Sunset Hike Through History at Burgin and Itri

Join Hiking the Holyland and expert hiking guide Ben Zaltzman on a sunset hike through history, at Burgin and Itri Ruins in Park Adulam.  Explore a well-preserved Biblical city in the midst of a beautiful nature reserve in the Jerusalem Lowlands.  We’ll take a peek at underground chambers, burial caves, ritual baths and more as we hear the tale of the two ancient cities.

Together, we’ll walk this moderate, 6.5 kilometer trail in the cooler hours of late afternoon.  We’ll hike from one ancient city to the next through the pretty hills covered in golden grass and seasonal wildflowers.  During our time in the city, you’ll have a chance to crawl through underground tunnels from the Bar Kochva revolt (if you want to!). At the end of the day, we’ll enjoy sunset from the lookout along with a post-hike glass of wine.

Bring snacks, water, and a flashlight.  Wear good walking shoes and long pants.   This fascinating 3.5 hour adventure is going to be incredible.

Space is limited, so register early.  15 % discount on all hiking gear to our participants. Use code GEARMEUP at checkout.

Contact us for special pricing for couples. We reserve the right to cancel at any time for a full refund.


Burgin Ruins
Adullam Grove Nature Reserve, Israel


Jun 23 2021


4:00 pm - 7:30 pm



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  • Ben Zaltzman
    Ben Zaltzman

    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.

5 thoughts on “Sunset Hike Through History at Burgin and Itri

  1. Hello Susannah, it sounds wonderful and I hope Raymond will book it, for myself, I think your moderate hike might be my difficult hike. I would love to join but don’t want to keep anyone back. I managed the hike from Nachal Sorek to the beach and that was hard for me although I managed it and enjoyed it, what do you think?

  2. I too am very interested. I can usually handle a moderate hike in the States.
    but Gillian’s comments put me off a bit.
    Can you describe what Moderate means please.
    Just arrived from US. Have not hiked in Israel in 48 years.

    1. Hi Beverly,
      The hike is around 6 kilometers, with very little uphill and downhill walking. My little kids have walked it, without a problem. I think it’s a classic, moderate hike 🙂

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