Rob Roy's Canoeing, Jordan River, Sea of Galilee
A Peaceful Drift Down the Jordan River in IsraelThe Sea of Galilee pours into the Jordan River -- filled with rich spiritual history and where you can find Kibbutz Degania and Kibbutz Kinneret nearby (two of Israel's oldest and most well known communal settlements).
We arrived there very curious and drawn to Rob Roy's Canoeing adventure (or kayak, if you prefer) and the community of Israeli hippies. As we stepped onto the grounds, we immediately received a warm welcome from one of the owners. She had her face painted and was wearing a feather in her hair. Before we hopped into our canoes, she painted our faces with tribal like patterns, too! It definitely gave the whole experience a great touch.
We began our journey down the Jordan River, passing by tipis, women and children playing, donkeys, and people swinging into the river from a "Tarzan" swing. That's when we felt like we were in the movie "The Jungle Book" or some fairy-tale. It was all very peaceful and very entertaining.
Aside from canoeing or kayaking, you can build your own raft, learn to sculpt from natural materials, take a Jeep tour, camp, and bake Indian bread. Take advantage of this unique adventure, especially if you're near Tiberias. Look for Rob Roy's wooden sign off the side of the main road!
Their site (Hebrew only): http://www.robroy.co.il/
An English site with more information: http://igoogledisrael.com/2012/08/where-to-go-kayaking-in-israel-the-essential-guide/