My favourite tour while in Isael. Both Masada and the Dead Sea were stunning.
I was collected from the pick-up point, which was a 2 minute walk from my centrally located Jerusalem hotel, on-time at 8.30am.
The guide was excellent and knowledgeable about the places we visited and those we passed along the way.
Make sure you take your swimming costume and a towel with you as you'll need them for the Dead Sea resort. Unfortunately, I didn't take mine and had to purchase both items from the beach shop for NIS140 about 30. However, it was still worth it as you can't really go all that way and not float in the Dead Sea!
What really made this trip though was the small but friendly crowd of fellow travellers who came from all over the world but seemed to get on really well. In fact, I ended up spending a very enjoyable evening after the tour sharing a few beers with a fellow solo traveller from Australia I met on the trip.
A highly recommended tour.
Excellent full day tour. Our guide was well educated on the places to visit and assisted us in finding the best opportunity to take pictures.
Very enjoyable. Most of the day was travel and touring Masada. We spent a couple of hours at the Dead Sea. I think 2 hours is plenty to enjoy the Dead Sea but if you want more time there maybe consider a different tour. Masada was very interesting and guide provided a good overview of the ruins.
This tour was well worth the money! I had read some average reviews and was a bit skeptical but fear not. We went with Bein Harim and it was some of the best tour guide experience I ever had. Ron was knowledgeable, insightful and fun. He left plenty of time for questions and gave us appropriate time for reflection. No factory tour of Ahava which I appreciated! One thing to note---the tour is maximized for efficiency so you will get picked up at your hotel and then transported to a central meeting spot where you will be placed on the appropriate bus for your location. Just pay attention and you will be fine. Seemed funky at the time but it all worked out fine. Seems like you are wasting time but you are not. You get more than enough time at all stops. Take this tour and you will be glad you did!
Guide was really excellent, spoke to almost everything relavent. Also gave u a little quiet time. Perfect number of bathroom/water stops.
This was one of the best tours I've ever been on, bar none. The guide, Ossi Kaufman was engaging and knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. If you're interested in understanding the historical significance of this site while having a bit of fun, this is the tour for you.
Tsutomu A Japan
An amazing, impressive tour for the first time Israel tourist. Qumran and Masada I saw, and I could float in Death See.
The tour guide was very informative. Very glad I did the tour and I felt that I learned many things I would not have had I traveled alone. Also, the tour is very convenient with hotel pick-up and drop-off.
A very worthwhile tourwell organized, informative tour guides and an interesting combination of history and archeology Masada and geomorphology and recreation Dead Sea. A great day. Interestingly, on the day of our tour, we happened upon the aftermath of a road accident in the West Bank which turned out to be a terrorist attack on an Israeli settler's car.
Fantastic day tour ! Masada is a must see and our guide made the tour even better with his knowledge ! Highly recommend it !
We did 4 tours with Bein Harim during our honeymoon in Israel, and this was by far our favorite! Masada is absolutely stunning, and it was great having some time to float in the Dead Sea. The tour took about 12 hours from pick up to drop off. Ozzy was our tour guide - he conducted the tour in German and in English and did a fantastic job. He was funny, and full of great information. The bus was large and very comfortable, and made plenty of bathroom stops! Lunch at Masada was delicious and inexpensive. Having done a few of these tours, it seems to all be in the tour guide Masada and the Dead Sea are of course so beautiful, they speak for themselves. Ozzy was organized and had great time management, we felt we had enough time places and didn't feel too rushed though I would have preferred less time at Ahava and more time at the Dead Sea - but others might have wanted to shop, like we did on some of the other tours maybe because the other tours had more stops?. We would definitely recommend this tour and Ozzy, and would go again!
The trip was great. Went to Masada and then the Dead Sea. Was a beautiful day and the guide on the bus kept us informed of what was where and interesting tid-bits. Glad we did the trip!
Very good tour and guide! Highly recommend and well worth it.
I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone who comes to visit Israel. I love the history behind it all and being able to see these places in person makes it a million times better in my opinion. Driving through the Judean desert and seeing Jericho from afar was beautiful and hearing the stories made it even more interesting. You're at sea level and even below sea level which was pretty awesome... Then you make your way to Masada which is really hot, but i mean what do you expect, you're in the desert! It was such a beautiful place to be at. That high up and pretty much nothing around you except the desert and being able to see the Dead sea up there was an unforgettable view. Ma'ayan was a great tour guide. She was very knowledgeable, informative, funny, and well organized and I would love to have her as my tour guide again since she knows what she is doing. Keep up the great work Ma'ayan! :
Excellent tour - would definitely recommend. Really appreciated the personal perspectives and stories from the outstanding tour guide.
A great tour. The guide was very knowledgeable about the sites and he was ready to answer to any request from us. Masada is a place that should not be missed during a visit to Israel.