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  2. Jericho
  3. Tell es-Sultan

From Jerusalem: Jericho, Jordan River and the Dead Sea Tour

Product ID: 300238
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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 the Elisha's spring, Mount of Temptation, Tel Jericho - Ancient Archaeological Mound and more.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up from the mail hotels in Jerusalem 08:30 AM.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover 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 made famous by the Biblical tale of Zacchaeus
  • Relax and enjoy the benefits of the Dead Sea’s natural minerals
  • Undergo a baptism in the Jordan River if you choose
Full description
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 route 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 be the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. Entering Jericho the tour takes you to the site of notable biblical events. You 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 the tour takes you to the Mount of Temptation which overlooks Jericho. This is said to be where Jesus retreated to meditate in the wilderness. Halfway up the side of this 1200 foot (366m) 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 authentic 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 the Jordan 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. With the Dead Sea’s high saline content you can float on the water. Also, try smothering your skin with the black Dead Sea mud for a natural health and beauty treatment. At the end of the day, after seeing and experiencing once-in-a-lifetime sites the tour returns you to the pick-up point.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • All entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Insurance
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
Know before you go
• The tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
Organized by

Israel Click Tours

Product ID: 300238