Tel Aviv District
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  • Petra and Wadi Rum: 3-Day Guided Tour from Tel Aviv

    1. Petra and Wadi Rum: 3-Day Guided Tour from Tel Aviv

    Your three adventure-filled days begin in the early morning at Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv. Drive through the fertile Jordan Valley to the Sheikh Hussein border crossing in the North. Your first stop is Jerash, one of the world’s best-preserved Roman towns. Journey through time as you walk the colonnaded streets behind the impressive Hadrian’s Arch, and discover the wonderful blend of Greco-Roman architecture telling 4,000 years of Mediterranean history. After lunch at a local restaurant, head to the capital. Its hilltop Citadel is the perfect place to learn more about Amman’s cultural importance and eventful past, featuring palaces, a museum and the Temple of Hercules, allowing panoramic views across the city. As the evening descends, drive to a Bedouin camp near Petra. Welcomed by a traditional dinner, enjoy authentic Bedouin hospitality beneath the clear desert skies and listen to local ...

    Mahdi was such a great guide. We had a great experience— it was a little colder than we expected but well worth the trip!

  • Masada & Dead Sea Tour: Full-Day from Jerusalem

    2. Masada & Dead Sea Tour: Full-Day from Jerusalem

    Start the day with pick-up from your hotel in Jerusalem and head to the Dead Sea, via the Judean hills. Your drive continues from there along the shores of the Dead Sea, to the desert fortress of Masada. Arrive at Masada, where your guide will tell you about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. You’ll ascend Masada by cable car and then tour the mountain fortress that was built by King Herod. This is the spot where the Zealots of the 1st century made their last stand against the Roman troops. You’ll explore the site to see the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors and Roman baths. When you've completed this part of the tour, descend Masada by cable car. Your next destination is the Dead Sea. Its shores are the lowest point on dry land on earth! You’ll have the opportunity to float and swim in the Dead Sea waters that many believe have special ther...

    It was a great experience. I recomend this tour! Enough time at Dead sea; 2 hours... Guide was excelent! All the best!

  • From Tel Aviv: Petra 1-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

    3. From Tel Aviv: Petra 1-Day Guided Tour with Transfers

    Meet your guide at the central pickup point in Tel Aviv. Start your trip at 3:00 AM so that you can arrive in Petra early enough to enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Travel to the Arava Border. At the border, your guide will assist you with entering Jordan. Drive from the border to Petra in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy the ride across the vast highway known as the “desert way.” Journey down a scenic mountain route along the mountainside. Arrive at Petra at approximately 11:30 AM and embark on a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the 7 wonders of the world. Explore the sandstone city built in the 3rd century by the Nabataeans. Discover the palaces, temples, tombs, storerooms, and stable that were all carved into the soft stone cliffs. Marvel at the Greek-style pillars of the Treasury– a masterpiece of masonry work. Walk through the tombs known as th...

    This tour is a all day tour, is very nice if you short of time but it will be a long day. The tour is good the guide at Petra did a great job, there is not lunch or anything so bring some snacks. At Petra you can eat before you go back, it will be a long drive back plus have to cross the border again.

  • From Jerusalem: Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Guided Tour

    4. From Jerusalem: Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea Guided Tour

    Begin your full-day excursion with a drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea region. Stop at the foot of Mount Masada, the ancient fortress constructed in Roman times. Ascend Masada by cable car, for an additional fee and explore the site at your own pace. Continue to Ein Gedi, a nature reserve and oasis where you can enjoy a short hike. Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Dead Sea and a private beach and spa. Float in the healing waters and immerse yourself in the therapeutic mud.

    The tour does not start as mention in get your guide at 8:30 it starts at 7:30 am. Any way we had to wait for the people from tel aviv to arrive and they where late. The guide was ok

  • Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Dead Sea Private Tour

    5. Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Dead Sea Private Tour

    Meet your private guide at your hotel in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. Drive to the Old City of Jerusalem and start a leisurely walk through the city. Enter the Old City at the Jaffa Gate and enjoy the views of King David's Citadel. Walk through the Armenian neighborhood and see the Last Supper Room and King David's Tomb at Mount Zion. Visit the Jewish Neighborhood to see the Western Wall. Explore the colorful Arab Markets of the Muslim neighborhood of the city. Continue through the Christian neighborhood and visit the Holy Sepulcher Church. Visit the Mount of Olives to visit the Gethsemane Garden. Then, drive across the Palestinian border to visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Visit the ancient Nativity Church and explore the Nativity and Manger grottoes.  Continue the tour by driving across the Judea Desert to the Dead Sea. Visit the famous Dead Sea Resort at Kalia to enjoy a swim in...

  • Dead Sea Visit & Desert Safari from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv

    6. Dead Sea Visit & Desert Safari from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv

    Take a 10-hour safari tour of the Judean Desert, and discover the lowest place on earth at the Dead Sea. Available with pick-ups in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, each tour starts with a transfer through a Biblical wilderness. Pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Then descend to a point beneath sea level. Enjoy distant views of the Biblical city of Jericho, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, and best known as the city that Joshua (Joshua 6) conquered after his troops circled the city walls causing them to fall. Upon arrival at Qumran, see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Now kept in the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem, the Scrolls were kept in good condition for 2,000 years thanks to the lack of humidity in the Dead Sea region. Next, transfer to a 4WD jeep to cross the rough desert terrain. Take a thrilling ride through the desert, negotiating the steep in...

    We first did the Desert Safari and it was awesome. The guide picked us up in a Land Rover and we begin our journey immediately. Stopped at three spots along the trail, each having a spectacular view. The second was the Dead Sea, and it was cold, windy, rainy, and the waves were very choppy. We were told the beach was closed but some people went in anyway. There was a camel there at the beach and we were able to at least get a camel ride - bonus!

  • Masada at Sunrise, Ein Gedi, & Dead Sea from Jerusalem

    7. Masada at Sunrise, Ein Gedi, & Dead Sea from Jerusalem

    From the Old City of Jerusalem, drive to Southern Israel for a brilliant day amongst nature. Hike in the cool darkness to the very top of the ancient desert fortress of Masada before bathing in the healing, salty waters of the Dead Sea. You will watch the day begin with a spectacular sunrise over the Moab Mountains and the Judean Desert. Then at the top of the mountain, discover the history of one the greatest Jewish symbols of hope and pride. You will ascend and descend the mountain fortress by the famous Snake Path. Then, continue on to the real highlight of the tour, a walk through the stunning Ein Gedi nature reserve with its natural springs, waterfalls and amazing desert plants and wildlife. After your long walk you will be ready to rest your tired feet and float effortlessly in the healing waters of the Dead Sea or take a bath in the therapeutic mud at the lowest place on Earth: ...

    Ghe tour was great. It is worth it to go for the sunrise but just to know you will be walking on the rocky path to the top that is about an hour (definitely comfortable shoes)

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What people are saying about Tel Aviv District

Our driver / guide Samuel was excellent and very helpful. The only suggestion I may have is that the Ein Gedi trip felt a bit redundant, because of the time allocated to it, especially after very enduring rise to Masada.

A very fun experience, although it is necessary to mention that for what you pay it is short or rather little visits. I don't think it's good that paying € 100 you have to pay for a rather poor meal.

Samuel was awesome! He explained everything with passion. Every activity was a very nice experience. Thank you for the lovely day

It was a great experience. I recomend this tour! Enough time at Dead sea; 2 hours... Guide was excelent! All the best!

a great tour, perfect amount of time for all activities and friendly driver!!