Jeep tours in Israel: Eilat Mts. the Negev desert, Judean desert, Galilee and Golan
Jeep tours in Israel - Private 4x4 trips of Israel. Excursions in Galilee, Golan, Negev
Desert Eilat, Dead Sea, Masada, Ramon Crater, Judean Desert.
’It is here, I reflected, that the soul of a proud or despairing man finds the ultimate happiness.’
Report to Greco, Nikos Kazantzakis
Negev tour options on the way to Eilat from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, incl
A Wolf in the Negev desert
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The Zin Valley and Small Crater
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Two day Ramon Crater and Zin Valley (A classic Negev tour option)
Day One: We explore many of the highlights of The Ramon crater entering through the Nekorot Valley on its western side. This Valley cuts through the Crater and takes in some of the best scenery in the area. The valley is where rainfall flows out of the crater during floods and it has a wealth of features associated with that including gorges, canyons and rock pools. The tour includes 4x4 adventure and some walking, we visit Mount Ardon, Mount Karbolet Haririm and the lowest point of the crater which is also the craters only natural water source, Ein Saharonim. We enjoy a short walk along the southern cliff edge of the crater's wall and enjoy the breathtaking views that span the whole of the crater from these cliffs. We exit the Ramon Crater on its eastern side following the 'Spice route', an ancient Nabatean trading route where merchants bearing wares from Asia to Europe tread on their perilous journey to the Mediterranean. This day of 4x4 and hiking includes the Ramon Crater's most dramatic scenery, its natural highlights and major historical sites.
Accommodation choices include outdoor camping, desert Khan, guesthouses or hotels - according to preference.
Day Two: We spend the day exploring the area's largest desert Valley, the Zin Valley. Here we experience the desert at its finest. The Zin Valley is one of the most popular choices for visitors wishing to get the best of their Negev desert experience. Its serene atmosphere and delightful views attract visitors year round. Highlights of the valley include the Ein Zik and Ein Akev desert springs. We reach the Zin Valley via Sde Boker where we stop briefly to visit the Ben Gurion memorial on the edge of the valley walls. This day can include a visit to the Avdat ruins for those with a particular interested in historic sites. This tour is an excellent year-round option especially for families.
Meals: Lunch is a hearty picnic lunch in the great outdoors. Breakfast and evening meal depend on accommodation selected.
Trip Price: 2 people $555 per person, 3 people- $395 p.p. 4 people- $360 p.p, 5+pax $345 each incl lunch (hotel or other accommodation on HB basis available at a supplement).
Jeep tour in the Eilat Mts.
Two Day 4x4 Jeep Tour from Eilat (Desert tours Eilat)
This unique overnight tour through the Eilat Mountains in the Negev desert that combines an exciting 4X4 Jeep tour and an adventurous camel trek. The Eilat Mountains is considered by many to be the most scenic area of the Negev desert.
Day 1- Setting off from Eilat in Jeeps, we journey off road into the scenic valley of Wadi Shalom where we meet our camels. We enjoy a two hour camel ride into the desert taking in the fabulous nature and scenery. Following the camel ride it's back to our jeeps as we wind our way over the off-road trails overlooking the Red Sea. We work our way up towards the mountains peaks along an ancient pilgrimage route to Mecca, on the way we visit the Ein Netafim spring which is popular with local wildlife, particularly desert mountain goats. We stop for a short break at Mount Yoash to enjoy the fabulous views that span the bay and take in the coastlines of Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The panoramic scenery stretches across Egypt's Sinai desert and the mountains of Jordan which rise over the expanses of the Arava Valley. From here we head to the 'Red Canyon' a popular highlight for visitors to Eilat and an interesting walk takes us down into the canyon, with a little help from fixtures in the canyon walls and back over the top of the canyon on the walk back. From here we head on to the sand dunes of the Kasui Valley and the small desert village of 'Shaharut' where we spend the night in traditional desert camping accommodation. After a hearty cooked meal we settle for the night in the sleeping bags and mattresses provided.
Day 2- After taking in the fabulous views from the cliffs of Shaharut we make our way to the Eteq canyon, the most picturesque canyon in the area. Here we begin our descent from the Negev Plateau with the breathtaking views of the Arava Valley ahead of us. At the Eteq canyon we stop for a walk into the canyon where we see rock pools (depending on season), this too is a popular area for local wildlife and the off-road route through this area is particularly dramatic and it leads us down into the expanses of the Arava where we explore the Statues valley before making our way back to Eilat where we complete our tour.
Trip Price: 2 people $980, Up to 4 pax $1140 total, 5 or more $260 not incl lunch $14 p.p. per day, the night in Kibbutz or Shaharut: $75 p.p.
The Marsaba Monastery: Judean Desert
1 Day jeep tour from Jerusalem to the Judean Desert: Wadi Kelt, Marsaba Monastery and Nebi Musa
This superb one day tour from Jerusalem covers the very best of the Judean Desert, it's historic sites, fascinating history and breathtaking scenery. The ancient monasteries of the Judean desert are amongst the oldest and most impressive in the world and many are still in use to this day. This guided tour takes in the best sights and most popular attractions while getting deep into the heart of the Judean desert.
Driving out of Jerusalem we begin our tour at Wadi Qelt, one of Israel's most stunning desert attractions. We leave our 4x4 vehicle and make our way on foot into the imposing Wadi Qelt. Steeped in history this remarkable desert valley is home to St George's Monastery which clings perilously to a cliff face and is accessible only by footbridge. Further along the Wadi is another of Christianity's most treasured sites, St. Chariton's monastery of Nahal Prat, again steeped in history and tradition this picturesque monastery is accessible only on foot. From here we head back to our vehicle and continue our tour to the biblical 'Mount Azazel' (Jabel Muntar).
Before heading back to Jerusalem we stop at the remains of the Hyrcania fortress and again at Nebi Musa, which Muslim tradition marks as the burial site of Moses. Here we complete out Judean desert tour and return by road to Jerusalem, arriving back by evening.
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