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Wolves of the desert October ’18

► Explore the desert focusing on wolves, their habitat and the wildlife of 3 different desert environments.

With predators ecologist Dr. Haim Berger, wildlife expert Amir Balaban and locals…

► A week program of Desert tours & lectures by experienced local wildlife experts
► Hiking & 4×4, day & full moon night tours
► Desert hiking with a Bedouin local guide
 

Full program:

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Thursday 18.10 – Transfer to Dead sea accommodation

  • Daytime – pickup from Jerusalem, Ben Gurion (TLV) airport and Tel Aviv.
  • Evening – Desert outdoors Barbecue dinner – Introduction

Friday 19.10 – The Judea Desert wildlife tour with Abir Balaban

  • We begin before sunrise and see the desert awakes. The tour will include encounters with mammals in Ein Gedi Nature reserve and its Canyons hold an abundance of Rock Hyrax & ibex. The concentration of animal activity has great potential for attracting Red Fox & Arabian wolf.
  • Midday – back to the hotel during the hottest hours to rest before the evening tour.
  • Evening tour – Lower Wadi Tze’elim wildlife watch.

Saturday 20.10 – The Northern Arava Valley wildlife tour with Amir Balaban

  • The Arava Valley and the Acacia groves are a unique habitat where we will be searching for the Dorcas Gazelle and Arabian wolf & Caracal activity.
  • In order to find animals you should bring a good pair of personal 10\42 binoculars and preferably a good spotting scope. A small pillow for your Toosh will make you comfortable when we sit quietly and scan…

Sunday 21.10 – From a Bedouin point of view

  • Day and night hike to Kina wadi with Suleiman – a local Bedouin tracker and Udi – desert tour guide.

Monday 22.10

  • Day hike to upper Tze’elim wadi – Suleiman and Udi
  • Night 4×4 tour with Dr. Haim Berger.

Tuesday 23.10

  • Night 4×4 tour (to a different habitat) with Dr. Berger.

Wednesday 24.10

  • Sunrise 4×4 tour to the Tzin vally and springs with Dr. Berger.
  • Afternoon – Transfer to Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion airport and Jerusalem.
Tour includes: Transfer from Tel Aviv/Jerusalem/ Ben Gurion (TLV) airport and back, Tour guides and experts, Full board accommodation from Thursday evening dinner until Wednesday morning breakfast, accompanying vehicle.
Price does not include: Alcohol at meals (beaside Thuersday’s barbeque) and tips.
Payment method: 15% fully refundable booking fee, payment by cash or bank transfer or TransferWise. Credit card and Paypal payments subject to additional 4.5% bank and transfer fees.
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