Judean Desert Jeep Tour from Jerusalem
Get ready for a thrilling off-road adventure as we leave the city traffic behind and venture into the Judean Desert on our Jeep tour.
The Judean Desert provides a fascinating and rare view of our ancestors’ way of life. We will enter off-road territory inhabited mainly by Bedouin tribes, where we will see their shacks and animals.
We will visit ancient water cisterns, so important for desert farmers and still in use today. We’ll talk about how the Bedouin shepherds’ way of life has remained untouched for generations.
A challenging ride will take us up to Mount Azazel. On this sacred hilltop, in the ancient Jewish tradition, a scapegoat carrying the people’s sins was cast off a cliff every year on Yom Kippur.
We’ll continue to the Mar Saba monastery, almost a secret for travelers in Israel because of the relative difficulty in arriving at the site. The huge monastery, founded over 1500 years ago, is one of the oldest inhabited monasteries in the world, with many surrounding ancient solitude rock caves. The awe-inspiring structure is inhabited by Greek Orthodox monks.
We’ll drive back off-road through the meandering Kidron valley with its shepherds’ caves and layers of ancient agriculture.
- Experience a thrilling off-road adventure in the Judean Desert
- Ride out to off-the-beaten-track sites
- Experience desert life
- Explore the stunning natural and cultural wonders of the Judean Desert
Good to Know
- Pickup points: Abraham Jerusalem Lobby
- Things to bring: Passport, Hat and sunscreen, Walking shoes, water and snacks
- Participants must be at least 13 years old
- Transportation to all sites from Jerusalem
- Professional local guide
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Can we swim during this tour?
During the warm season, it is possible to swim at the Ein Prat nature reserve.
Can we ride a camel during this tour?
Camel rides are not possible during this tour.
Can I stay at the beach after the tour goes back to Jerusalem?
Yes, please be sure to notify the driver if you plan to do so.
What should I wear on the Jeep tour?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. It can be hot in the desert during the day, so be sure to bring a hat and sunscreen.
Is the tour accessible for people with disabilities?
The tour involves off-road driving and walking on uneven terrain, so it may not be accessible for people with mobility issues. Please contact us if you have any concerns or special requirements, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.