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  • Day 1 . Arrival

    Reception at Ben Gurion airport. Transfer to Jerusalem and presence in the extraordinary celebrations of Israel's independence. Opening session and introductory lecture on agriculture in Israel. Overnight in Jerusalem

  • Day 2 . Old City of Jerusalem

    We will begin the day with a spectacular panoramic view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives. We continue to the Old City, visiting Mount Zion, the tomb of King David, the room of the Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey; We go into the old city and pass by the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo of Roman road. We see the Wailing Wall and continue on to the Christian Quarter, walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Overnight in Jerusalem

  • Day 3 . New Jerusalem and Dead Sea

    Tour around Yemin Moshe neighborhood, the first neighborhood built outside the walls, Mishkenot Sha'ananim and Montefiore Windmill. Continue to the picturesque neighborhood of Ein Kerem, where you will find the San Juan Bautista and the Visitation Church. Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point in the world and enjoy the opportunity to float and cover yourself with mud rich in therapeutic minerals. Accommodation in Bedouin tent

  • Day 4 . Arava Desert

    Short camel ride. Vidor center in Arava - During this visit you will live a multi-sensory experience focused on the unique characteristics of the region of the Arava. We will study about the advanced agriculture, animal and plant world, and the challenges of climate, soil and water in the desert. Livestock / Dairy / orchards and crop production - Visit a famous kibbutz in Israel for its production of popular dairy products. Participants will hear about planting dates, the milk production, the stable, the parlor and community life on the kibbutz. Besides we will visit the Arava R & D Center where plantations of potatoes, onions and garlic will be visited. Ecological and organic farming - A captivating tour of the ecological neighborhood built of "muddy" domed houses. Visit the ecological complex focused on organic gardening, alternative construction and renewable energy. Accommodation in a Kibbutz

  • Day 5 . Ramat HaNegev

    Research and Development Center - Ramat HaNegev - Centre for Research and development of advanced agriculture in arid conditions. We will study on irrigation with brackish water, fruit and vegetable crops, olives, rural tourism, wineries and vineyards. Irrigation and fertilization technologies - Visit to leading global producer and supplier of irrigation solutions. During the visit we will receive explanation of solutions for all irrigation and fertilization methods and see a demonstration on a farm which has field crops, orchards and vegetables. Volcani Center - Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development - ARO is responsible for the science of vegetables, animals and plants protection, soil, water and environmental sciences, agricultural engineering and post harvest and food science. ARO also operates four research stations in various parts of the country, and serves as a test center for products and agricultural equipment. It is also here the gene bank of Israel on agricultural plants. Accommodation in Tel Aviv

  • Day 6 . Agricultural Technology International Exhibition

    Transfer to / from the fair. Accommodation in Nazareth

  • Day 7 . Galilee and Ramat HaGolan

    Nazareth - Follow the footsteps of Jesus and his miracles with a visit to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. We will explore the narrow alleys of the old city and its rich historical and religious sites. Advanced plastics solutions - Visit a world leader in production and marketing of plastic foils and nets for agriculture and horticulture. Will be explained about the activities of the company and the manufacturing process solutions for greenhouses, floor coverings, reservoirs, houses meshes. Ramat Hagolan Winery - Ramat Hagolan Wineries, located in the Golan Heights, feature a combination of ideal soil conditions, topography and climate. Since its founding in 1983, they constitute the vanguard of Israeli wine industry thanks to the quality of its wines, its technologies, and the development of new varieties. Olea Essence - The "Olea Essence" is an olive oil press, unique in the former Jewish town of Katzrin in the Golan. The press produces one of the best extra virgin olive oils in the world as well as skin care products 100% natural, all based on the olive oil. Accommodation in Kibbutz

  • Day 8 . Galilee

    Yardenit / Sea of ​​Galilee - We will begin in the famous Yardenit baptismal site where the Jordan River exits the Sea of ​​Galilee to the Dead Sea. We proceed to Tiberias, the lovely resort town of Galilee. Sail on the Sea of ​​Galilee and visit the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum and Tabgha, important places in the life of Jesus. Sheep Livestock / Aquaculture - Visit to a sheep barn where will be explained about the breeding, feeding and milking sheep in this area. We will cross sweet water fish tanks and we will study about the types of fishes and pools, water treatment, food, distribution markets and shipment methods of fish. IPM for horticultural crops - Visit a company that offers natural biological solutions for conventional and bio-organic agriculture dedicated to the breeding, production, import and sale of natural enemies and beneficial insects for integrated pest management for vegetable crops. Accommodation in Tel Aviv.

  • Day 9 . Tel Aviv / Closure of the program

    Brief city tour of Tel Aviv, often called "the city that never stops". Closure of the program and transfer to the airport.

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