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Wilderness Experience

An epic outdoor adventure with Israelis!

The Wilderness Experience is a 4 day opportunity based in the Negev. We will face wilderness challenges including navigation, camouflage, cooking outdoors, archery and so much more. Experience this all in the beautiful Negev landscape which offers unique views and mesmerizing desert nights.


Meet with your Israeli peers who will join you as part of your experience, we will travel to the Northern Negev to the place where David Ben Gurion, Israel’s First Prime Minister, lived and is now buried. For the duration of the program, participants will sleep outdoors under the desert sky. We will get to know the wonders of the wilderness and learn desert skills like how to navigate using the stars, outdoor food preparation. To top it all off, we will walk desert trails while meeting local Israeli young adults, visit a Bedouin village and hold a sports competition with Israeli teens from Arad.


The Wilderness Experience is appropriate for all levels -- from novices to experts.
Develop wilderness skills that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Whether you have experienced numerous outdoor excursions or if you have never opened a sleeping bag—this outing is for you. It’s an unforgettable experience for all!

This program is run in partnership with Birthright Israel, Aharai, and Sachlav | Israel on the House.

Sachlav is a leading Israel tour operator with over 30 years of experience. Sachlav is well known for providing creative dynamic Israel experiences for a wide range of audiences including but not limited to young adults, organized groups and adults & families etc. As one of the largest providers of Birthright Israel free 10 day trips and Masa and Onward internship programs, Sachlav has brought over 30,000 individuals (and counting) to Israel!
“AHARAI!” (“Follow Me!”) is a unique youth movement established in 1997 with the purpose of cultivating young leadership among youth from the social, economic and geographic periphery in Israel.
We believe that each and every individual is entitled to be treated equally as a citizen of Israel, regardless of where they were born or where they grew up.
Presently, “AHARAI!” operates 380 activity centers nationwide. There are more than 7,000 participants in the various young leadership programs, army preparatory groups, matriculation learning centers, school workshops,  a “gap year” in the community and more.