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Address: Wadi Qumran, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 2-994-2235
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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These eleven caves were made famous when the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest...

These eleven caves were made famous when the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest manuscript of the Hebrew Bible, were discovered between the years 1947 and 1956.

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Dead Sea Scrolls

Visited in the summer and the heat was intense. If you are on your way to Masada or to experience a dip in the Dead Sea it's definitely worth stopping at Qumran to see where the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited in the summer and the heat was intense. If you are on your way to Masada or to experience a dip in the Dead Sea it's definitely worth stopping at Qumran to see where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. There's some places along the path that provide shade so take advantage of that if you can!

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adams, NE
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Qumran Caves as part of a tour to Israel. It was an interesting place. The film in the visitor's center describes the lifestyle of the residents of the area. I would like to have heard more about the Dead Sea Scrolls, but that was barely touched upon. You could walk to some of the caves, but it... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the best time of the year for such a hike - winter. We heard that during the summer the heat can be prohibitive. Some caves are artificial, most are natural. The caves are considered in Israel as a National Heritage Site. Most people just view the cave from the distance. Binoculars are helpful.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Interesting historically, nice video. Absolutely horrible restaurant with below average food. I could have done with missing this attraction.

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Thank sbarty
Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

In the middle of the desert , a little above the dead sea, you can walk where the esseniens use to leave and you can see the famous Qumran caves where the scrolls where found. Silence, beautiful landscape, and serenity will tell you much more than words. A real experience that you will never forget! After this visit, go to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Yeir gave us an excellent tour. Awesome tour guide. I would definitely recommend American Israel Tours to you for an experience of a lifetime.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

With the amazing view and the archeological remains one can almost feel the smells and sounds of the days when this place was alive! I recommend visiting the place shortly before after seeing the Qumran scrolls in Jerusalem.

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Hard to see but thanks to its historical importance exciting to pass by anyway. Unfortunately it is not possible to teally visit the place.

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Doune, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

It was great to see the very caves where the scroll jars were found. I've been reading about the Dead Sea scrolls from childhood and always been captivated by the story. Powerful proof of the constancy of scripture.. Some nice hikes up into the crags above the main site too - if you feel up to it. Some scrambling and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

this place was one of the most amazing spots from my trip to Israel. The potential link of two major religions coming together here is a fascinating.

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