Arrival, Welcome to Israel!. Transfer to the hotel in Tel-Aviv.
After breakfast we check out and head into the Judean Desert. At Wadi Qelt we stop for a view and review of Saint George monastery, as well as a view of the Jericho valley from Herodian Cypros. We could also visit the balm of the Gilad farm, learning about reintroducing the perfumes industry in this region. Upon reaching Ein-Gedi we will stroll through the botanical gardens of the Kibbutz. After a kibbutz lunch experience, we will head for a hike in Ein-Gedi nature reserve and visit Ein-Gedi’s ancient synagogue.
Being close to Masada, we will visit the site before the heat and the crowds, and learn about the known and less known discoveries made at the site. At the end of the tour it will also be possible to hike down the snake path back to the car. We then head to the border crossing by Eilat, and drive into Wadi Rum for the night.