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1 Day History tour itinerary for Dead Sea (Israel), Masada & Ein Gedi: Nature And History Beckon Around The Dead Sea Area

Dead Sea (Israel), Masada, Ein Gedi

Nature
Nature Tour
Archeology
Archeology Tour
History
History Tour
Nature and history beckon around the Dead Sea area

Floating away

Dead Sea (Israel)-Israel

Make your way through the oasis of Ein Gedi to Masada, home to a rugged natural fortress. The area boasts of the majestic beauty of the Judaean Desert overlooking the therapeutic Dead Sea.

DAY 01

Massada and Dead Sea Tour Itinerary

  • Depart early in the morning to the Dead Sea, area traveling south through the Judean Wilderness - a place of refuge and shelter for Jews since time immemorial.

  • Drive south and stop off at the desert oasis of Ein Gedi with its lush greenery and cool waterfalls. 

  • You will be able to appreciate the unique and flourishing flora and fauna of this area and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a few beautiful Ibex and Orex hiding in the surrounding mountains. 

  • Hike deeper into the coolness of this desert oasis to enjoy the rush of a cascading waterfall in all its natural beauty. This is the place where King David hid from King Saul during Biblical times.

  • Arrive at Masada. Ascend the cliff top fortress by cable car. As you explore the ancient remains of fortifications, King Herod's palaces, storerooms, and baths, you will hear about the spirit of its last Jewish defenders. These Zealots held out for three years against the legions of Flavius Silva and chose to die as free men at their own hands in preference to Roman slavery. 

  • From the top of Masada, the outlines of the Roman encampments are still visible below. Descend by cable car. It is possible to descend on foot via the old Roman Ramp, or snake path.

  • In the Dead Sea area, we will stop at Mount Sdom, made of salt and see the column of salt traditionally believed to be Lot's wife. According to the Book of Genesis, she was turned into a pillar of salt when she glanced backward at the cities of Sdom and Gmorah while they were being destroyed.

  • Continue along the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, and arrive at a lovely hotel, located on the shores of the Dead Sea. 

  • Here we will have lunch and enjoy a swim in the hotel's swimming pool or go down to their private beach to experience a therapeutic dip in the Dead Sea. 

  • Let the buoyant waters support you as you relax on your back and think of nothing else but the sea and salt all around you.

  • 760 USD Per Group (* 4 People Maximum)
  • Please remember to bring your hats, swimming suits and suntan lotion with you today!

Dead Sea (Israel), Masada, Ein Gedi

Nature
Nature Tour
Archeology
Archeology Tour
History
History Tour
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Contributed By

Shalom Wiser

starting from
USD 760
Type of Tour

Private Tour

Departures

This tour is offered throughout the year.The tour starts at 08:00 hours.

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