Masada & The Dead Sea
"A perfect day of history, natural wonders, inspiring sites, and relaxation" (Frank, FL)
Experience one of the wonders of the world with a luxury private guided tour, led by one of our professional and qualified tour guides. We will take you to the lowest place on Earth – the Dead Sea and the ancient Masada fortress overlooking it.
Along the way, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Dead Sea, the mountains of Moab and the colorful cliffs of the Judean Desert with added commentary from the guide about geology, geopolitics and history. We’ll also drive across the Great Rift Valley and through Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
Our first stop is Masada National Park. A cable car will take us up to the top of the mountain, to the remains of King Herod’s 2,055-year-old remarkable fortress. Once there, we will go through the ancient sites and see firsthand how people managed to live on top of the desolate mountain in middle of the desert, all those years ago.
This will be followed by a dip in the famous Dead Sea; with 8.6 times more salt than the ocean, its natural buoyancy effect makes for a unique bathing experience.
Begin your day at Masada National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making your way up to the top of the mountain via cable car to walk through the remains of Herod’s 2,055-year-old fortress.
For the early riser, we can make arrangements for you to catch the most magnificent sunrise from the top.
After lunch, we will visit one of the many Dead Sea beaches where you will be able to soak yourself in the healing properties of the Dead Sea mud and float in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea, newspaper in hand for a quintessential photo opportunity.
If time permits, we can add the following activities to your tour:
- Camel ride – Explore the landscape of the Negev Desert in the way of the natives.
- Qumran National Park – Visit the site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a series of natural and artificial caves near Qumran, in the Judean desert.
- Ein Gedi Nature Reserve– Hike through this beautiful oasis, enjoy its spectacular landscape and astonishing beauty, and bathe in its various waterfalls along the hiking trails.
All of the ‘My Israel Guide’ private tour guides have a passion for the Holy Land and for providing high service and satisfaction to our tourists and guests. We want you to take home the amazing memories and unique experiences that our small but fascinating country has to offer, and will go above and beyond to make that happen.
*Pick-up and drop off at your Hotel Lobby / Apartment.
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