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The impressive monastery and holy land destination, located west of Jericho, can be reached by a narrow road that runs from Jericho along the route of Wadi Qelt, or in way of the Jericho-Jerusalem highway until you’ll see a sign for the monastery.

Jericho lies on the lowest place on earth down in the Jordan Valley, about 6.2 miles from the Dead Sea and 16.7 miles from Jerusalem. The town is located 250m below sea level. While Jericho is on hot scorching desert sands, it has a very good supply of freshwater from local springs. The Hebrew word for Jericho means “fragrant,” and today is called the “City of Palms.” Jericho is not on our normal holy land Israel tour itineraries, but there are full day tours that are highly recommended as Israel tour extensions and Israel tours upon your arrival.