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Several packages are available for one, two, three, or four week participants (diggers).


Excavation / Dig Costs

1. One Week Interval: check in Sunday PM, check out Saturday AM (or any similar one week interval) $1100

2. Two Week Interval: check in Sunday PM, check out 2nd Saturday AM (or any similar two week interval) $2000 [discounted]

3. Three Week Interval: check in Sunday PM, check out 3rd Saturday AM (or any similar three week interval) $2900 [better rate!]

4. Four Week Interval: check in Sun May 16, 2021 PM, check out Sat June 12, 2021 AM $3600 [best rate!]

Tour Costs
includes 3 meals, park entrance fees, bus driver tip, bus transport, and hotel

1. Pre-Dig Tour: Fri May 7 (PM check in) to Sun May 16, 2021 (check out Sun 5/16 AM for those departing) $1600

2. Post-Dig Tour: Sat June 12 (PM check in) to Mon June 21 (AM check out), 2021: $1500

3. Pre-Dig or Post-Dig Tour Price for those participants who dig one, two, or three weeks: $1400 

4. Pre-Dig or Post-Dig Tour Price for those participants who dig four weeks: $800   

These rates include:
- Double or Triple occupancy (SINGLE ROOMS MUST BE REQUESTED AND ARE LIMITED -- extra $55 per night and must be approved in advance)
- 3 meals a day (Lunch is ONLY included on Dig days, and not on weekends during the Dig season)
- Transport by bus to and from the Dig
- Evening education classes

Diggers may join during any interval of time during the 4 weeks. At least two weeks of participation is preferred, but not required. Rates for participation other than 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks can be priced on an individual basis, depending on the availability of hotel rooms. 

As a general statement, if you are able to arrive a day early, it will give you time to get acclimated to the time change. An extra non-dig night is $100 per person, double/triple occupany.

ABR does not arrange group flights.In order to minimize costs, travelers make their own flight arrangements in order to find the best deals possible. Students MAY be able to find discounts at:

A $500 per person deposit is due on a first come, first serve basis. We highly recommend sending in your deposit ASAP after you have completed your online registration to reserve your space.
- Full payment is due March 15, 2021 though we will take applications after that date ONLY if rooms are still available.
- Some Dig participants may be asked to bring $300 US Dollars cash to Israel and submit to the ABR staff as their final payment (deducted from their total payment accordingly). Many of our expenses are only payable in cash, and transporting large volumes of cash overseas poses security risks. Check cashing in Israel has also become very difficult due to legal restrictions. Thus, having some diggers bring their final payments in cash resolves these problems. Thanks for understanding!

Additional Dig Costs:

Holy Land Weekend Touring 
During the Dig, three weekend trips will be made available to diggers. Park entrance fees, lunch, and bus and/or van costs are not included in package pricing above, but will be paid by participants while in Israel. The costs are very reasonable, about $40-$60 per day.

The weekend options are:
(intinerary is subject to change and is tentative)
- Sat May 22, 2021: Free day in Jerusalem
- Sun May 23, 2021: TBA
- Sat May 29, 2021: Free day in Jerusalem
- Sun May 30, 2021: TBA 
- Sat June 5, 2021: Free day
- Sun June 6, 2021: TBA

Contact Henry Smith, Adminstrative Director, with questions or for a price quote.

ABR office: 717-859-3443 / 800-430-0008

Quick Links: Shiloh Home / General Information / Cost / Travel Details / Online Registration


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