I live in Shaharut - a small desert community. I have a relaxed manner, & try to weave together for my clients the simple local experiences, tastes, smells, sounds & touch- providing encounters with local peoples, adventure activities as well as "must see locations". The aim is combining them all into an authentic and enjoyable exposure to Israel, Palestine & Jordan- an amazing web of cultures, history, & nature.
I am a local , licensed tour guide , specializing in creating unique travel experiences, I'm the owner of Camel Riders, a small outfit that specialize in long expeditions into the desert.
With me you will experience Israel the way we, the locals, enjoy it .
I'll be very happy to introduce to you the secrets of the desert.
The quiet, the calmness, the vastness, the people, the spirit, the gift of the desert:
*unique over night camel expedition into the desert, with meals cooked on the fire, for 1 to 6 nights
*Spending an evening & a night with a Bedouin family at their nomad tent
*Experiencing a night in a cave at a cave dwelling village
*Hiking in amazing water canyons in the desert
*Desert insight, 4x4 tours with delicious meals cooked over the fire,
*Self driving desert crossing 4x4 tours,
My special programs in the Promised Land are prepared with these things in mind:
Over nights: I believe that sleeping places can have an amazing added value to your tour, so I carefully searched for special places that will give comfort & interest: Druze family hosting, beautiful restored mansion in Nazareth, Pilgrim hostel in old Jerusalem, old customs house in Akko, a Kibbutz in the north, ancient house in Zfat…
Food: one of those thing that you have any way, so why not have it enriching your experience, everywhere you'll find Falafel & Humus, but the ones who know, whisper the secrets of the real places, I listen & find them for you,
from a sophisticated Café in Caesarea ancient harbor, to a hidden heavenly Shuwarma in Jaffa, or a surprisingly fine cuisine in old Nazareth, a tasty Druze home cooking, or a family quality wine cellar in the Golan, a workers restaurant in Jerusalem & an out door camp fire cooking class.
Sites: I'll try, together with the help of your imagination, to bring to life , events of ancient time & the marvelous history & memory connected to the ancient stones that you'll see all around you
I welcome you to be in touch to create your own Israel tour.
A Recent Review of this guide
We had an excellent, interesting and very memorable day with Amir. We had asked him to take us to both important tourist locations as well as more unusual places. And that is exactly what he delivered. He is a brilliant storyteller, most engaging. Thank you.
I am a licensed tour guide ,registeered with the Israel Ministry of Tourism as well as a qualified paramedic.