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It is more than a search for the missing Ark of the Covenant. There are many seemingly false trails, as some of the uprooted information along the way leads us along paths unknown. Yet, it is often the apparent dead-ends that reveals the most fascinating information. Accordingly, if you are someone who enjoys the journey as much as reaching the destination – this trail offers an exciting, educational, and satisfying experience. It uncovers information relating to the fate of the last king of Judah, from whom the messiah is destined to appear before our world, as well as other equally important finds. We share the experience of current excavations seeking to throw light on a dynamic period of history associated with our trail. And ultimately, this trail offers intelligent clues with the potential to lead closer to the whereabouts of the cherished lost Ark.
Eilat is a modern day beach resort with a spectacular view of the Red Sea. The Gulf of Aqaba is teeming with colourful fish swimming around bright coral reefs. However, it is more than a beach lover or divers’ paradise. The ancient Israelites would have journey close to this point en route between the Desert of Zin and their Promised Land. It is a fitting place to begin the Trail of the Ark, as the original journey during the exodus from Egypt would have see the Ark of the Covenant pass close by, carried high by the priests of Israel.
There is a later connection between the Ark and this beautiful paradise. Legend relates to the Ark being smuggled across the Red Sea to ancient Ethiopia. While, we are busy learning about this part of the trail, we are not too busy to enjoy the local beaches!
Following a well earned rest, we start our trail in earnest with a night hike through the Negev Desert, which includes the biblical Wilderness of Zin.
From the Red to the Dead Sea is an arduous trek by foot. Fortunately, we will be travelling in the comfort of an air conditioned luxury coach. After travelling through a region that can also be identified with the same terrain as the Eastern Sahara Desert, we embark upon a memorable venture. Our dawn ascent up Mount Masada is the most spectacular way to greet the rising sun as it blazes across the eastern horizon.
Masada is associated with a daunting time of survival for the Israelites. Some believe that the Romans may have taken temple treasure with them, along with Jewish captives? We investigate this theory from the vantage point of an historic battle site.
The Ark of the Covenant was carried over the raised waters of the River Jordan, as the Children of Israel entered the Promised Land. To explore current theories of its whereabouts, gaining an informed understanding of its historical route greatly enhances one’s knowledge. Accordingly, we enjoy a hike through gorgeous landscape to investigate little known stories related to missing temple treasure, of which the Ark is just one.
We share an exclusive update, direct from a leading project manager, related to the latest archaeological excavations taking place around Qumran. This is the same place where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and is still revealing its secrets!
Hidden waterfalls followed by a Dead Sea swim might seem fun enough, but take it for granted that adding a luxurious spa complex will really do the trick.
This long and busy day draws to a close with a camel trek to a wonderful desert hospitality experience, overlooking a magnificent and breath taking Dead Sea view.
Well by now we are fast becoming knowledgable Ark explorers, probably with Discoverer’s Fever? Well you’ll find out about that soon enough. We venture into territory rarely explored on the tourist map. Our quest is to shed light on the mystery surrounding the lost Ark, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
The trail takes us to the Israelite’s first practical capital during their conquest of the Holy Land. The story reads like an adventure thriller, as we not only hear about the Arks’ capture, but stand on the very sight from where those events begun. But we are also intent on enjoying modern day activities too. We got you covered. Jeep riding through the Central Hill Country is a safe but also highly exciting activity, even more so if you get the chance behind the steering wheel. Our trails are truly well off the beaten path.
We venture north, still closely following legends associated with the missing Ark. It takes us through the Crusader period, and then the time of the Islamic invasion of the Holy Land. By the time we reach the Sea of Galilee we will welcome both a dip in its clear waters, together with a later cruise, followed by a sumptuous meal on the shores of this beautiful lake.
Discoverer's Trail is proud to be associated with prestigious entities. Our teams' individual achievements has included providing projects, tasks and campaigns to numerous high profile names. Listed below are just a few of these associations:
Discoverer’s House, 3 Hamakabim St, Givat Zeev ISRAEL