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Finjan’s Annual, New Year Sunrise Trip

219 NIS
Per person
219 NIS
Per person


Meeting Time:3:20 AM

Completion Time: 14:00

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Trip Type:Hiking & Sightseeing


Another year has passed, and we will welcome the new one the ‘Finjan way’: hike, swim and drink great beer!
We will wake up early to catch the sunrise from the forgotten Herodian fortress of Kypros, with a breathtaking panoramic view of Jericho, Jordan and the Dead Sea Transform.
This ancient Hasmonean (Maccabean) palace delves deep into a past of intrigue that will put to shame any plot-line in game of thrones.
We will finish the visit with a scenic observation point hanging above St. George monastary hanging from the cliffs of Wadi Qelt.
Our next stop will be at Ein Mabua (Ein Fawar), a flowing karstic spring and great place for a refreshing morning swim.
After our morning swim we will visit the famous Taybeh Brewery – the first Palestinian-owned brewery – located in the ancient Christian village of Taybeh. The brewery produces a number of delicious beers and has a fascinating story to compliment the fine taste!
* Tickets are sold for 219 NIS (early sale tickets will be sold for 199 NIS.)
* This hike is in Area B and Area C of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) as designated by Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Each traveler is responsible for his or her own safety

Whats Included

* Full transport
* Finjan tour guides
* Coffee

Whats Not Included

* Food for the day
* Water
* Anything not listed above

Whats Not Included

* Food for the day
* Water
* Anything not listed above


Pick up points:

Tel Aviv Savidor 3:20

Tel Aviv central bus station: 3:30

Rehovot Weitzman institute: 4:00

Jerusalem French hill: 4:40

Return to the same points on Friday noon

What To Bring

* Sturdy shoes for hiking
* Swimming gear
* Sunscreen
* Hat
* 4 litres of water
* Food for the day
* Any medication you may need

Terms And Conditions

* This trip requires sturdy shoes (no flip flops) suited for rocky terrain. Participants will remain off the trail should their footwear not be suited for the terrain. Swimming gear is recommended for the springs.
* Hikers should bring hiking sandals or water shoes if they don’t want their shoes to get wet at certain points
* 4 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen
* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health.
* Swimming locations are without a lifeguard and are at the discretion of each individual participant. Finjan is not responsible for decisions made by participants regarding swimming areas without lifeguards.
* This hike is in Area B and Area C of the West Bank as designated by Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Each traveler is responsible for his or her own safety
*** Included in the price of the ticket is a non-refundable deposit fee. This fee is 50 NIS
*** Full refund including deposit fee will be issued upon request no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled start time.
*** Partial refunds will be issued no later than 3 days prior to the trip (50 NIS fee not refunded)
*** No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the scheduled trip
*** No refunds will be issued for hikers not arriving on time for their pick up point
*** Should a participant cancel his or her ticket, he or she can inquire about moving the ticket to another Finjan event at the same cost.
*** Should a participant request a refund within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time, a full refund can be specially issued if that ticket will be purchased by another participant or someone on the Finjan waiting list.
*** Full refund will be issued should the trip be cancelled or postponed for any reason at the discretion of the trek leader(s).
*** The trek leader(s) has the right to change the location of the trip prior to or throughout the trip based on weather conditions without issuing a refund to participants.
*** The trek leader(s) have full discretion in not allowing a participant to fulfill the trek based on certain health considerations and or lack of proper footwear/water.
*** Price includes two fully licensed guides and outdoor specialists, transportation to and from Tel Aviv and lots of coffee! Price does NOT include food and other beverages ***
Departure time is at 1:00AM sharp from Tel Aviv Savidor Merkaz (Central Train Station/Arlozorov). Return to the same point by 14:00. The bus will leave promptly and on time! Those who arrive early will have the chance to enjoy some cookies and coffee prior to departure.
This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.