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Masada and Dead Sea Tour from Tel Aviv
"The daily tour to Masada and Dead sea begins by descending to the Judean Desert via the inn of the Good Samaritan. This 19th century Turkish building now houses one of the world’s largest Mosaic museums. It includes mosaics and archaeological artifa Samaritan and Christian sites throughout Israel.Arriving at Masada you ascend the mountain by cable car to tour the 2000-year old palace built by King Herod. It was here that the Jews came to defy the Romans and in this remote spot are reported to have committed mass suicide in defiance after a long and drawn-out siege by the Roman army. The tour will take which has unique therapeutic qualities and will leave your skin feeling soft and fresh. You will then return to Tel Aviv."""Day tour to the ancient fortress of Masada takes you to the site of one of the most passionate historical stories in the region. The drama of Masada is followed by relaxation at the therapeutic Dead Sea.
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Private Tour: Masada and Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem
"Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located hotel or prearranged location in Jerusalem and settle into your private minivan with meet your private driver-guide. Enjoy views of the rugged Judean Desert as you drive south and feel free to ask your guide to customize your itinerary to suit your interests perhaps with more time at a particular site.Pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan the location linked with the biblical parable and catch views of ancient Jericho as you hear the Old Testament story of its conquest by the Israelite tribes. Then drive along the Dead Sea to UNESCO-listed Masada the mountain fortress-palace built by King Herod and later used by Jewish zealots as refuge against Romans in the 1st century BC.After a roughly 1.5-hour journey
From $92.00
 
Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Tel Aviv
"Your day tour begins with a descent into the Judean desert a barren wilderness in the heart of the Holy Land. En-route you will pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan before ascending by cable car to reach the mountaintop site of Masada. The cliff's remoteness and difficult approach made it a perfect fortress and it was here that King Herod built two fortified palaces over 2000 years ago. After exploring the archeological ruins of Masada with your guide you will continue to the Dead Sea past the Ein Gedi oasis and the ancient settlement of Qumran. Here you'll have the opportunity to view the many caves where approximately 900 parchment documents of religious significance were discovered - the fabled Dea
From $114.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Arad

Nahal Asheliem (Oct 2004) - navigating the rocks

This is very near the start of the canyon entrance and already you have to begin climbing over the rocks to navigate your way into it...as you progress the way becomes much smaller, higher and thinner...
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Martin_S.
Oct 17, 2013

Nahal Asheliem (Oct 2004) - coming up

Hilla and friend are beginning to get the idea that this hike may not be as simple as it looks on the map.. you can see one of the many boulders that are wedged in the narrower parts of the canyon...
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Martin_S.
Oct 17, 2013

Nahal Asheliem (Oct 2004)

This is one of the narrowest points in the canyon, here the sides tower about 70 meters above your head before opening out again.It was also a good spot for a rest after climbing over those boulders...
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Martin_S.
Oct 17, 2013

Nahal Asheliem (Oct 2004)

At this point we got to one of the larger boulders we had to climb over...after I pulled myself up and turned around to see Hilla looking up at me as if to say "YEAH RIGHT !!".Well they did make it...
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Martin_S.
Oct 17, 2013

Nahal Asheliem (Oct 2004) - the start

Yes here we are, all prettied up and ready to go, ready to "do" Nahal Asheliem..Nahal Asheliem is located on the Dead Sea, just a few kilometers off the main road..you can only access it directly if...
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Martin_S.
Oct 17, 2013

Nahal Tabia - The Nadal (Millipede)

You can see the Nadal or Millipede (family Diplopoda) in many parts of the desert where you would think nothing could live. I did find the following quote from the Texas A&M University, on...
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Martin_S.
Oct 17, 2013
 
 
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Nahal Hesid water cistern

Here at the larger Nahal Hesid water cistern, our friend standing alongside gives you an idea of the size of the cistern. This cistern was built right into the side of a dry river bed that sees water...
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Martin_S.
Aug 07, 2013

Rishoniem, the first founding fathers homes

The story of Arad, our desert city, started WAY BACK in 1964 when it was established. At that time there was no road connecting it to the nearest town of Beer-Sheva, 40 kilometers west of Arad. There...
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Martin_S.
Dec 06, 2010

wadi Boqeq

wadi boqeq is a canyon located about half an hour drive from arad, right next to the dead sea.wadi boqeq offers some really nice hiking and beautiful scenery and makes a really good daytrip from...
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cachaseiro
Sep 14, 2008

Arad Entrance Park

On your way to the Dead Sea if you are only passing through Arad, you might want to stop and take the time for a picnic here in the entrance park. They have erected some enormous wooden poles upon...
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Martin_S.
Sep 04, 2008

Camal Patrol (ask for Juma)

Juma has just recently retired from the Israeli Army where he was an instructor for trackers. Today he has opened what he termed a Camel Patrol...but it is not just camel rides, but of course you can...
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Martin_S.
Sep 04, 2008

Arad "Mini" Twister

After having experienced hurricanes (Florida), earthquakes (California), tornados (Illinois) and tidalwaves (Hawaii), I was so "proud" to see little Israel begin to show its muscle in the natural...
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Martin_S.
Aug 19, 2008

Scarab Beetle (what a rainbow of color)

Found this colorful little fellow (about the size of my thumbnail) in our garden and just could not resist taking his photo. They are not usually found in our area, hope he did not get blown off...
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Martin_S.
Jul 28, 2008

Nahal Tabia - A Better Look

A little better look at the small enclosed structure. It is tucked up under a slight overhang of the cliff wall and has a single tiny window. The wooden door is suspended with leather straps and the...
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Martin_S.
Oct 30, 2007

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