Qumran is positioned 10 miles south of Jericho by way of the Dead Sea on a desolate location perfect for the Essenes sect, recognized also as the “Dead Sea Sect” whom lived there. The archeological area was once excavated by Roland de Vaux, a Catholic priest within the years of 1953-1956 and excavations proceed to this day. Qumran is legendary and of serious significance for the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in nearby mountain caves, and a frequent sightseeing visit during your jewish heritage tours.
On your tour to the Holy Land you will have the opportunity to visit one of the new Seven Wonders of the World in the lowest place on earth (417 meters below sea level) The Dead Sea. Due to the quantity of water that evaporates from the lake being greater than the water that flows into it on a daily basis, the Dead Sea has the highest concentration of salt in the world (340 grams per liter of water).