Summer 5781 In Gush Etzion

This summer- come travel across Gush Etzion!


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Begin to plan your perfect summer break. Here, in Gush Etzion.


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.

On Fridays you can join a guided tour at no additional fee. Detailed instructions on how to get there can be found on the Parks and Nature Authority site.

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Summer Hours: Sunday-Thursday, and

 Saturday- 08:00-17:00 | Friday and Holiday Eve- 08:00-16:00

Phone: 02-5953591 | 02-5953592

Biyar Aqueduct

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).

Hours: Sun-Thurs 9:00-16:30 | Friday- 9:00-14:00

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Phone: 02-9935133

Kfar Etzion Field School

The Kfar Etzion Field School arranges tours, and guides groups of youth, adults, soldiers, teac

hers, tourists, and students throughout Gush Etzion, the Judean Hills, Jerusalem, the Judean Desert, and the Judean plain.

At the Field School you can rent bicycles, join organized tours, and learn to drive a jeep.

Phone: 02-9935133


Gush Etzion ATVs

Gush Etzion ATV’s offers 1-2 hour long off-road ATV tours through one of Israel’s most historic and beautiful landscapes.

Every ATV has a speaker so you can hear your personal guide share the rich story of Gush Etzion and experience it live. This makes Gush Etzion ATV’s the most adventurous and most inspiring tour in Israel.

You can choose to experience the Gus

h’s one of a kind breathtaking views while driving the vehicle yourself or by being driven by one of our trained guides.

Hours: Must coordinate in advance.

Phone: 054-318-3333

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.

Summer HoursSunday-Thursday 9:30-16:00 | Fridays 9:30-13:30

Phone: 02-5709768

Shlomo’s Animals

When was that last time you held a two meter long lizard?! A four meter snake?! Huge tarantula? Pet rabbits and chicks…feed a camel…ride a donkey?

Shlomo’s Animals is an exotic animal fa

rm 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!

Hours: Must coordinate in advance.

Sunday-Thursday 10:00-19:00 | Friday 10:00-16:00

Phone: 055-6660897

Gush Etzion Heritage Center

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.”

Hours: Sunday-Thursday- 9:00-17:00 (last showing at 16:00) | Friday and Holiday Eves- 9:00-12:30 (last showing at 12:15) | Must book in advance.

Phone: 02-9935160

The Lone Oak

The cluster of Israeli communities known as Gush Etzion is often symbolized by “The Lone Tree,” a centuries old oak that you can visit at a strategic Judean road junction. Located in between Alon Shvut and Rosh Tzurim, the site includes a three-dimensional topographic model of the entire Gush Etzion, playgrounds for children, public toilets, and an explanatory voice recording telling the story of the tree.

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Phone: 02-9933863

Herodium 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.

Phone: Talia: 054-8004524  |  02-5020188 (שלוחה 5)

Tekoa Horse Ranch

Horseback riding in Tekoa. Imagine breathtaking views, the quiet and a lot of horses…

Hours: Sun-Thurs 8:00-19:00 | Fri 8:00-13:00. Requires prior coordination.

Phone:  052-6636125 

Gush Etzion Winery

Gush Etzion Winery is situated in the heart of the Etzion Bloc, surrounded by vineyards. The scene, so typical of the areas of Bordeaux and Provence, is now typical of Gush Etzion as well. As in other wineries, most of our activity is focused on production. Bringing grapes to the winery, crushing them, fermenting, straining, aging – all the fascinating processes that must take place before the wine reaches the bottle and the goblet. We also operate a visitors center where our activities are no less fascinating. Since the wine is kosher lemehadrin, no contact is permitted between the visiting public and the wine-making process.

 Here you are offered the choicest of our wine selection, and so your sense of taste comes into play. During the grape harvest, the winery and the winegrowers invite the wine-loving public, including children, to join in harvesting the grapes at dawn. A tour of the winery and breakfast are included.

Visitors Center Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:00-16:00, Friday: 9:00-13:30 | Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 02-9309220



ReGush is undoubtedly the best attraction in Gush Etzion, the Judean Desert and the Jerusalem area! It was founded out of the love of the Land of Judea and its landscapes, and passion for advanced off-roading. The combination of these two passions created ReGush, a stunning boutique experience of space, greenery, and history – a fun and surprising experience in the area.

Only 15 minutes from Jerusalem you can find amazing scenic routes that pass through streams and springs, climbing mountains and hills in an amazing area and overlooking spectacular views.

Contact us and customize your experience today !

Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 050-4651888 | 052-8348099

Website: “ריגוש- ReGush”: טרקטורונים וג’יפים בגוש עציון

Caliber 3

Caliber 3,Israeli Counter terror &  Security Academy- combining zionism, fighting and Jewish heroism with exciting, extreme experiences for people of all ages.

The activities are suitable for families, schools, youth group activities, employee fun-days and guests from abroad.

Hours: Sunday-Thursday- 08:00-18:00 | Friday- 08:00-13:00. | Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 02-6734334


Kashuela Farm

Surrounded by enchanting eucalyptus and pine trees in the heart of the forest is the Kashuela Farm, an agricultural farm with many tourist activities!

Various workshops include: Cheese making, O.D.T., traditional building, pita baking, natural arts & crafts, nature skills, zionist workshop and a tour of the farm.

In addition, Kashuela Farm offers a variety of camping options including a huge tent that’s suitable for up to 150 people, teepees, family sized tents and a guest house.

The large tent is also available for events.

Hours: Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 052-5992737

The Zomet Experience

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!

Hours: Guided tours require prior coordination.

Phone: 02-9932111 | 052-3121097

Lior Ben Yashar

Jeep tours in Gush Etzion and the Judean desert.

Lior Jeep Tours specializes in challenging activities for tourists:

  • A wide range of jeep tours of varying duration (2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours, even several days).
  • Each jeep seats eight.
  • Sites include the Gush Etzion springs, battle sites, the Jerusalem hills, the Judean plain, and the Elah Valley (Burma Road).
  • We offer a variety of routes through the Judean desert. Discover the desert’s secrets, visit a Beduin tent,  stop at a lookout point for a breathtaking view of the Dead Sea. Or you can spend several days touring the Judean desert and the Negev.
  • The tours are suited to large and small groups.

Hours: Requires prior coordination.

Phone: 054-8006920


Welcome to a memorable experience of taste, colors, and lots of creativity.

Celebrate a special occasion or just treat yourself any weekday!

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.

Raise a L’Chaim of liquer made in the Gush. Music and good atmosphere.

Requires prior coordination.

Price: Depends on number of participants.

Phone: Shachar- 054-4792611

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!
Requires prior coordination.
Phone: 054-3377513
E-mail: [email protected]
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