Petra, Masada and Dead Sea – 2 Days

Tour’s Program


On leaving Jerusalem on road 90, we travel downwards below sea level on this long winding road towards the Dead Sea and then onto Masada. On the way at a distance, we observe the Ancient City of Jericho. According to the Christian bible, Jesus on his arrival to Jericho healed some blind beggars by returning their sight (Mark 10:46-52), and where the walls were brought down by Joshua’s soldiers (Joshua 6).

Also seen on our travels is the Inn of the good Samaritan. This road towards Jericho is linked to the parable of the Good Samaritan of which Jesus told, about a man of this area who was robbed and beaten near to death. A Samaritan passing by who was foreign to the area helped him by taking him to a local inn to heal his wounds, feed and clothe him.

As we reach the Dead Sea, famous for its high salt content, we continue along the coastline travelling in the direction towards Masada. Why not climb up the ancient Snake path like the Romans did 2000 years ago to enter Masada? But no, it would be a lot easier to take the cable to the top of this mountain. At the top, you will reach a plateau, which has an excellent view of the Judean desert and the Dead Sea. This is where Herod built palaces and fortified them. According to Flavius Josephus, a Jewish leader and historian, between 73 and 74AD a siege took place with the Roman soldiers attempt to take Masada, leading to a mass suicide of the Jewish people in the fortified Masada. Rather than face capture by the Roman soldiers, the Jews choose to kill themselves instead.

On our travels, we see the desert oasis Ein Gedi abundant with rich green foliage, a variety of wildlife, rivers and at least six beautiful fountains, situated in a desert close to the salty Dead Sea. This is where David hid in a cave with his men from King Saul. Continuing with our journey we pass by the Qumran. Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in some caves here in the hills.

We arrive at the Dead Sea, which is the lowest point below sea level and could be chosen as one of the seven wonders of the world. Due to the volume of salt in the Dead Sea, you can’t sink, so enjoy floating with the fear of drowning. People from all over the world come here to enjoy these therapeutic rich salts, minerals and water of the Dead Sea
We will continue our journey through the Arava desert, and in the evening we will arrive at the border with Jordan.
After clearing immigration and customs, you will be met by one of our multi-lingual Jordanian representatives who will drive you from the Aqaba border station to your hotel.
We will spend the evening in Aqaba and depart the following morning traveling 2 – 3 hours along the scenic mountain route, the desert way, to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, briefly stopping for an overview.
After passing the Obelisks in front of the cave tomb we enter the narrow, 1,200 meter long canyon, the Siq, with an option to ride for the first few hundred meters. As we walk through the gorge with the towering red stone on either side we marvel at the incredible sites carved into the red mountain.
You will spend the day touring Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Petra, also known as the “Red Rose City”, is a remarkable tourist site, and it was originally inhabited by the Nabateans. Rediscovered 200 years ago, it is described by UNESCO as ‘one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage’. During your tour in Petra, you’ll explore the famous landmarks and hidden corners of the site, standing in awe at the impressiveness of man’s construction almost 2000 years ago.
After the guided tour, you will proceed to one of the local Jordanian restaurants for an authentic Jordanian lunch.
Approximately at 7 p.m. we cross an Israel border, and start driving back to Jerusalem/Tel-Aviv.



Judean Desert
Bedouin Village
Inn of the Good Samaritan
Qumran Caves
Masada
King Herod’s fortress and palace
Ahava Dead Sea cosmetics store shop
Dead Sea
Arava Desert
Eilat
Aqaba
Petra

Day 1
- 07:30 – Departing from Tel Aviv.
- 08:30 – Departing from Jerusalem.
- 09:00 – Sea Level point.
- 10:30 – Masada
- 12:00 – Lunch
- 13:30 – Dead Sea Relaxation.
- 17:30 – Eilat Promenade
- 19:00 – Border crossing
- 20:00 - Arrive in Aqaba for dinner at Hotel

Day 2
- 07:30 – Breakfast
- 09:00 – Driving to Petra
- 11:00 - Explore Petra
- 15:30 – Lunch in Restaurant near Petra
- 19:00 – Border Crossing into Israel
- 20:00 – Transport from border.
- 00:00 – Arrival in Jerusalem.
- 01:00 – Arrival in Tel Aviv.

*All times are approximate and are for indicative purposes only.
Actual times vary considerably depending on many factors such as pace of group, border crossing times, traffic, interest of group, weather conditions, Muslim & Christian holidays, time of year, etc.
Guides have discretion to modify the schedule to adapt to all these factors.


    • Minimum 2 participants for this tour
    • We recommend you bring with you, hats, bathing suits, towels and comfortable shoes.
    • Modest dress is required for holy places.
    • A change of vehicle may be required for transfers of pick up and drop off destinations to save time and to avoid heavy traffic and delay.
    • Please note that there might be an additional charge for renting a locker at the Dead Sea beach.
    • Please be at your pick up point on time. There might be some delay (up to 20 minutes) due to traffic or other operational issues



Pickup from your hotel lobby or any other location upon request
Return transfer to your pickup point or any other location upon request
All transfers in A/C vehicles according to the tour itinerary
Audio Guide on Masada in your chosen language
Licensed Tour Guide in Petra
All entrance fees to all sites visited according to the tour itinerary
Masada Fortress Cable car 2 way ride - up and down
Masada site entrance fees
Lunch on the Dead Sea
Dead Sea fully equipped beach entrance fee
Overnight: 3* hotel in Aqaba
Breakfast in the hotel
Petra site entrances fees
Lunch in authentic restaurant

Health insurance.
Riding on donkeys, horses, and carriages in Petra (available for an additional payment).
All types of drinks.
Visa Issue $60 (USD)
Tax border:
Israeli side $30 (USD)
Jordan side $15 (USD)
Assistant in the border $20 (USD)
If you decide to pay in credit card, then you will be charged in a commission rate of 2.9%.
Countries NOT Requiring Prior Visa Clearance

Europe

Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bella rouse, Bosnia &Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom & North Ireland, Vatican City, Yugoslavia.

Africa

Algeria, Cape Verde, Egypt, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Mauritius, Montenegro, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tunisia, Zimbabwe.

Asia
Andorra, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, China, China (Taiwan), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kurdistan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, North Korea, Oman, Palestine/ PNA Passport Holders, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuzpakistan, United Arab Emirates, White Russia, Yemen.

South America

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominica, Ecuador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Salvador, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Countries that DO Require Prior Visa Clearance to Enter Jordan

Europe

Albania, Macedonia, Moldavia.

Africa

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameron, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Criteria , Djibouti, Equatorial Ghana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea -Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Zambia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic.

Asia

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.

South America

Belize, Colombia (contact us), Cuba, India.
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    The Dead Sea is a natural wonder and has many therapeutic qualities but it also can be dangerous. For preserving your safety and wellbeing we recommend you read following instructions carefully:
    1. When entering the sea it is recommended to do as very slowly as the ground mud is very slippery and one tends to sink in .Be cautious not to splash when swimming as the sea is highly salty. If the water gets in your eyes, get out carefully and wash your eyes with fresh water as soon as you can.
    2. Do not swallow the water.
    3. It is recommended to be in the water no longer than 20 minutes; the same can be said about the Mud. (You can smear the mineral rich mud from the sea ground all over your body, including your face).Once it dries, wash it off thoroughly.
    4. Thereafter proceed to wash yourself in the fresh water showers nearby off the shore.
    5. Regarding jewelries or any precious item (watches pendants earrings etc) – if you are not sure your jewelry is pure gold, it is recommended to remove it before entering the water as the High salt content can ruin other metals and fine mechanisms.
    6. The shore we visit is well facilitated with Hot & Cold showers, safety lockers (for a deposit) and changing rooms. As well as life guard presence and first aid.
    7. You should not go barefooted at all times: Sandals or thongs are required, the sand/ ground surface is extremely hot especially in the summer season, and there is considerable walking until the shore edge.
    8. June-September, extreme temperature (above 40 Celsius), take precautions accordingly (hat, sunscreen, water).

  • Cancellation at any time 10% of total price.

  • Cancellation less than two months before the arrival day 50% of total price charge

  • Cancellation less than a month before the arrival day 75% of total price charge

  • Cancellation less than a week before the arrival day 100% of total price full charge

  • Cancellation / Reschedule terms are the same

  • Any unused services fully non refundable

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