The journey, a two-day hiking trail in the Judean Hills, winds eastward along the Sorek Stream towards Jerusalem, ascends to the hills surrounding Moshav Nes Harim and ends with a visit to one of Israel’s largest caves. The journey is suitable for people seeking growth and introspection and can also provide a group empowerment process relevant to educational frameworks. The journey’s goals are suited to the client’s needs and can be achieved through a series of activities and/or the learning of survival skills (fire lighting, shelter construction, navigation). The support of a logistics vehicle support makes it possible to suit the hike to the physical ability of each participant. Only the equipment required for a day hike need be carried. As per a client’s request, a journey can take place in Israel’s desert regions or in the north of the country.
Our family journey is a unique one that will help you disconnect from the noises of a grinding routine and experience, as a family, a special adventure.
The adventure will be designed with your goals in mind and thus especially suited to your family. Whether you choose a one-day trip, two-day trip or longer…the family journey will bring you together, connect you to the calm of nature and strengthen the family bond.
At Horizon Journeys we have designed a father-son bonding process that harnesses not only a spectacular natural setting without distractions, but also activities that involve cooperation, communication and shared success. The learning and application of field skills such as fire-lighting using survival tools, shelter-building and cooking over an open fire will, in an exceptional and very enjoyable way, enhance the relationship between father and son.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Journey
The journey provides a structured empowerment process that develops self-confidence, an awareness of capabilities and resilience. In the winter months, the journey will begin on the shores of the Dead Sea and lead to the wadis and cliffs of the Judean desert. It will end at the summit of Masada. The route, which ascends from the salt water of the Dead Sea through an ancient desert spring to the heights of Masada, symbolizes the coming of age. In the warmer months, when foot travel in the desert is not possible, the journey will begin in the Upper Galilee forests and end at the summit of Mount Meron, the route and the ascent again reflecting the transition from boy to adult.
Although we use nature’s remoteness as an integral tool, your family will have everything it needs to feel comfortable. Off-road vehicle support makes it possible to suit the journey to the fitness level and walking ability of each participant. Only the equipment required for a day hike need be carried. A warm meal, tents, comfortable sleeping arrangements and a bonfire await you at the end of the day. A family can choose to stay in a hotel or sleep under the stars.
Those who wish to combine the learning of survival skills with hiking should register for an empowerment journey. The survival journey is designed to enable the participants to test their mettle without the need for any walking. There are still challenges to be overcome, but covering distance on foot is not one of them. The survival journey involves an empowerment process based not on physical challenge, but on the learning and application of survival skills. Each survival skill and its implementation will be followed by a session of discussion designed to achieve the empowerment objectives of self-confidence, an awareness of capabilities and resilience. Those wishing to experience a two-day journey will apply the skills learned to build a primitive base camp.
Walk the path of Samson, from Tzora to Eshta’ol. Hike the Israel National trail from Mount Meron to the mystical city of Safed (Tzfat) or from the Judean Hills into Jerusalem. Travel northeast from Tel Megiddo to the Sea of Galilee. At Horizon Journeys we are privileged to enable you to hike the route that is of spiritual significance to you. Logistics vehicle support makes it possible to suit the hike to the fitness level and walking ability of each participant. Only the equipment required for a day hike need be carried. A warm meal, tents, comfortable sleeping arrangements and a bonfire await you at the end of the day. You can choose to stay in a hotel or sleep under the stars.