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Masada and the Dead Sea was my favourite part of visiting Israel! Masada is a very interesting sight to walk around and listen to the history. It is a medium amount of walk but mostly on flat ground. We took the cable car to the top and down for more time spent sightseeing. We were also given time to float and mud up at the Dead Sea. Great Day!!
The part I did not like was the tour was late leaving and we were rushed at Masada. As well as a long shopping stop for Dead Sea products. I would wish to have more time spent sightseeing than waiting.
*** Tip Bring snacks as lunch is scheduled for very late in the day. ***
Too much time spent on shuffling between buses. The tour itself is good
great fun at the Dead Sea. Tour guide Makhanam was very biased in his views and this was not appreciated. he was a good guide and friendly. If you are not aware of the Jewish history about Masada then read up before you go as this may not be of interest to everyone - a very obvious Jewish propaganda tool. However archaeologically fascinating and a good day out. Floating in the Dead Sea and the mud baths were the highlights!
UNFORTUNATELY, I WAS SICK THE WHOLE TRIP BECAUSE IT WAS SO EXTREMELY HOT THAT MY BLOOD PRESSURE DROPPED. I WAS ABLE TO SEE A LITTLE BIT OF MASADA, AND IT WAS JUST BREATHTAKING, ESPECIALLY THE VIEWS. HOWEVER, I DID NOT GET TO ENJOY THE DEAD SEA. THE ONE THING I CAN SAY IS MAKE SURE TO DRINK LOTS OF WATER AND STAY HYDRATED.
Stoppig in shopping center (which is expensive one) for long time need to be removed. Obviously thy receive some commision. But we do not pay for that. Otherwise the tour was nice
Trip was exactly as explained. Guide was very knowledgeable and made sure that his explanations were geared to everyone, including my 10 year old travelling companion. The bus was small making for a good size group. The group was comprised of both English and French speaker so guide had to provide commentary in both languages.
It was great fun getting plastered with mud and floating in the Dead Sea and the fort at Masada was very impressive. The tour guide was very knowledgeable but rather sergeant major like in her attitude to herding us around. We could have lived without the sales trip to the cosmetics factory - unwelcome commercilaisation in an otherwise rewarding tour.
A terrific tour led by a guide who had an obvious passion for the desert and the Dead Sea. Floating in the Dead Sea after a curative mud bath, followed by a relaxing 30 minutes in the warmth of the sulphur spring, is a great way to forget all your troubles.
Excellent value. The guide (forget the name) was magnficent and obviously very proud Israeli. Masada rates for me along with the Lost City of the Incas for spectacular enactment of previous history. The Dead sea was a unique experience but no one where I could personally see the value in spending an entire day as did some tour participants. Pick ups were prompt and whilst the congregation at meeting points with other tours was unavoidable it did not detract from the overall merits of the trip. Would certainly recommend
The trip was exactly as planned; on time, well-managed. We were very happy with the tour. It's our 2nd trip with viator , good experience.