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Jeep Tours in Israel

A jeep tour in Israel is one of the most amazing and unique ways to experience the country. Taking a tour or safari in the depths of the Negev or Judean Deserts near the Dead Sea, Ramon Crater, or Eilat, beyond where normal cars can go, or in the green hills of the Galilee, is an experience that will remain with you forever. With such a mass of trails only accessible to jeeps, and professional and well equipped guides waiting to take you, make sure you don’t miss the experience to take a jeep tour in Israel.

Jeep Tour Highlights

The Negev Desert is full of off road trails which can be experienced by jeep. It is best to explore with the aide of an experienced guide who will know the terrain and keep you out of any danger. Jeep tours in the Negev enable you to explore the wadis and dunes, the ibexes and other creatures of the desert, and the unique flora and fauna that springs to life after just the smallest drop of rain.

The Negev is a magical place, and it is only when you actually venture into its depths that you can appreciate this. Popular places to take jeep tours in the Negev are at the Ramon Crater, from the hotels at the Dead Sea, and as an excursion from Jerusalem. It is also popular and possible to take a Jeep tour in the Eilat region.

In the Galilee and Golan Heights jeep tours provide a very different outlook to in the Negev. Its remarkably green, Tuscan-like landscape is akin to that of Italy or the Alps, where wine groves straddle the hillsides and small quaint villages house artisans and little hotels. Away from the roads, amazing beauty and history can be seen in this, land, the land of the Bible. A jeep tour in the Galilee or Golan Heights will transcend unique and magical scenes, scenes that have importance in the Bible and have been settled for millenia. The Galilee and Golan Heights are also amazing places to take jeep tours in Israel.


Travelers to the Old City of Jerusalem can now tour the city's historical, religious and cultural sites with new self-guided digital JerusaleMP3 walking tours.

The digital tours come complete with maps and written explanations available in four languages, enriching the touring experience through the Old City. The multimedia audio tours also include video and can be operated from a smartphone or similar audio device, and are free for download.

The JerusaleMP3 tours include:

    The Jewish Quarter
    Via Dolorosa
    Jerusalem in the First and Second Temple Periods
    From Mount Zion to Jaffa Gate
    The Temple Mount Compound
    In the Footsteps of the Christian Sects
    The Herodian Quarter
    Ramparts Walk, Southern Section
    Ramparts Walk, Northern Section
    Marketplaces in the Old City

Several of the tours will also be handicapped-accessible. Color brochures detailing the tours in four languages are available at hotels, tourist sites and tourist offices around the city.

To download a JerusaleMP3 walking tour, visit 



The ancient City of David, the original settled neighborhood of Jerusalem, has announced this week a new selection of innovative tours highlighting recent and past archeological discoveries taking place throughout the summer, including:

  • The Archaeological Experience at the Emek Tzurim National Park: Discovering the Past Hidden in the Dust: A unique exploration of the Temple Mount's glorious past, travelers will be able to sift through rubble that originated in ancient buildings atop the Temple Mount while learning about the artifacts from on-site archaeologists and guides.   
  • Tour of the biblical City of David: A tour bringing travelers through Jerusalem's biblical sites and places where the city's the most stirring, remarkable artifacts were unearthed. Tour guides will lead travelers through an impressive underground world in Warren's Shaft, the city's ancient water system, as well as an illuminated walk in the waters of the Gihon Spring that flows through Hezekiah's Tunnel.  
  • In the footsteps of the Pilgrims - New Discoveries and Revelations from the Second Temple Period: A tour leading travelers in the footsteps of the architects of the city and incorporating recent archaeological discoveries as well as the Shiloah Pool and the Herodian Road.  
  • Enchanted Jerusalem-the New Nighttime Experience at the City of David: The new evening tour of the City of David begins at the Hatzofeh lookout point emphasizing the unique, low position of the biblical City of David in comparison with Jerusalem's Old City walls. The tour will conclude with an innovative light show projected onto various antiquities, telling the story of the City of David through movement and sound.   
  • Twilight at the City of David: A magical three-hour tour in a special nighttime ambiance allowing travelers to view the city through a course of excavations including David's Palace and Hezekiah's Tunnel. The tour concludes with harp music under the ancient olive trees in the King's Garden.   
  • Following the Water to Jerusalem - Hasmonean Aqueduct Tour: A flashlight tour highlighting the two 2,000-year-old aqueducts constructed to bring water from the Pools of Solomon to the Temple Mount and Upper City. Travelers will also witness the incredible views of ancient Jerusalem and the sophisticated water system built by King Herod on 150 BCE.
  • Kidron Monuments Tour: A tour of the massive, elaborate monuments in the Kidron Valley around the Old City's original municipal border between the City of David and the Mount of Olives.