Visit the highlights of Masada, Ein Gedi, Jericho, and the Dead Sea on this 12-hour tour from Jerusalem. See Masada, the desert fortress, and Ein Gedi, the beautiful desert oasis and nature reserve. Marvel at the Dead Sea, the'lowest point on earth where you can float in the waters and immerse yourself in the healing mud. Pass Qumran for a view of the place where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. See an overview of the city of Jericho, the lowest city on Earth, famous for its Biblical heritage. Visit the River Jordan at Qasr-el-Yehud, an important baptismal site.
Make your way to the Mamilla Jerusalem Hotel in the early morning to climb into a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for your day trip. Depart Jerusalem at 7:30am.
Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea region, the lowest on earth. Heading south alongside the Dead Sea, you will reach the foot of Mount Masada, the ancient fortress which was constructed in Roman times and is famous as the location of an iconic story of heroism. At 9:00am, ascend Masada by cable car (own expense) and explore the site at your own pace.
At approximately 11:00am, proceed to Ein Gedi, a beautiful nature reserve and oasis where you will have a chance to take a short hike or walk through the cooling and beautiful surroundings. After 1.5 hours of exploring, continue to the Dead Sea where you will access a private beach (included) and have a chance to float in the famous waters and immerse yourself in the mud that is so famous all around the world.'
At 2:30 pm you will be driven a few minutes to the city of Jericho. Jericho is the lowest and oldest city on Earth, with famous Biblical sites.'Enjoy a quick overview and continue to Qasr al Yehud, a very important baptism site at the Jordan River
Return to your hotel in Jerusalem (4:30pm) or Tel Aviv (5:30pm).
Please note, in some circumstances, the order of sites visited may change in order to enhance the enjoyment of the day.