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  • Location:Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Desert Safari and Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Experience the stark beauty of Israel’s Judean Desert by 4x4 and visit the Dead Sea on this full-day trip from Tel Aviv. Enter the desert by air-conditioned coach and pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan, Jericho and the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Then, take an exciting 4x4 drive through the desert canyons and plains to the towering Dragot Cliffs before descending to the Dead Sea. Take a ‘swim’ in the salt-rich waters and enjoy a revitalizing mud bath before your return to Tel Aviv.


  • Full-day desert safari and Dead Sea trip from Tel Aviv with a professional guide
  • Drive past the Inn of the Good Samaritan and Jericho
  • Pass the Qumran Caves, where the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
  • Take an exciting 4x4 safari through the canyons and plateaus of the Judean Desert
  • View the spectacular Dragot Cliffs and the cliffface Murbaat Caves
  • Enjoy included coffee, tea and Bedouin snacks along the way
  • Float in the mineral-rich Dead Sea or relax on the beach

What You Can Expect

Desert Safari and Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Ride a 4x4 through the rugged Judean Desert on this trip from Tel Aviv

After pickup from your central Tel Aviv hotel, venture toward the rugged Judean Desert in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach.

As you travel, view the arid desert scenery and pass the location of the Inn of the Good Samaritan, where the remnants of a monastery commemorate the site of the much-loved biblical parable.

Pass the age-old city of Jericho in the distance as your guide tells the ancient story of its crumbling city walls, and drive by the cliff caves of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls — fragments of 2,000-year-old religious texts — were discovered in 1947, hidden in clay pots.

Swap your coach for a 4x4 with an expert desert driver at the wheel, and zoom off into the surrounding desert. Rumble up steep inclines, trundle across plains and dry river beds, and visit the famous Dragot Cliffs to admire spine-tingling views of the Dead Sea, Dragot river bed and the Murbaat Caves, a cluster of caverns with unique, square-cut entrances.

Break for tea, coffee and light snacks along the way, and continue through gorges and oases to the Dead Sea, the vast salt lake at the lowest point on Earth — 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level.

On arrival, enjoy ample time to drink in the magnificent setting, ‘swim’ in the salt-rich waters and relax on the mineral beaches. If you wish, grab the chance to enjoy a mud bath in the world's richest source of natural salts, and perhaps enjoy a late lunch (own expense) at a café.

Afterward, relax on a coach ride back to Tel Aviv where your tour ends a hotel drop-off.
From USD $ 150.00

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Tour code: 5209JER234


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