Dead Sea Tours

Situated in one of the most spectacular, dramatic and unique landscapes on the planet, the Dead Sea is a fantastic place to spend time relaxing in the mineral rich waters or enjoying some local spa treatments at one of the luxury health resorts.

Once visitors have had their fill of these treats, there are many interesting Dead Sea tours which offer the chance to explore this unique area, accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide who can answer questions and fully explain the local sites, background and history of the area.

Kings, emperors, prophets and pilgrims have all passed this way before, making their own tours to Dead Sea sites. Once the area was populated with inhabitants in such long-forgotten cities as Adman, Zebouin, Zoar, Sodom and Gomorrah. Dead Sea tours take visitors on a fascinating drive around the area to see historic sites and archaeological points of interest.

The En Gedi Oasis is where David hid from the wrath of King Saul and the area was known for its wine growing and as a fishing village. It is at a much higher altitude than the Dead Sea and has a completely different climate. The En Gedi National Park is a nature lover’s paradise and offers hiking trails alongside the rivers which provide water for an abundance of trees, birds and animals. Dead Sea tours also visit the two springs in the area, making it a wonderful day out.

Many of the Dead Sea tours pass some of the 4th century monasteries which were carved into rock faces of the Judean Desert near the Dead Sea.

The eleven caves in the Qumran Valley can also be visited from the Dead Sea. They are where archaeologists found around 900 documents, collectively known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Some manuscripts are part of the original Hebrew Bible and are now on display at the Shrine of the Book in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The caves are an interesting place to visit as part of a Dead Sea tour.