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Typical Day

A normal day begins with a wake-up call at 6:00 am, breakfast at 6:30, devotions at 7:00 am and by 7:15 we’re on our way. In order to accomplish what God sets out for us to experience, the majority of our days involve vigorous hiking. We travel to our various sites by bus where our hikes begin.

It is at these locations where God’s word is studied in its context through onsite faith lessons.

Lunch tends to fall between 2:00-3:00 pm and will be served on location. At the end of the day, we will arrive at our hotel in the late evening for a wonderful dinner and welcomed sleep.

As you get ready for your trip to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel, you should prepare for 6 to 10 miles of vigorous to strenuous hiking/climbing/walking each day of the trip. You will profit greatly by training long before departure for these physical fitness requirements. The trip will be more meaningful, educational and fun if you prepare in advance for the activity level you will experience.

Helpful types of training:

  • Hiking stairs for at least 30-45 minutes (with your boots) is most beneficial
  • Daily walking/running 3-5 miles
  • Weightlifting with legs
  • Walking on a treadmill with an incline (4 or higher)

You should consult your physician concerning these requirements and any medications or conditions which may have an impact on your ability to participate fully. Prescription drugs you anticipate using during the trip should be packed with some in your suitcase and some in your carry on. We suggest you bring along a written prescription as well, it can be filled if needed. Please contact your health provider to check your coverage when traveling outside the United States. Traveling to the lands of the Bible requires no immunizations though you’ll want to be sure your tetanus shot is current.

First Aid

Bring first-aid supplies, including anti-diarrhea medication, sleeping aids, pain relievers, moleskin, foot powder, alcohol rubs. And anything else you might think appropriate.

Upcoming Tours

Mar 30 — Apr 08, 2020
Heart Of God
Led by George DeJong
Jun 28 — Jul 12, 2020
Out of Egypt, Into a Good Land
Led by George DeJong
Fall 2020
Ancient Paths to Modern Leadership
Led by George DeJong
Nov 01 — Nov 15, 2020
Walking with the Patriarchs
Led by George DeJong
Spring 2021
Israel in Depth
Led by George DeJong
Fall 2021
Through the Roof
Led by George DeJong