Completion Time: 20:00
With the Jewish holidays right around the corner, we figured that a hiking trip to one of the country’s holiest areas would be perfect to start the season. As autumn approaches and summer winds down, the Amud and Meron streams provide a perfect respite from the late-summer heat!
The hike will include a stop at the Sechvi pool where the Amud and Meron Streams converge. It’s a nice way to relax in the water before we make our way up to the slopes of Tsfat, the capital and birthplace of Jewish mysticism.
The cemetery in Tsfat is one of the country’s most famous, not just because of its mystic connection but due to the plethora of archeological significance in the area. Some of the most impressive rock-cut tombs from antiquity are located in the area.
The Talmud says that the Messiah will pass through Tsfat on his way to Jerusalem while Tsfat itself, perched high on the hills of the Upper Galilee is associated with the element of wind – I guess you could a say a mystic breeze is always upon you!
The day will combine some beautiful hiking, local legends and a visit to the cemetery in Tsfat. Time permitting, we will continue the ascent to the Old City of Tsfat to see the entire area covered throughout the day.
Early Discounted tickets (limited number available) are 169.50 NIS while regular priced tickets will be sold at 189.50 NIS once the discounted tickets have been sold-out! Space is limited. Included in the price is transportation, two great guides and coffee along the way.
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
* 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.
* 4.5 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.
REFUND, CANCELATION & TRIP-ADJUSTMENT POLICY
*** 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
*** 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 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 and lots of coffee! 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! 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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HikingInIsrael/