Ein Gedi Adventure Trip Itinerary

We are excited have you join us this year as we hike the magnificent Ein Gedi region of Southern Israel. Our hike committee is busy at work planning a powerful and challenging experience for you. Below is a preliminary itinerary for the week. Closer to the hike date, we will post a more comprehensive itinerary with more detailed descriptions of the hiking and daily programming.

Travel dates

Please plan on being in Jerusalem no later than Saturday, October 17, 2020, and join us that evening at sundown for our special Havdalah Service and opening dinner. The hike officially ends after a special closing lunch on Thursday, October 22, 2020. We will have you back in Jerusalem/Tel Aviv that evening.

The hike headquarters will be at the Orient Hotel (Emek Refa'im St 3), in Jerusalem. For your convenience, we have secured a group rate through Routes Travel, which will be available on a first-come/first-serve basis until July 30, 2020. We encourage you to reserve early as it will be a busy time in Israel. Depending on demand, we will have other options available as a backup. Routes Travel can assist you with reservations at the Orient Hotel or any hotel preference. To book your hotel reservations, please contact Anna Kuperberg at Routes Travel at anna@routestravel.com, tel: 0119722-63 2006

Registration Desk

Registration Desk Opens Friday – The Hike Registration Desk will be set up in the lobby at the Orient Hotel and will be open on Friday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 5.30 p.m. until the opening ceremonies. If you can’t pick up your kit during these times, please come to the buses on Sunday morning by 7 a.m. and identify yourselves to the Routes staff who will give you your kit.

Saturday October 17, 2020 - Jerusalem

5:30 pm:
Sundown (approximately 7 p.m.):

Registration desk opens

We will meet in the lobby of the Orient Hotel for a special Havdallah ceremony. After the ceremony, everyone is invited to a wonderful dinner at a nearby restaurant in Jerusalem (this is included in the cost of the hike).

Sunday October 18, 2020 (First day of hiking)

You will be asked in advance to select your hiking level for the first day and you will travel with that group and your guide to your first day of hiking. We will be providing you with a great lunch which will be waiting for you at your bus.

6:00 am:

7:30 am:

11:00 am- 4:00 pm:
7:00 pm:

Have an early breakfast, check out of your hotel and be at your bus dressed to hike with your luggage by 7.30 a.m. Bring everything you need for that day. Your personal belongings can stay on the bus when you hike. Buses stay locked and guarded by driver.
Meet your guide for the day, put your luggage on your bus and travel with your group to the hiking trails for that day. Water, water bladders and your selected lunch will be provided to you at that time.
Hiking Day 1
Dinner and evening program

Typical Hiking Day: Monday October 19 to Wednesday October 21, 2020

7:00 - 7:30 am:
8:00 am:
2:30 - 4:00 pm:
7:00 pm:

Breakfast and prepare lunches
Meet your desired group at bus to depart for hiking trails – all levels
Return from hike (return time depends on hiking level)
Dinner and evening programs

Closing Day: Thursday October 22, 2020

7:00 am:
7:30 am:
8:00 am:
1:00 pm:
3:00 pm:

Take your luggage to bus
Morning hike as a group
Farewell Brunch and Closing Ceremonies
Board your bus to either Tel Aviv or Jerusalem

One Step. One Life. One Family.