Our day starts at a meeting place in the Ben Shemen forest which is less than an hour from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
From our cars there is a short walk to a cliff-top viewpoint of the Israeli village of Chashmonaim, named for the famous empire that
was founded by the Macabees. After learning about the region and a brief safety introduction to rappelling/abseiling we set up our ropes on the 30 meter cliff face (this can be adjusted to a smaller
height for groups unsure of their abilities) and begin with the action-packed rappelling.
Thereafter, we turn things upside down and begin the rock climbing. Rock climbing challenges
the mind as much as the body and with some simple climbing technique and determination, we get to climb up that 30 meter face that we only a short wile earlier scaled
For those who are scared, we are proud to say that our guides are devoted to helping you get past the fear and learn to enjoy the
challenge and beauty of rappelling and climbing.
For those opting in for the Premium Adventure and Foodie package, once we are wrapped up with the rappelling, we head over to a nearby
picnic area beneath a canopy of pine trees to set up our fire-pit and lunch preparation.
This lunch is truly something to remember as we do the process from scratch, from the kneading of the dough to using only friction to
light our fire, we discover the primitive skills in making a tasty a nutritious array of foods including fresh baked pitas, grilled eggplant, and roasted garlic accompanied by a selection of dips and
salads and of course Turkish coffee for the adults and marshmallows over the fire for the kids.