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Full Moon Hike in the Valley of Springs (June 2nd-3rd)

350 NIS
Per person
350 NIS
Per person


Meeting Time:18:00

Completion Time: 14:00

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Trip Type:Hiking & Sightseeing


Finjan is heading out for a beautiful, full moon hiking adventure culminating with a a morning swim in the Valley of the Springs. The night will be spent hiking upon the plateaus and heights of Issachar and the Beit Shean Valley as we explore one of Israel’s most historically important regions. In the morning, we will cool off in the Kibbutzim Stream before heading back to Tel Aviv.

The plateaus of Issachar are basalt heights that were formed as a result of volcanic runoff hundreds of thousands of years ago in the Golan Heights. Throughout history, these heights have overlooked one of the most important junctions that connected the empires of the east to the empires around the Nile in Egypt. Time and time again, this region, known for its fertile valleys, large concentration of springs and easy passage for caravans became a critical point of control for those looking to control the land set between the great empires of antiquity.

Along the way, we will strive to get a better understanding of the rich history and some of the historical characters that contributed to making this area one of the most continuously fought-over regions across the Levant and all the way through the founding of the State of Israel.

In the morning, we will swim through the Kibbutzim Stream before heading back to Tel Aviv.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Night walk with a full moon over the Mountains of Gilad and the Jordan River Valley
  • Harod Stream and the Mamluk-era Qantara Bridge
  • Ottoman Flour Mills
  • Tel Etztaba
  • The old Ottoman Railway
  • Visit to Ein Shokek, one of the most beautiful springs in Israel (walk through water)
  • Swimming through Kibbutzim Stream

Total hiking distance: 18km on an easy terrain.

The total cost of the trip is 350 NIS per participant, early sale discounted tickets will be sold for 300 NIS in limited quantity.

There will be a pickup in Rehovot and Tel Aviv

(Photos courtesy of the one and only…Eli Katzoff of Stormport Productions)

Whats Included

Full transport from Tel Aviv & Rehovot

Finjan licensed tour guides

Coffee along the way

Whats Not Included


Water (3 litres per person required)


Anything not listed above

Whats Not Included


Water (3 litres per person required)


Anything not listed above


Pickups in Tel Aviv and Rehovot

Stop en route to starting point for toilets and final water/food purchase

Full moon hike

Sunrise above the Valley of the Springs

Morning walk through water to Ein Shokek

Morning hike swimming through the Kibbutzim Stream

Return to Tel Aviv and Rehovot

What To Bring

Sturdy shoes for hiking

Sandals for walking through water (you can use sneakers or hiking shoes)



Swimming gear

Insect repellent

Dry bag for your phone if you want to take pictures in the water (optional hike in the Kibutzim stream includes swimming with all your gear, you will be able to leave anything you don’t need on the bus)


Terms And Conditions


This trip requires suitable footwear for hiking

* 3 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen is required

* 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.


*** 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.

*** Between seven and three days prior to the trip, participants can cancel their ticket and get a full refund less the deposit fee

*** No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the scheduled trip

*** 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.

*** 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 fulfil 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! Price does NOT include food and other beverages ***

Departure time is on Friday at 18:00 sharp from Tel Aviv Savidor Merkaz (Central Train Station/Arlozorov).  Return to the same point on Saturday by 14:00. The bus will leave promptly and on time, we will not refund hikers arriving late to their pick up point!

This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.


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