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Day Trip to the Dead Sea Valley with GaryTheGuide

  • E-Ticket
  • Day Trip
  • Private Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • Live Guide

A Dead Sea day with GaryTheGuide is geared to your needs. I will pick you up at your hotel or agreed location, bring you to the sites you are interested in, and make the day last as long or short as you desire. In addition, I will not only tell the dramatic stories, explain the history, and delve in to the nature of the Dead Sea and it's sites, but we will discuss the effects these sites have had on our societies today. Geopolitics and ecology will be present alongside history archeology, and religion. All of this is in addition to the relaxation and wonder of the Dead Sea. This tour is a perfect break from the experiences of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. I will also take care of you along the way. I will make sure you know all of your options, including costs, so you can make the most informed decisions. I will show you the best ways of getting lunch or snacks, find you the shops that fill your needs, and make the drive as comfortable as possible. Come enjoy the Dead Sea with me!

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kalia Beach

At Kalya Beach you will stand at the lowest spot on the Earth. You will wade in the unique waters of the Dead Sea, where you float and feel almost weightless. In addition, you can ride a camel, drink at the lowest bar on Earth, and enjoy shops that display the wonders of the Dead Sea: Salts, mud, and dates. After this experience, your muscles will feel relaxed and your skin will be healthy and soft. Who could pass this up?

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Masada National Park

Masada is a mountain with steep cliffs, amazingly preserved archeology, over 2000 years of history, and drama that dates from King Herod through the 20th century. You can alight the mountain by foot or cable car. Above you will see ancient beauty, hear of life and death decisions, and discuss how Masada's meaning has evolved in modern times. The views are stunning, and they inspire discussions of ecology, international relations, and spirituality.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Ein Gedi

Two natural springs from the Judean hills converge here and form the most lush oasis in the Judean Desert. A short walk will bring you to several waterfalls where you can dip your feet or wade in to the falls themselves. Longer hikes can take you to ancient temples, pools, and caves that appear in stories of Biblical kings. Whether you are looking for a refreshing stop or an exhilarating hike, Ein Gedi is a gem that you won't forget.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Qumran National Park

Two thousand years ago a very unique community settled in Qumran. Using the water from the river bed, they created a society based on purity, comradeship, study, and writing texts. In modern times, almost by chance, the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, most written here in Qumran. Walking through the archeological remains of their village, we see how they survived in the desert, using water where there is almost none, and searching for God far away from any city or distraction.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Qasr al-Yahud Baptismal Site

The "mighty" Jordan River is actually a slow meandering river, with plants and greenery abound. Just above is the stark desert, almost void of life. This is the scenery of both John the Baptist and Joshua. Here, one of them baptises Jesus, and the other leads the Children of Israel in to the promised land. You can go in to this same water and view people who have come to be baptised on both the Israeli and Jordanian banks.

Duration: 30 minutes