Everyone’s going to Gush Etzion for Sukkot this year! A wide range of activities for the entire family to enjoy, less than an hour’s drive away from central Israel.
Shlomo’s Animals is an exotic animal farm with over 100 different species from Israel and all over the world. At the farm you will enjoy: Children’s petting corner, sitting area, shade, snacks stand, tutorials, explanations and a rare opportunity to feel and see some of the world’s rarest animals!!
During sukkot, enjoy live shows! Sukkah available for guests. Entry does not require Green Pass.
Location: Sde Bar Farm Waze: click here
Price: 45 nis/ ages 2-18 | 35 nis/adult
Hours: 10:00-19:00, Holiday and Fri Eve. 10:00-16:00
Deer Land Farm
Set in the heart of a forest, overlooking breathtaking scenery, Deer Land Park awaits you. We offer a wide variety of attractions: a nature reserve, petting zoo, and one of the largest sports challenge facilities in Israel. Our activities include a climbing wall, 360 degree swings, bungee trampoline, paintball, archery, marksmanship, horseriding, 4X4 jeep rides, and the longest zipline in Israel – 400 meters long and 120 meters high above a canyon. BBQ sites available.
Large sukkah available for guests!
Price: Click here for full list
Location: Deer Land Farm (located next to Kfar Etzion) Waze: click here
Hours: 09:30-16:00, Fri 09:30-13:30
The Zomet Experience – Zomet Visitor’s Center
Learn how halacha and technology are integrated in our modern lives. Topics include: Security equipment, Methods of cooking on Shabbat, Using solar energy, Mobile equipment for the handicapped and much more!
During Chol Hamoed: Guided tours, various lectures, workshops, bouncy house and food stands and more!
Sukkah available for visitors. Green pass required.
Price: Adult- 30 nis, Children, teenagers and senior citizens 25 nis. Family ticket (immediate family) 120 nis.
Location: Ha’erez 3, Alon Shvut
Hours: Wednesday 22/9/21 and Thursday 23/9/21 10:00-17:00
Phone: 02-9932111 | 052-3121097
Surrounded by enchanting eucalyptus and pine trees in the heart of the forest is the Kashuela Farm, an agricultural farm with many tourist activities!
During Chol Hamoed Sukkot: Petting zoo, nature arts & crafts, cheese workshop, bread workshop! Must sign up for workshops in advance via whatsapp 052-5992737.
Price: 20 nis/child | 10 nis/adult | 100 nis/family
Location: Gevaot Waze: click here
Hours: 22-23/9 10:00-18:00, 24/9 10:00-15:00
Cheese workshop: 10:00, 12:30, 15:00 | Bread workshop: 11:00, 13:30, 16:00 Must select workshop prior to arriving and book directly with Tchiya.
Phone: Tchiya 052-5992737
Neve Ori Farm
Come and enjoy the great atmosphere at Neve Ori Farm! A game suitable for the entire family as well as quizzes, activities and lots of fun!
Enjoy all of this fun all while showing your support for watching over the precious land.
Price: 20 nis/person or 100 nis/family
Location: near the Tunnels Checkpoint. Waze- click here
Hours: Requires prior coordination
Phone: Racheli 0556640441
Caliber 3,Israeli Counter terror & Security Academy- combining zionism, fighting and Jewish heroism with exciting, extreme experiences for people of all ages.
Sukkah available for visitors. Lunch can be arranged for an additional cost with advance notice.
Location: Gush Etzion Industrial Park Waze: click here
Hours: 08:00-17:30, Holiday and Sabbath Eve. 08:00-13:00 – Must book in advance.
The Biyar Aqueduct was built by King Herod during the Second Temple Period to supply water to Jerusalem.
A watery, enjoyable hike awaits you in the underground tunnel. The Aqueduct is part of the water system constructed by Herod to convey water to Jerusalem and the Temple. During the course of your hike you will walk through a tunnel whose flowing waters are thigh-high.
(Make sure you equip yourself with a flashlight, a change of clothes, and water shoes).
Price: 20 nis a person ages 3 and up
Location: On Route 60 South, just after Elazar Waze: click here
The therapeutic center is home to over 1000 different animals. The Center is built on two levels. The animals have their homes on the upper level. You are invited to enter their cages and interact with them. On the grassy area you can enjoy watching the animals against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery.
During Hol Hamoed the center invites you for an exciting day/night tour to see and meet the center’s animals. The tour is suitable for all ages.
Due to Covid limitations, must reserve spots in advance.
Price: 40 nis/person
Location: Elazar Waze: click here
Hours: 22-23/9 & 26/9 10:30 and 18:30 tours | 24/9 & 27/9 10:30 tour. *Group tours can be booked at other times but must be coordinated in advance.
Gush Etzion Winery- Visitors Center
How does fine wine with an excellent dairy meal, overlooking vineyards, under the sukkah sound to you? Gush Etzion Wineries invites you to enjoy a tasting tour. Come and enjoy a variety of wines as well as the Sukkot menu at the winery’s restaurant.
Location: Tzomet Gush Etzion (Gush Etzion Junction) Waze: click here
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 10:00-17:00
Holiday Evenings: 09:00-14:00 Visitor’s Center and Wine store only.
Phone: 02-9309220 | Book a tour: Stav 050-8911136
Gush Etzion Heritage Center – Sound and Light Show
The Gush Etzion Heritage Center tells the story of the establishment of Gush Etzion, from its early beginnings to the fall of the Gush during the War of Independence and its rebirth.
The site includes a sound and light show and a memorial to the heroic defenders of Gush Etzion. In the words of David Ben-Gurion when he declared the establishment of the State of Israel:
“If Jewish Jerusalem exists… it is first and foremost due to the fighters and settlers of Gush Etzion.
Location: Kibbutz Kfar Etzion Waze: click here
Price: 35 nis/person. For the full price list click here
Hours: Hol Hamoed 09:00-18:00. Due to covid limitations, must reserve a seat ahead of time.
Lior Jeep Tours
Jeep tours in Gush Etzion and the Judean desert. Lior also offers other extreme activities including: cliff rappelling, dune buggy rides, learning to bake pita in a taboun. We arrange ODT (Outdoor Training) events, management workshops, integration games, and a rope park.
Price: 8 people per jeep. 2 hour trip- 900 nis, 4 hour trip- 1200
Hours: Must book in advance.
ReGush Thrills! ATVs and Jeeps in Gush Etzion
ReGush ATV and Jeep company specializes in amazing and unique experience tours in the Gush Etzion region, the Jerusalem Mountains and the Judean Desert. On company outings you can enjoy state-of-the-art, fast-moving Razor ATVs believed to be the best in the world.
With ReGush, you can choose guided field trips for 60, 90 or 120 minutes, on a variety of routes, including a stop for explanations and observations. Our hiking trails pass through magical paths and coveted corners, with spectacular scenery and unique vantage points in Gush Etzion.
Location: Alon Shvut Waze: click here
Hours:Must book in advance.
Phone: 050-4651888 | 052-8348099
The horseback riding academy and stables are located in the center of Gush Etzion, located on the “Yellow Hill” over looking out to a gorgeous view of the area, parts of Jerusalem and the coastal plains.
We offer horseback riding for couples, or parents and children, or just for fun and experience. We specialize in therapeutic riding lessons and regular riding lessons. In addition, we also have a petting farm and other attractions for our guests…
Price: 30 min- 130 nis/rider, 45 min-160 nis/rider. *Riders ages 10 and up.
Location: Givah Hatzehuba, on the way to Rosh Tzurim Waze: click here
Hours: 10:00-18:00 Must book in advance.
Herodion Horse Ranch
The farm is located in Sde-Bar, near Mount Herodion in eastern Gush Etzion and overlooks the Dead Sea.
The farm was established to assist children with disabilities and engaged in therapeutic riding and sport riding.
You can come, by appointment, and enjoy a variety of activities that take place on the farm.
Hours: Must book in advance.
Location: Sde Bar Farm
Phone: 02-5020188 x5 | 054-8004524 Talya
Shokoladshik Chocolate Workshops
A memorable experience of taste, colors, and lots of creativity.
The workshop lasts an hour and a half. In the workshop, we will learn all the different ways to temper and produce chocolate, as well as all the different types of chocolate. Afterwards, we will make different chocolate products such as chocolate sheets, truffles, and chocolate bars, each of which is individually packaged and personalized.
Price: Starting at 55 nis. For the full price list click here
Location: Kfar Etzion, “Lulim” area Waze – click here
Hours: Must book in advance.
Iris’ Chocolate Workshops
When chocolate, art, and love meet, a sweet experience results!
Chocolate workshops for the whole family, suitable from age 4 to 120, and for any occasion- couple’s or family workshops, Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrations, birthdays, bachelorette parties, and more.
Workshops available in my Neve Daniel studio, or in your own home!
In addition to the price agreed upon in advance, high-quality chocolate pralines with surprising flavors
and family chocolate at-home workshop kits are available for sale.
Let’s create sweet moments together!
Price: Variety of workshops available starting at 90 nis a person.
Location: Harei Yehuda 6, Neve Daniel
Public transportation: From Jerusalem CBS 361,364 Egged bus lines to Neve Daniel Waze: Click here
Hours: Must book in advance.
The center, founded due to the 5782 Shmita year, teaches the halachot of the shmitah year.
During your visit you’ll find more than 200 meters of 3d displays throughout four different exhibits: kitchen, supermarket, garden and home. The tour includes videos, guide book, quizzes and a notebook with pen, Throughout the tour you will have quizzes and when you pass the quiz you’ll gain access to move on to the next exhibit.
Price: Individual visit: 25 nis | Immediate family visit- 95 nis/family | Group visit (30 people)- 350 nis
Location: Kfar Etzion
Hours: 9:00-19:00 Must book in advance.
Phone: 02-5322393 053-5218931
Herodium National Park
This desert fortress is both the palace and the gravesite of King Herod.
Take a fascinating archaeological tour of the site. Start your tour by viewing a short film about Herod.
During Chol Hamoed: Guided tours every hour and enjoy the latest discoveries including a stairway, a decorative hallway. Enjoy an excavating experience, various workshops, fencing battles and musical performances.
Price: 29 nis adult | 15 nis child | 25 nis student | 15 nis senior citizen
Location: Eastern Gush Etzion Waze: click here
Hours: 22-24/9 & 26/9 10:00-15:00. Tours start at the top of every hour from the entrance.
Wadi Fukin Springs
The 11 springs will be open and secured by the IDF in honor of Sukkot! Great fun for the entire family.
Important to know: Cars are not permitted. Takes approximately one hour to walk to the springs. It is not stroller accessible.
Location: Entrance is from Ha Rav Kaduri St., Beitar Ilit
When: 22-26/9/21 between 10:00-18:00
The Oz VeGaon nature reserve is located in the heart of Gush Etzion, just off of the Gush Etzion Junction. The reserve has playground equipment, picnic spots, restrooms and more!
There will be sukkahs available for visitors and events.
On Thursday, 23/9, there will be a Happening event inlcuding workshops, quizzes and surprises!
Location: Just above the Gush Etzion Junction (Tzomet Gush Etzion) Waze: click here
Phone: For more information contact Nadia- 050-5500834