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From Tel Aviv: Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour

1. From Tel Aviv: Masada and Dead Sea Private Tour

Enjoy a private tour of Masada and the Dead sea. Travel up to the summit of Masada by cable car, visit Ein Gedi and see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and float in the Dead Sea on this exciting and historical day tour. Begin the Masada and Dead Sea private tour by descending through the Jordan valley with Jericho in the distance and imagining the Israelites crossing the Jordan River into the promised land. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to reach Masada. Ascend via cable car, taking the opportunity to look down at the snake path used thousands of years ago by King Herod. See the well-preserved synagogue, proving that synagogues existed during the second temple period, and explore one of the last Jewish strongholds against the Romans. Take an opportunity to see the first piece of parchment discovered by Israeli archaeologists. Explore the famous bathhouse, swimming pool, and storehouses here, and get a real insight into the lives of those under siege on Masada. Descend from Masada and visit Ein Gedi, where David is said to have taken refuge while hiding from the wrath of King Saul (Sam 24:1). Marvel at beautiful waterfalls and freshwater pools before moving on to the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Stop at the Dead Sea resort and enjoy the sensation of floating in the waters of the Dead Sea, and cover your body in the mineral-rich muds said to have maintained Cleopatra’s youthful looks. Wash the mud off in a Sulphur pool nearby before returning to your hotel.

From Tel Aviv: Dead Sea Visit & Desert Safari

2. From Tel Aviv: Dead Sea Visit & Desert Safari

Take a 10-hour safari tour of the Judean Desert, and discover the lowest place on earth at the Dead Sea. Available with pick-ups from Tel Aviv hotels, each tour starts with a transfer through a Biblical wilderness. Pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Then descend to a point beneath sea level. Enjoy distant views of the Biblical city of Jericho, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, and best known as the city that Joshua (Joshua 6) conquered after his troops circled the city walls causing them to fall. Upon arrival at Qumran, see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Now kept in the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem, the Scrolls were kept in good condition for 2,000 years thanks to the lack of humidity in the Dead Sea region. Next, transfer to a 4WD jeep to cross the rough desert terrain. Take a thrilling ride through the desert, negotiating the steep inclines, ravines, sand, and rock. Reach the Cliffs of Dragot and look down on the Dragot River. See the Murbaat Caves with their fascinating square entrances. End your adventure by washing away the dust of the desert and cooling off in the Dead Sea. Change into your bathing suit and float in the mineral-rich water. Make use of nature's natural face mask - the Dead Sea black mud - and lather it into your skin to benefit from the mud's therapeutic properties.

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Overall rating

3.1 / 5

based on 8 reviews

The safari was exactly what we were hoping for, we had a blast with Ali, a very knowledgeable, we learned about the ways of the desert people, the animals, their tracks and plants. We had some breathtaking views above the canyon and the salt sea. We also had a coffee break under the car shade (best car ever). Thank you so much for everything Ali! The two Greeks! Just a warning for the dead sea part, they take you to a very very touristy crowded spot, do don't expect the same vibe as the safari, if I could change something, I would change the beach to something less touristy. Cheers!

We first did the Desert Safari and it was awesome. The guide picked us up in a Land Rover and we begin our journey immediately. Stopped at three spots along the trail, each having a spectacular view. The second was the Dead Sea, and it was cold, windy, rainy, and the waves were very choppy. We were told the beach was closed but some people went in anyway. There was a camel there at the beach and we were able to at least get a camel ride - bonus!

Fabulous guide Ali who made the trip memorable and exciting. Lovely coffee and incredible views with adrenaline thrown in along the way

Absolutely to do. Magnificent landscapes, very nice guide. Attention it shakes well if you are in the back.

Amazing experience through desert hills with a knowledgeable, pedagogical, and very likeable guide !