If you are tired of tours of asphalt and paved roads, this tour is for you!.
Departing from Jerusalem, we head to Deir Hajla /Gerasimus Monastery one of many Christian monasteries that flourished in the Judean Desert in the Byzantine period.
We continue along a dirt trail to the ancient monastic cells at of the Laura of Gerasimus , and then connect to the Israeli border patrol road, where we can see the ancient Baptism site (el-Maghtas) (qasr el-Yahud) and visit the historical site of the Dead Sea works next to the Dead Sea .
After a quick coffee break we continue to view of the caves where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were found (near Qumran ), and then asend in dirt roads into the Hyrcania valley where we can visit Nabi Musa , and navigate to the Hyrcania Secret Tunnel .
We then pave our way along the desert trails up to the famous viewpoint of Mar Saba Monastery , where we have a lunch break with some cold beer (best place in the world for beer!!! wait and see!! 🙂 ).
We end the day with a visit to the impressive remains of a Crusaders fort near the Good Samaritan Inn , and if time permits, on out way back we can greet Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives Viewpoint .
This will be one of the most unforgetable tours you ever had in Israel! promise!!
Points of Interest in the Area
|Good Samaritan Inn|
|Saint George Monastery|