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Desert Safari and Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv

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Desert Safari and Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

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
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
4x4 Jeep
Entrance fees
Tea, coffee and light snacks
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
7:15 AM

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Judaean Desert
Explore the Judaean Desert
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Khan Al-Hatruri - The Good Samaritan Inn
Pass the Inn of the The Good Samaritan
Stop At:  
Sea Level 0
Stop at the Sea level Sign along the road
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Qumran Caves
Pass by the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found
Pass By:  
Metzoke Dragot
Pass trough Metzoke Dragot
Stop At:  
Dead Sea
Relax and float in the Dead Sea
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Recommended to bring hat, bathing suit, sun protection and comfortable shoes
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 4
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bein Harim Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Desert Safari and Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Desert Safari and Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Desert Safari and Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Desert Safari and Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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My phone and a girls were dead on...
Mudan G
, Mar 2016
My phone and a girls were dead on tour bus during charging, the tour company said bus is ok, if I fixed it send them receipt. I did, but they havent replied until I asked ppl There called again. But they said nothing can help me. Thats ridiculous wasted time, I dont have any photo for this trip!
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Wüstensafari und Ausflug zum Toten Meer
gtj-teske
, Jul 2019
Die Wüstensafarie fand in einem kleinem Rahmen statt und wurde von einem Einheimischen geführt. Ihm gelang es in einer umwerfenden Form uns die Wüste nahe zu bringen, mit seiner Schönheit und gleichzeitigen Anforderungen an die Menschen und Tiere, die hier leben. Wir wurden glücklicherweise mal wieder daran erinnert, wie wichtig und gleichzeitig schön die einfachen Dinge des Lebens sind. Daher die 5 Sterne für diese Tour. Das Tote Meer zu sehen, hat was. Die dafür vorgesehenen 90 Minuten reichen jedoch völlig aus.
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