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Judean Desert to the Dead Sea Ride


Judean Desert to the Dead Sea Ride
South Israel

A desert wilderness once home to bears, leopards and fugitives. The turquoise Dead Sea, shimmering in white light. Vineyards, orchards and olive groves on fertile hills. Hidden caves guarding the secrets of the ten tribes of Israel.


The Kingdom of Judah beckons the brave to hear its tales. Lovers of history and horseback riding alike will be thrilled by the challenge of these horseback riding vacation. You will explore the land of the Tribe of Judah, delving deep into the bloody history of the Israelites. These tours tell the story of the Essenes and the end of the revolt against the Romans in 70 AD. Living a communal life devoted to poverty, purity, freedom, and justice, the Essenes had their chief residence along the shores of the Dead Sea. In fact, some believe Jesus and John the Baptist were members of this elusive community. This tour takes you on a thrilling ride through the mysterious history and breathtaking beauty of the Judean Desert.

Judean Desert Getaway

- 5 Day Itinerary

This getaway explores the wild Israeli desert – exploring the wilderness during the day and camping under the starry skies at night. It includes a tour of majestic Masada and a visit to a spa on the shores of the Dead Sea as a finale - Dead Sea extensions trips are possible. This is a riding and camping expedition for the young at heart and the serious adventurer.

Kingdom of Judah Ride
- 8 Day Itinerary
During the first part we will roam the pastoral Ela Valley where Saul’s army fought the Philistines. We will stand where David shot the stone that killed Goliath. In Beit Guvrin, we will crawl through secret caves where Jews hid during the Great Revolt. All of this history occurs against a backdrop of vineyards, orchards and rolling hills and valleys. The second part of the tour is for the truly adventurous as we enter the wild Judean desert. Riding along cliffs overlooking the Dead Sea you will experience the fierce virgin beauty of the desert.

Highlights of this adventure include exploring Masada, the site of the famous mass suicide of Jewish rebels, riding on horseback to Jerusalem, a walking tour of Nazareth and the Old City of Jerusalem and a swim in the Dead Sea at a thermo mineral spa.


Camping Ride with vehicle support
Progressive Ride (no camping)
Short Getaway
Suitable for riders over 210 lbs
Ride with Western Tack

Meeting: Kibbutz Dahlia
Airport: Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport.
Transfer: Tel Aviv
Riders: Min 6 riders
Max 12 riders

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    Judean Desert to the Dead Sea Ride
    Tour Code: IT-ILRT02
    5 days / 4 nights ~$1,900.00
    Dates : October to April

    Trip Rating :
    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
    A 2014 01/01 - 04/30 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 6 /12 Reserve
    A 2014 10/01 - 04/30 5d / 4n 5 day trip, AP 6 /12 Reserve
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    Tack: Western, English on request
    Horses: Quarter and local Arabian mix (purebr...
    Pace: Moderate with trot and. 5 to 8 riding ...

    Airport: Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport.
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