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23-person family trip to the Holy Land

Karmit was outstanding! Her breadth of knowledge was quite expansive: archeological, historical... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2020
Travelisgoodforme
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Darien, Connecticut
Amazing tour of Jerusalem and Dead Sea

Karmit provided us the best tour of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and surrounding areas. Her enthusiasm... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2019
valeriel006
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Marlton, New Jersey
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

Karmit was outstanding! Her breadth of knowledge was quite expansive: archeological, historical (biblical and non-biblical), political, ecological and more! She was able to go deep when asked and keep things higher-level when needed (NB. We had 10 younger people on our family tour, ages 10 to 28). She also slowed our walking tempo for grandparents and was flexible in modifying the itinerary as needed based on interests/abilities. But most of all, her partner guide was Palestinian and together they were respectful of each others’ views and spoke with honesty. That candidness truly made the trip special.

Karmit was also adept at laying low when needed and stepping-up when she had interesting information to share. And often the insights were small gems about things such as plants, animals, agriculture, etc. She got to know each family member quickly and was very in-tune with each person’s interests/needs. With 23 people, that is no small feat!

Great job, Karmit!! Keep up the enthusiasm, honesty and positivism

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Karmit provided us the best tour of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and surrounding areas. Her enthusiasm for Israel was contagious. She entertained our two boys while giving us amazing insight and knowledge. We all loved our hike at Ein Gedi and full day exploring the streets of Old City Jerusalem. You will love your tour with Karmit!

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed November 13, 2019

First of all, Israel is such a wonderful and a blessed country. Then we are graced with a very professional yet fun tour guide, Karmit. She is so full of enthusiasm which makes our trip more exciting and enjoyable. She will put on costumes and act as someone for her to emphasise and let all of us understand what really happened before. Always with feelings when she explains! She treats her customer as a family and as a friend. We are so lucky to have her. She is always there at your service. On our next trip to Israel, we will definitely get her again and again and again! Superb tour guide forever, we love her! ♥️

Date of experience: November 2019
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karmitarbel, Owner at Karmit Arbel Rumbak - off the beaten track Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2019

thank you tony!!!!!
you are really a friend and family for me now :)
looking forward to see you again soon

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Reviewed July 12, 2019

I had the pleasure to participate in several tours that Karmit guided, and they were all a special experience. The last tour was around Matat, in the Upper Galile, with friends of mine, but previously we enjoyed her guiding from the Golan Heights to the Negev Desert, in Southern Israel. Several of the trips were with families, and Karmit was able to keep both children and adults interested with
a lot of charm and humor, and sometimes with drama, without compromise on accuracy of facts... When a visitor of mine from the Netherlands wanted a tour in the old city of Jerusalem, I knew immediately who should guide this tour and I asked Kamit to be the guide. Joining this tour was a special experience for me. I thought that I knew quite well the old city, but Karmit took us to hidden gems and provided fascinating guiding covering the great diversity of topics that Jerusalem has to offer interested visitors.

Date of experience: May 2019
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karmitarbel, Owner at Karmit Arbel Rumbak - off the beaten track Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2019

thank you very much ! I hope I will have more opportunities in the future to take you to special places :)

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Reviewed July 9, 2019

Carmit is a flexible and knowledgable guide who can take you to and through Jerusalem and show you the nuances and the complexity of this amazing place, - she will give you the history, and the religious and cultural background which will make you understand a tiny bit of why this city is so important for so many people.
And understanding a tiny bit is really something, - Jerusalem is overwhelming.

Carmit can also take you hiking, and she will take you to the Dead Sea and make you float !

Date of experience: November 2018
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karmitarbel, Owner at Karmit Arbel Rumbak - off the beaten track Tour Guide, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

thank you!

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