Kibbutz Merom Golan on the northern Golan Heights is our starting point, and as we exit through the back gate of the kibbutz we cross the Quneitra Valley on a winding road that passes through lush apple and cherry orchards.
We then climb to one of the close-by volcanic peaks for a panoramic view of Syria
, including Quneitra
, the capital city of the Syrian part of the Golan. With a relaxing hot drink in hand, we learn of the geopolitical nature of the region, as well as the pressing issues of water and the Golan
settlements, after which we descend to a border post where Israeli soldiers face Syrian soldiers on the other side.
At this point we end the tour with the return to your car or bus. This jeep tour, with its focus on the history and flora and fauna of the region is suitable for the whole family.