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Hiking & Nature Trips -- The Society for Protection of Nature in Israel (www.teva.org.il), known as SPNI, offers a wide range of excellent nature and camping hikes and tours throughout Israel and beyond. Most tours are in Hebrew, but the guides are among the best in the business, and are generally fluent in English (as are most Israeli participants), so English speakers will not be left out. SPNI offers some tours in English.

Israel National Trail (www.israelnationaltrail.com) is a planned, self-guided, 1,000km (621-mile) network of hiking routes and paths that run from the northern tip of Israel to the shores of the Red Sea and take you through places of natural beauty, historic sites, and a broad range of Israel’s many ethnic and religious communities. This is a wonderful resource and great for planning local hiking as well.

Jesus Trail (www.jesustrail.com) is a carefully planned program of walks and hikes through the area between Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee, through the areas that Jesus would have known.

Desert Eco Tours (www.desertecotours.com) offers tours and camping trips in the Negev and Jordan’s Wadi Musa and Petra National Park.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.