In the morning, you will be picked up by jeep in Jerusalem and head towards the Judean Desert. As you approach the lowest point on earth, the descent will allow a panoramic view over the smooth hills and vast landscape. Your first stop is Mount Azazel, where according to tradition, a scapegoat carrying the sins of people was cast off a cliff every year.From there, you’ll advance further into off-road territory, passing many nomadic Bedouin tribes, their camps and animals. At an ancient water hole, you will learn about the importance and handling of these structures, considering the scarce water resources for desert farmers. Another short drive will take you to the magnificent Mar Saba monastery, rarely visited by many travelers due to its remoteness. Founded over 1,500 years ago, it is today considered one of the most beautiful monasteries in the world and inhabited by around twenty Greek Orthodox monks, who also use the surrounding rock caves for meditation.