Caesarea - Tel Aviv
Travel through the Mount Carmel range to Caesarea, Herod’s port city, and the Roman regional administrative capital. Walkthrough the impressive remains and visit the ancient aqueduct on a beautiful stretch of the Mediterranean.
Proceed to Yarkon National Park, metropolitan Tel Aviv’s “green lung”, and its two main attractions: Tel Afek, the New Testament’s Antipastris, including an Ottoman-era fortress that overlooks the springs of the River Yarkon; and the wealth of flora and fauna around the river source.
Next, a visit to Hiriya Recycling Park, the centerpiece of Ariel Sharon Park, which at 2,000 acres is one of the largest urban parks in the world. See examples of landfill rehabilitation, harnessing biological sub-systems that reduce the weight of municipal waste by more than 90% and produce biogas to generate electricity. Among the recycling plants, water-lilies, papyrus, and other species thrive in a self-sustaining, biological sewage treatment system. Virtually everything, including the visitor center, which was once a huge compost shed, is recycled.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.