Day trip

From Tel Aviv: Jericho, the Jordan River and the Dead Sea

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Activity provider: Bein Harim Israel Tours

From Tel Aviv: Jericho, the Jordan River and the Dead Sea

Activity provider: Bein Harim Israel Tours

From US$ 126 per person

This tour visits the Biblical city of Jericho, the Mount of Temptation with its Greek Orthodox monastery, and Qasr el Yahud, on the Jordan River where John baptized Jesus. Finish the tour at the Dead Sea, relax and enjoy the mineral-rich waters.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Visit the ancient city of Jericho and see where Joshua made the city walls fall
  • Take a cable car ride up the Mount of Temptation and see the Greek Orthodox monastery built on the mountain cliffs
  • Spend time on one of the best beaches along the Dead Sea shore
  • At Qaser el Yahud on the Jordan River see where John baptized Jesus and perhaps you can even get baptized here
  • In Jericho visit the sycamore tree made famous by the Biblical tale of Zacchaeus
Full description

Visit the city of Jericho, the most ancient city in the world, the city in the Bible where Joshua and his troops caused the city walls to fall in the Battle of Jericho.

See the ancient sycamore tree that features in the Biblical story in the Book of Luke, where Zacchaeus climbs a sycamore tree to see Jesus over the crowds that had come out to greet him as he entered Jericho.

Tour Elisha’s Spring, which supplied the city with fresh water over the course of thousands of years. Marvel at the spring, without which people would not have been able to survive in this harsh environment.

Travel 2 km from Jericho to the archaeological mound of Tel Jericho, the site of the original Jericho settlement, where archaeologists have uncovered 23 layers from previous settlements in Jericho dating back to 9000 BC. See one of the most fascinating finds, a Neolithic watchtower dated c. 8000 BC.

Continue the tour to the Mount of Temptation, where the devil tried to tempt Jesus to forsake God. Go up to the top of the mount by cable car and take in the stunning views, and see the Greek Orthodox Monastery seeming to defy gravity by clinging to the cliffs.

Make a stop at Qasr el Yahud, a site on the Jordan River where John baptized Jesus, where the Jordan River has been made accessible to visitors who want to be baptized here., and which may also be where the Israelites crossed the Jordan into the Promised Land.

End off a perfect day with a stop to the Dead Sea, to float in the water that is 8.5 times saltier than the ocean; lather skin with mineral-rich Dead Sea mud, and soak up the sun on the beach.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off service
  • A fully qualified and licensed tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Baptism with a priest in the Jordan River - Our company does not participate in organizing a baptism with a priest.
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • The order of the tour's stops is subject to change depending on the day
Customer reviews

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3.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

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As other travelers have said it's extremely unorganized. Having to change busses and then stopping in Jerusalem as well to pick up more people wastes time. The guide was a nice guy but unfortunately he was not organised himself and the information about each sight wasn't there. I didn't really learn anything. Due to the fact that we would be losing sunlight we were basically rushed from place to place. We were only given 45 minutes in dead sea which was NOT enough. Then we stood in the parking lot for another hour while people were being swapped around. Another couple of very important things. Jericho is in Palestine although the map does not say it, this should have clearly pointed out as I felt unsafe travelling with a driver/guide who was breaking the law by simply entering.Also nowhere on this activity does it say just how much walking and strenuous activity there is. There are SO many steps. If you can't walk for long PLEASE do not choose this. Value for money is 0

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