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details about trip strenuousness

The vast majority of activities will require moderate walking, under ½ a mile, on flat surfaces.  Here are some specifics that require additional effort.


1.       Day 4: the morning will include a lot of walking throughout the Old City of Jerusalem.  There are, however, no major hills or long staircases.

2.       Day 6: the hike in Ein Gedi is of easy-moderate difficulty and will last about 1.5-2 hours.  Rocks can be slippery and there are some elevations. Those who choose not to hike can wait comfortably at the shaded snack bar and visit the ancient synagogue nearby.

3.       Day 8: The archeological dig is not particularly physically demanding but it does require sitting on the ground and digging and sifting through soil. Those who choose not to participate can still watch others, sit by the snack bar, or tour around the national park on their own. Safed is not an easy place to walk around for people who have mobility issues.  There are many stairs and the cobblestones can be slippery. 

4.       Day 9: we will likely do the water hike at Madjresa. The hike is not at all strenuous, but it does involve being about 3-feet deep in water at a certain point.  

Mon, January 18 2021 5 Shevat 5781