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Private Tour to Masada and the Dead Sea

Private Tour to the Dead Sea Region

At a mere 25-minute drive east of Jerusalem is the Dead Sea, one of the most extraordinary places on the planet. Its therapeutic water, stunning desert landscapes and iconic archaeological sites, makes the Dead Sea one of the most popular tour destinations in Israel. Our guided tour proposal will take you to this majestic part of the Holy Land and provide you with an exclusive tour experience.

Ride a Camel, Spot the Dead Sea Scrolls caves

On the road that descends from Jerusalem, your senses will detect a rapid change in elevation. The urban atmosphere gradually gives way to the barren hills of the Judean Desert. On both sides of the road, you will see Bedouin communities still living in tents and herding livestock. We could stop at the Sea Level Monument to take pictures and possibly ride a camel. As we continue you will track Jericho and the Baptism site in the distance. At the northwestern corner of the Dead Sea your guide will point to the caves where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. If requested you could also visit Qumran, a mysterious archaeological site that may have been the headquarters of the group that wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Explore Masada

Masadatouring masada is one of the most popular and fascinating tour attractions in Israel. Built by King Herod, this palatial complex has been remarkably preserved. But what is mind boggling is the detailed account of the tragic end of the Jews that took refuge here in the first century. Visiting the rebels’ synagogue is an especially moving experience. It was possibly here that they voted to choose death over Roman slavery. In addition to the rich archaeological finds here, the majestic views of the desert from this elevated plateau are simply breathtaking.  At the base of the mountain is a modern visitors’ center with an innovative museum, a spacious souvenir complex, and places to eat.

Tour Ein-Gedi

For a more unique lunch experience we could drive to Kibbutz Ein Gedi. Here, you can join the kibbutz members in their public dining hall as they preserve the social lifestyle unique to kibbutzim. This can be followed by a pleasant stroll through the beautiful botanical gardens of the kibbutz. At the nearby Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve, we can embark on an hour and a half excursion in the Judean Desert and enjoy a dip in the refreshing water of its oasis.

Float on the Dead Sea

Of course, no tour to this area is complete without a swim in the Dead Sea! Known for its therapeutic water and mud, we can experience it all at one of the public beaches near Qumran.  We can then make our way back to Jerusalem Feeling rejuvenated – a perfect way to end a great day!

What’s included

  • Guiding by a licensed, expert, private guide
  • Transportation in luxury level van or SUV
  • Pick-up and drop-off at any address
  • Free Wi-Fi and chilled bottled mineral water

What’s excluded

  • Site entrance fees
  • Meals and snacks
  • Gratuities

What to bring

  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Bathing suites
  • Some cash

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