Massada Qumran Dead Sea

Tour date: Tuesday&Saturday 8.00-16.00h

NIS 230

Trip to the Dead Sea area. including visits to Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran and the beach. The tour can be organized as day trip, leaving in the morning, or as sunrise tour, leaving at night to climb Masada for the sunrise.

You will drive from Jerusalem through the Judean desert and then along the Dead Sea shore to Masada, an ancient Roman complex rising high above the Dead Sea. Its summit can be reached via a “snake path,” the climbing of which takes a good hour, or cable car, and there is time to explore the ruins.

Trip to the Dead Sea area. including visits to Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran and the beach. The tour can be organized as day trip, leaving in the morning, or as sunrise tour, leaving at night to climb Masada for the sunrise. You will drive from Jerusalem through the Judean desert and then along the Dead Sea shore to Masada, an ancient Roman complex rising high above the Dead Sea. Its summit can be reached via a “snake path,” the climbing of which takes a good hour, or cable car, and there is time to explore the ruins.

Then you will have an opportunity to float in the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is located some 405 m below sea level, making it the lowest place on earth. Because of its high salt content (approx. 25% more than the average sea) no life exists in it. The waters and muds of the Dead Sea are helpful in treating skin diseases. The dropping of its water-level due to the hot climate and the lessening of water flowing in from the Jordan River (because Israel uses the Sea of Galilee as its reservoir) has caused its length to decrease from 76 km at the beginning of the 20th Century to less than 50 km today. It is 3-15 km wide. The Dead Sea is located some 405 m below sea level, making it the lowest place on earth.

Note: Please bring sun lotion, beach shoes and enough water!

Note: The entrance fees are not included in the tour fee.

Note: This tour is not guided; In Masada you can be informed by watching a film.