture community that lives on the cliffs above the creek
Finally, we arrive to Hukuk Beach at the Sea of Galilee, concluding our journey together
Drive to Tel Aviv for program conclusion and drop-off
Return to Tel Aviv in the evening for the program conclusion (drop-off at Arlozorov Station)
*Itinerary is subject to change
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.
Once you’ve been fully confirmed on your Birthright Israel trip, you can register to be a part of any Birthright Israel Plus program. Fill out a short registration form, which will also include the opportunity to request a specific flight extension.