Jericho – Qumran – Dead Sea
Qumran ruins

Jericho – Qumran – Dead Sea – Bethany

After breakfast at our hotel in Jerusalem we descend towards the Judean Desert viewing the Inn of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) and travel to the ancient city of Jericho where the walls came tumbling down (1 Kings 17:1-6) and 2 Kings 2:19-22) with a commanding view of the Mt. of Temptation (Matthew 4:1-11) and Elisha’s Fountain. We will travel south to Qumran and visit the location where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and see the remains of the Community Center of the Essenes and the Caves of the Scrolls. After a late lunch we will stop at the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, for a relaxing afternoon and one of the most unique mud bathing and swimming experiences in the world. After clean showers we will ascend back up towards Jerusalem and visit Bethany, the home ofMary, Martha and Lazarus (John 11:1-46). We will arrive back in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.