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Desert Caving in Jerusalem

This caving expedition leaves from Jerusalem, to take you high over the Judean Desert canyons and deep below them. Our destination here is Haritun Cave, a labyrinth of low passages that is exciting and fascinating to explore. The man-made cave is a network of dwellings carved into the mountainside; along the tour, we will teach you its incredible story. The tour also includes a beautiful hike over the Tekoa Canyon. 

 

Every Thursday at 9:30 am

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Meet in the Jerusalem city center. 

Drive via Herodion Road towards the cave. 

Receive all necessary gear and safety instructions. 

We'll hike over the Tekoa canyon passing the abandoned Byzantine-era Laura Monastery, where we'll receive a historical explanation. 

The hike ends at the side of the cliff, where the entrace to the cave is located.

We'll begin our caving adventure, exploring the unique cave. 

Once we've made our exit from the cave we'll enjoy some desert tea or coffee, along with some cookies. 

 

Duration: 4.5 hours 

 

Ages: 12 and above. Participants under 18 must have signed permission from parents or legal guardian. 

 

What to bring: closed-toe shoes, hat, long clothes, 3 liters of water, sunblock, snacks, a change clothes.

 

Trip and times are subject to change according to weather conditions, security concerns, and decisions made by the guide in the field. 

 

The price includes:

Guidance
Desert caving equipment
Coffee, tea, and cookies throughout the hike

 

The price does not include:

Personal expenses
Transportation

Water
Anything that was not agreed upon in advance
 

Trasa

  1. Jerusalem