Welcome to Dead Sea
It would be a travesty to come to Jordan and miss the Dead Sea. At 400m below sea level, this extraordinary body of intense blue water, polished smooth like oiled skin on a windless day in winter or ruffled into salty whitecaps during the summer winds, lies at the lowest point on earth. The extreme salinity of the water has nothing to do with the Dead Sea being below sea level; rather it comes about because of the... Read More
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Dead Sea activities
Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea
Begin with a pickup by climate-controlled coach from your Tel Aviv hotel, and travel to Jerusalem to begin your day trip. After entering through the city walls, see the famous Western Wall (Wailing Wall) which functions as an open-air synagogue for thousands of worshippers, before walking the pilgrimage route of the Via Dolorosa. Look out for the 14 Stations of the Cross as you trace Jesus' steps to the site of his crucifixion at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.After, your air-conditioned coach will be ready to pick you up, and in just under an hour you'll be at the Dead Sea for some relaxation time. Here you will have approximately two hours to walk around the mineral beach and enjoy the surreal experience of floating in the salt-rich water, 400m (1,312 ft) below sea level! Don't miss the chance to have a mud bath in the world's richest source of natural salts. Your highlights of Israel day trip will head back to Tel Aviv, seeing the historical city of Jericho (City of Palm Trees) en-route. Combining ancient and natural wonders, Israel's top day trip is not to be missed!
Ashdod Shore Excursion: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea
When your cruise ship is in Ashdod, meet your guide at the port and hop inside your air-conditioned minivan. Then, enjoy the views of the Judean Mountains as you travel to Jerusalem, roughly an hour away.On the road, hear about the history of Jerusalem, an ancient spiritual center for Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities that dates back thousands of years. To Christians, the city is revered as the place where Jesus preached and died some 2,000 years ago. Stop at the Mount of Olives, a ridge to the east of old Jerusalem. Take in sweeping views over the walled Old City, and hear how the hillside was a key location during Jesus’ last days.Pass the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested, and travel to Mount Zion to the site of the Last Supper. Visit the room where Jesus’ last meal with his disciples is believed to have taken place and then continue into Old Jerusalem through the Jaffa Gate. Admire the timeworn streets as you stroll through the Christian and Jewish quarters. Walk part of the Via Dolorosa, an important pilgrimage route, and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, said to stand where Jesus was crucified.Take in the scenes at the Western Wall (aka the Wailing Wall) as you learn of its significance to the Jewish pilgrims, and pass through an Arab souk, a jumble of trinket and spice stalls. If time allows, take a short break for lunch at your own expense, and then travel through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea.After roughly an hour, arrive at the northern shore to visit one of the Dead Sea resorts. Use the changing facilities and enjoy a short float and swim in the mineral-rich waters. The sea here sits at the world's lowest point and is fed by several incoming rivers. Their waters then evaporate, leaving behind natural salt that causes the sea's famous buoyancy.Swim, enjoy the therapeutic mud, and then meet back with your guide to return to Ashdod Port, where your day trip ends.Please note: Visits to sites stated on the above itinerary are dependent on accessibility, religious festivals, queues and time constraints on the day of your tour. The order of sites visited, as described above, may also be subject to change on the day.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Ashdod Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
Full-Day Masada and Dead Sea from Tel Aviv
Your day begins with an early morning pickup from your Tel Aviv hotel. Departing Tel Aviv, your journey takes you through the Judean Hills and on to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. Stop to visit a Dead Sea cosmetics shop to browse products made from Dead Sea minerals, before continuing the journey south along the shores of the salt lake to Masada. Ascend by cable car and visit the impressive mountaintop fortress that was once home to King Herod. See the remains of the wall, palaces, and synagogue and hear the heroic story of of the Zealots who managed to fend off the Roman army before committing mass suicide. After your historical trip to the fortress, descend by cable car and drive to one of shores of the Dead Sea for the opportunity to float in its mineral-rich water, which many believe contains therapeutic qualities. Enjoy a natural mud bath and the sensation of floating on water. Feeling youthful again, return to to Tel Aviv and conclude your tour with a hotel drop-off.Please note: The trip does not include a visit to Qumran.
2-Day Petra, Wadi Rum, Dana Reserve, Mujib Reserve Siq Trail, and Dead Sea Tour from Amman
Get to the heart of Jordan on this 2-day, 1-night tour. Float in the legendary Dead Sea; explore the giant, rock-carved city of Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World; spend the night at a Bedouin camp; take a 4WD tour through the Wadi Rum; walk the Mujib Biosphere Reserve's Siq Trail (summer only, over-16s only); and explore Jordan's largest nature reserve, Dana. Transport is by private, climate-controlled vehicle, and the tour includes dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 2, but excludes entrance fees.
2-Night Jordan Private Tour: Petra and Dead Sea
Traveling with a friendly, professional driver who will also serve as your expert guide, your 2-night tour takes you deep into Jordan, a beautiful country blessed with great archaeological and natural riches. After an overnight stay in Amman on Day 1, explore the rock-hewn city of Petra on Day 2. Then, travel to the Dead Sea for an overnight stay and enjoy time on Day 3 to float in the salt-rich waters and enjoy your hotel’s facilities before your return trip to Amman. A choice of hotel accommodation is available on your tour: choose from Jordan’s tourist-class, prime-class or superior-class hotels, depending on your budget. Breakfast and dinner are included at each hotel and there’s time to enjoy lunch at your own expense at both Petra and the Dead Sea.
Masada Sunrise, Ein Gedi and Dead Sea
Meet your driver and air-conditioned minivan in central Jerusalem before dawn. Then, travel south through the Judean Desert and pass the Biblical sites of the Inn of the Good Samaritan and ancient Jericho on the way.After roughly an hour, pass by the shores of the Dead Sea as you near Masada, a mountain crowned by a ruined ancient fortress that was built by King Herod and became a tragic Jewish stronghold against the Romans. Head through the entrance and climb the famous Snake Path to the summit just as the dawn light appears. When you reach the top, the sun will have risen, casting the mountains of Jordan and Dead Sea in a stunning, ghostly glow. Ogle the views and explore the archaeological ruins, walking around long-ago stone houses, bathhouses and Roman encampments.Later, descend on foot or by cable car and continue to Ein Gedi, an idyllic paradise-like oasis with waterfalls. Enter the tropical reserve and trace the trails past springs to the spectacular falls. Absorb the scene and perhaps cool off in the falls before heading back. You can also buy snacks and drinks here to refuel your energy if need be.Next, drive to the Dead Sea. Head for a private beach that is lapped by this salt-rich sea and sits at around 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level — the Earth’s lowest point. Experience the unusual floating sensation as you ‘swim’ and perhaps enjoy a therapeutic mud bath.Afterward, rejoin your minivan and return to Jerusalem, where your tour ends with a drop-off at the original departure point in the early afternoon.