Rich monastic traditions, fresh water pools and deep desert waterfalls!
Join Finjan for one of our favourite excursions into the narrows of the Judean Desert where we will explore the area’s storied history of monasticism traipsing our way through fresh water pools and waterfalls that comprise the desert scape.
This is a wonderful way to cool off in the heat while learning about the area’s hidden, monastic traditions that have defined the local landscape since the advent of Christianity. Our trip will include stunning views of ancient monasteries, picturesque swimming areas and one of the country’s most beautiful viewpoints with a cup of coffee!
For the last 1700 years, the Judean Desert has served as a mecca for those looking to escape the rigours of daily life in the holy city of Jerusalem. The Judean Desert, while in close proximity to Jerusalem, provided an area of refuge for those looking to expand their spiritual connection in Jerusalem’s wilderness areas.
The area is also known for its multitude of hidden pools and waterfalls that are fed by springs throughout the year. We will start at the entrance to the national reserve – tickets and entrance fees are included in the price of the trip. The hike will finish at Ein Mabua for a final swim and some popsicles before we head to a stunning view over St. George Monastery – an active Greek Orthodox monastery, hanging deep in the lower areas of Wadi Qelt.
Discounted tickets will be available at a special reduced rate of 179.50 NIS through August 31st.
Regular priced tickets will be sold from September 1st to the day of the trip at 195 NIS
Price for both tickets includes entrance to the nature reserve, full transport and expert guide(s) plus some excellent coffee along the way
Full transport leaving and returning to Tel Aviv is provided by Finjan. We will have pickups en route if requested including in Jerusalem on the way to the trip. Let us know if you will be joining from a different location!
This trip requires suitable footwear for hiking. Water shoes, hiking sandals or shoes that you don’t mind getting wet are recommended for this trip since we will have a walk through some water!
Make sure you bring your swimming costumes!
PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 18+ TO ATTEND THIS EVENT