Jordan River Valley

Day 3 – 6th February, 2014

We left Tiberias for good and went down along the Jordan Valley. We had a quick stop at Bet She’an, where according to the Bible, the dead bodies of King Saul and his son Jonathan were hung on the walls of the city (1 Samuel 31:10). Then we had longer stops in hot pools at Gan HaShlosha National Park and at the Baptismal Site in Qaser El Yahud, where according to the tradition Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. It is less visited than Yardenit, because it is very close to the border with Jordan and not often there is an access. Before the sunset we made it to Qumran by the Dead Sea and spent one night in Kalia kibbutz. I was so tired I went to bed at 8 pm.