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Oasis of Prophets: Hiking Upper Wadi Qelt (March 31st)

250 NIS
Per person
250 NIS
Per person


Meeting Time:6:00

Completion Time: 19:00

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Trip Type:Hiking


Join Finjan for one of our favourite excursions into the narrows of the Judean Desert where we will explore the area’s storied history of monasticism traipsing our way through fresh water pools and waterfalls that comprise the desert scape.

This is a wonderful way to cool off in the heat while learning about the area’s hidden, monastic traditions that have defined the local landscape since the advent of Christianity. Our trip will include stunning views of ancient monasteries, picturesque swimming areas and one of the country’s most beautiful viewpoints with a cup of coffee!

For the last 1700 years, the Judean Desert has served as a mecca for those looking to escape the rigours of daily life in the holy city of Jerusalem. The Judean Desert, while in close proximity to Jerusalem, provided an area of refuge for those looking to expand their spiritual connection in Jerusalem’s wilderness areas.

The area is also known for its multitude of hidden pools and waterfalls that are fed by springs throughout the year. We will start at the entrance to the national reserve – tickets and entrance fees are included in the price of the trip. The hike will finish at Ein Mabua for a final swim and some popsicles before we head to a stunning view over St. George Monastery – an active Greek Orthodox monastery, hanging deep in the lower areas of Wadi Qelt.

Whats Included

Full transport from Tel Aviv and back with a pickup / drop-off in Rehovot & Jerusalem

Entrance to Ein Prat national park

Finjan tour guides and specialists in hiking


Whats Not Included

Food for the day

Water (3 litres required)


Anything not listed above

Whats Not Included

Food for the day

Water (3 litres required)


Anything not listed above


  • Bus departs from the Tel Aviv Central Train Station (Savidor) at 06:00 sharp.
  • Pickup en route via Rehovot
  • Breakfast stop en route
  • Pickup at French Hill in Jerusalem
  • Hiking upper Qelt canyon
  • Return to Tel Aviv, Rehovot and Jerusalem
  • Contact information: 0526733716 or 0542391610

What To Bring

  • Food for the day
  • Sandals or shoes for hiking in water (your shoes will definitely get wet!)
  • Swimming clothes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Suitable clothing according to forecast
  • 3 litres of water

Terms And Conditions


This trip requires suitable footwear for hiking

* 3 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen is required

* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health.

* Swimming locations are without a lifeguard and are at the discretion of each individual participant. Finjan is not responsible for decisions made by participants regarding swimming areas without lifeguards.


*** Included in the price of the ticket is a non-refundable deposit  fee. This fee is 50 NIS

*** Full refund including deposit fee will be issued upon request no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled start time.

*** Between seven and three days prior to the trip, participants can cancel their ticket and get a full refund less the deposit fee

*** No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the scheduled trip

*** Should a participant cancel his or her ticket, he or she can inquire about moving the ticket to another Finjan event at the same cost.

*** Full refund will be issued should the trip be cancelled or postponed for any reason at the discretion of the trek leader(s).

*** The trek leader(s) has the right to change the location of the trip prior to or throughout the trip based on weather conditions without issuing a refund to participants.

*** The trek leader(s) have full discretion in not allowing a participant to fulfil the trek based on certain health considerations and or lack of proper footwear/water.

*** Price includes two fully licensed guides and outdoor specialists, transportation to and from Tel Aviv! Price does NOT include food and other beverages ***

Departure time is at 06:00 sharp from Tel Aviv Savidor Merkaz (Central Train Station/Arlozorov).  Return to the same point by 19:00. The bus will leave promptly and on time, we will not refund hikers arriving late to their pick up point!

This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.


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