Dead Sea Reviews
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Great trip, perfect timing/pace/logistics. Overpriced though good meal at Masada - $37 for soup/salad/chick w rice and a cake n coffee. I was fortunate to be in JLM as for Tel Aviv group that day trip turned at least 3 hrs longer with driving/waiting for uniting both groups time. Due to unusual low tourist flow on Passover we did not have to wait for meals/cable cars. Dead sea stop is great, enough time to soak in water and silky black mud full body mask. Overall we were given 1.5 hr there, minus changing/walking to beach time it was at least an hour to enjoy the wonders of Dead Sea. Stop at famous Ahava Dead Sea product factory/store was only 30 min, on the way to Massada. TOO short to wrap your mind on what to choose and look through products. No time for store presentation. Thank God, there were enough assistance to help you w choices. But haste was stressful. Guide Menashem was very knowledgable and brought additional illustrative materials for Massada story. One could tell he really cares personally about the Israeli history and Massada in particularly. Trip is VERY worth of money value and time.
This tour was fantastic. Masada is amazing and the Dead Sea was also great fun. We had a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable and kept things interesting. Great value and definitely worth doing if you are in Jerusalem!
Review by Roberta B, March 2012
Doing what: 2-Day Best of Israel Tour from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada & the Dead Sea
The tour hit the high points in a relatively short time. I could have done without the so-called "factory tour" near the Dead Sea, which was nothing more than a short film in a high-priced cosmetics showroom. I am SO not spending my hard-earned money to purchase mud.
Review by Nicholas R, March 2012
Doing what: Highlights of Israel Day Trip from Tel Aviv: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea
Seems almost impossible to get through so much history in one morning! A comprehensive introduction to old Jerusalem with all the must see sights, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Wailing/Western Wall (where there is time to pray and place a wish). In the afternoon you get a couple of hours at the Dead Sea, which is plenty of time. Lunch was a traditional stuffed pitta bread with a drink of your choice for a reasonable 40 Shekels. There was a short compulsory stop at a gift shop, but zero pressure and there were things worth buying. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and humourous. Recommended.
For some reason a too long stop at a manufacture for dead sea products - over1hour. And just 1:15 hour left to enjoy the Dead Sea. Trip was adjusted with 12h - I came back after 9h to my Hotel.
Review by Abdoulaye N, February 2012
Doing what: Highlights of Israel Day Trip: Jerusalem and the Dead Sea
The first part which is Jerusalem was incredible. The guide was on top of his game. However the way to the Dead sea was just a trip. We did not have a guide but a driver who barely explain the wonderful landscape and the history of the region.
Not the best, lack of organization almost made us miss this trip. Stop at Ahava factory was shameless excuse to extort money from the tourists for expensive skin products and a waste of time. Guide was friendly but not as informative as we would prefer. We were not told to bring flip flops and bathing suits to dead sea part.
Review by Anonymous, November 2011
Doing what: Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem
You do get to do everything they advertise, but it was tackily arranged and they try to waste your time by bringing you to the Ahava Dead Sea Products factory. Also, the hotel pick-up in the morning took incredibly long more than an hour. I was not impressed by the tour.
Really enjoyable day out. Very good tour guide. Would have preferred more time at the Dead Sea spa and less time being encouraged to buy expensive Dead Sea beauty products, but we had a great time and even made friends with other people on the same tour. Would definitely recommend!
This trip started out on a bad note. The company unfortunately could not find our reservation the day of the trip. The company sent a second driver over to pick us up so all was well from that point. The trip to Masada was awe inspiring. To see how a place of this magnitude was built on a mountain was very interesting. After Masada we had a trip to the Dead Sea which lasted about 1.5 hrs which I will say is more than enough time (you can only float for so long before the "thrill is gone"). FYI it is no easy task getting the salt out of your clothes two or three washings will be necessary :) All in all a very good trip!
I took this trip a few months ago and I thought it was great. I just took it again with my wife and it was even better this time! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and she spoke both English and Spanish fluently. The trip to Masada was great. The only complain I have (and had in my previous review), was that we didn't spend too much time at the Dead Sea. Also, I'm sure there are better places to visit in the Dead Sea, I wouldn't mind paying a few extra $$ for a cleaner shower and a bigger, and less crowded beach.
excellent experience and scenery views were great
enjoyed floating in dead sea
Nice tour, dead sea is a must do experience :)
Had a great day at the Dead Sea. The resort we were taken to had good, if fairly basic facilities and there were plenty of chairs and umbrellas. The cafe was also good. Only four of us were dropped off at the Dead Sea - the rest of the coach party then went on to Massada. We were originally told the coach would return and leave at 4.10pm but, as they were delayed, we did not actually all leave until 4.30pm. This meant that we had a very long day at the Dead Sea - well over 5 hours. This did not bother us because we found it very relaxing but others may have felt bored spending this amount of time in the resort as once you are there you are stuck there with nothing else to do.
First time that we've been to the Dead Sea, it was lovely. The tour guide suggested that we visit Masada on the same day and it's good that we took his suggestion as it was a magical experience as well. Beautiful view from Masada