Continuing Education/Study Tyulim   

04 December 2017 - 07 December 2017
 AACI Study Tiyul #161

Not just surviving –THRIVING IN THE DESERT.

Join us on AACI Continuing Education Trip to the Negev Highlands, December 4-7, 2017

Tour Highlights – 

Mizpe Revivim – The early days of Negev settlement, water research, and the Golda connection

Bir Asluj – Site of military engagements between Israel and Egypt in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War

Shivta – Byzantine-era agriculture in the desert

Ezuz – Modern pioneering based on eco-tourism and art

Nizzana Youth Village – Educational projects with a difference!

Kadesh Barnea (+ visit to the Kosher Ramat HaNegev winery) -Modern village thriving in the desert sands located a few kilometers from the biblical site

Mamshit – Roman-Nabatean city with impressive remains

Dimona & Orly Cactus Farm – Everything you ever wanted to know about the fruit which made the name ‘sabra’ such a part of our national image…

Yeruham  – Meeting with the dynamic mayor of this frontier development town, visit park & lake

Ein Avdat – An easy walk through this deep and picturesque canyon

Sde Boker – Ben Gurion’s home, new exhibits on his life and times, the issues of leadership then and now.

Cost: 1950 NIS per person in double, 2750 NIS in a single room, (50 NIS per person additional for non-AACI members)

Price includes: bus transportation and professional guide for 4 days, half board (breakfast and dinner) for 3 nights at the Mashabei Sade Kibbutz Country Lodging, all entrance fees to sites. Kashrut observed. Itinerary subject to change; cancellation fees apply 1 month before departure.

Limited to 50 participants; SIGN UP EARLY – LAST TRIP SOLD OUT!

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Jeff Rothenberg at or Judy Telman at or

Participants in the AACI Study Tours travel throughout the country visiting historic sites, natural wonders, social action projects, cultural facilities, ecological programs, and more – gaining insight into the unique places, programs and people that make Israel so special. This remarkable program, run by volunteers, has offered 160 trips over 40 years.

Building on this rich legacy, we continue to offer the English speaking community the opportunity to experience first-hand the many diverse facets of our homeland.  While enjoying the natural beauty and rich history of this land, and having fun traveling and learning together, we seek out programs and individuals whose passion, ingenuity and drive are making a real difference in Israeli life.

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