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.  
December 26, 2018 - January 9, 2019
New York

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!! 
December 16, 2018 - December 26, 2018
New York
December 16, 2018 - December 27, 2018
New York
December 19, 2018 - December 30, 2018
New York
December 23, 2018 - January 2, 2019
New York
December 23, 2018 - January 2, 2019
New York
December 24, 2018 - January 3, 2019
New York
December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019
New York
December 26, 2018 - January 6, 2019
New York
January 2, 2019 - January 13, 2019
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.
December 26, 2018 - January 9, 2019
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. 
December 2, 2018 - December 13, 2018
New York
December 2, 2018 - December 13, 2018
New York
December 26, 2018 - January 6, 2019
New York
December 26, 2018 - January 6, 2019
New York
December 26, 2018 - January 6, 2019
New York
December 26, 2018 - January 6, 2019
New York
December 30, 2018 - January 10, 2019
New York
January 8, 2019 - January 20, 2019
New York
January 9, 2019 - January 20, 2019
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)
November 26, 2018 - December 6, 2018
Dartmouth College
December 16, 2018 - December 27, 2018
Northwestern U
December 16, 2018 - December 26, 2018
Texas A&M / Indiana University
December 16, 2018 - December 27, 2019
University of Central Florida
December 16, 2019 - December 27, 2019
University of South Florida
December 16, 2019 - December 27, 2019
University of Miami
December 19, 2019 - December 31, 2019
University of Southern California
December 19, 2019 - December 31, 2019
UCLA
December 19, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Cal Poly
December 19, 2019 - December 31, 2019
CSUN
December 23, 2018 - January 2, 2019
University of Delaware
December 23, 2018 - January 2, 2019
Binghamton
December 23, 2018 - January 3, 2019
University of Wisconsin - Madison
December 23, 2018 - January 2, 2019
University of Connecticut - Storrs
December 23, 2018 - January 3, 2019
Temple University
December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019
University of Chicago
December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Yale University
December 24, 2018 - January 3, 2019
University of Pittsburg
December 24, 2018 - January 3, 2019
Carnegie Mellon University
December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Washington University St, Louis
December 26, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Fashion Institute of Technology
January 2, 2019 - January 13, 2019
University of Hartford
January 7, 2019 - January 17, 2019
Monmouth University

Time Out Israel

Ages 27-32
| 7 days
Having time to hear yourself think – that is where inspiration 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. Time Out Israel is a trip that includes all Birthright Israel classic activities like riding camels, climbing Massada, Floating in the Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, eating falafel and hummus, as well as some extra free time to explore and take it all in!
December 26, 2018 - January 4, 2019
New York
December 26, 2018 - January 6, 2019
New York
January 2, 2019 - January 9, 2019
New York

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.)
January 2, 2019 - January 13, 2019
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.
December 23, 2018 - December 31, 2018
New York
December 23, 2018 - December 31, 2018
New York
December 24, 2018 - December 31, 2018
New York
February 12, 2019 - February 21, 2019
New York
March 12, 2019 - March 20, 2019
New York
March 12, 2019 - March 20, 2019
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.
January 6, 2019 - January 17, 2019
New York

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.