A tour to Masada and the Dead Sea area gives us the opportunity to learn more about. The heroic story of the fighters who took part in the great rebellion, followed by a visit to the luxurious resort area of the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea.
We will depart from Tel Aviv via the Judean mountains and Jerusalem to the Dead Sea region and as we do, we’ll be passing near the Qumran caves where the renowned Dead Sea Scrolls were found and where John the Baptist is thought to have spent a part of his life. We will also get to travel through the Ein Gedi area, where the main source of water for this region can be found and where the Biblical stories will come to life for us.
From amidst the desert landscapes, the tabletop mountain of Masada will be revealed to our eyes, combining the wonders of nature with the magnificence of human architecture in the form of the fortress built upon the mountain top by King Herod the Great.
Ascending to the fort by cable car (or by walking if you prefer and time permits it) we will get to explore the last stronghold of the Zealots who defied the mighty Roman Empire and who made their last stand against the Romans at this fortified castle. Here, we will get to view the remains from these exciting times, including the walls, the palaces, the ancient Synagogue (oldest known one in the world), the water cisterns, the mosaic floors, Herod’s private Roman bath and many additional findings.
These fascinating antiques are part of why Masada is the State of Israel’s number one archeological site and the national park with the highest number of visitors.
After lunch, we will continue to the Dead Sea beach and spa area, where we will be enjoying the singular experience of floating on the Dead Sea waters with their unique therapeutic effects.
Following an exciting and full day of travel, we will start heading back toward your hotel.
during the day we will have the importunity stop at the Ahava factory where the special skin products are made. here we’ll have the chance to learn about this unique place and we’ll have time for shopping.
Some important notes for this tour. for our visit to the Dead Sea you are asked to bring with you, a bathing suit in your travel bag (there will be a suitable room for changing), drinking water, a hat and proper sun protection, a towel (it’s possible to rent one if you prefer lighter travel), spare clothes if you’ll want to change after our dip in the Dead Sea and sea sandals for people with known feet sensitivity. You are advised not to shave 24 hours before our trip (especially during the summer, man & woman).
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