Adventure

From Jerusalem: Dead Sea Visit & Desert Safari

From Jerusalem: Dead Sea Visit & Desert Safari

From US$ 155 per person

Explore the lowest place on earth on a 10-hour tour of the Dead Sea from Jerusalem. Cross the desert by 4WD vehicle and experience the Judean Desert up-close. Float in the Dead Sea, and enjoy its reputed health benefits first-hand.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from major hotels in Jerusalem. If you need to be picked up from elsewhere (like an Airbnb), the local operator will send you details of the closest pickup point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the lowest place on earth at the Dead Sea
  • Cross the Judean Desert by 4WD jeep
  • Enjoy roadside views of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found
  • Pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan
  • See the ancient city of Jericho on the horizon
Full description

Take a 10-hour safari tour of the Judean Desert, and discover the lowest place on earth at the Dead Sea. Available with pick-ups from Jerusalem hotels, each tour starts with a transfer through a Biblical wilderness. Pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan, before descending to a point beneath sea level. Enjoy distant views of the Biblical city of Jericho, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, and best known as the city that Joshua (Joshua 6) conquered after his troops circled the city walls causing them to fall. See the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found upon arrival at Qumran. Learn more about the scrolls, now kept in the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem, they were kept in good condition for 2,000 years thanks to the lack of humidity in the Dead Sea region. Transfer to a 4WD jeep to cross the rough desert terrain. Take a thrilling ride through the desert, negotiating the steep inclines, ravines, sand, and rock. Reach the Cliffs of Dragot and look down on the Dragot River. See the Murbaat Caves with their fascinating square entrances. End the adventure by washing away the dust of the desert and cooling off in the Dead Sea. Change into a bathing suit and float in the mineral rich water. Make use of nature's natural face mask - the Dead Sea black mud - and lather it into the skin to benefit from the mud's therapeutic properties.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Coffee or tea, and a light refreshment
  • Pickup and drop-off service
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Please bring a hat, bathing suit, towels, comfortable shoes, and flip flops (recommended)

Product ID: 410729