(Depart only from Jerusalem)
Visit three of the most popular attractions in southern Israel on a full-day, self-guided tour of the Dead Sea region. Discover the archeological remnants of the Masada fortress, take in the beautiful desert landscapes, hike through the Ein Gedi nature reserve and float on the salty water of the Dead Sea.
The tour begins at Masada, an official UNESCO world heritage site. On this isolated mountain, Herod built a magnificent palace, bathhouse and fortress. Jewish rebels fought the Romans from this fortified mountain and took their lives just before it fell into enemy hands. Experience the fascinating history of Masada while enjoying breathtaking views of the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea.
Our next stop is Ein Gedi, just a short drive from Masada. Enjoy a 2 1/2 hour hike, while stopping to dip in the pools and waterfalls along the trail, and to observe the desert vegetation and wildlife.
We'll end the day at the Dead Sea, the lowest place in the world. The salty water will keep you afloat and you can enjoy the healing qualities of the mineral-rich black mud and salt water. If you prefer not to get wet, the beach is an excellent place to just sit back and relax.
USD 70 per person
Lunch and drinks
Admission to Ein Gedi (29 NIS)
Admission to Masada (29 NIS admission, 76 NIS including cable car rides)
Davidka Sqaure, 67 Haneviim St., Jerusalem
Carta parking lot (Yitzhak Kariv St., next to Mamilla Mall)
Damascus Gate or Davidka Square, Jerusalem
Return: approximately 4 PM
Please note: This is a self-guided tour that includes transportation and printed guides (available in English), without an actual tour guide.
Departs Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays