Leaving Jerusalem in the morning, you will drive out in jeeps towards the Dead Sea, leaving the city traffic behind in minutes, and entering the vast stretch of the Judean desert.
You will stop at Mount Azazel, a scared hilltop according to the culture. Carefully, we’ll drive down into the wadi, entering off-road territory inhabited mainly by nomadic Bedouin tribes. You'll have a view of Bedouin tents and flocks and visit an ancient water hole, an asset for desert farmers, and still in use today.
Then you will get the view of the Mar Saba monastery, the huge monastery, founded over 1500 years ago, is one of the oldest inhabited monasteries, and one of the most beautiful in the world. Driving on through the incredible desert landscape, you will pass by Nabi Musa, an ancient structure believed by the Muslims to be the tomb of Moses, and stop for lunch nearby.
The afternoon is dedicated to the beautiful and extraordinary springs at Ein Prat. The cold, clear water at the Ein Prat springs seep out of the rocks, forming pools and streams, which are hard to resist at this point in the day. We’ll spend time swimming, relaxing, drinking coffee and eating snacks before leaving the desert behind and returning to Jerusalem, happy and refreshed.