Israel Tours- 2 Days Judean-Desert 4x4 and Hiking Tour
The desert has gone a-begging for a word of praise these many years.
It never had a sacred poet: it has in me only a lover.
John C Van Dyke - 1901
Marsaba Monastery- Judean Desert jeep tour
Israel Tours; 2 Days Judean-Desert 4x4 and Hiking Tour
Day 1: We begin this tour on the shores of the Dead Sea. We ascend the Ma'ale Shalem road on the cliffs overlooking the Dead Sea. After a short stop taking in the view we shift to 4x4 and drive to the entrance of the canyon of Wadi Meshash. We leave our jeep and hike down the water holes-gorge, climbing down and through the water holes using the fixtures on the rock. After rains these water holes are full. Reaching Wadi Muraba'at we take a path that leads us up and into the Muraba'at caves where the first Bar-Kochba scrolls from the Roman period were found. Back in our car we drive along the scenic Judean Desert route overlooking the Dead Sea and the oasis of Ein Gedi. After crossing the challenging canyons of Nahal Mishmar and Nahal Arugot, we set up our camp.
Day 2: Early in the morning we drive to Brekhat Zefira a natural waterhole in the Judean Desert where we stop for a break. A short jeep-drive takes us to the Arad-Masada road and on the Roman Ramp we enter the famous ruins of Masada (King Herod's Desert Fortress) and explore this fascinating site. Another interesting off-road drive brings us down to the Dead Sea. After bathing in the rejuvenating waters we continue on for a final leisurely hike in the “Flour Cave” to complete our tour. Return transportation provided.
Price: Up to 4 people-695$ in total, per day, 5 people or more- 150$ per person.
Incl. jeep/ car and a guide.
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