ISRAEL WITH AGRICULTURAL TOUR

6 NIGHTS / 7 DAYS

Day 01: 28/11 – Arrival– Mizra (B.L.D)

Shalom & welcome to Israel!! Upon your arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, you are RT&T Representative, who will accompany you during your entire stay in Israel and start the day after breakfast at a Restaurant enroute at Tel Aviv Yafo.   Mr. Sharon will be at the airport Mob: +972 50 9555585 and the guide will be Ruth : +972 52 6636787 through out the tour in Israel.

We will go for the sightseeing in Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Drive around the main streets of Tel Aviv, center of business and entertainment of Israel. Enjoy walking tour through the unique Bauhaus building style of Tel Aviv. We then continue to visit Old Jaffa, an oldest port city; visit the ancient ruins and walk along the restored artist quarter.

You will be then transfer to Nof Tavor, Kibbutz Mizra, Israel : 19312 Tel : 046408000 for dinner and overnight.

Day 02: 29 Nov.  Kibbutz Ginnosar  – Afikim (B.L.D)

Today after breakfast, we visit Kibbutz Ginnosar. This communal village was established on the north-west shore of the Sea of Galilee in 1937. Their populations of 476 people cultivate 430 hectares of field crops, bananas, citrus, avocados, mango & litchis. They also have a world-famous Banana TC lab, Dairy & Fish Farm and a Guest House. An expert in his field through the TC Lab. will guide us. Further, on we shall experience the State of Art in orchard management of Mango and Litchi groves.

We then continue visit Kibbutz Afikim/Kibbutz Ginnosar is the global leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative computerized systems for the modern dairy farm and herd management dairy farming.

Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 03: 30/11 :  Mevo Chama – Sde Eliyahoo (B.L.D)

Today after breakfast, Mevo Chama specialized in aquaculture, plantation, spices, and herbs. Mr. Joe Sopher will guide you with his experience in this field.

Further visit to Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu. The kibbutz produces dates, grapes, pomegranates, spices and field crops, as well as dairy cattle and poultry. The kibbutz uses organic farming methods and non-pesticide management The Company – Bio-Bee Biological Systems in Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu is a unique company, which mass produces and implements beneficial insects and mites for agricultural purposes. Biological Control – In the field of biological control, Bio-Bee’s products serve both conventional and bioorganic agriculture, and constitute an indispensable component in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which aims at reducing the use of harsh chemical pesticides that endanger both man and environment. These products are implemented in the domestic market as well as abroad (North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Near and Far East) in thousands of hectares of greenhouses and open fields, in vegetables, field crops, fruit trees, ornamentals, and more.

Day 04:  1/12  Promeg Factory

After Breakfast check out and drive towards Promeg Factory (only transportation.  Entry cost of Promeg is not included).  (The entry cost for this visit is US$ 3000/per group Net)

After the day’s tour we drive for check in at Ruth Daniel Hotel, 47 Jerusalem Blvd, Tel Aviv, 68112,

Tel No. +972 3 5264500.

Fresh up and Drive to Tandoori Restaurant for Gala Dinner with Indian Cuisine, Non-Veg + Indian Veg, Beer and Whisky. (Return to hotel overnight).

Day 05: 2/12/ Jerusalem – Dead Sea – Jerusalem (B.L.D.)

Today after breakfast and check out drive New city Jerusalem and further to Descend to the Dead Sea’ the lowest point on earth 1305 ft. below sea level. Make a stop at a private beach and take the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals (towels and swim necessary).

Transfer to Jerusalem Gate Hotel, 43, Yirmiyahu, Street, Jerusalem 94467, Israel, Tel :  +972-3-5008502  for check in, dinner and overnight.

Day 06:  3/12 – Naan Dan   (B.L.D.)

After breakfast, visit Naan Dan Jain Irrigation – Fertigation, Comprehensive Irrigation and climate-control technologies for greenhouses. Provides technological leadership with the widest range of cost-effective and customized irrigation solutions. With over 70 years of experience in more than 100 countries, they offer top quality products that deliver higher productivity per unit of resources. Their expertise contributes to higher crop yields, lower risks, and savings of precious resources. Over the decades, Naan Dan Jain has accumulated extensive expertise in agro-technologies. Their agronomists and design engineers have prepared a comprehensive knowledge center as benefit.  Naan Dan Jain’s drip irrigation systems are reliable, durable systems, which, with proper care, will serve for many years. Meticulous measures been taken to ensure the quality of the drip line and accessories that protect the drip system and ensure its maximum efficiency. Naan Dan Jain’s drip lines are manufacture with precision, being subject to strict quality control. Following these instructions carefully will afford you trouble-free service from your drip line systems for many years to come.

Drive to Igudan’s Visitors Center, Ibn Gvirol 218, Rishon Lezion, Israel.  The plant currently treats 370,000 m3/d of municipal wastewater from a population of over 2.0 million in the Greater Tel Aviv area, and is designed for the biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal.

Secondary effluent from the SHAFDAN is polished in a series of rapid infiltration (RI) basins in the Yavne area, and used as irrigation water in the arid southern part of Israel.

There are a number of major plant upgrades currently underway at the SHAFDAN. These include a new preliminary treatment facility consisting of influent wastewater screening and vortex grit removal; a new primary treatment facility with 20 large rectangular primary clarifiers; a new digester facility with 3-stage thermophilic anaerobic digestion in 8 large digesters; and a new sludge thickening and dewatering building which includes gravity belt thickening of the waste activated sludge (WAS), and centrifuge dewatering of the digested sludge. Centrate from the thickening and dewatering building will be treated in a dedicated nitrogen and phosphorus removal facility before being returned to the treatment plant for treatment with the incoming wastewater.

Mey Ezor Dan recently completed a secondary treatment staging plan and a preliminary design for a 280,000 m3/d biological nutrient removal (BNR) expansion to the SHAFDAN. The expansion will includes 2 multi-cell, step-feed BNR bioreactors, 12 large secondary clarifiers, and a process air building.

We drive back to the hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 07: 4/12 Mt. of Olives – Old City of Jerusalem – Jewish Quarters – Wailing Wall – Departure (B.L)

Today morning after breakfast, checkout, we drive to visit Mt. of Olives to have a panoramic view of Jerusalem city and then visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed while Judah betrayed him to the Romans. Visit the Church of All Nations. Visit the tomb of Mother Mary. We then take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus. Follow the 14 Stations of the Cross to Golgotha, the place where Jesus was crucified marking significant events along the route. You will see the Pilate’s Judgments Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation where, according to tradition, the Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed a crown of thorns on His head the Ecce Homo Arch. Early tradition held that Pontius Pilate stood here and thundered “Ecce Homo!” Which means “Behold the man” Which is what Pilate said when he presented Jesus to the crowd. However, we now know that pagan Emperor Hadrian constructed the arch. Below the Convent are the Lithotrities where Jesus was publicly try and where the Roman soldiers mocked him. The last 5 Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher visible from the distance, wish is two silver domes, also “The Tomb” widely believed to be part of the stone that covered Jesus Tomb. Then we go through the Jewish quarter to the Wailing Wall, which is the holiest place for the Jewish religion.

Later in the evening you will be then transfered to Ben Gurion airport for flight to home.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT THE FINAL ITENERARY AND THE SEQUENCE OF THE PROGRAM MAY BE CHANGE DEPENDING ON THE SECURITY SITUATION, FLIGHT DETAILS AND AS PER GUIDE.