We had a great time exploring Masada and the Dead Sea with Asaf. It was nice to set our own itinerary and go at our own speed.
Dead Sea Day Tour
Runs Year Round
Transport, Guide & All Admissions
By land or by air, experience a magical tour that will let you see, feel and taste Masada and the Dead Sea from a unique perspective. Check out our surprisingly affordable prices.
View a new perspective of ancient Masada.
Float your way to health in the Dead Sea.
Enjoy the unique landscape of the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea coast.
Gain insight into Israel’s dramatic history.
You can do this tour in a helicopter!
9:00 am – 6:00 pm approximately
At your hotel in Jerusalem Or Tel Aviv. Our driver will pick you up at 7:45 from Jerusalem and 9:00 from Tel Aviv
Same as departure point
Transportation, guide service, entry fees
A restaurant lunch is available for an additional charge.
What to Bring:
Swimsuit (but not your best one because the salt and other minerals may stain it), flip flops or other beach shoes. You can rent a towel onsite.
What to Wear:
Casual, comfortable clothing, including a sunhat. Leave your jewellery at the hotel; gold of less than 24 carats and all silver will turn black in the mineral water.
View Authentic Artefacts in Masada’s Hidden Section
LAND: Pick up at your hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned van. A scenic drive, flanked by the Judean Mountains on one side and the Dead Sea on the other, will transport you to Masada for a memorable tour of the ancient hilltop fortress. Relive the historic struggle of the Jews and its dramatic ending, which have become an important symbol into today’s Israel. Take an insider’s peek at the hidden section of Masada, home to authentic artefacts from the 1st century CE.
Float in The Dead Sea – it’s Healing and Fun!
Continue to a Dead Sea spa, where the very air is full of naturally healing bromide and chloride salts. Slather your skin with soothing, softening, mineral-rich black mud (a perfect photo opp). Then float like a boat in the highly salinated seawater. Just be sure not splash any in your eyes!
Enjoy A Beachside Lunch and Return to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv Relaxed and Refreshed
Relax with the group over a tasty late lunch at a beachside restaurant. Vegetarian options available. (Lunch is not included in the tour price.)
Return to your hotel in JLM/TLV via private transportation. Feel like indulging in a little nap on the trip home? Don’t be shy – the Dead Sea does tend to have that relaxing effect on just about everyone.
HELICOPTER: Leave Tel Aviv. Travel over Jerusalem, getting a bird’s eye view of Modern Jerusalem, the Knesset (Parliament), and the historic Old City. Fly on through the Judean desert, hovering over the scenic wilderness monastery of Marsaba. Pause for cold cocktails and fruit atop a cliff, which offers a spectacular desert panorama.
View the historic hilltop fortress of Masada as few tourists do — from the air! — and continue flying low, for an ultra close-up look at the Dead Sea from above. Break for lunch and and a relaxing, invigorating float in the Dead Sea waters. Then fly back home over the desert and Jerusalem.
Good to Know:
Safety: The helicopter tours are flown by certified, highly skilled Israeli Air Force pilots!
Guides: Check out the guide page here.
Food: We’ll stop for a restaurant lunch (not included in tour price).
Participants: The tour is suitable for just about everyone of any age, including non-swimmers and those with limited mobility.
Worth Noting: The Dead Sea waters are beneficial for arthritis, psoriasis, and a number of other medical conditions.
Jewellery: Leave your jewellery in your hotel safe; gold of less than 24 carats and all silver will turn black in the mineral water.
We had a fantastic time, and there is no doubt that Asaf enhanced every experience. His knowledge of the sites and areas we visited as well as personal narratives added so much to each step.