Driving south along the Jordan River towards the Dead Sea, we stop at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and at Qasr El Yahud the nearby baptism site by the Jordan River. You will have an opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan if you choose to. Next we visit the mountaintop fortress of Masada, built in the year 30 B.C. by King Herod. At the beginning of the great revolt against Rome in the year 68 A.D., the site was conquered by a group of Jewish zealots, and Masada became their last stronghold. We ascend on foot via the “Snake Path”, and descend via the Roman Ramp, built by the besieging Roman army 2000 years ago. Our final destination for this day is the Kfar Hanokdim desert oasis and Bedouin encampment, where we will enjoy a typical dinner, traditional hospitality and a late night bonfire and star gazing session.
-Overnight in the Kfar Hanokdim Cabins