Horseback Riding Vacations in Israel: The Israeli Adventure
(Since 2010)

The Israeli Adventure

The Israeli Adventure – The Landscape, People and History – 7 days


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In this very condense program, you will be introduce to most amazing riding areas of Israel: The Galilee & Judea Desert.
It is a one in a life time ride.

We will ride in the mountainous Galilee into the Jordan River and the Sea of Galilee. We will follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to Jerusalem. And we will explore the desert expanses and climb majestic Masada.


In this program, on top of the very special and challenging ride, we will visit Mt Tabor, Nazareth, swimming in the Jordan River, we will visit the site of the first Kibbutz, we spend 1 day in the old city of Jerusalem we will visit Masada and swimming in the Dead Sea. At the End of the ride, we will have the chance to enjoy the city of Tel Aviv.

This trip also includes walking tours of Nazareth.

Dates & rates


Country lodges in the Galilee , Special hats in Judea Desert, one night in 4 stars hotel in Tel Aviv.


May & October


$2450 per rider ($1800 per non-rider), single supplement $280


2023 Tours

From Date To Date Duration Reserve
11/02/2023 17/02/2023 7d-6n Open
15/04/2023 21/04/2023 7d-6n Open
18/11/2023 24/11/2023 7d-6n Open



Arrival in early evening at Moshav Sharona in the lower Galilee. After introductions and explanations followed by dinner, you will enjoy an enlightening lecture on the history of Israel. We will sleep in a cozy country lodge located on the Moshav.


Today, we will set off for our first day of trail riding in the Galilee’s beautiful natural landscape. After matching horses and tack with riders, we leave the stables in Shedmoat Devora to ride along the tributaries of the Tabor Stream, going past Kfar Keesh. We will eventually come to the Tabor Stream and visit Tel Rechesh where, according to some sources, part of King Solomon’s legendary stables were located. Afterwards, we will canter in almond orchards and fields, returning to Shedmoat Devora. Following a short break, we will drive to Mt. Tabor to visit the Church of Transfiguration. Afterwards, we will continue on to Nazareth for a walking tour of the holy sites and markets. You will enjoy the unique sights, aromas and tastes of this intriguing city. A delicious dinner will be served in an authentic Bedouin village. We will return to Sharona for the night.

Length of riding day – 18 km


Our day will begin with a ride in the remarkable Sirin Heights to enjoy the stunning natural scenery along its streams and around its springs. We will ride to the lookout point of Mitzpe Ayloat for a breathtaking view of the Jordan Valley. then we will have a very long canter on the “Sirin Highway” we will visit the Hamisha spring and then we will beck to the stabele. Driving to the Jordan River we will have the option to swim in the holly water of the Jordan and then we visit  Kibbutz Degania. Kibbutz Degania was the world’s first kibbutz. There we will learn all about this unique way of life. We will sleep in the country  lodge on Kibbutz Dalia .

 Length of riding day – 24 km


A day dedicated to Jerusalem. We will travel by car from Kibbutz Dalia to the city of Jerusalem. Start in the Old City followed by a walk in the famous Via Dolorosa, the path that Jesus walked on his way to his crucifixion. Along the way, we will visit the holy sites of the three monotheistic religions. After the tour and a typical Humus lunch, we will drive to the Judean Desert to spend the night in a very special place. We will sleep over at modern camp in Judea Desert with Hot showers, toilets, Internet connection and excellent food. Sleep in Sleeping bags on Mattress.


Early in the morning we will start our desert adventure. Before the sun rise, we will ride through the expansive plains of the north Judea Desert heights until we again reach cliffs overlooking the Dead Sea. Then we will head west and Cantering in Tamar Stream.  We will arrive to the Grazing fields of the upper Desert (where king David use to walk with his sheeps) then we will use an old donkey’s trail, in order to ride back to our camp, then we will travel to the monumental site of Masada and explore the site. Afternoon we will head back to our camp. In the afternoon we will go for some non-riding activity (surprise).

Length of riding day –19 km


Another day of exhilarating desert riding ahead of us. We will ride east along Daraga Stream, then we will start to ride south toward the upper part of Judea desert. We will cross Tekoa stream, and then we will start to climb along the Vultures trail to Mutrida ridge. We will try to find water cistern in the desert, and to understand the survival in the desert. We will explore the Nabatean water cistern of Bir el Makushita and from there we will ride back to our camp. Saying goodbye to our horses (not an easy moment), we will travel to a Dead Sea as a treat after days of hard riding, we will cover ourselves in the black mud of the Dead Sea and go for a dip in its healing waters. In the late afternoon, we will drive   to Tel Aviv .We will sleep there in 4 stares hotel. (dinner is not including in the program).

Length of riding day – 27 km


Today you have the option of either exploring Tel Aviv on your own or resting. Tel Aviv is a modern, vivacious city with lots of fun things to do including a colorful market, great shopping and beautiful beaches. After breakfast, the trip is officially over. You can relax in the hotel until the afternoon or our staff will be happy to advise you on what to see in the city.

Additional information:

On the first day of the trip, participants have the option of being picked up at 3.30 pm from a hotel in Tel Aviv or at 4:20 pm from Ben Gurion International Airport*. Pick up service costs an additional $35 per person. It is necessary to notify us ahead of time where to pick you up. It is also possible to arrive independently at Moshav Sharona by 6:00 pm. On the last day, our tour officially ends after breakfast (10 am). Trip participants can stay in the hotel until 12 pm.

We reserve the right to change the itinerary as necessary to accommodate weather conditions or additional unforeseen events.

(*) the meeting point is at Ben Gurion airport terminal 3 (the main international terminal), at the coffee shop, which is on the left side as you exit the arrival hall, just after the sliding door. It is recommended to text Yair when you are in the meeting point via text message or what’s up, or messenger, or E-mail.