The Judean desert is a Rain shadow desert created by the Judean Mountains a range of less then 100 kilometers long from Jerusalem to Hebron. Judean Desert is also known as The Desert of Jerusalem or The Desert of the Holly City. About 90 km long 25 km wide the Judean desert is one of 34 geographical zones of Israel.
Judean Desert Private Tour
Judean Desert Tour
We are going to cross the Judean Desert from west to east with 4WD cars in a safari style. We will cross the Judean desert and experience this unique desert in the world mainly because of its location between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. On our way east on Hwy1, we can say good by to Jerusalem from Mt. Olives, as well to see the fact that the eastern out skirt of Jerusalem is the Judean Desert. Driving through the Judean Desert we shall see the Bedouin mainly from Jihalin tribe and learn more about their life style and the changes they are forced to do. In our modern world the Bedouin maintain a life style that resemble to biblical time and have a special social behavior. The human impact on the Judean Desert is so unique and start from the begging of time with the first town in the world Jericho and the famous Essenes that gave us the Dead Sea scrolls but the most beautiful sites we are going to see are 1500 years old time capsules the Byzantine monasteries. On return we will visit Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls where found, and Mineral Beach on the Dead Sea – no tour in Israel is full without floating on the Dead Sea the lowest place on earth.
Judean Hills And Beit Guvrin Tour
The national reserve of Beit Guvrin expands over an area of 1250 acres in the heart of the Judean plateau, An area of hills at the height of 400m. We will visit the Bell Cave, The Sidon Cave as well as the Roman Theatre and St. Anne Church. If time permitting one of the following are available: Latrune, Emmaus Church, the Trappist Monastery, the Armed corps Museum. Caves of Absalom and Caves at Sorek with Stalactites. Visit Kibbutz Tzorah and have lunch in the dining Hall. Tel Azakah, Elah Valley, Park of Britain Reserve. Abu Gosh, visit the Churches. Visiting boutique wineries of the Region.