Exciting Things to Do in Jerusalem for Thrill Seekers

THE 10 BEST Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in Jerusalem

Exciting Things to Do in Jerusalem for Thrill Seekers

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  • R B
    United States2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking through history but watch your step. Prepare for the spring water to be cold. Bring a waterproof flashlight. Do not wear flip-flop or shoes that will come off while walking as you are walking through water from ankle to thigh depth. There are potholes where you could twists an ankle, this isn’t for those who have difficulty walking. There are narrows and areas that require sidesteping, bending and stooping. We will do it again.
    Written 15 January 2024
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  • KirillOussov
    Johannesburg, South Africa607 contributions
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    We found this place by luck. It is a natural untouched beach and pristine Dead Sea water. There are layers of mud covering the beach and you could cover your body with it, instead of using those mud packs from the shop.

    The water in the sea is much less salty than in the resorts, where the water is much thicker. It is also much cooler.

    The beaches on this side are wild and very stretched so you barely see anyone. So we bumped into a few nude people, who were having a mud treatment and swimming in the sea. So if this is your thing, you might consider coming here for that.

    On the caution side, there is a layer of self formed salt crystals in the mud in the sea, so be careful when you walk on the beach or in the water. After 5-10m from the coast line, the mud changes to sand.

    Lastly, the beach that I am referring to is located on the road from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea resorts, right after the police block. You will see a parking space on the right hand side.

    Please take note that there is quick sand in the area approximately 5 km from my reference point, so don't go too far.

    Enjoy it!
    Written 17 June 2017
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  • Andy Loug
    Москва, Россия295 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Big choice of local craft beer - both on taps and in bottles. Great kitchen as well, good location and nice people.
    Written 17 March 2023
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    PROS
    * Nice hiking in the scenic Jerusalem hills- numerous trails
    * Close to the city
    Very popular with the local natives
    * Many options for enjoying nature, for picknicking for hiking for bicycling for camping and for playing
    * Visit terraced farming villages from 2000 years ago
    * Learn about ancient agricultural and architectural methods
    * Visit (and even enter) ancient caves and natural spring water pools

    CONS
    * Can be crowded
    * Minimal- if any- public transportation access

    "I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
    .... with four boys ages 5 to 14. It was hot and sunny- we started on the surround and circle Mount Strong hike, which is on a wide jeep road but it has total sun exposure. We didn't have the time nor supplies (and the boys didn't have the interest nor resilience) to complete the loop of more than two hours, so we did enjoy our adventure, but we turned back.... full disclosure- the same thing happened two other times in the past year- failed attempts with young charges.

    ADVICES
    This is certainly a well-organized and well equipped and famous nature reserve. As such, it is a good holiday spot and a good place for hiking in nature, but not far from the city of Jerusalem. I certainly endorse and recommend a visit to here.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • rohitmarathe
    Mumbai, India39 contributions
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    Was part of multiple day tours with them starting with the Jaffa walking tour, Mount of Olives Tour, Holy City Tour, Gaza Reality Tour, Hebron Dual Narrative Tour, Best of West Bank Tour & Masada, Ein Gedi & Dead Sea - Sunrise Tour ... all from Jerusalem. Few more were planned, but, unfortunately, were cancelled in wake of the current scenario. They promptly refunded the amount for the cancelled tours!

    All tours were professionally conducted & they have great tour guides. Special mention of Shakhav (hope am spelling the name right) & Eliyahu McLean (passionate & insightful tours of Gaza & Hebron).

    Would love to cover the balance itinerary with them albeit at a more peaceful time. Lovely, helpful team. Wishing them courage & safety in the current times!
    Written 16 October 2023
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  • elynchav
    2 contributions
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    I went with my husband and two teenagers. We are considered "ultra-orthodox" and were comfortable with the entire experience. It was challenging but not frustratingly hard. The employees were respectful, friendly, and helpful. There were some scary aspects that added to the fun. We did the "Trapped" escape room. I would recommend leaving some time beforehand for finding parking and the location of the escape room.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • git c
    2 contributions
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    We had the great good fortune to be introduced to Jeremy Collins by our cousins who toured Israel with him in the Spring of 2023. We contacted Jeremy in the Summer of 2023 to plan our trip in the first half of April 2024.

    Jeremy is a very popular guide for individuals, small groups and large. It is best to book his services well in advance. He guides the average person as well as some world-famous institutions, University groups and VIPs. To that end, we booked his availability almost 9 months in advance.

    We made 3 requests of Jeremy initially. One of the two of us is legally blind but defiantly mobile, often to the discomfort of the environment. The other is reluctant to drive rented cars in a new country, and we were planning to see a lot more of Israel outside of Jerusalem so asked that he kindly condense as much as possible within a 2–3-day window for Jerusalem in a way that addressed the needs of the history buff as well as the mobility-challenged.

    After understanding our mobility constraints and the breadth and scope of how much of Israel we wanted to see in 2 weeks, Jeremy suggested various hotels across Israel and itineraries and made excellent recommendations for hotels and events and helped us navigate reservations and bookings.The depth and variety of his suggestions complimented our own wish lists.

    The events of October 7th, 2023 in the weeks that followed injected uncertainty into our ability to travel. Airlines stopped services, government-imposed restrictions and local hotels started accommodating the internally displaced while adjusting the services they would be able to provide tourists. Several areas in Northern Israel that we’d wanted to visit became inaccessible on an unpredictable basis.

    As later actual experience would show, his guidance and management of our entire 2 week pan-Israel stay overcame mobility restrictions, food preferences, religious holidays, wartime constraints, hotel availabilities, language barriers and transportation bottlenecks unique to Israel’s highway system seamlessly. Jeremy was always mindful of the political and social environment and temperament and he kept us well informed, comfortable and safe. We delegated a lot of the decision making to Jeremy and it was one of the best decisions we made.

    As the wartime situation clarified what was possible and what had to be ruled out a few weeks before arrival, Jeremy rearranged alternate hotel reservations and arranged 2 guides for specific geographies we wished to see.

    We spent more days in Jerusalem enabling a deeper understanding of each neighborhood, the markets, each religious site and many unique restaurants that don’t normally make the cut for tourists.

    As well as several days walking Jerusalem. Jeremy took us to the Dead Sea, to Masada, to Mitzpe Rimon, the Rothschild Gardens, Ben Gurion's home in the Desert, Magdala and more.

    One of the two guides Jeremy set us up with covered Northern Israel from Tiberius with day trips to Caesaria, Haifa, Nazareth, the B'hai gardens a kibbutz and a crusader castle overlooking the agricultural heart of Jordan that is fed water from Israel. We were taken to important churches in the area with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. We learned how the water system works and we were taken to the border with Jordan. We visited a kibbutz for lunch one day, and lunch in an amazing restaurant in the Druze community on day two.

    Our guide in Tel Aviv and Jaffa took us on 2 full days of walking tours of both. She showed us the Tel Aviv of the insider with curio shops and smoothie bars and graffiti art museums and much more. We learned of the founding of both cities and how the borders between them have grown closer and closer finally merging.

    Jeremy stayed in touch with each guide during our time with them to make sure we were not facing any issues, but most respectfully delegated all guiding tasks to those two experts. His choice of supporting colleagues is another reflection on Jeremy's professional excellence as everyone's knowledge of the history and past and present context of the sites we visited was detailed and comprehensive.

    Jeremy has encyclopedic knowledge, and he brings to his craft a very important skill: The ability to deftly and diplomatically bridge the complex history and modern geo-politics of Israel without bias.

    We felt we were seeing Israel not as a tourist would in a canned prepackaged arrangement, but rather as a dynamic family partaking in the local delights.

    This visit will wind up in our personal history books as one of the best ever thanks to his effort on our behalf.

    Going to Israel was our conscious choice. Our visit to Israel was immeasurably enhanced by the choices Jeremy made for us.

    We therefore strongly, enthusiastically and without reservation recommend recruiting Jeremy in any capacity he suggests would best suit your circumstances.
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • Yulia L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We used Yoav Rotem service for our family of 4 in December 2023 and were very happy with his 3 days private tour of old city of Jerusalem, Masada and Dead Sea, and unique farm to table food tour were we picked vegetables ourselves from local garden and had local chef prepared it for us.
    Yoav used maps and other visual aids to explain geographical, geolocation of Jerusalem and Masada in different era.
    He made his tours interactive and fun for my teen boys which was very important to us. Yoav is super knowledgeable and has a sense of humor.
    He knew places to go/ try local food / and buy souvenirs that only locals would know. We tried amazing falafel in old Jerusalem.
    Yoav went above and beyond what we were expected.
    As a travel agent myself I highly recommend his service either it’s a family or group.
    Written 2 January 2024
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  • Bob B
    San Dimas, California, United States10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family of seven will remember this trip the rest of our lives.

    The planning and communication were excellent. Our trip was complicated by our desire to visit Petra mid-week. I tried to do it myself, then Daniel offered to connect us with a Jordanian tour guide company he partners with. He coordinated everything and the transitions were seamless. They customized the trip, booking special requests like my wife and I and my eldest daughter and her husband renewing our vows at the Wedding Church at Cana.

    Our guide, Suhail, attended seminary before he married. His spiritual, faith-filled energy set the tone for our Holy Week visit. It was so funny; it seemed he knew everyone in Jerusalem and everyone knew him! We went to Nazareth and visited many sites in Jesus, Mary, and Joseph's hometown. We lunched in Jericho, visited Masada, and floated in the Red Sea. We followed the Via Dolorosa, stopping at each of the Stations of the Cross, finishing with the procession in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We were on the Mount of Olives and visited the Garden of Gethsemane, seeing trees from Jesus's time. Bethlehem was another treat. The churches were otherworldly, each one representing a special chapter in Jesus's life.

    Every stop was filled with Christian history and biblical references.
    Written 30 December 2023
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  • Matan S
    Ramat Gan, Israel4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour in the old city of Jerusalem.
    They did everything very custom to our needs and guest.

    It’s the 2nd time we are using them and so far we are highly recommend them.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Troy-Travelers1
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gil is an outstanding guide and we are so happy to have worked with him on our recent tour. He was incredibly helpful in planning our itinerary and arranged every detail of our arrival, transports and accommodations. Gil has a deep knowledge about the history of the country and his commentary about the places we saw together was invaluable. We learned so much from him along the way and really enjoyed his company, his sincerity and his kindness.

    If you ever have the opportunity to visit Israel, we would absolutely recommend Gil as your guide - he is the best!
    Written 4 December 2023
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  • Alexander K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gil is an amazing tour guide. He weaves history and geopolitics together seamlessly to help you understand the importance and uniqueness of Jerusalem. He is extremely friendly and seemed to know everyone on our walking route. A wonderful way to spend a few hours. He made my first visit to Israel a very memorable one.
    Written 2 May 2024
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  • Alex w
    London, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well organised. Logistics always seemless. Knowledge and personable Guides accomodating for adult and children content. Made us feel at home.
    Written 8 May 2024
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  • Jesse L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aviv was amazing. His knowledge of all the Intricacies, The history, the geography, the names, the places, their history & meaning...was so deep. Like a Tel! I highly recommend Aviv to anyone who wants to be fully immersed in the land of Israel.
    Written 28 May 2024
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  • Sharon N
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an incredible experience touring Jerusalem with Shuki. His friendly demeanor and extensive knowledge made the tour both enjoyable and enlightening. It was clear he's deeply passionate about the city, and his enthusiasm was contagious. We highly recommend him for anyone looking to explore Jerusalem with a knowledgeable and engaging guide.
    Written 5 April 2024
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