Hey Folks, for the trip, there are going to be a few WATER necessities...Water Bottles, Water Shoes and a Bathing suit.
1. Refillable WATER BOTTLES...And here's why...Aside from the fact that we are going to do a lot, Israel is essentially an oasis in a Dessert region. Even though we are going when it is the cooler part of the region, there may be days when temps hit record highs, so you'll want to have some kind of refillable water bottle that you can set up in the morning for the days activities.
2. WATER SHOES. Make sure that in addition to whatever good walking/hiking shoes you have on hand, you also bring a good pair of water shoes. NO NOT FLIP FLOPS. I mean good walking water shoes. There are 3 locations you will definitely want them for. 1. Hezekiah's tunnel in Jerusalem. It's the ancient water tunnel, and it is a walk through history and WATER. We will also want them for when we go into the dead sea as the salt can be very uncomfortable even sharp and painful without shoes on...lastly you will probably want them if you decide to go under the waters at the Jordan River.
3. BATHING SUITS. You may want more than 1 depending. There will be opportunity to go swimming if the weather is beautiful in the Sea of Galilee itself at our hotel. Additionally, we will be going to the Dead Sea, and the Jordan River...so you may want to wear them there under your clothes and bring a change of dry clothes with you for the rest of the day. I would say bring a towel along with you as well from home...
We Figured it would be a good thing to know.