Jerusalem is the recognized capital of Israel and is also known as the ‘holy city’. It is one of the oldest cities in the world and the largest city in Israel. The usual trip to the Holy Land would involve a pilgrimage or at least visiting as many of the religious sites as possible. But what about an adventure, action-packed vacation. What does Israel have to offer, well, a whole lot! Check it out! Below are some of the best adventures in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem and Israel in general experience 2 distinct seasons. A cool wet winter which runs from October to April and a dry, hot summer that runs from May to September. August is the hottest month with temperatures topping 85°F and January is the coldest month with temperatures dipping below 41°F. Let’s literally dive into our fist activity that will get your adrenaline pumping!
The Sheraton in Tel Aviv offers a great opportunity to snorkel with wild sharks and stingrays out in the open ocean. You will be required to swim about 100 feet. All necessary equipment including fins, snorkel and wet suit will be provided. This is a great one to tick off your bucket list. Download the Tripio app now and start adding to your own bucket list and create your very own custom itinerary. Tripio will even generate a custom top 10 based on your preferences. Travel has never been so easy. Your next vacation starts now.
Keshet Cave is a wonderful natural limestone archway that spans across a shallow cave. This natural wonder is free to visit and there are several different walking routes to take based on your fitness level and mobility requirements. You can take a wheelchair accessible route that is flat and on paved ground from the car park to the viewpoint which is about a 10 minute walk. While some other treks can take up to 3 hours on rocky ground. This area is also very popular with rappelers/assailers. Bring a packed lunch as there are plenty of spots to sit at a table and enjoy the natural beauty. Add this to your custom itinerary on the Tripio app right now, this bucket list worthy spot is worth traveling to as it is one of the best things to do in Israel. Definitely in my top 10.
Orca Water Sports Boating offers a wide range of fun activities on the water. Choose between tubing, banana boating, a fast-paced jet boat ride or even a leisurely family cruise if you would prefer. Located on the coast about 90 minutes from Jerusalem and just over an hour from Tel Aviv. Adventure lovers add this to your custom itinerary right now! It is one of the best things to do in Jerusalem.
Ashdod Sand Dune is a natural sand formation spanning 178 square miles in the city of Ashdod. You can bring some body boards with you and try your luck at sand surfing, of course, done at your own risk. You can also bring a motorcycle or 4×4 jeep and travel up and down the dune. Please always take any rubbish that you brought with you, away with you to preserve this natural wonder. Climbing a natural sand dune in the middle of a city has to be one of the best things to do in Jerusalem.
Israel Extreme Tours offers a wonderful opportunity to experience rappelling/abseiling down some of the most scenic parts of Israel. This harsh and rugged landscape offers the perfect conditions for traversing these cliffs. You are able to tailor the excursion to suit your needs and preferences making this very customizable for all skill levels. The staff are very well trained and use only the best equipment. For the adventure seeker, this has to be in your custom top 10.
The David Waterfall drops 120 feet into a shallow pool of water. Getting into the pool is strictly forbidden however, the view is spectacular. The walk up to the falls is a short 1-mile out-and-back trail and you will gain 328 feet of elevation on uneven ground. There is just something special about seeing water in an otherwise barren desert.
Israel Extreme Tours offers a unique opportunity to skydive high above the lowest point on earth, over the dead sea! During this jump, you will be able to see the wonderful contrast that this landscape has to offer from the sea to the desert. This is a once in a lifetime experience that isn’t for the faint of heart. Let Tripio be your personal guide to enjoying your next vacation. Calling all adrenaline junkies, this has to be in your top 10.
Camel Ranch in the Negev offers an amazing opportunity to ride a camel in the desert. There are tours running from as short as an hour to as long as 4 hours. It is suitable for all ages even if you have never ridden a camel before. Your guide will lead you out on a desert trek. Be mindful that deserts can get very hot so ensure to wear very light clothing that covers most of your body to prevent sunburn. What an incredible opportunity to trek along on a camel in one of the most sacred places on earth. There is a small reception on site selling souvenirs and camel products such as milk and soap. Animal lovers, add this one to your custom itinerary right now on the Tripio app.
Salt Beach is a stunning beach just off the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is split almost in half, part belonging to Israel and another part belonging to Jordan. Salt beach is in Jordan. This incredible beach doesn’t offer any facilities like some of the other touristy beaches but it does allow you to experience floating weightlessly in the water. I must warn you that the water is incredibly salty and there are no showers so bring lots of water to be able to wash yourself off with. The locals will be ready otherwise to charge you a hefty price for some water. This has to be arguably the best thing to do in the holy land.
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