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DAY 5

MASADA / DEAD SEA

After breakfast, we will drive through the strangely lunar landscape of the

Judean Desert

and down

to the

Dead Sea

, the lowest point on earth at over 400 meters below sea level.

On the way, we’ll pass the

Qumran Caves

where the

Dead Sea Scrolls

were discovered.

Visit to

Masada

, where we will take the cable car to the top of the mountain to marvel at King Herod’s

desert palace fort and last stronghold of the Jewish zealots against Roman domination in 73 CE.

Lunch at a restaurant on the way

Tour of

Ein Gedi Kibbutz

.

Ein Gedi is a lush oasis set between the rugged Judean Desert and the sterile Dead Sea.

Below the craggy cliffs, nestling in the rocky canyons of

Nahal David

and

Nahal Arugot

are seemingly

miraculous fresh water springs flowing into clear streams and waterfalls - which brings this corner

of the desert to life.

Dinner and overnight at your hotel by the Dead Sea

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