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Eco Israel Tours

Jerusalem, Israel
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About Eco Israel Tours
Eco Israel Tours offers visitors to Israel the opportunity to head off the beaten-path and to experience a side of Israel rarely seen by visitors and students. We expose groups first-hand to Israel's natural beauty, as well as its living, breathing culture of innovation. Despite its challenges, Israel is a global leader in green solutions to environmental problems. Eco Israel Tours provides an interactive, dynamic experience of this exciting world within Israel by exploring contemporary challenges and solution such as water and energy.We offer tours about Israeli organic farming, the Jerusalem Machane Yehuda Market and the globalization of food, the desert and Israel's water problems. The tours are offered throughout the country and include interactive activities, hikes, and tons of new and unique information about Israel's environment.
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Gary S wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Yonatan leads an excellent hiking tour through the Jerusalem Forest, with insights ecological and archaeological. Easy access and walking - with Yonatan meeting you at the lightrail stop. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sarah wrote a review Feb 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota6 contributions4 helpful votes
Spent a wonderful day hiking through the Jerusalem forest and learning about Israel's ecosystems. There is so much to learn about Israel's history and modern life by exploring in nature. Yonatan led us through a beautiful hike and helped us understand ecological issues from a modern day and biblical context. A great way to see a very different side of Israel than other tours. Would highly recommend!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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JP S. wrote a review May 2019
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I've visited Mahane Yehuda Market a couple times before, but this tour gave me an entirely new lens to explore the shuk with! I saw so many things I hadn't noticed before and learned a lot of interesting ecological information about the things sold in the market and food in Israel. I hadn't realized how global the market really was, and the great smell of food made it even better. I really loved seeing how Tahina was made at one of the shops we stopped at! Yonatan knew all the ins and outs of the Israeli food system in the shuk and had the answers to everyone's questions. This tour will really make you think about the food you're eating!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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TheFTrain wrote a review Dec 2018
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I went on a tour of the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem and it was really interesting! We learned so much about food origins and global issues, plus we got to eat yummy food. The guide Yonatan was very knowledgeable and passionate about where Israeli food comes from. My fave part was getting to see how the bakeries mass produced pita for the famous falafel, and meeting the fruit juicer to taste organic treats. Israel is a country full of amazing food - and this tour shows you another side of the story!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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flor476 wrote a review Feb 2016
San Luis, San Luis, Argentina2 contributions1 helpful vote
Eco Israel Tours offers a terrific opportunity to break away from sightseeing, get some exercise and experience the land of Israel: its breathtaking beauty, the many layers of its history, and its ecological challenges. We went on a full day hike with Eco Israel Tours. Our guide Yonatan knows a lot about the Jerusalem hills and Jerusalem, particularly about its water supply past and present. He has studied at length and thought deeply about the connection between faith and the environment. Our hike followed the Israel Trail to the ancient village of Sataf. Situated on two natural springs, Sataf sustained itself by cultivating crops. Our guide, Yonatan, made the village come alive as he explained the system the community developed to manage water communally and to give each of its families an equal share. Along our path to Sataf, almond blossoms sweetened the air. Olive trees, said to be hundreds of years old, spread their branches. Brilliant red poppies on slender stems dotted the rocky terrain, and large over ground pipes carried water from the north to Jerusalem. In the distance we could see across the ages of Jerusalem's history from a state of the art medical facility, to a Franciscan Monastery and beyond to fortress built by Crusaders. It was a perfect day for mind, body, and soul, definitely worth a detour.
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Date of experience: February 2016
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