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The Dead Sea and Masada
Haifa Shore Trips - The Dead Sea and Masada


This 11 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port of Haifa
  • Private Vehicle and English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Included Tickets - Masada
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Group Size (Prices in USD)*:
2 People - $1218 Per Person (Private Tour)
3 People - $848 Per Person (Private Tour)
4 People - $646 Per Person (Private Tour)
5 People - $532 Per Person (Private Tour)
6 People - $448 Per Person (Private Tour)
7 People - $394 Per Person (Private Tour)
8 People - $382 Per Person (Private Tour)

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Haifa Shore Excursion

This Haifa shore trip goes to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea. While you are here you visit the famous fortress of Masada before visiting the Ahava Factory and having a chance to swim in the Dead Sea.

After meeting your driver-guide at the pier in Haifa, you depart for the Jordan Valley, driving through the Judean Desert, until you reach the lowest place on Earth, The Dead Sea.

Your first stop is Masada. This famous Fortress was built by King Herod some 2000 years ago on the top of a very large rock plateau. You take cable cars from the valley floor to the top of the rock formation where you tour the remains of the fortress and palaces. It is at this place where the last heroic battle of the Jewish rabbis, the Zealots and the Romans took place. The plateau's cliffs range from 300 to 1300 feet high and from the site there are views of the Dead Sea.

Free time for lunch (meal not included) is provided during the tour.

Next you continue to the Ahava Factory where minerals from the Dead Sea are made into spa products. The Dead Sea is actually a large saltwater lake. The salt content is 33% so no plants or animals can live in the lake, therefore the name Dead Sea.

If you are interested you will have a chance to swim in the Dead Sea. The salt content is such that you can lay on the surface of the water without even trying to float. The high salt content makes you buoyant. A customary event is to put its minerals and mud on your body, before a final cleansing shower.

Later this afternoon you return to the pier in Haifa.

Mobility: NO wheelchairs
Exemption from Paying Israeli VAT taxes
Tourists to Israel are exempt from paying VAT tax if they provide their passport information at time of reservation. To process your tour and avoid almost 20% in taxes (above current price), please provide the following for each person.

-Full name as listed in the passport
-Passport Number
-Passport Issue Date
-Passport Expiration Date
-Date of Birth

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Haifa Shore trips can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Haifa tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing is approximate based on your interests & traffic
  • Drive to the Dead Sea - 2.5 hours (traffic pending)
  • Visit Masada - 2 Hours
  • Drive to Ahava Factory - 30 Minutes
  • Ahava Factory visit and Lunch Stop - 2 Hours
  • Swim in the Dead Sea - 1 Hour
  • Return to Haifa - 2.5 hours (traffic pending)