Dead Sea, Masada, Ein Gedi and
Qumran caves tours,from Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Eilat or the Sinai.
Only in the desert do we see the birth of these fierce, indomitable souls who rise up in rebellion
even against God himself and stand before Him fearlessly, their minds in resplendent
consubstantiality with the skirts of the Lord.
Report to Greco, Nikos Kazantzakis- 1965
Negev tour options on the way to Eilat from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, incl
Dead Sea from the top of Masada
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Dead Sea, Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran One day tour
Departing from the Dead Sea Jerusalem or Tel Aviv
This day trip takes in the natural and historic highlights of the Dead Sea area. As we start our tour and head south from Jerusalem to the Judean Desert and the ruins of Qumran a 2,000-year-old village most notable as the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found (in nearby caves). We tour the site and caves before continuing to the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, We enjoy a walk through the reserve visiting the springs and waterfalls and taking in the contrast between this lush oasis and the stark desert scenery which surrounds it. From here we make our way along the Dead Sea shores to one of Israel's most remarkable historic sites Masada. We ascend Masada by cable car and tour it's fascinating ruins. Masada was a palace of King Herod and it was on Masada that nearly 1,000 Jews resisting Roman rule held out against the forces of the Roman armies before taking their own lives rather than surrendering to the Romans. We take in the spectacular Dead Sea views before heading back down to the Dead Sea and on to the Ein Gedi Spa. He we bathe in the spa's whirlpools of natural mineral water, get caked in the healing Dead Sea mud and take a swim in the salty waters. We complete our tour and begin our return journey to your Dead Sea hotel, Jerusalem or Central Israel.
Price from Eilat: 2 people- 695$ in total, 4 people in small car- 225$ p.p. in 7 seater- 255$ p.p. 5-6 people- 199$ p.p.
Tours to the Dead Sea area
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