Jericho, Dead Sea and the Jordan River Tour - 1 Day

Jericho, Dead Sea and the Jordan River Tour

Visit the ancient city of Jericho and see where Joshua made the city walls fall
In Jericho visit the sycamore tree made famous by the Biblical tale of Zacchaeus
Take a cable car ride up the Mount of Temptation and see the Greek Orthodox monastery built on the mountain cliffs
At Qaser el Yahud on the Jordan River see where John baptized Jesus and perhaps you can even get baptized here
Spend time on one of the best beaches along the Dead Sea shore
Float in the salt-rich sea, relax on the beach and give yourself a natural Dead Sea mud facial!

This tour visits areas often missed by tourists and operates only from October to May. The unique tour takes you to the Biblical city of Jericho where you’ll learn of the Battle of Jericho when the city walls fell. Also see the sycamore tree mentioned in the Biblical tale of Zacchaeus. Stop at Elisha’s Spring that supplied Jericho with fresh water for centuries. At Tel Jericho see where the city was first established and learn how 23 previous settlements have been excavated dating back to c.9000BC. Ride a cable car to the top of the Mount of Temptation and see the mount’s Greek Orthodox monastery. Visit Qaser el Yahud on the Jordan River where John baptized Jesus. Today visitors can also be baptized here. End the day at the Dead Sea where you can relax and enjoy the natural health and beauty benefits of the salt and mineral-rich sea.

Sites That we will Visit During the Tour
The Dead Sea
Elisha’s spring
Mount of Temptation
Qasr al-Yahud
Tel Jericho – Ancient Archaeological Mound
Zacchaeus Sycamore Tree Jericho

Recommended to bring hats, bathing suit, towels, sun protection
Passport compulsory for visit to Jericho
Tour requires a minimum number of participants
It is possible to have pick-ups/ drop-offs in different cities. However, we do not disperse to specific drop off locations
Baptism with a priest in the Jordan River – Our company does not participate in organizing a baptism with a priest.

Tour only available on Thursdays

This Jericho, Jordan River and Dead Sea tour operates from October to May and takes visitors to a number of stunning locations. All highlights mentioned here are visited on this tour but not necessarily in this order. The Jericho, Jordan River and Dead Sea Tour visits the city of Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world. Jericho features in the Bible where Joshua and his troops caused the city walls to fall in the Battle of Jericho. In the Book of Luke Zacchaeus climbs a sycamore tree to see Jesus over the crowds that had come out to greet him as he entered Jericho. On this tour we visit the ancient sycamore tree that features in this Biblical story. While in Jericho the tour visits Elisha’s Spring. This spring supplied the city with fresh water over the course of thousands of years. Without the spring people would not have been able to survive in this harsh environment. Just 2 km from Jericho is the archaeological mound of Tel Jericho, the site of the original Jericho settlement. Archaeologists have uncovered 23 layers from previous settlements in Jericho dating back to 9000 BC. One of the most fascinating finds is a Neolithic watchtower dated c. 8000 BC. The tour continues to Mount of Temptation where the devil tried to tempt Jesus to forsake God. On the mount a Greek Orthodox monastery seems to defy gravity clinging precariously to the cliffs. You’ll get to go up to the top of the mount by cable car and take in the stunning views. This tour includes Qaser el Yahud, a site on the Jordan River where John baptized Jesus. At Qaser el Yahud the Jordan River has been made accessible to visitors who want to be baptized here. This is also where the Israelites may have crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land.
To end off a perfect day the tour takes you to the Dead Sea. Here you can float in the water that is 8.5 times saltier than the ocean; lather your skin with mineral-rich Dead Sea mud and soak up the sun on the beach.

Day 1

Includes

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

Doesn't Include

  • Food and drinks

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