Jericho Cable Car is included in Guinness World Records for Longest Cable Car/Aerial tramway below Sea Level.Guinness World RecordsListed in 1999
The Jericho Cable Car is a-must-see destination for every visitor coming to Jericho and Palestine. The cable car and its attractions provide a unique, integrated experience of a wide range of entertainment and excellent customer service to all visitors. The cable car extends 1,400 meters in the air, connecting the base station from the Spring of “Ein Al-Sultan” to the top station on the Mount of Temptation, near the Monastery where Jesus fasted his forty days.*
There are twelve cabins in the cable car, produced by Doppelmayr, a leading Austrian-Swiss company, with a carrying capacity of 650 people per hour. The cabins travel over Jericho’s oasis and Banana fields, with a brief stop halfway through the journey to the Mount of Temptation to allow visitors to take pictures and enjoy the panoramic view of Jericho. In addition to the cable car, Al-Sultan Tourist Center is located in the same area with a variety of restaurants and shops selling souvenirs and Middle Eastern crafts, as well as a hotel and a water park that are in the process of development.
*The Monastery is a few minutes walk from the top station and the opening hours are posted at the main entrance of the Monastery and at various locations in the base station. It is recommended to wear decent clothing to be able to enter the Monastery and donations are appreciated.