Tour Itinerary (Subject to Change)
07:00 - Pick up from Abraham Hostel - Davidka Square
09:00 - Arrive at Masada. Hike or optional cable-car up the mountain
11:00 - Hike through Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
13:00 - Relax at the Dead Sea
16:00 - Arrive back in Jerusalem
NB: All times are approximate
No drop-off at Jaffa Gate (Abraham Hostel & in proximity to Damascus Gate only)
-This is a self-guided tour, meaning that it includes full transportation and printed guiding materials, but no actual guide.
-In the unlikely event of there being flooding at Ein Gedi, we will instead go to Qumran or a similar location
The first stop on the tour is the ancient fortress of Masada now a UNESCO world heritage site. Masada is the site where 960 Jewish rebels fought against the Romans and in a final act committed suicide rather than surrender. Here, archaeological experts have painstakingly recovered and restored all sorts of treasures including the bath house, synagogue and other buildings. From here you can also enjoy stunning views over the Judean desert and Dead Sea.
Following your descent down from the top of Masada you will drive a short distance to the Ein Gedi nature reserve. Here you will partake in 2 ½ hour hike through the amazing landscape dotted with waterfalls and pools to swim and play in. The reserve is also filled with amazing desert plants, vegetation and wildlife.
The final stop on the tour will be to the world famous Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, where you can experience the feeling of floating. Due to the high salinity of the water in the Dead Sea
it is impossible to sink. You can also take advantage of the mineral rich muds and cover your body in a therapeutic mask. If none of this takes your fancy you can also simply relax on the beaches or salt plains.