My name, Benayah, is an old biblical name, which means: "God's Son".
I was born in Israel, a true "Sabra", but also lived in Europe, learning the local habits. For 30 years I guided all types of tours: "Classical" Bus-Tours, Private Tours, Senior Tours, Trekking Tours, etc... - knowing from personal experience the local Religions and Ethnical Groups (I studied in a Yeshiva - a Jewish religious High-School, I speak fluent Arabic and lived with my Danish stepmother in a Baptist home, and my other stepmother was an ex-Catholic Nun).
I was 6 years owner & Product Manager of a Tour Company specializing in Cross-border tours between Israel, Jordan & Egypt and work now as an independent Tour Guide.
I am currently developing and training Guides on the “Abraham's Route Project” - a touristic enterprise with the concept of uniting the different religious and ethnic groups in Israel that have Abraham as common prophet.
Let me guide you off-the-beaten-track and let's enjoy together the rich nature & cultural treasures of Israel and its neighboring countries. When we return, I hope that we will be back with a slightly better view of things...!
Benayah was born in Israel, but also lived in Europe, learning the local habits. For over 30 years he guided all types of tours: "Classical" Bus-Tours, Private Tours, Senior Tours, Trekking Tours, etc. knowing from personal experience the local Religions and Ethnical Groups (he speaks fluent Arabic and lived with Danish stepmother in a Baptist home, as well as with an ex-Catholic Nun). Benayah has been 6 years owner & Product Manager at the Ahalan Olympus tour company. He works now as an independent Tour Guide and participates in a variety of touristic projects, and trains Tour Guides.
Benayah volunteers as search-expert in the Search & Rescue Unit of the Israel Police and, due to the languages he speaks, also at the emergency unit of the Ministry of Tourism, helping tourists in trouble.
1976-1980: Graduated the Or Etzion Religious Highschool, with widened matriculation specializing in Judaism, Bible, Talmud & Land of Israel Studies.
1984: Licensed Field-Guide (Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel)
1983-85: Guide & Guiding Coordinator at SPNI Field Study Center
1986-1988: Special Tour Guide in Sinai Tours Department of "Neot HaKikar Safari Ltd."
1988-1990: Guide in the Youth & Education Department of KKL (JNF) and studying at the "Israel School of Tourism"
1991: Working at "FOX TRAVEL" Office in Zurich, organizing Special Tours to Israel and Sinai
1996: Off-road Driving Course (Israeli Center for 4x4 Touring)
2005: Professional Off-road Driving Course for "Discovery III" (LAND ROVER)
2006-12: CEO & Owner of the Ahalan Olympus Tour Company
2007: Graduated the Israel Police Search & Rescue Cours
2009: Graduated the Israel Police Search & Rescue Trainer Course
2013-current: Independent Tour Guide & Developer of the "Abraham's Routes" Project
Benayah is licensed to drive all types of cars, from Jeep to Bus, but he can also take you on those special tours, such as Cycling Tours, Hiking or Trekking Tours, Rafting in Israel or even on a Helicopter Tour!
English, Hebrew, Danish (Dansk), German (Deutsch), Swiss - German
BibleLand Tour, Desert Tours, Jewish Heritage Tour, Off Road Tours, Church Holyland tours, Pilgrimage Tours, Helicopter & Aviation Tours, Shore Tours for Cruise Ships, Golden Age Tours, Tours for the Handicapped, Incentive Tours, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tours, Family Tours, Interfaith Tours, Private Tours and many more...