DAY 1 SUN – BETHLEHEM
ARRIVE AT 16:50 – Arrive Ben Gurion International airport Exit with Smile hostess assistance after the passport control. PROCEED TO HOTEL FOR DINNER AND OVERNIGHT BETHLEHEM.
DAY 2 MON – BETHLEHEM
Visit a Kibbutz to view a Dairy Farm of 500 head dairy cows and automatic carousel milking process and view field crop growing.
Visit the IGUDAN – The Dan Regional Association of Towns for Sewage & Environmental Issues
View the processing of raw waste water reclamation for Agricultural purposes. Pre Treatment / Settling Basins / Biological reactors / Clarifiers / Archimedes Screws / Spreading Basins / Primary Sedimentation / Anaerobic Digesters / Thickening & Dewatering . (2 hour tour)
Drive to Volcanic Centre (ARO) for Agricultural Research at Beit Dagan. Presentation on the Israeli Agriculture and research. Houses 6 Institutes responsible for Plant Sciences, Animal Sciences, Plant Protection, Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences. Engineering and Postharvest and Food Sciences. Tour the facilities. The guests can emphasise specific fields of interest in advance (2 hours tour)
Alternative for more Commercial Agriculture
The Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute. Government & Private Sector owned non-profit organisation located in the heart of the city of Tel Aviv. Over view of Israeli Agriculture. Receive an overview presentation on the Israeli Agriculture on Israeli Agri goods & services that are for exports and trade relations, cooperation and strategic alliances with overseas companies. (1 hour).
Transfer direct to Bethlehem Hotel for Dinner & Overnight
DAY 3 TUE – BETHLEHEM
Drive north to visit Sheep & Goat dairy farms. An in depth tour of a Kibbutz field crop growing. View fresh water fish growing ponds. Return to Bethlehem hotel Dinner & Overnight
DAY 4 WED – BETHLEHEM
Visit a Fish Growing farm near the Port of Ashdod. View the technology of sea fish growing in large nets. View the feeding procedure and fishing methods. (2 hours tour)
Visit a Hashtil nursery located in the Ashkelon region – Hashtil global nursery corporation that specialises in the production and sales of vegetables, herbs, seedlings and young plants, for the professional and hobby markets. Hashtil also specialises in the establishing and selling of know-how based projects.
View Regular Grafted Vegetable Transplants & Organic Vegetable & Herb Seedlings net houses. (2 hour tour)
Continue to the southern Negev region semi desert and visit a MOP Research & Agricultural Development Station. The station provides solutions to the farmers in the region and to answer questions which have not yet been asked by the growers. Dealing with water shortage, and plant diseases and pests.
Intensive Green House and Net House growing using new ecological research programs and drip irrigation systems. View Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Strawberry, Cucumbers, Hanging Melons and more Hot House vegetables. Horticulture and Floriculture new inventions and research. (2-3 hour tour) Drive through the Negen desert towards Beersheba.
Dinner & Overnight at Kibbutz Kramim Guest House
DAY 5 THR – BETHLEHEM
Visit the Avshalom Packing House. View packing and distribution of local agriculture products. Venture into fields of Kibbutz Kramim and view Potato, Carrot, Onion, Barley Sweet Paprika, Garlic, Sun Flower, Humuos and Wheat. Growing methods & fields. View Grape wine yards for wine and Olive & Peach orchards.
Visit a Water Purification Station for recycling water for local agricultural use. (3-4 hour tour)
Continue to Kibbutz Hatzarim. Here visit the NETAFIM drip irrigation industry. View all the methods of irrigation developed by Netafim. (2 hour tour)
Continue to Bethlehem Dinner & Overnight at Bethlehem hotel.
DAY 6 FRI – BETHLEHEM
Drive down to the Dead Sea the lowest point on earth.
Visit a Kibbutz to view their Harsh Climate agriculture including their dairy farm, date growing orchards and other field
crop and herb growing fields.
Enjoy floating on the mineral rich salty sea.
Return to Bethlehem. Dinner & Overnight at Jerusalem hotel.
DAY 7 SAT – BETHLEHEM
Orientation tour of TLV … visit Jaffa market, Carmel market etc. Later transfer to airport for your return flight. Check In at 18:00 for flight at 21:00