The so-called Desert Fathers were Christian monks meditating in utmost simplicity and silence in the desert. Some of these desert fathers settled in Wadi Qelt, in the St. George Monastery. A hike through the Judean desert to the sixth-century cliff-hanging monastry complex, with its ancient chapel and gardens.
Many of Israel’s best kept secrets are best discovered on foot: the beautiful desert wadis, the Jesus Trail through the fields of the Galilee, monasteries in the middle of the desert, secret hiding places for Jewish rebels in the Judean Hills, and the endless green growing on the volcanic stones of the Golan Heights, to name just a few. Keshet Journeys invites you to discover the flora, fauna and geology of the area, connecting you to the land and history of Israel with each step you take.
Hike Mount Arbel. Sheer cliffs rising majestically above the Sea of Galilee with a magnificent view of the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon
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Ein Gedi is an oasis in the desert and a green Garden of Eden in the wilderness. Hike along the Nachal David, the river of David, named David River (Nahal David), named after King David hiding from king Saul. A full Judean desert experience is encapsulated in this short but non-the-less spectacular river hike.
A tour through the Hula Valley, an agricultural region in northern Israel with abundant fresh water. It is a spectacular place of nature, a major stopover for birds migrating along the Syrian-Afican Rift Valley between Africa, Europe and Asia
The Ein Avdat canyon, south of Beer Sheba and Sde Boker, is a beautiful area for seeing a mixture of desert and waterside birds. Hike through the Ein Avdat National Park, located in a beautiful canyon in the Negev desert. The Ein Avdat Spring flows down in a waterfall towards an 8-meter deep pool of water. The oasis created by the springs attracts ibex and other animals.