Early morning start . Hike or cable car up to Masada in cooler dawn hours .
A full day exploring Masada and the Dead Sea region.
We will set out for the hour plus drive from Jerusalem to visit Masada , the UNESCO World Heritage site of King Herod's Mountain Fortress and the site of the Jewish rebels final stand against Rome in 73 CE and then tour the Dead Sea region with a Dead Sea float amongst the many options available.
***CUSTOMIZED TOURS:If you have more time to explore southern Israel I can create and quote a customized tour for you that will include this Masada & Dead Sea single day tour as the first day of a longer tour exploring the Negev Desert , Sde Boker & Mitzpe Ramon.
I will pick you up from your Jerusalem hotel at one of these flexible starting times:
3. 45-4. 00-5. 00 am to take advantage of the cooler part of the day if you want to climb the Snake Path to the summit
6. 30am if you want to catch an early cable car.
Please also note the Masada and Dead Sea tour I offer with a regular ( after breakfast 8-9 am )start time
We will explore Masada and you will have a wonderful range of activities and sites to choose from including :
a highly recommended visit to the Masada multimedia museum,
a hike in the Ein Gedi National Park & a swim in the sweet waters of David's Falls, ,
a visit to the ancient Ein Gedi synagogue ,
explore Kibbutz Ein Gedi Botanical Gardens
a float in the Dead Sea or a spa/lunch package at a local hotel
a visit to Qumran National Park of Dead Sea scrolls fame
a visit to the Jordan River Baptism site of Qaer el Yahud
a visit to the Inn of the Good Samaritan
a view of a Judean desert Byzantine Monastery
At the end of the day we will return to Jerusalem
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up from clients' hotel in Jerusalem
End location: Return at end of day to client's hotel in Jerusalem
Duration: 10 hours
A full 10+ hour day with customized tour of Dead Sea and Masada region.
I drive a comfortable air conditioned Chevrolet Traverse Crossover 2011 with capacity for 6 pax .
My guide services and transportation in my comfortable and air conditioned Chevrolet Traverse Crossover 2011 with passenger capacity of 6 pax.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 shekels - The actual on the day costs depends on what you feel like doing which can depend on your level of fitness,the weather ,whether a public beach or private spa appeals to you
.Remember this is your tour!
Entrance fees to national parks ,museums and spas
Food & drink
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This is the second day we have used Zel and I recommend him highly. He is extremely knowledgeable about history, archeology, politics, restaurants, local culture etc. He is very experienced, and incredibly accommodating and patient. We spent the first day touring the Old City of Jerusalem and today we toured Masada and the Dead Sea Area. He has incredibly deep knowledge and is fun to be with. We didn't just find a great tour guide we found a great friend!