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Living on the Edge: Sea of Galilee, Arbel Cliffs and Mountain Forts (Jan. 20th)

230 NIS
Per person
230 NIS
Per person


Meeting Time:06:00

Completion Time: 20:00

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Trip Type:Hiking


Mount Arbel and the cliffs around the western shores of the Sea of Galilee offer some of Israel’s most spectacular natural settings, vistas across the north of the country and historical intrigue as a place of refuge throughout the centuries. Our day will be spent exploring and hiking through some of these beautiful landscapes and gaining a more concrete understanding of what made this area of the Lower Galilee such a key part of both local and regional history.

From Jewish rebels seeking refuge in the days of Herod, to the great battles between Crusaders and Saladin and on to stronghold of the great Druze warrior Fakhr a-Din – this part of the Galilee served as a major crossroads for those looking to cement their power over the holy land.

Our day will begin by ascending Mount Arbel from the southeast. Here we will be blessed with beautiful views over the Sea of Galilee (weather permitting) and on to Mount Hermon, the Golan Heights and the limestone peaks of the Upper Galilee. After ascending the Arbel, we will wend our way down towards Wadi Hamam via the refuge caves high upon the cliffs upper edge.

Some of our descent will be on ladders dug into the mountain side. We will have a chance to ascend and explore the mountain fortress of the 17th century Druze strongman, Fakhr a-Din. The structure is under an impressive renovation now open to the public.

The hike is not long but has some some technical parts when descending the ladders. There is a 500m ascent to start the day – everyone can take it at their own pace.

Hike parameters:

Appx. distance – 8KM

Appx. ascents – 500m

Appx. descents – 350m

Total time on the trail – 5 hours

Total cost:

The trip costs 230 NIS and includes entrance to Arbel national park along the way. There will be a limited number of tickets for early purchase at the price of 210 NIS – first come first serve.

Whats Included

Licensed tour guide / outdoor specialist

Full transport from Tel Aviv and back

Entrance to Arbel National Park


Whats Not Included

Food for the day


Anything not listed above

Whats Not Included

Food for the day


Anything not listed above


Depart Rehovot at 05:30

Depart Tel Aviv at 06:00

Breakfast en route


Return to Tel Aviv before 20:00


What To Bring

Food for the day

3 litres of water





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.


*** 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 at 06:00 sharp from Tel Aviv Savidor Merkaz (Central Train Station/Arlozorov).  Return to the same point by 20:00. The bus will leave promptly and on time!

This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.


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