Price range
From $ per person
Upcoming Date
26-26 November 2020
Location
Dead Sea, Judean Desert
Starting at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem
Ending at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem
Blurb right here
Unusual adventure in one of the most unusual natural settings on our Blue Planet.

Cycle in the unreal setting of marl formations, funky geological phenomenon and the magic of the Judean Desert.
Enjoy a picnic lunch outdoor.
Boat ride on Dead Sea reveals wonderous shapes and colors beyond imagination
Gallery of Trip
A Day in the Judean Desert, exploring the Dead Sea and it's surrounding. Unusual and adventurous tour that will reveal some fantastic and very unique natural phenomenon.

Activities:

  • Travel to the Dead Sea

  • Begin your special day in the Dead Sea with a bike ride. - Bike in the spectacular scenery of the Dead Sea. Several route options available depending on the level of the riders. Riding off-road, explore the area between the mountains and the sea in the stunning quiet landscape of the area.

  • Dead Sea Bike - Millions of years ago, water from an ancient ocean penetrated the land, and covered the entire Rift Valley - so the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea were actually connected as one big lake (to be named, years later, "Lake Lisan"). As climate got warmer, this lake dried up and shrunk in most of it's parts. Today, the remains of the huge Lake Lisan are those two wonderful special lakes mentioned above - Sea Of Galilee in the north and Dead Sea in the south. The receding of the lake revealed some extraordinary Geological phenomenon and unbelievably beautiful rock formation that can be seen only by a closer look. Through our tour we will take you to some of these hidden corners that display the power, patient and beauty of Mother Nature.

  • Picnic lunch

  • Dead Sea Boat Ride - How many people can say that they have sailed on the Lowest Place on Earth? not only that, but the Dead Sea, also known in Hebrew as "The Sea of Salt", is one of the saltiest lake in the world - with about 34.2% salinity. As a result, there are no fish living in the Dead Sea, but it sure has Salt - rare and magnificent salt formations, sculptured by time and the forces of Nature.
    Take a boat ride on the Dead Sea in a small group motorboat or in kayaks and see amazing salt formations and scenery. During this unique experience you will enjoy the wondrous muds, salt pearls, salt diamonds, water springs streaming to the sea and sink holes filled with fresh water. Learn about the ecosystem and the environmental issues connected to the Dead Sea.

  • Return to point of origin

FAQ

What's the weather like in Israel?

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It is always best to check the weather forecast beforehand as the weather during Spring and Fall seasons can be unexpectedly warm or cold.

Spring (late March – May): Daytime temperatures are generally very pleasant - around 65-70°F, though it can still be hot in some areas (such as the Dead Sea and Eilat). There is a slight chance of rain, but it doesn't happen often. It can be cooler in the evenings in the North and Jerusalem - approximately 45°F.

Summer (late May - late September): Temperatures are usually in the high 80s-90s. At this time of year, humidity will be highest in Tel Aviv and Tiberias. Other areas such as Jerusalem are drier and cooler, particularly at night. The desert, Masada and Eilat are extremely hot, but dry. It will almost never rain in the summer in Israel!

Fall (late September – November): Same as Spring, but the rain can begin towards the end of the season.

Winter (December - early March): Winter can be mild and sunny, or severe and overcast. There's often heavy rain and, in January and February, even snow at times! Temperatures will be in the 50s-60s most places, but in the 40s in Jerusalem and the Galilee hills, and cold at night. Pack layers and be prepared for anything!

Weekly weather forecast

What clothes should I bring?

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Israel is a very informal country and the most formal you'll have to be is "business casual". Religious sites require long pants for the men and clothing that covers the knees and shoulders for the women. Men and women may be requested to cover their heads at Jewish and Muslim religious sites, while at Christian sites men are usually required to remove their hats. It's important to have comfortable walking shoes for the touring days. Summer in Israel is hot and during the peak months of July - September, it is very humid. Natural fibered clothes are best. We recommend bringing layered clothing as the night and day temperatures can vary greatly, regardless of season. The winter can be cold and wet, in particular in Jerusalem and the Northern part of the country. Bring long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, a warm coat / raincoat, as well as T-shirts - we do have lovely sunny days as well, even in the winter. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen is highly recommended for all seasons. Check out our article about Israeli clothing here (link) Also - check out how you can support others by donating your coat at the end of your trip (link)

What is the situation with regard to COVID-19 in Israel?

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As COVID-19 subsides in Israel, rules for entering the country are rapidly changing. Currently, only Israeli citizens, first-degree relatives of Israeli citizens, and a limited number of tour groups are allowed into the country. The hope is that this will change as of July 1, and all those who have been vaccinated will be permitted to enter. As of now, in order to enter Israel, one must present a negative PCR test that was taken within 72 hours prior to your flight. Upon arrival in Israel, you must take another PCR test at the airport. In order to avoid the need to quarantine, if you have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 outside of Israel, you must take a serological test to determine that you have antibodies. Via Sabra can help arrange this test for you. Once the Ministry of Health receives the results of that test, you will be released from quarantine.  All of our tours are planned in accordance with the Ministry of Health guidelines. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest updates on travel policies.

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 45 days prior to first day of trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be cancelled within 48 hours, with a full refund.

Full refunds or changes will be possible for cancellations made as a result of force majeure circumstances, or due to Israel-imposed governmental or air flight restrictions related to COVID-19.

Cancellations up to 45 days prior to departure, the deposit per person will be charged (non-refundable).
Cancellations between 45 to 30 days prior to departure, entail a cancellation fee of 50% of the tour cost per person.
Cancellations between 29 to 8 days prior to departure, entail a cancellation fee of 75% of the tour cost per person.
For 7 to 0 days prior to departure entail a cancellation fee of 100% of the cost of the trip

Should members of a group booking cancel their participation, their deposits cannot be applied to the balance payment of other group members.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

Starting at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem
Ending at:
Tel Aviv / Jerusalem
Unusual adventure in one of the most unusual natural settings on our Blue Planet.
What’s Included
A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide and transportation v
Fees for sites and activities listed v
Meals as listed in the itinerary v
Testimonials
“Via Sabra gave us an Israel experience like no other. The bookings, the guides, where we went, everything was a joy, the perfect combination of touring, learning and fun.”
Stephen K
2019

Early bird special - $200 off per person.

Available only between October 1-10, 2021!!

Registration for the trip will open on October 1. Fill out this form to be notified when registration for the trip opens, so you can take advantage of early bird special pricing!

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