Jerusalem - Masada - Dead Sea - Jerusalem (353 km)
Departing Jerusalem in the morning, we will descend into the Judean Desert by way of the Inn of the Good Samaritan, which houses the world's largest mosaic museum. After that, we will take a cable car up a mountain to explore the ancient fortress of Masada. Then, we will head out to the Dead Sea, passing Ein Gedi and Qumran. We will then enjoy some time to bask in the sun while we swim in the mineral rich Dead Sea. It is that covering oneself from head-to-toe in the natural, mineral-rich mud of the Dead Sea has incredible therapeutic qualities and will leave our skin feeling soft and fresh. Leaving the desert, we will return to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv at the end of the day, wrapping up this tour. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
One of Israel's most popular tourist attractions, Masada is the ruins of an ancient fortress built by Herod the Great that sit atop a rock plateau in the Judean Desert.
Dead Sea, ISRAEL
This body of water that sits on the border between Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. The mineral-rich mud of the sea is said to have incredible therapeutic properties, and visitors are encouraged to cover themselves in it from head-to-toe.