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From Jerusalem: Tour to Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River

1. From Jerusalem: Tour to Bethlehem, Jericho, and Jordan River

After being picked up from Jerusalem, travel to Bethlehem where you will meet your guide before heading into the old city of Bethlehem. Enjoy a guided visit to the Church of the Nativity.  Continue your tour with a visit to the Milk Grotto Church before riding to the city of the shepherds, Bayt Sahur where you will visit the Chapel of the Shepherds Field before getting to visit an olive wood factory where you will see artisans crafting wooden sculptures.  Then journey through the wonderful Judean Desert to the lowest point on earth. Have chances to stop and take pictures at the sea level point in the desert overlooking the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, Jericho.  Stop and have lunch then pass the Mount of Temptation and drive into Jericho where you will see some of the famed sights in the city including Zaccheus's Tree which is mentioned in the bible.

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What people are saying about Monastery of the Temptation

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 78 reviews

I loved it. Had 2 professional guides (Christian and Muslim) who both had extensive knowledge about religion, culture, history and local state. Very safe, well organized/efficient trips to Bethlehem, Jordan River and Jericho. Really appreciated their hospitality, honesty and open-minded attitude. As modern Christian I loved their down-to-earth, archeological and historical point of view. They both are serious local pro guides who love their job. The drivers were very polite and provide nice rides between Jerusalem-Bethlehem-Jericho. The biblical sites were fully covered without hassle. I touched the stone of Jesus’s birth place, got my feet in the Jordan River where Jesus got baptized. And had this incredible opportunity to go up to the Monastery of the Mountain of Temptation where Jesus prayed to God. There is a bedrock inside upstairs. The most spiritual experience I’ve ever had in my life. So thank you guys! You made my journey so meaningful.

Bethlehem visit was very nice with a friendly and educated local guide. We had the chance to be only 2 to continue Jericho and Jordan river, the other local guide was really cool and made our trip a very nice day.

The guides and drivers were very pleasant, he paced the tour without rushing us, they watched over us like a hen and her chicks. This tour was wonderful I definitely recommend it

An excellent team of guides and drivers in Bethlehem, Jericho and the Jordan River, very friendly.

Very informative and entertaining trip the guide was super nice and competent!