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.

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 you'll 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! 
December 17, 2017 - December 28, 2017
New York
December 18, 2017 - December 28, 2017
New York
December 24, 2017 - January 4, 2018
New York
December 25, 2017 - January 4, 2018
New York
December 25, 2017 - January 5, 2018
New York
December 27, 2017 - January 7, 2018
New York
January 1, 2018 - January 11, 2018
New York
January 7, 2018 - January 18, 2018
New York
January 8, 2018 - January 18, 2018
New York

Study Abroad Programs

Ages 18-26
| 12 days
Earn 3 College Credits and get more out of your Birthright Israel experience with Birthright Israel: Study Abroad! NOW OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS! Birthright Israel and Mayanot have partnered with the Interdisciplinary Center in Herziliya and Tel Aviv University to offer two unique 12 day study abroad programs. You can earn college credits on your Birthright Israel trip, enjoy all the highlights of Birthright and build your resume all at once! The best part? It only costs the $250 of your original deposit!     
December 26, 2017 - January 8, 2018
Innovation
December 26, 2017 - January 8, 2018
Counter Terror

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 alphabetically)
December 17, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Arizona State
December 31, 2017 - January 11, 2018
Binghamton
December 27, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Brookdale College
December 31, 2017 - January 11, 2018
Brooklyn College
January 7, 2018 - January 18, 2018
Bryn Mawr
December 17, 2017 - December 28, 2017
CalPoly SLO
December 17, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Carnegie Mellon
January 7, 2018 - January 18, 2018
Claremont Colleges
December 31, 2017 - January 11, 2018
Cornell
December 17, 2017 - December 28, 2017
CSUN
November 28, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Dartmouth College
December 17, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Delaware
December 18, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Drexel
December 18, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Emory
December 18, 2017 - December 29, 2018
Florida Atlantic
December 18, 2017 - December 29, 2017
Florida Gulf Coast
December 18, 2017 - December 29, 2017
Florida International
December 18, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Florida State
December 24, 2017 - January 4, 2018
George Washington
December 18, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Georgia Southern
December 18, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Georgia State
December 18, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Georgia Tech
January 7, 2018 - January 18, 2018
Harvard
January 7, 2018 - January 18, 2018
Haverford
December 17, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Indiana
December 17, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Ithaca College
December 18, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Kennesaw State
December 18, 2017 - December 29, 2017
Miami
January 1, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Minnesota
December 18, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Northwestern
December 24, 2017 - January 4, 2018
Ohio University
December 18, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Penn State
December 17, 2017 - December 28, 2017
Pitt
January 1, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Pratt Institute
December 20, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology
December 18, 2017 - December 29, 2017
Rollins
December 18, 2017 - December 29, 2017
South Florida
December 31, 2017 - January 11, 2018
SUNY Oneonta
January 7, 2018 - January 18, 2018
Swarthmore
December 31, 2017 - January 11, 2018
Syracuse
December 25, 2017 - January 5, 2018
TCNJ
December 25, 2017 - January 5, 2018
Temple
December 27, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Texas A&M
December 18, 2017 - December 29, 2017
UCF
December 17, 2017 - December 29, 2017
UCLA
December 24, 2017 - January 4, 2018
UConn
December 18, 2017 - December 28, 2017
UGA
November 28, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Union College
December 18, 2017 - December 28, 2017
University of Alabama
January 1, 2018 - January 11, 2018
University of Hartford
December 20, 2017 - January 1, 2018
University of Rochester
December 18, 2017 - December 28, 2017
UPenn
December 17, 2017 - December 29, 2017
USC
December 18, 2017 - December 29, 2017
Valencia
January 1, 2018 - January 11, 2018
WashU
January 1, 2018 - January 11, 2018
Wisconsin
December 24, 2017 - January 4, 2018
Yale

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 open to Canadians but the participants are responsible for their own travel to and from the city of departure.)
January 2, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Run Your Heritage

Ages 20-26
| 10 days
Passionate runners, new beginners and seasoned athletic veterans can experience their passion for fitness and running in Israel! Trek your way through the Holy Land, with all the trademark components of every Mayanot trip, like camel riding, climbing Masada, the Kotel, Tel Aviv and more all while experiencing the running and athletic scene across the country, including the Eilat, the Dead Sea and the world renown Jerusalem Marathon! (This program is open to Canadians but the participants are responsible for their own travel to and from the city of departure.)
March 4, 2018 - March 15, 2018

My 7-Day Adventure: Less is More

Ages 22-26 & 22-29
| 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.
December 24, 2017 - January 2, 2018
New York
February 13, 2018 - February 20, 2018
New York
March 12, 2018 - March 19, 2018
New York
March 12, 2018 - March 20, 2018
New York

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. 
November 29, 2017 - December 10, 2017
New York
December 6, 2017 - December 17, 2017
New York
December 24, 2017 - January 4, 2018
New York
December 25, 2017 - January 5, 2018
New York
December 27, 2017 - January 7, 2018
New York
January 3, 2018 - January 15, 2018
New York
January 10, 2018 - January 21, 2018
New York

Liberal Arts Tour

Ages 18-22
| 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.
January 2, 2018 - January 14, 2018
New York

Trips for Canadians

Ages 18-29
| 7-12 days
Mayanot Israel is proud to have an array of specialty trip trips available for Birthright Israel eligible Canadian residents and citizens! These trips cover many different unique interests and demographics and we invite you to choose the one that best works for you. You and your friends from Canada can come along and enjoy all the trademark  highlights of a Mayanot trip while earning college credits or building your career! You'll meet people like you, from the United States and Canada on these fast paced, "challenge-your-mind-and-soul" 7, 10 or 12 day journeys throughout the Holy Land. Go ahead! Discover Mayanot!  Winter 2017-18 trips:#DigitalIsrael - For people in Hi-tech, digital and online development! Dec 24 - Jan 1 (7 days) | Departing from NYC | Ages 22-29 | More InfoBirthright Study Abroad: Conflict Management and Counter Terrorism Dec 26 - Jan 8 (12 days)| Departing from NYC | Ages 18-26 | More InfoBirthright Study Abroad: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Dec 26 - Jan 8 (12 days)| Departing from NYC | Ages 18-26 | More InfoIsrael for Vegans (and Vegetarians) - The first ever Vegan Birthright trip! Dates: Jan 2- Jan 14 | Departing from NYC | Ages 20-26 | More InfoRun of Your Heritage - For runners and athletes Mar 4 - Mar 15  (10 days)| Departing from NYC | Ages 20-26 | More Info Potential Summer 2018 trips:Israel for Vegans (and Vegetarians) - The first ever Vegan Birthright trip! Dates: TBA | Departing from NYC | Ages 20-26 | More Info#DigitalIsrael - For people in Hi-tech, digital and online development! Dates: TBA (7 days) | Departing from NYC & San Francisco | Ages 22-29 | More InfoBirthright Israel Academic: Conflict Management and Counter Terrorism Dates: TBA (12 days) | Departing from NYC | Ages 18-22 | More InfoMy Extreme Adventure - For the more outdoorsy people! Dates: TBA | Departing from NYC | Ages 18-22 & 22-26 | More InfoNewsroom to Newsroom - For journalists and people in the news industry! Dates: TBA | Departing from NYC | Ages 19-25 | More InfoSober in Israel - Mayanot's original 12-Step Birthright Program! Dates: TBA | Departing from NYC | Ages 19-25 | More InfoYisrael Sheli - Single gender trips for men and women! Dates: TBA | Departing from NYC | Ages 18-26 | More Info
December 26, 2017 - October 8, 2080
December 24, 2017 - January 4, 2018
December 24, 2017 - January 1, 2018
NYC
March 4, 2018 - March 15, 2018

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.)
June 4, 2018 - June 15, 2018
New York

Yisrael Sheli - Single Gender

Ages 18-24 | 20-26
| 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
June 17, 2018 - June 27, 2018
NYC - Men
July 30, 2018 - August 9, 2018
NYC - Women