The Amazing Desert

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Tour Number

Activity Level

456031


Categories

Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Arabic (fluent), English (fluent), Hebrew (fluent), Ukrainian (fluent), Russian (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

Let's discover how did life in the Judean desert look like during the 2nd temple period with a local guide


We will start the day with one of King Herod's fortresses, then we will go to the administrative center of the Essenes, we will visit the national park and then have lunch, we will drive to the closest beach and swim in the dead sea, then we will visit the baptismal site (if time permits) and then head to the oldest and lowest town in the world, then we will drive back towards Jerusalem

Itinerary

Drive to Masada (it will take about 1:20min)
Masada (we will take the cable car and be on top of the fortress for an hour)
Drive to Qumran (1 hour)
Qumran (20min)
Lunch in Qumran
Swimming in the dead sea (1 hour- 1:30)
Visit the baptismal site if time permits (15min)
Drive to Jericho (10min rirde)
Jericho (10min)
Drive to Jerusalem (45min ride)

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: The meeting point is in Jerusalem. If the meeting point or the end point are not in Jerusalem, contact me for the price

Duration: 9 hours

time might change during holidays and working days

Transportation

Volkswagen Transporter 8 seats 2015

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 Shekels - For Creams and Dead Sea cosmetics if needed
entrance to the Dead sea beach (55 shekels)
Masada is about 74 shekels per person
Qumran is 35 shekels per person
Lunch is around 40 shekels per person

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Lunch
Entrance to the Dead Sea beach
Entrance fee to the national parks (Masada and Qumran)

A Recent Review of this tour

We have had many guides on our travels in the past but Charlie is by far the best. His knowledge is amazing. However, his ability to give you a candid backstage perspective on your journey through the intersecting maze of history-culture-religion-politics that Isreal represents has been highly appreciated. We enjoyed our days with Charlie and can highly recommend him to anyone who wants more than just the standard paraphrasing of the written guides.
Michael Heiberg

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    Currency
    Tour Price

    825 USD PER TOUR(for up to 6 people) (duration: 9 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    456031


    Categories

    Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, First Time Visitor, Adventure / Active

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Arabic (fluent), English (fluent), Hebrew (fluent), Ukrainian (fluent), Russian (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

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