Jerusalem: Masada National Park and Dead Sea Excursion
- Pickup available
- Duration: 1 day
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The 21 hour trip is hard because of the driving (appx. six+ hours each way ),and a slow, very disorganized border crossing, but the Petra experience is worth it. We loved that we were able to go and next time, will plan a two-day trip with one night at a hotel. There is so much to see and nowhere near enough time to enjoy it all. Petra is absolutely astounding! Also, the "lunch" bag had terrible food - a plain, dry bagel with nothing inside, a very brown banana, one apple and one orange, a juice drink box (not real juice, but sugar and water), and an expired-date wafer bar. Our bar said it was good until December 2019 and clearly we are way past that . Considering we paid $300 pp, plus the extra fees of $125pp, a better lunch would have been reasonable to expect. Perhaps a quick lunch at a plaza cafe?
Super friendly, fun and knowledgeable guides. Lots packed in but never rushed. So many little extras from the Aramaic reading of the Lord’s Prayer to the date cakes. Souvenir shop not the usual ripoff place and the driver looked after us well at the Dead Sea. Nice bonus visit to Jericho. There were 13 of us in the morning with 8 staying on for the afternoon. Has to rate as one of the best value and all round excellent tours ever!
I am really impressed all the organizer set up for us. The staff are very kind, generous and helpful. They know the history of all place we visited and explained us in depth. There were enough food and drink that the staff prepared for us for free. I could try a lot of local food, bread and it is very delicious. Thank you very much indeed for this excellent tour I have ever experienced.
Our driver / guide Samuel was excellent and very helpful. The only suggestion I may have is that the Ein Gedi trip felt a bit redundant, because of the time allocated to it, especially after very enduring rise to Masada.
The overall value was a no brainer. Try to visit sites without a guide - you will quickly realize it's difficult and you will miss out on so much details. This tour was the highlight of my trip to Israel.