Trips in Israel - How does it work?
The experience of a self-guided hike organized by WalkInnIsrael allows you to enjoy the benefits of independent travel at your own pace, along with the peace of mind of an organized tour including an emergency phone number to call, if required, 24/7. Whilst on the trail you are free to enjoy the way and we take care of all the necessary arrangements ensuring you an unforgettable experience. There is no better way to be exposed to places, cultures, people and landscapes.
Become acquainted, in the most direct way, with the authentic Israel on the less trodden paths.
Our trips are inn to inn, Using an advanced GPS navigation system which is very simple to operate. you can go on trails with confidence and ease, free from following cumbersome directions on a map. Fully enjoying the trail and view, you can be assured that you will reach your destination without fear of getting lost. The same device will provide you with detailed documentation enabling you to get the most from your holiday and acting as your guide as you explore. Upon confirmation of your booking you will receive a detailed explanation of the use of the GPS system along with additional information on the trail and the program you have selected.
All our accommodation has been chosen with you in mind – and consists of high quality B&B and comfortable hotels that understand the needs of walkers. Each has its own uniqueness and character and all promise a warm welcome and friendly hospitality. Many of your hosts are walking enthusiasts themselves and can often help with information on the following day's walking. The relationship with your hosts will turn your trip into an unforgettable experience. Breakfast is served in all accommodations. You will be informed of details of the route, whether an evening meal is served and whether a lunch box is included. In places where dinner is not served there is a restaurant or even a choice of restaurants available and it is recommended to follow your hosts' advice.
We have selected trails in a wide variety of settings with varying degrees of difficulty (grade) adjusted to the different seasons of the year. All tours start on Sunday (accommodation on Saturday night) so all you have to do is choose dates that are convenient to you. Most of the trails are designed to start after breakfast. Warning! ☺ Israeli breakfasts are very substantial. It is possible given advance notice to prepare a packed breakfast to allow you an early start should you so choose. We suggest you take advantage of breakfast time to go over the planned route of the day. Most of the routes take between 5 to 7 hours at a comfortable walking pace so that arrival at the next point of accommodation is in the late afternoon. There's enough time to freshen up, ask your hosts about the place and the interesting sites to visit close by before the evening meal.
We take care of the transfer of luggage between accommodations. Be sure, before departure, that your suitcase is ready and waiting in the place determined by the hosts with a label of WalkInnIsrael. You are well advised to organize yourselves appropriately before breakfast. It is very important that the weight of your suitcase should not exceed 20 kg. We ensure, on certain trails, that there is transport to the starting point, leaving at a fixed time. This is included in the tour price.
Transportation to and from the starting point of the trip is not included in the tour price but can be booked through us in advance whether from the airport or any other point in the country.
The booking process begins by choosing the route that suits your abilities and desires and those accompanying you. The tours are designed for individuals, couples and groups not exceeding eight people. One person called "tour leader" will make the booking for 2 people and more. It is important to know: tours can be booked not less than two months before the requested date of arrival. It is possible and even recommended to consult with us when selecting the route and to clarify all matters related to the trails before continuing with the booking. Reservations must be made in the appropriate space provided on the website. Upon receipt of the reservation, we make the necessary arrangements and return to you within 48 hours with confirmation. At this point you will be asked to secure payment online. Upon receipt of the payment we will finally confirm your reservation.
Within a few weeks of the final approval of your booking, you will receive by return e-mail and in the post all the necessary material for your chosen trip: vouchers, backup maps, background material etc. Our representative will meet you the day or the evening before the start of the trail and instruct you again on the use of the GPS ensuring that you have all that is necessary for the exciting experience ahead.