Visit Israel with SPNI

SPNI Trips, Programs and Accommodations. Experience the natural wonders of Israel with SPNI as your guide and host.

Yarok (Green) Programs and Hikes: See Israel with Israelis: Each month, SPNI offers a schedule of Hebrew-speaking hikes and trips for individuals and families. These popular offerings are why Israelis love SPNI. The majority of guides and participants speak English. The schedule changes monthly. Please click here for the current schedule. To reserve, call 011-972-3-638-8625 or email teleteva@spni.org.il. Indicate the program, date, and number of adults/children involved.

Field School Stays: SPNI’s Field Schools, located in Israel’s most beautiful natural areas offer accommodations, dining, hikes and walking tours. Field schools are located in Ein Gedi, Hermon, Golan, Alon Tavor, Har Ha Negev, Hazeva and Eilat. For reservation, call 011-972-3-638-8625 or 8688 x3. For additional information on each Field School, please click here.

Birdwatching with SPNI: Israel is a birders’ paradise year-round, but especially in the spring and fall, when an estimated 500 million birds migrate over its flyway. SPNI’s ornithology department (IOC) arranges trips to all the best places, at the best times. For more information, go to www.hula-birding.com.

Derech Hateva (The Way of Nature): Derech Hateva offers programs customized for synagogues, schools, community groups and families. These single – or multi-day programs integrate outdoor and nature education, Jewish learning and living and community service. Saturday programs observe the Shabbat. For information, see www.derechhateva.org or call 212-537-6280 or email: programs@derechhateva.org.

Etz Hayim (Tree of Life) Eco-Service and Hikes in Jerusalem: Etz Hayim offers day hikes in Jerusalem, as well as community service opportunities to volunteer groups, families, and individuals. Visitors to Israel work side-by-side with new immigrants, the elderly, orphans, terror victims, at-risk teens, and children with special needs on a variety of ecological projects. For more information, email etzhayim.spni@gmail.com.

Birthright Israel: SPNI, through Birthright Israel, offers an Eco-Israel Trip for 18-26 year olds who have never visited Israel as part of an organized group. For registration and information, see http://spni.birthrightisrael.com .

Custom Tours: SPNI works with travel agents to arrange custom tours for individuals and families. For referrals, email

amosgol@netvision.net.il.