Relax & Renew at the Dead Sea
Israel offers a variety of spa and wellness destinations, each with its own unique features and benefits. One of the top spa and wellness destinations in Israel is the Dead Sea, known for its therapeutic properties due to its high salt and mineral content. Visitors can enjoy spa treatments, mud baths, and float in the salty water.
The Dead Sea is one of the most unique places on earth. Located at the lowest point on earth, it is known for its therapeutic properties due to its high salt and mineral content, which is said to be beneficial for various skin conditions, respiratory problems, and joint pain.
The Dead Sea offers a range of spa treatments, including salt scrubs, mud masks, and mineral baths, which are believed to help exfoliate the skin, stimulate blood flow, and detoxify the body. Visitors can also float in the salty water, which is ten times saltier than the ocean, and is said to have a calming and relaxing effect on the body.
In addition to the spa treatments, visitors to the Dead Sea can enjoy the beautiful scenery, hike in the nearby nature reserves, and visit historical and religious sites in the area. Some of the popular sites include Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of Jewish resistance; Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, which is home to waterfalls, pools, and wildlife; and Jerusalem for its Historical and religious most famous places to all religions.
Overall, the Dead Sea offers a unique spa and wellness experience that combines natural beauty, relaxation, and therapeutic properties, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking rejuvenation and healing.
Day 1: Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport Tel-Aviv, Meet & Greet by our local agent, transfer to your hotel in Dead Sea for Check-in
Day 2: Enjoy the day to explore the Dead Sea, float on the salty, rich minerals water and local spa in your hotel.
Day 3: Masada, an ancient fortress located on a mountain overlooking the Dead Sea. Masada is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of Jewish resistance against the Roman Empire. You will take a cable car to the top of the mountain, where you will explore the ruins of the palace, bathhouses, and synagogue. You will learn about the history of the site and the story of the Jewish zealots who defended it against the Romans.
After descending from Masada, you will drive to Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, a beautiful oasis in the middle of the desert. The reserve is home to a diverse array of plants and animals, including waterfalls, pools, and wildlife. You will go on a short hike to the David Waterfall, which cascades down from the cliffs above into a refreshing pool. You can take a dip in the cool water and enjoy the stunning scenery.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, which features a diverse collection of plants from all over the world, including rare species that thrive in the desert environment. You will learn about the unique ecosystem of the area and the efforts to preserve it.
Day 4: The tour starts at Mount of Olives, a hill located just outside the Old City of Jerusalem. From the top of the Mount of Olives, you will enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the city, including the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Next, you will visit the Old City of Jerusalem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most historic and sacred places in the world. You will enter the city through one of its ancient gates, and explore its narrow alleyways, colorful bazaars, and holy sites. You will visit the Western Wall, the last remaining structure of the Second Temple and the holiest site in Judaism. You will also visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which is believed to be the site of Jesus' crucifixion and burial.
Day 5: Free Day – Optional Jeep tour at Judah Desert & Bedouin Hospitality (at extra cost)
Hop aboard a Jeep for an exhilarating off-road tour of the desert landscape. You will navigate through rugged terrain, wadis (dry riverbeds), and sand dunes, while taking in stunning views of the desert scenery. Your guide will share stories about the history, geology, and ecology of the region, and point out plants and animals that thrive in this harsh environment.
After the Jeep tour, you will drive to a nearby Druze village, where you will be welcomed by a local family for a traditional hospitality experience. The Druze are a religious and ethnic minority in Israel, and their cuisine and culture are unique and fascinating. You will be treated to a delicious lunch of homemade specialties, such as stuffed grape leaves, hummus, falafel, and baklava. Your hosts will share stories about their traditions, beliefs, and way of life, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about this fascinating community.
Day 6: Transfer back to Ben Gurion airport for you flight back home
Best season for travel:
October – December | February – March