Herodium and Judean Desert Experience – 1 Day Private Tour

Starts in Tel Aviv & JerusalemAvailable every day
Private Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
Entrance Fees Included
Expert Tour Guide
1 day tour
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On our Herodium and Judean Desert Eco Day Tour, visit one of the world’s smallest, yet most unique desert regions. You will see some of the most iconic historical destinations in Israel as well as experience modern-day life and culture in this rugged yet serenely beautiful landscape.

Begin your Herodium and Judean Desert Eco Day Tour with a tour of Herodium. Herodium is one of the most daring structures of the ancient world built by King Herod to serve as his summer residence. A visit to Herodium showcases the impressive architectural skills and the unique story of Herod, the man behind sites forever linked with Israel such as Masada, Caesarea, and the Temple Mount. From here you will tour a working desert farm, starting with a trip to the goat farm and the dairy. After a delicious cheese tasting, you will continue to the processing plant where the waste left after olives are pressed is used to create an ecologically perfect fuel. By combining the ancient biblical tradition of using the waste from the olive trees as heating fuel with modern technology, this Judean Desert farm has managed to create a green and energy-efficient alternative to oil.

Next up on our Herodium Tour is a visit to an exotic animal farm where you will hear about the local ecosystem and the evolution of the animals that have made this harsh environment their home. End your Herodium day tour in true Lawrence of Arabia style with a short camel ride out into the desert, before heading back to your hotel with some unforgettable memories.

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Herodium and Judean Desert Experience – 1 Day Private Tour Highlights

  1. Drive through the scenic and dramatic landscape known as the Judean Wilderness
  2. Tour Herodium, Herod’s impressive Judean desert fortress erected during the first century BCE
  3. Visit a Judean Desert Farm that combines ancient practices such as goat farming with new, groundbreaking technology
  4. Meet over 100 species of exotic and native animals such as tropical lizards, eagles, and snakes as you hear about the Judean desert's ecosystem
  5. End your Herodium and Judean Desert Eco Day Tour by taking in the desert views from the back of a camel as you enjoy a short camel ride
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Herodium and Judean Desert Experience – 1 Day Private Tour Itinerary

08:00 - Pickup from your location. As a private tour, this itinerary can be fully customized to create the perfect tailor-made experience for you, including pick up from any location in Israel
10:00 – Enjoy a guided tour of Herodium
12:00 – Continue to a nearby desert farm for an agricultural tour and cheese tasting. Free time for lunch
15:00 – Meet the animals of the desert and learn about their unique ecosystem
16:00 – Take a short camel ride
17:00 – Return transfer to your hotel
NB - all timings on Herodium and Judean Desert Experience – 1 Day Private Tour are approximate
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Important Details

Guided tour of Herodium and desert farm
Transportation to all sites
Hand-picked expert tour guide
Entrance to the petting zoo and a camel ride
Cheese tasting
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Hat and sunscreen
Essential Information
As a private tour, this is a sample itinerary that can be customized to any group size or preference
Transportation for the day is available, the price will depend on the number of people and starting location