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.

 Tour weekly schedule – Guaranteed Availability
Thursday
English

Jericho, Dead Sea and the Jordan River Tour Includes


  • Pickup from your hotel lobby or any other location upon request
  •  Return transfer to your pickup point or any other location upon request
  •  All transfers in A/C vehicles according to the tour itinerary
  •  Government licensed tour guide in your chosen language
  •  All entrance fees to all sites visited according to the tour itinerary
Tour Starts fromTel AvivJerusalemHerzliyaNetanya
Pick up time at 07:20-07:50 09:00-09:40 07:00-07:15 06:30-06:45

Jericho, Dead Sea and the Jordan River Tour

Detailed itinerary:

This Jericho, Jordan River and the 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 the 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. Return transfer to pick up point.

  Sites you will see


  • Jericho
  • Dead Sea
  • Elisha’s spring
  • Mount of Temptation
  • Qasr al-Yahud
  • Jordan River Baptismal Site
  • Tel Jericho – Ancient Archaeological Mound
  • Zacchaeus Sycamore Tree Jericho

  You should know 


  • Tour duration is up to 10 hours
  • Minimum 3 people per booking
  • Lunch break for 30-40 minutes, including shopping time. Lunch can be purchased on the spot or bring in advance.
  • Estimated return time to Tel Aviv 18:00 / Jerusalem 17:30
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements. Dress code is smart casual.
  • Recommended for this tour: Comfortable walking shoes, hats, sun screen and drinking water, bathing suit and towels.
  • Free of charge cancellation 72 before the tour day. Covered by Compass Risk Free policy.
  • You can start the tour from Tel Aviv and finish in Jerusalem and reverse. Starting from Jerusalem and finishing in Tel Aviv, supplement of 10 usd applied.
  • Real time availability – Guaranteed availability
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  • Instant payment and booking confirmation within 72 hours
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Jericho, Dead Sea and the Jordan River Tour Overall rating: 4.9 out of 5 based on 158 reviews.

Highly recommended

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5 5 1
This company are very very good They arrived on time and both tours we did with them David and Michael were very informative friendly and helpful Worth every penny we spent

Excellent tour Great operation

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5 5 1
My regards on behalf of the group, Enrique was an outstanding guide, he knows every thing about what we came for an more than that a nice person. Highly rerecorded tours

Tour privado a Jerusalem y Mar Muerto

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5 5 1
Dimos con esta agencia por internet y fue todo un acierto, me contestaron por WhatsApp incluso a pesar de contactar con ellos muy tarde y pudimos cerrar la visita con salida dos días después. Estuvimos haciendo Jerusalem y el mar muerto y es una combinación muy recomendable si no tienes muchos días como era nuestro caso. Fuimos con Saul, guía experto y con amplios conocimientos que atendió todas nuestras dudas (que no eran pocas). Gracias Saul y Ruben por la experiencia, las ciudades parecen otras cuando te cuentan su historia.

Compass Tours - Superb

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Mr. Abraham, a gentleman, was incredible, thank you for sending us to the really incredible gentleman, I have another Nazareth Tour on June 1, I would like Mr. Abraham to accompany us if possible. Thank you !!

Petra and Wadi Rum

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5 5 1
We had a wonderful overnight in Jordan to see Petra and Wadi Rum. There were several transfers and all were smooth (other than the expected slow entry at the border). We chose to stay at a Bedouin camp and are so glad we did! The hospitality and night sky were fabulous. I highly recommend this tour.

Excelente guia y organizacion

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5 5 1
Hicimos tour a ciudad vieja y nueva de Jerusalem, luego por Galilea y terminamos en Tel Aviv. Lo recomiendo 100%. Por puntualidad, organización y en particular por la guía que nos tocó Rafael, realmente EXCELENTE. Sabía absolutamente de todo. Nunca escatimó en explicaciones. Todo de 5.

The best guides in Israel!

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5 5 1
I have done multiple day tours in Israel but Rafael was my favorite guide. He guided Jerusalem and Dead Sea tour with a smile on his face the whole day. I don't know how he did it considering it is such a long tour especially because some of us started in Tel Aviv and he was the one to pick us up. He had a great width and depth on knowledge and a great passion for his job, and the country. Our group had loads of different nationalities and he could speak to nearly all of us even if it was just a phrase or two. Great guide!

Wonderful tour! Jerusalem city

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5 5 1
What a trip!! From the moment we were picked up from the hotel we were made to feel special. Our bus driver was Muhammad and our guide was Dan Porges. Dan’s knowledge and enthusiasm was incredible. His desire was that you should really know Jerusalem and encouraged us to ask questions for better understanding. If you wish to know more and take in all the major sites then this is a trip I would highly recommended.

Recomendable - 5 tours en israel

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5 5 1
Quedamos muy satisfechos con la excursión, cordialidad, información de la guía Rafael, muy recomendable

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