From Tel Aviv: Jericho, Jordan River, and the Dead Sea

From Tel Aviv: Jericho, Jordan River, and the Dead Sea

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Discover many of the biblical highlights of Israel on a Christian-focused tour that includes exploring Jericho, the Jordan River, and the Dead Sea. Explorer Elisha's spring, the Mount of Temptation, and more on this extensive tour from Tel Aviv.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from centrally located hotels. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an airbnb), the local partner will send you details of the closest pickup point. Pick-up times: from Tel Aviv 7:15 AM, from Herzliya 7:00 AM, from Netanya 6:30 AM

Experience

Highlights
  • See the ancient city of Jericho and see where Joshua made the city walls fall
  • Explore the biblical sites along the journey from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea
  • Visit the sycamore tree in Jericho, made famous by the Biblical tale of Zacchaeus
Full description
Departing from Tel Aviv, this tour begins with a drive through the hills of the Judean Desert, descending south from Jerusalem down winding mountain roads until you are below sea level. On the way, you will see the Inn of the Good Samaritan where Jesus set his famous parable. You will also get to stop at the sign indicating sea level. From here, there are stunning views across the desert. The tour takes you to the ancient city of Jericho, located at the northern end of the Dead Sea. This desert oasis city is the lowest city in the world and said to also be the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. The Old Testament states that the walls of Jericho fell when Joshua’s troops marched around the walls for seven days. Jericho also features in the Book of Mark when Jesus healed a blind man as he left the city. Entering Jericho, the tour takes you to the site of another Biblical event. See the famous sycamore tree which Zacchaeus climbed to get a better view of Jesus as he entered the city surrounded by followers. Leaving Jericho, head to the Mount of Temptation which overlooks the city. This is said to be where Jesus retreated to meditate in the wilderness. While here, the Devil tried to tempt Jesus to forsake God. Halfway up the side of this 366-meter high peak, the Greek Orthodox Monastery of the Temptation clings to the cliffs. A cable car takes you up to the top of the mount where you can tour the monastery and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the desert and the Dead Sea. The next stop is at the site of Jesus’ baptism. Qar el Yahud (or the Castle of the Jews) is on the River Jordan not far from Jericho. This is also thought to have been the place where the Israelites crossed into the Promised Land and where the Prophet Elijah ascended to heaven. Here, you may have the opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan River. The last stop on this tour is at the Dead Sea. You are taken to one of the best Dead Sea beaches where you can relax and enjoy the benefits of the Dead Sea’s natural minerals. Try smothering your skin with the black Dead Sea mud for a natural health and beauty treatment. At the end of the day, after experiencing must-see sites, you will return to the pick-up point.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Insurance
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • The tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4.
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    I really enjoyed Jericho and the Jordan, much less the Dead mother because there was no question of making her discover. We were offered a swim on a very small stretch of overcrowded beach. In addition, the driver-guide gratified us throughout the return trip with a passionate political radio program (election of the Prime Minister) that only he understood. Have you tried listening to a Hebrew program for 1 hour? It was really painful!

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    February 28, 2020

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