Rappelling & Dead Sea Tour


Highlights

  • Experience 3 thrilling rappels of up to 30 meters
  • Visit Qumran Nature Park, where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were found
  • Hike up the Qumran cliff and enjoy the best views over the Dead Sea
  • Float in the Dead Sea & enjoy the therapeutic effects of its mud
  • Capture the stunning views of the Judean Desert through which you’ll pass

Tour Itinerary

  • 07:00 - Pick up from Abraham Hostel-Davidka Square
  • 07:15 - Upon Request: Pick up from Carta Parking Lot (near Jaffa Gate)
  • 08:00 - Arrival at rappelling site in Qumran
  • 13:30 - Dead Sea Beach
  • 15:00 - Leave the Dead Sea
  • 16:00 - Arrive back in Jerusalem
  • NB: All times are approximate
  • No drop off at Jaffa Gate (only at Abraham Hostel)

Full Description

We leave Jerusalem in the early morning and head south through the vast Judean Desert to the entrance on Qumran National Park, next to the Dead Sea. The tour guide welcomes you here with tea and coffee and explains about the course of the tour, before you together enter the Park. Famous for the location where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, some of the oldest known biblical texts in the world, you’ll be introduced to the area’s significant history and geography.

As soon as you’ll start hiking up the cliff, there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views across the desert as well as the unique geological formations inside the canyon. After about an hour, you’ll arrive at the top and have time for a short break while the guide sets up the gear for the first rappel. Extensive on-site safety instructions ensure a smooth experience, and one after the other, you start the first of three rappels. Before and after each of these, you have time to explore the immediate area for yourself, while the other participants are descending and the ropes are taken down and set up again.

After the last rappel, you’ll get the chance to crawl through a ancient tunnel system that once served as an aqueduct. Another 20 minutes of walking from here and you’re back at the entrance to the Park, where your guide will leave you and the shuttle will pick you up to drive you to the second and final stop at the Dead Sea. The lowest place on Earth, the Dead Sea is a body of water so saturated with salt that it allows you to float. After a self-packed lunch or food in the on-site restaurant, you can have your picture taken reading a newspaper while floating in the water, and immerse yourself in the therapeutic mud that is sold around the world for beauty and health products.

Finally, we’ll head back to Jerusalem in the afternoon after an adventure-filled day that will leave you with many unforgettable memories and stories to tell.

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For more information you can call us on +972 2 566 0045 between 9am and 9pm (Israel time), or write to us.
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440 NIS
Per Person
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Quick Facts
  • Duration:
    Day Tour
  • Pickup points:
    Jerusalem - Abraham Hostel Lobby - Davidka Square
  • Essential Information:
    Essential Information:
    Things to bring:
    - Passport
    - Backpack
    - Hat and sunscreen
    - suitable clothes and shoes*
    - Bathing suit and towel
    - Water and snacks
    
    
    *Wearing shoes is a must - participation won’t be allowed with sandals or flip flops
    
    Please note that you will carry all your belongings with you during the rappels. Things you don’t need in the meantime can be locked in the guide’s car, however without responsibility.
  • Includes:
    - Transportation to all sites from Jerusalem
    - Professional tour guide
    - All rappelling equipment
    - Entrance to the Dead Sea
  • Excludes:
    - Lunch and drinks
    - Entrance to Qumran National Park (29 ILS PP)
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