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Desert Jeep Adventure from Jerusalem

Desert Jeep Adventure from Jerusalem

From US$ 104 per person

Escape the busy streets of the city and unravel what fascinating places the Judean Desert has to offer! Deep into off-road territory, a 4x4 jeep ride will take you to multiple fascinating sites off the commonly walked paths.

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Duration 7 hours
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The experience
  • Experience the Judean Desert on an exciting 4x4 jeep ride
  • Visit the cliff of the original “scapegoats”
  • Drive past traditional Bedouin campsites
  • See Mar Saba, considered one of the most beautiful monasteries in the world
  • Cool off in refreshing springs of Ein Prat in the desert
Full description
In the morning, you will be picked up by jeep in Jerusalem and head towards the Judean Desert. As you approach the lowest point on earth, the descent will allow a panoramic view over the smooth hills and vast landscape. Your first stop is Mount Azazel, where according to tradition, a scapegoat carrying the sins of people was cast off a cliff every year. From there, you’ll advance further into off-road territory, passing many nomadic Bedouin tribes, their camps and animals. At an ancient water hole, you will learn about the importance and handling of these structures, considering the scarce water resources for desert farmers. Another short drive will take you to the magnificent Mar Saba monastery, rarely visited by many travelers due to its remoteness. Founded over 1,500 years ago, it is today considered one of the most beautiful monasteries in the world and inhabited by around twenty Greek Orthodox monks, who also use the surrounding rock caves for meditation. Pass Nabi Musa, believed by Muslims to be Moses’ tomb, stop for lunch and finally head to the refreshing springs of Ein Prat (subject to weather conditions). The cold, clear water seeps out of the rocks and forms pools and streams, ideal for a rejuvenating end of the tour. Dip in to rinse off the heat and dust of the day before returning to Jerusalem.
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch or drinks
  • Ein Prat entrance fee (29 ILS)

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Meeting point

Abraham Hostel Lobby, Davidka Square, 67 Hanavi'im Street Jerusalem

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Things to bring:
  • Passport
  • water and snacks
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Walking shoes
  • Bathing suit and towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 13 reviews

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Fabulous to say the least. Itzach,our driver, was great and well informed.

December 19, 2019

Nir was my favorite guide ever! he shared so much with our group of five - historical and personal. Such a love for this land. We have different backgrounds and different perspectives, but I enjoyed every single minute of this tour.

November 9, 2019

An unforgettable day

I can only recommend this tour.

May 12, 2019

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Product ID: 146514