MASADA & DEAD SEA “Wandering in the Judean Desert”
Amazing views and feelings around Masada and the Dead Sea Just after passing Jerusalem, you will enter the Judean desert and descend to the lowest place on Earth, the Dead Sea, which is at 400 meters below sea level. Believe it or not, this arid region was once a prominent area for exclusive cultivates and commercial activities. The spiritual and historic heritage, however, is what is most fascinating.
It is the setting for the discovery of the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls and the heroic Jewish revolt on the breathtaking scenery of Herod’s palaces on Masada’s heights.It is on this arid plateau that for more than three years, a group of Jewish rebels lived in a plight against the Roman Empire. They were eventually defeated through the manifestation of some dramatic events that have become for the state of Israel a national symbol. You will be enjoying a 360 degree view on the unique landscape of the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea. This tour also includes visiting the desert oasis of Ein Gedi and experiencing the Dead Sea.
- Masada plateau
- walking in Ein Gedi’s kibbutz and in an amazing botanical garden
- enjoy a typical lunch in Kibbuz Ein Gedi’s dining hall
- visit of ancient Synagogue with byzantine mosaic floor
- Swimming Experience in the Dead Sea
- Outlook of Wadi Kelt
optional: one hour hike in Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
Length: Full day
Tour style: History, Nature and a lot of fun at the dead sea
Price: Please note that our day tours are private day tours – meaning that they are scheduled according to our guests’ personal time table. Please contact us in order to fix a date which is convenient for you. The price of the tour depends on the size of your group and will include fully guided day tour and transportation.