On the journey south of Jerusalem you will see the Inn of the Good Samaritan and descend below sea level. You will have a clear view of Jericho in the distance, where Jesus cured the blind and where Joshua and his troops caused the great city walls to fall (Joshua 6). At 400 meters below sea level you will reach the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea. For thousands of years people, including Cleopatra, have known the therapeutic powers of this area and the sea itself. Being further from the sun than any other point on Earth, the harmful sun rays are filtered out making it safe for those suffering from skin ailments to expose their skin and enjoy some of the suns more positive qualities. The air is dry and non-allergenic meaning that your body is enjoying the benefits of the Dead Sea internally as you inhale the revitalizing air. Then there is the black mud, nature's natural facial and body mask.
On the return journey back to Jerusalem you will pass the Qumran caves where the 2000 year old Dead Sea Scrolls were found.