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January 15, 2014
From Flowers to Wildlife, Travelers Explore the Oft Forgotten Beautiful Side of Israel on Women-Only Adventure
BOZEMAN, MT. – While the Holy Land is in the headlines right now with Pope Francis’ upcoming May visit, an unprecedented winter snow and the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, it rarely makes the news for its beauty. But a new trip from AdventureWomen, a 32-year-old company that specializes in group adventures for women traveling solo, showcases the natural beauty of this area, highlighting its gardens, wildlife, nature preserves and more, while still hitting the must-see sights.
Running September 8-21, 2014, The Nature of Israel tour shows women a side of Israel they may never have known existed. “This is not your standard Israel tour,” says Susan Eckert, AdventureWomen founder and president. “Instead, it reveals to women how ancient history, culture and nature are so intertwined in the Holy Land.”
For example, at Neot Kdumim nature reserve, women see a realistic recreation of the physical setting of the Bible, wandering among plants from Biblical times with names such as “Forest of Milk and Honey” and “Isaiah’s Vineyard.”
Other trip highlights include visits to a bird watching center and a meeting with its founder; a wine-making kibbutz; Hai Bar Park, known as “Little Switzerland;” the Tel Dan Nature Reserve along the Jordan River; the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo for a “behind the scenes” tour and to learn about endangered species; Bahai Gardens on the World Heritage list; a nature trek at Ein Gedi by the Dead Sea; sailing and birding on the Red Sea and, of course, floating on the Dead Sea.
Women will also travel to key Biblical sites in the area, including Tel Aviv, Eilat, Jaffa, Nazareth, Jerusalem and Haifa. Also on tap is a visit with artist Ilana Goor at her private home and participation in an archaeological dig of an ancient subterranean complex that housed burial grounds, store rooms and hideouts.
To book the Nature of Israel tour or for more information, visit adventurewomen.com or call 800-804-8686.
About AdventureWomenAdventureWomen, founded in 1982 by Susan L. Eckert, is dedicated to creating safe and comfortable group travel for women desiring adventure. A pioneer in women’s vacations and adventure travel, the company promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages women traveling solo or with companions to challenge themselves. A member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association, AdventureWomen offers tours to destinations around the globe. In 2013, National Geographic Traveler designated AdventureWomen’s Iceland Horseback Riding Tour a “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” For more information, visit adventurewomen.com or call 800-804-8686.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Photos of many of the natural sites described and detailed itinerary available upon request.