Tour Type
Daily Tour
Duration
One-day
Departure days
Mon, Sat
Languages
English

Tour Schedule

This exhilarating safari jeep adventure starts when we head south past the Inn of the Good Samaritan and descend through the Biblical wilderness. At the sign indicating “sea level” we pause for a moment to take in the views across the desert. The tour continues to the edge of the Dead Sea at 430m below sea level where we pass the Qumran caves famed as the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery. At this point we transfer to a 4X4 jeep and the excitement escalates as we race through the desert landscape over rocky hills and through dry river beds. We will learn about the desert environment, plants and animals as well as seeing places like the Cliffs of Dragot and the Murbaat Caves. The final stop is at the Dead Sea were we can cool off and enjoy the rejuvenating atmosphere.

Sites During the Tour

Highlights

Join the tour directly from your hotel and enjoy a high-quality touring experience for a fair price
Stop briefly at the “sea level” sign for a photo-op and brilliant desert views
Switch vehicles to a 4X4 jeep and head into the desert
Have an exciting, adrenalin-pumped desert jeep safari over rocky hills and through ravines
End the tour by cooling down with a swim in the Dead Sea

Language Schedule

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
English

Pickup Places and Prices

From
Tel Aviv
Pick up time
07:15
Price
$150
From
Jerusalem
Pick up time
08:30
Price
$150
From
Herzliya
Pick up time
07:00
Price
$150
From
Netanya
Pick up time
06:30
Price
$150

Travelers Reviews

What To Expect

The Judean Desert Jeep Tour heads off through the Judean Hills and into the sparse desert landscape referred to in the Bible as “wilderness.” On route we pass by the Inn of the Good Samaritan and pause at the sign indicated we are at sea level. Descending further Jericho can be seen in the distance. The tour reaches the shores of the Dead Sea at 430m below sea level. We pass Qumran, a site famed for the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The 2,000 year old parchments bearing the Old Testament were discovered in caves near Qumran.
Here we change vehicles to a 4X4 jeep suitable for the desert terrain and the jeep safari tour really heats up! The tour sets out through the desert landscape scaling steep inclines and racing down into ravines, between hills and over rocky terrain. At the Cliffs of Dragot we’re treated to a panoramic view of the desert and the Dragot River below. Along the way your guide will point out unique desert plants and signs of animal life.
Our jeep safari adventure takes us to the Murbaat Caves where artifacts were uncovered dating back thousands of years including 2nd century documents. Fascinating texts were discovered from the Second Jewish Revolt in 132-135AD including those written by Rabbi Shimon Bar Kochba leader of the revolt. The caves held an ancient set of tefilin proving that this Jewish tradition existed thousands of years ago.
To cool down after out desert jeep safari our last stop is at the Dead Sea. Here we can relax and wash away the heat and dust of the desert. The Dead Sea is 8.5 times saltier than the ocean which makes the water thick like oily syrup that won’t let you sink! The high mineral content of the water and the dry, allergen-free air of the Dead Sea provide natural health benefits. It is also the perfect way to rejuvenate after our desert safari before heading back home.

Additional Information

The tour includes:

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Coffee and snacks

The tour does not include:

  • Full lunch is not included; we recommend you bring water and sandwiches

Notes:

  • This tour operates with a minimum of 4 passengers
  • Recommended to bring hats, bathing suit, towels, sun protection and comfortable walking shoes

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation fee of 4% charged for notification up to 2 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 25% charged for notification up to 1 days in advance.
  • Cancellation fee of 100% charged for notification on the day of the tour.
  • Non Show - 100% Cancellation fees

FAQ

A day tour is a regular tour that we operate on specific weekdays. Tours depart from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Herzliya and Netanya. You have the option to upgrade your tour and ensure for yourself a place in a small group (up to 19 people). The tour duration from pickup time is approximately 10 hours. You will be picked up from your hotel, and after the tour, you will be returned to your hotel.

Almost all of our daily tours are operated primarily in English, in addition to a second language:  Or Spanish, or Russian, or German and or French. You can choose the preferred language of the tour when booking. You can view the tour schedule, as well as the second language schedule in order to make your best suited choice.

When booking your tour, you will need to mark which language you’d like the tour to be in. Note that for certain tours in certain languages, the price may be higher.

A regular group travels in a coach that comfortably transports up to 45 people. A small group travels in a minivan that seats 19 people. Other than that, the tours are identical.

Our tours leave from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Netanya and Herzliya. We pick up our travelers from most of the hotels in these cities. If you are staying at a private residence address, please choose the closest pick up hotel to your apartment or contact our office to be advised where to wait.

Children under 12 and students (with a valid student card) receive a 10% discount. 

You can bring your luggage with you and we’ll store it in the trunk of the vehicle during the tour. However, please be aware that we don’t take any responsibility for any damage or loss. Recommended to advise us that you are travelling with luggage.

Yes, but not too much. We definitely recommend bringing some local currency with you to pay for lunch and anything you may wish to; purchase along the way.

We, at Bein Harim Tourism, understand that plans can change, so you can change dates, cancel, or change your pick up point at any time. Please make note that cancellation fees will be charged subject to cancellation policy as indicated on the tour page and confirmation email.

From $150 Per
Person

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