From Jerusalem: Judean Desert Jeep Adventure

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16 reviews

Activity provider: Abraham Tours

From Jerusalem: Judean Desert Jeep Adventure

Activity provider: Abraham Tours

From US$ 95 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 4 hours
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  • 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

Upon arrival, please enter the lobby of Abraham Jerusalem (Abraham Hostel).

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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

4.9 /5

based on 16 reviews

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March 19, 2023

Houve um atraso na chegada do guia e ele não compensou ao final.

January 16, 2023


Uma boa experiência. O deserto foi lindo e o guia muito solícito. Gostei muito.

January 12, 2023


Product ID: 146514