We begin our morning at the Yardenit Baptismal site, where the Sea of Galilee empties into the Jordan River. Robes and changing facilities are provided for those wishing to be baptized. Afterwards we begin our trek south along the Jordan River towards the Dead Sea, for a stop at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. 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