Masada, Ein Gedi and The Dead Sea
From Jerusalem or Tel Aviv to Masada on the Dead Sea
We drive eastwards, Jerusalem Mountains. We bypass Jerusalem from the North and start descending toward the Judean Desert. We pass by The Sea Level Point and go further east, down to the Jordan Rift Valley.
We visit Ein Gedi Nature reserve, the lowest oasis in the world, and marvel at the views, flora, and fauna.
We continue to the south, getting to Masada National Park. A lofty plateau overlooking the Dead Sea, UNESCO has declared Masada National Park a World Heritage Site. We reach atop the plateau mount by a short cable car ride. We visit Herod’s palace and see lovely mosaic floors, Fresco wall paintings, and Stucco designs. We talk about the heroic battle that took place here some 1950 years ago between the Romans and the zealots and the symbolic value of Masada nowadays.
We finish visiting the desert region floating in the Dead Sea and drive back to the starting point.
‘Lunch and float’ – I can arrange an optional combo in a nice resort at Neve Zohar (after visiting Masada): An assorted buffet for lunch and access to the hotel spa facilities as well as entry to the Dead Sea.
Meeting point according to your preferences
The Sea Level Point
Ein Gedi Nature reserve
Masada National Park: Warehouses, Roman Bathhouse, Herod's Northern Palace, Water System Model
Masada gift shop (including a factory store of Dead Sea mineral products)
Float at The Dead Sea
Drive back to the starting point
Return to the starting point
MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION
Meeting Point Options: Pick-up can be anywhere in the Greater Tel-Aviv Area or Jerusalem. Drop-off can be either at the pick-up point or TLV airport at no additional cost.
Duration: 10 hours
I am a driver-guide. In the tours I guide, we will use my comfortable touring car (2022 A/C Kia Sorento), which can fit up to 3 passengers + me. For larger groups, I will rent a bigger A/C touring vehicle.
I can accommodate groups ranging in size from 1 to 10. If your party is bigger than 3-please text me, and I will price your tour accordingly and send you a custom tour.
If you want such services – I can arrange a separate VIP car (8 seaters Mercedes or Hyundai) and driver.
Extra time and mileage
While in the car, clients can enjoy complimentary mineral water and sugar-free candies.
Food, Drinks, Snacks
Other: Admission tickets to sites (including a round trip cable car ride to Masada+Ein Gedi) – about US$20.
Don't hesitate to get in touch with me for a customized tour. (-:
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