9 Hours Walking tour itinerary for Dead Sea (Israel) & Masada: Explore The Legendary Ruins And Swim In Salt-Rich Water
Dead Sea (Israel), Masada
Explore the surroundings of the Dead Sea including the historically significant Masada. Discover the story of the last stronghold of the Jewish revolt against the Romans, the Roman siege and the story about the suicide of the last of the rebels
Travel from the highest spiritual location to the lowest physical one as you head to the Dead Sea via Highway no 1.
Go through the Jericho, the most ancient city in the world and often referred to as the City of Palm Trees.
Arrive at Masada, which is the most visited site in Israel. Discover the story of the struggles and the tragic end that the hallowed walls have witnessed.
Learn about the story of Herod the Great, King of Judah, who created this architecture. Understand the reason for building such desert fortresses at the Masada and observe the breathtaking landscape of the Dead Sea as well as the Ammon and Moab mountains of Jordan.
Proceed to one of the Dead Sea beaches and bath in the Dead Sea itself, which has the highest salt concentration in the world. Bathing in the Dead Sea is an extraordinary experience since water texture is completely different from what people are used to. Dead Sea water contains a large amount of vitamins and minerals beneficial for the skin – a true natural spa at the lowest location in the world.
Visit Ein Gedi Nature Reserve located along your way and includes a national park and an oasis in the heart of the Judean Desert. This unique site entails walking the trails alongside water brooks, watching the waterfalls. While visiting the nature reserve, you will get a chance to visit an ancient synagogue that is preserved in one of the most impressive mosaic floors in Israel. (Optional)
Car expenses. (petrol and parking fees)
Pickup and drop-off in Telaviv is 150 USD extra.
Drive to Masada and clime the snake path in order to see the sunrise is 150 USD extra.