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Apple Picking - Tibetan Temple - Hiking (Catskill Mountains)
Tour 51 Details


We will start our tour at 7:00 am in midtown Manhattan, 8th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street (by Duane Reade) DON'T BE LATE! Come 15 minutes early to sign in.

You will be greeted by your tour guide for the day. You will sign our liability waiver, and after departure a light breakfast will be served on board the van.




We will start the day with a 1.6 mile loop hike in a Nature Preserve in the Catskills Mountains.


Half of the trail we will be hiking by a beautiful creek.


The trail is mostly flat with an elevation gain of 160 ft. If it has been raining the trail might be a bit muddy, so please wear appropriate footwear.




On this tour we will eat a box lunch at a picnic area in a beautiful state park with water and mountain views.


Trail by where we will eat lunch


KTD Tibetan Buddhist Temple  

Karma Triyana Dharmachakra is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery North of Woodstock, New York, which serves as the North American seat of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu lineage.


The temple was founded in 1976 and offers traditional teachings and contemporary programs by lineage masters.


Our visit will most likely be a guided tour of the monastery, with a description of the monastery’s history, the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and the sacred altars and artwork in the Shrine Room.





       Prayer Rolls outside the temple
















Apple/Pumpkin Picking – Kelder’s Farm

After lunch we will drive to a farm for some apple picking. Included in the price of the tour is a choice of either Upick 1/2 Peck Bag of Apples (equals 5 - 6 pounds or 12 - 15 medium size apples) or a Free Pumpkin.


The farm has also farm animals


The farm also has a scenic pond, that you can walk around


And the farm of course also has a farm store with fresh produce


The farm has 30+ available farm attractions, including miniature golf, tube slides, farm animals, the world's largest garden gnome, jumping pillow, corn maze, and much more.

You can read more about the all the attraction by clicking here.

We will drive back to NYC.
Arrival back to NYC at approximately   8:30 pm.



ID: Please bring a valid government issued identification. (Adults only)

TOUR CONFIRMATION: Either on your phone or printed out

CLOTHES: according to the weather. 

FOOTWEAR: Good walking shoes or sneakers. Do not wear dress shoes or high heels.

RAIN GEAR: Even with no rain in the forecast, we recommend you to bring some rain gear.

WATER: In a plastic bottle, especially on hot days. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

CAMERA: With extra memory/film is highly recommended. You will experience breath taking scenery.

SMALL COLLAPSIBLE COOLER: For you lunch pack. 

CASH: Although our tour is classified as an "all inclusive". It is advisable to bring some cash for snacks, tulips and gratuities for the guide which is left to your discretion.

INSURANCE: Even if this is just a day tour, if you are concern about losing money due to illness (including Covid-19) or other unpredictable matters, we highly recommend you buy a travel insurance. We can recommend www.insuremytrip.com or www.squaremouth.com (Hines Tours is not affiliated with either of these sites in any form). We do not give tour refunds or tour credits if you are not able to make the tour for any reasons.


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