Jerusalem Springs into Sunset
Monday, July 4th: Join Hiking the Holyland and expert guide Ben Zaltzman on a moderate hike in the Jerusalem Mountains. This awesome adventure towards sunset will take us to 8 freshwater springs, through a beautiful forest, and past cool caves.
We’ll hike this 4.5 kilometer trail (at a moderate downhill) during in the late afternoon, as the day begins to cool down. As we walk, we’ll make several stops at one cool spring after the next, dipping our feet or hopping into the water (you choose!). We’ll see spring pools in the sun and shade. Some of the springs are surrounded by raspberry bushes and grape vines. The last spring of the day is inside an incredibly cool cave!
At the end of our journey, we’ll hop on a minibus and head back to the trailhead, stopping to watch the sunset over the Jerusalem Hills (watermelon and beer included!). This is one adventure you won’t want to miss.
Round trip transportation from Jerusalem available for 70 NIS per person. Price includes transportation back to the trailhead. Contact us for special pricing for couples.
My name is Ben Zaltzman, I’m a tour guide and a hiker in Israel who leads people on trails around the country.
I fell in love with nature at a young age.
While exploring the wide open spaces of nature, I came to know that it was the place where I belong.
A question I ask during our journeys is, “What happens to me in nature?”
I found secret hiking trails, discovered magical corners in the country, and have been guiding others through my experiences.
The trips I lead are about nature connection, the power of being in nature, and the changing environment.
I’m an expert at long-distance hikes. I hiked for 6 month along the Pacific Crest Trail in the US, and have gone on lots of other journeys in Israel and abroad.
Tour guiding course of the ministry of tourism, birdwatching course (Israeli SPN), educational tours (ministry of education), Storytelling, hunter-gatherers life skills, group dynamics leader, tour educator (on Birthright), Nature cure & connection journey.