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Canyoning in Israel - Qumran Canyon

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Join Wild-Trails for the time of your life as you explore the historical Qumran story and climb the amazing waterfalls.  Book today and have an adventure of a lifetime.


The Adventure:

The Qumran Canyon is an amazing desert canyoning experience for those of you who want to explore the extraordinary historical story of the Essenes sect that lived in the heart of the Judean Desert 2000 year ago. Like a time machine, this excursion will take you in an incredible adventure to one of the most important national parks in the Judean Desert. With professional and experienced guides from our brand “Wild-Trails”, the canyon will lead you through 6 beautiful cliffs using state-of-art abseiling equipments and techniques. 

Overlooking the Dead Sea, you will be abseiling and crawling in an old water cistern which was used to quench the thirst of desert inhabitants.

Be certain that you will never forget these beautiful moments and special experiences. With us, you will be bedazzled, our trips will awaken your imagination, your senses, and will make you feel excited and thrilled for a long time - that is guaranteed.

 


This incredible excursion to the Qumran Canyon is the most fascinating of all activities available for non-professionals. You can enjoy the Canyons beauty, uncover its secrets and go back with time with no previous experience needed.

This trip will leave you speechless, even if you have already explored many archeological places before.


The price includes:

  • Guidance.
  • National park entrance fee.  
  • A 2-way satellite communication device for any kind of emergency event that might happen (will be held by the trip leader).
  • Desert canyoning and abseiling equipment for the whole trip.
  • Coffee, tea and cakes throughout the hike. 

The price does not include:

  • Personal expenses.
  • Transportation (Extra service)
  • Personal equipment or any gear that is written in the gear requirements appendix (please let us know in advance and we will try to help you get all the necessary gear for the trip).
  • Personal expenses coverage for any damage to the equipment due to carelessness or disobedience to the trip leaders.
  • Anything that was not specified under the section “The price includes” or was not agreed in advance in writing against “Wild-Trails”.
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Trail Description:

We will meet in the parking nearby the entrance to the Qumran National Park, in the northen part of the Dead Sea & Judean desert.


Before starting the hike, we will do a complete brief and hand every hiker a personal set of our quality desert canyoning equipment.


Now, we can start our extraordinary adventure! We will hike through the historical city of Qumran and then walking among the rocks and over the cliff, we will reach the canyon.


We will follow the trail, climb to the top of the canyon and overlook the Dead Sea from an edge of the beautiful Great Rift Valley cliffs.


Then, we will abseil the unique cliffs and at once we will crawl through the water cistern tunels. 


After all of those adventures, we will finish the trip lying in the chilling shadow and thinking about daily impressions.

Duration of activity: approx. 6 hours.


The trip and time subject to changes according to weather conditions, security conditions and decisions made by the trip leader in the field. Meeting time and duration of activity


Starting point: Dead Sea Adventure Hostel / Hotels around the Dead Sea / Jerusalem.Difficulty levels: Walking - easy, Abseiling – easy.


Age groups: 10 and above. Participants under 18 must file a permission signed by their parents or a legal guardian.


Necessary experience: There is no need for previous experience.


Abseiling height: 40 meters.


Trail length: 2.5 kilometers.


What shall I bring: Full shoes and hat / 3 liters of water / sunblock / snacks / extra clothes

Route

  1. Dead Sea