Masada and the Dead Sea

Day 4 – 7th February 2014

First thing in the morning we went back to Qumran National Park to see the museum, because the previous day it was too late for it. Then, before it got too hot, we drove all along the west coast of the Dead Sea and visited Masada. After lunch time we had a cooling float in the Dead Sea and before it got dark, we arrived in Eilat by the Red Sea, where we stayed for two nights.

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.