You’ve been to Israel or maybe you’re on your way…Do we have a special program for you! What if we told you, your group could have the farewell dinner at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem? I know COUNT ME IN TOO! We are now offering a farewell dinner at the King David Hotel that you and your group will never forget. Maranatha Tours has secured special discount pricing for our groups. Call or email us today and we will show you the options for your next trip to the Holy Land.
Ever wanted to take that trip of a lifetime to Israel? How about making that dream a reality with Maranatha Tours. While on tour you will tour sites in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv and Tiberias. While in Tiberias why not have a special morning and have breakfast on the Sea of Galilee. Just another special moment Maranatha can bring to your group on your next trip of a lifetime.
Next time you are in Israel Plant a Tree! This is one of the special events you can add to your tour with Maranatha Tours Inc. You can plant a tree in your name, to memorialize, for a Birthday or just to show you care. Call or email today to add this special event to your next trip to The Holy Land!
Many people have participated in planting a memorial tree for the “unborn child”, and received healing at the “Gardens of Life”. Perhaps your group would like to experience this as well?
Going to Israel? Looking for something different to do? We got you covered! We have a great program Angel Watching in Bethlehem Israel. Just imagine sitting under the stars, having an authentic dinner under the Bethlehem stars WOW! www.maranathatours.com Don’t forget to subscribe to our YOUTUBE channel.
1) Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
The oasis of Ein Gedi on the shore of the Dead Sea combines a wild, natural setting, history and archaeology. Nakhal David and Nakhal Arugot flow year-round through deep canyons surrounded by lush vegetation – a sharp contrast to the surrounding desert. Wildlife, including ibex and conies, abound on walks through the canyons. This is where David took refuge from King Saul.
2) Tzirim Valley National Park
Tzurim Valley National Park, walk through Olive Trees on the southern slopes of Mt. Scopus, right below the Brigham Young University complex, to Gethsemane.
3) Tel Dan Nature Reserve
Tel Dan National Park combines a lush nature reserve with a biblical archaeological experience with three easy hiking routes and a short wheelchair-accessible trail. At the heart of the park is Tel Dan, the capital of the ancient northern kingdom, where you can see a High Place ancient city gates and other finds. The Dan River, one of the sources of the Jordan, flows through the reserve, its water coming from the snowmelt of nearby Mount Hermon. A wading pool offers a refreshing break.
4) Arbel to Magdala
Hike from Arbel to Magdala “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their Synagogues…” (Matthew 4:23) – Surely one of the synagogues where Jesus preached was the Synagogue of Arbel, where we start the hike. Arbel, a Jewish town between Nazareth and Capernaum, is mentioned already in the Old Testament1, but was better known in the New Testament Era for its strict attachment to the Jewish Tradition2 and its rebellious character3 due to its belief in the redemption4. This synagogue shows us the development of the Jewish faith, from Jesus’ time and until the early Arab period5-6. From here we start our hike towards Magdala. A steep path takes us along some ancient “Box Tombs”7, dedicated by some Jews to Seth son of Adam and Dina, daughter of Jacob. The path ends in Wadi Hammam, the Valley of the Doves. Here we have to fight our way through the bushes and stones, knowing that Jesus had to do the same in order to avoid the Roman Soldiers8 and Tax Collectors9. After a short break by the modern Bedouin Village Wadi Hammam we continue through the Flourishing orchards of the Ginossar Valley known for their fruits already in Jesus’ time10-11 and on to the recent excavations of Ancient Magdala12, where we still can see the very Synagogue where Jesus preached, the Fish Market, some Jewish Purification Baths and much more…
Length of Hike: Approx. 7 Km. Due to the steep descent from Arbel and the dense vegetation of Wadi Hammam / Nachal Arbel hikers should be in reasonable shape/physical condition.
5) Umm Darajeh
An hour away from the modern cities of Jerusalem or Beer Sheba, this hike takes us to landscapes and people that take us back in time to biblical eras… We drive to the Hart of the Judean Desert, to the “Mother of the Cliffs” – Umm Daradj. This little known Observation Point offers a wide view over the Judean Desert and beyond…1 Descending from the mountain we reach Wadi Zarbiyat, where it seems that time stood still since Abraham was here: We pass by an active Bedouin Cemetery, where we learn a lot about burial in the desert2-7, and 7 cisterns of different types8-11, some of them still active since Byzantine times! By some of the cistern we can see the adjacent trough that reminds us of the way Abraham’s servant chose Rebecca as wife to his son Isaac12 (Gen. 24:20). At the end of the hike we will have the opportunity to be guests in the tent of the Gador Clan, where we will be able to experience authentic Desert Hospitality13, with freshly baked round bread and sour cheese, just like Sarah14 has prepared to Abraham’s guests (Gen. 18:1-9).
The Umm Daradj Project was initiated and financed by NET Tours, aiming to empower and to preserve the cultural heritage of the Palestinian Bedouins – a culture that hasn’t changed much in the last 4000 years…
Our expertise in this area of the world allows us to provide you and your group with a unique perspective and a healthy amount of insight into these significant locations, supplying first-person experience to help you build a more concrete framework for your Faith. With our Insider connections, we are also able to give you access to events and celebrations throughout the region that you otherwise would only be able to read about.
In our New Things to Do section, we’ll highlight some of these events, like a breathtaking performance of La Traviata at the base of the fortress, Masada. Verdi’s classic story of love and loss is given even deeper poignancy under the backdrop of Israel’s most famed military structure. With only a five day window, reserve your place today to ensure that you don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime performance.
LIVING STONES EXPERIENCE
We welcome you into our home for a wonderful meal, a time of worship, Israeli dancing and sharing our lives in Israel with you. On a typical tour, you go from hotel to hotel, from souvenir shop to historical site, but what about connecting with the people themselves? You’ll spend a lot of time seeing the ancient stones, but this is an opportunity to come and meet the Living Stones. CALL MARANATHA TOURS INC. to set this night up on your next trip to The Holy Land![/vc_column_text]
THE TOWER OF DAVID MUSEUM NOW OFFERS THREE DIFFERENT GUIDED TOURS IN ENGLISH ON A REGULAR BASIS
The Tower of David Museum has added new tours in English to its regular repertoire, offering three different tours that enable English speaking visitors to explore the Tower of David in greater detail:
Wednesdays at 10:30. Guided tour of the temporary exhibition The Camera Man: Women and Men photograph Jerusalem 1900 – 1950
Sunday – Thursday at 11:00. Guided tour of the Permanent Exhibition of the History of Jerusalem
Fridays at 10:00. From Herod’s Palace to British Prison- guided tour of both the Citadel moat and the” Kishle”.