Experience A day in Israel’s flourishing desert and enjoy the following activities:
Masada Mountain & Cable Car
Masada was one of the last strongholds of the Jewish Revolt against Rome, falling when the Jewish residents committed mass suicide instead of surrendering to the Roman army’s siege. Ride via cable car to the top of Masada and explore what remains of King Herod’s palace. For those interested in hiking to the top, a snake path leads from the bottom to the peak. Once atop the mountain, you can explore preserved baths, cisterns, and barracks which remain today. The mountain top also offers lovely panoramic views of the Judean desert.
Ahava Dead Sea Cosmetics Factory
Stop by the world famous Ahava Cosmetics Factory, home to all natural healing cosmetics created from dead sea minerals and mud. The dead sea mud contains sulfur, which aids in healing skin conditions and joint and muscle pains. The factory also creates a number of skin products including lotions, moisturizers, and anti-aging creams. The business, which started out small in 1988, has now become popular worldwide. During your visit, take time to explore the Visitor’s Center as well as the extensive gift shop offering Ahava products.
Enjoy a rejuvenating day at Mineral Beach, the northern Dead Sea’s best recreation area for day trips. Cover yourself in naturally mineral-rich mud to invigorate the skin, and soak in the sulfur pools to stimulate circulation. You’ll also find a freshwater pool suitable for both adults and children. The temperature in the pool is a comfortable 102 degrees; perfect for relaxation of the body and mind. For an additional fee, treat yourself to a soothing spa treatment. Showers, lockers, and changing rooms are available for your convenience.
Your adventure awaits!
Shalom Israel Tours is a family owned tour operator based in Israel. Offering both tailor-made private tours and group tours, we have a wide selection of daily tours, family tours, and escorted group tours that run every week. We care about our customers and work to provide the best Israel vacation experience at the best price! The bottom line is we love what we do, we’re here for you, and we truly put our hearts into making your Israel experience memorable. -Shalom Stark