Discover Masada, its fascinating stories, and not only experience a cable car up to the mountain top plateau but the relaxing mineral-rich Dead Sea. A full-day tour of learning, admiring and indulging.
The journey begins from Herzliya, descending below sea level through the Biblical wilderness towards the Dead Sea. See the Inn of the Good Samaritan and stop on route to look out across the desert. Reaching the shores of the Dead Sea encrusted with white salt, you'll follow the shoreline towards Masada. Although it's possible to climb the ancient Snake Path up Masada as the Romans did 2000 years ago, you'll take the convenient cable car up to the mountain top plateau. Hear about King Herod's building skills from your expert guide and the mountain top which, was the last outpost of Jewish zealots.
Heading back to the Dead Sea, marvel at the desert oasis of Ein Gedi, where there is lush foliage and waterfalls. Learn how David hid from angry King Saul before passing by Qumran, where the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls were, discovered in several hillside caves. Relax with a swim in the Dead Sea which, is 9.6 times saltier than the ocean and has a high saline content which will keep you afloat. Give yourself a natural spa treatment by covering your skin with the black mud, then plunge back into the water for a rejuvenating swim to end the day.