Masada and the Dead Sea Trip

Of all my hot and now tours, the Masada and the Dead Sea Trip is one of the most fun and adventurous. It is a trip with a story of adventure, action, and difficult decisions. It is a trip with amazing views over beautiful landscapes. But we will also have some time to relax and enjoy ourselves. It is a trip with where you can relax, put your feet up, and literally float into a bliss.

Our Masada and the Dead Sea Trip will include:

  • adventurous stories,
  • hiking,
  • beautiful landscapes,
  • relaxation,
  • and a bit of learning about Israel’s history and geology.

It is a perfect mix to a great trip.

Masada

We will begin the day early to climb up Masada in time to watch the sun rise over the land of Israel. Masada was one of Herod’s many fortresses until the Second Temple was destroyed in 70 CE by the Romans. A group of Jews came up to the fortress thinking they were the last Jews alive. The Romans follow them here and as they are building a ramp to get to the top, the Jews have to decide whether to fight and be enslaved, or to kill themselves as free men.

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Planes flying over Masada (דובר צהל. מתוך אתר פיקיוויקי).

How would the world remember the last Jews standing? They decide to take their own lives and not let the Romans determine their destiny. We will take the time to discover the remains and story of what took place here on the plateau. There is so much to explore on Masada from a synagogue to Herod’s castle! And we will see it all! We will then walk down the Roman Ramp, back to the bottom of mountain to continue our day.

Lunch

After a fun and exciting morning, we will have lunch at a restaurant along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth! There will be a few options to choose, so you won’t have to worry about not having enough to eat.

Lookout onto the Dead Sea

After lunch we will go to the Ein Bokek outlook to see the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, from a further spot. What made the geological phenomenon of the Dead Sea? There are a lot of things going on. There are a lot of factors that go into the geological area. In order to fully appreciate this area and the Sea we must discuss it from an outlook.

Afternoon at the Dead Sea

After the outlook, we will spend the afternoon at the shores of the Dead Sea. We will have an opportunity

  • to float in the water of the saltiest sea (a 33% salt level),
  • put mineral filled mud on our body,
  • and enjoy some time at the earth’s lowest spot.
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Floating in the Dead Sea (אודי שטיינוול. מתוך אתר פיקיוויקי).

The mud will make our skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom, and enriched with the minerals from the mud. After a relaxing and refreshing afternoon, we will head to the hotel for check in and dinner. What to learn more about the Dead Sea? Click here.

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