trip options

MAYANOT offers you a variety of different trip options to suit your style. So just choose the trip option that’s the best fit for you.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Ages 18-26
| 14 days
 A unique 14 day journey, combining the fun of a classic Birthright trip with outdoor classes worth 3 course credits! Dive into the high pace of Israeli innovation in the start-up nation. This program will offer you a unique synthesis between state of the art academic studies and practical, hands-on experience with the Israeli industry leaders, all while enjoying the classics of a Birthright Israel experience.  

My Adventure 18-22

Ages 18-22
| 10 days
Coming alone? With a friend or two? Just looking to meet new people? On this trip you’ll meet a diverse group of young Jews from Israel and the USA and enjoy an adventurous 10-day journey across Israel together. Mayanot’s My Adventure trip gives you tools to discover the uniqueness of Israel in your own way. We provide the tools, introduce you to the people, and are there to guide you, but we encourage you to be open-minded and experience it all!! 
June 25, 2018 - July 5, 2018
New York
July 1, 2018 - July 11, 2018
New York
July 22, 2018 - August 1, 2018
New York
July 25, 2018 - August 5, 2018
New York
August 8, 2018 - August 19, 2018
New York

Counter Terror

Ages 18-26
| 14 days
A unique 12-14 day journey, combining the fun of a classic Birthright trip with field study worth 3 course credits! Since its inception, Israel has become a leading worldwide expert in counter-terrorism and national security. This trip, in partnership with the world renowned international Institute for Counter Terrorism at IDC University will provide you with an exclusive behind the scenes look into combating terror in Israel and around the world, with the people making those decisions.

My Adventure - 22-26

Ages 22-26
| 10 days
Coming alone? Or with a friend or two? Or are you just looking to meet new people? On this trip you’ll meet some great young Jews from all sorts of backgrounds and from all over the United States. Mayanot’s national trips give you the opportunity to make new friends from diverse backgrounds and locations while having the time of your lives together in Israel. We have several National Israel Adventure trips throughout the season. 
June 24, 2018 - July 4, 2018
New York
June 27, 2018 - July 8, 2018
New York
June 27, 2018 - July 8, 2018
New York
July 1, 2018 - July 12, 2018
New York
July 23, 2018 - August 2, 2018
New York
July 29, 2018 - August 9, 2018
New York
July 29, 2018 - August 8, 2018
New York
August 1, 2018 - August 12, 2018
New York
August 6, 2018 - August 17, 2018
New York
August 12, 2018 - August 22, 2018
New York
August 12, 2018 - August 24, 2018
Los Angeles
August 15, 2018 - August 26, 2018
New York
August 26, 2018 - September 6, 2018
New York

My Crew - Campus Trips

Ages 18-22
| 10 days
Looking for an Israel experience with friends and colleagues from your school? We’ve got you covered! On My Crew - Campus Trips, you’ll come together with young Jews from your campus and even a few folks from other schools to enjoy everything Mayanot has to offer. During your action-packed 10 day journey across Israel, we'll provide you with the tools you need to discover Israel and truly experience it all with like-minded Israelis and your peers from back home. (Campuses are listed in order according to their departure date)
June 25, 2018 - July 5, 2018
Northwestern
July 1, 2018 - July 11, 2018
University of Kentucky
July 22, 2018 - August 2, 2018
SDSU
July 22, 2018 - August 2, 2018
UCSD
July 22, 2018 - August 2, 2018
UC-Riverside
July 22, 2018 - August 2, 2018
Cal Poly
July 22, 2018 - August 2, 2018
Pierce
July 22, 2018 - August 2, 2018
UCLA

Time Out Israel

Ages 27-32
| 7 days
Having time to hear yourself think – that is where innovation happens. Having people to share it with – that’s where relationships are formed. Whether you’re looking to meet new people, or for a little adventure, or even just need a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life - this 7 day trip offers you all of that, and more. We offer you a chance to experience Israel in your own unique way. And of course, it’s free.
July 2, 2018 - July 9, 2018
New York

#DigitalIsrael 7-Day Trip

Ages 22-29
| 7 days
#DigitalIsrael is for Hi-Tech professionals, founders of Hi-Tech Start-Ups, app developers, Social Media professionals and other online and digital marketers. This physical and cyber journey through Israel includes all of the staples of a signature Mayanot trip and then some! Meet young Israelis in your field, leading social media professionals, experts from across Israel’s internationally acclaimed hi-tech industry and influential movers & shakers in cyberspace in Israel and abroad. (This program is open to Canadians but participants are responsible for their own travel to and from the departure city.)
July 2, 2018 - July 9, 2018
San Francisco

Israel for Vegans & Vegetarians

Ages 20-26
| 10 days
Are you a vegan or vegetarian? Do you care about animal rights? Are you curious? Israel for Vegans is for you! This spiritually uplifting and physically liberating journey includes all the signature Mayanot highlights and offers the chance to meet passionate young Israelis and world leaders on the Jewish vegan and vegetarian scenes. You'll also delve into the unique advances the "Start-Up Nation" has offered to these communities worldwide. Tel Aviv is a world leading vegan city! Come discover it. (This program is only for vegans or vegetarians. It is also open to Canadians but all participants are responsible for their own travel to and from the city of departure.)
August 12, 2018 - August 22, 2018
New York

My 7-Day Adventure: Less is More

Ages 22-26
| 7 days
Crunched for time? Gotta get back to work? Are ten days off too much? Well then! We’ve got the answer! Welcome to our seven day Birthright Israel trip tailored just for you! You’ll still get the same amazing Birthright Israel experience with all the highlights like climbing Masada, floating in the the Dead Sea, riding camels, partying in Tel Aviv, visiting the Western Wall and much more! Don’t let time constraints get in the way of claiming your Birthright Israel gift.
July 2, 2018 - July 9, 2018
New York
July 2, 2018 - July 9, 2018
New York
August 29, 2018 - September 5, 2018
New York
August 29, 2018 - September 5, 2018
New York

Liberal Arts Tour

Ages 18-22 *This trip is only available in the Winter season
| 10 days
The only trip to Israel designed exclusively by and for liberal arts college students. Participants hail from elite colleges and value a rigorous, broad-based education. The trip includes more in-depth discussions and presentations than our other trips, while still sharing the same itinerary. The Liberal Arts trips is held every winter and departs from the NYC area or Philadelphia. Schools that will be accepted for this trip are: Haverford, Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, Claremont McKenna, Pomona, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Scripps. *If you don't see your school listed here but are still interested in this trip, you may still apply.

My Extreme Adventure

Ages 18-24
| 10 days
(Summer only) This fast-paced, adrenaline-filled trip is perfect for those seeking a challenging and adventurous, ten-day outdoor experience in Israel. Join this group of 40 fit, motivated and like-minded adventurers from North America and a group of young Israeli soldiers and students. In addition to the trademark Mayanot attractions, this trip can include: intense day hikes, water trails, night hikes, camping, off road jeeping, desert survival, rappelling and biking. Come explore Israel with us. (Next trips are in Summer 2018.)

Yisrael Sheli - Single Gender

Ages 18-24 | 19-25
| 10 days
Yisrael Sheli means My Israel. That's what Israel is all about. YOU! On our single gender trips you can feel free to be YOURSELF. We’ll provide the tools you need to write your own story and create your own memories. You'll experience Israel through many lenses – but most importantly, your own lens. This trip is tailored to you, with visits to ancient and modern religious sites but still including Mayanot trademarks like climbing Masada, camel riding and the awesome young Israelis that will join you. These trips are for ages 18-24 (women) and 19-25 (men) and will be departing from NYC. For more information, please contact yisraelsheli@mayanotisrael.com. This program is open to Canadians however all participants are responsible for their travel to and from the US gateway city of departure. Please note, there will only be one group per gender. We apologize for the inconvenience. *The next single gender trip will be in the summer of 2018
August 20, 2018 - August 31, 2018
NYC - Women